keep borrowing them ladies

Winter leggings (under jeans): American Apparel. Jeans: Borrowed/taken from the boyfriend. Leather jacket: Zara. Wool polo neck: H&M. Faux fur vest: Forever 21. Fur head band: SAKS (clearance sale). Thermals (not seen). Wool shawl scarf: Vintage/Thrift. Shoes: Jimmy Choo for H&M. Bag: Balenciaga
I had this on during the first couple of days ish into the New Year? Loads of thin layers (and thank God I was in a car that day).
Back in early November, I mentioned here that I wanted these studded shoes. I gave up looking when all sizes tried on were too small (as bloody usual), but on a visit to a random H&M over a month ago, I found ones that fit! (twitter followers will remember the pics). Less conventional brogues like these , my silver ones or this studded pair makes waiting for the perfect vintage Church’s worth it.
ps. Think I’ll find a denim patch to cover the rip on Michael’s left jean leg. It’s a good thing I ‘found’ another pair of his to ‘borrow’ soon ; )
Do any of you actually borrow your boyfriend’s jeans? (or buy men’s jeans?)


  1. unstoppablestyle says:

    i don’t have a boyfriend, but i DO make it a mission to check the guy sections. and i’d totally wear baggy jeans. if i did have a boyfriend, i’d raid his closet, too. lol love guy style.

  2. fadetoblack says:

    these are great!
    and your right its way to cold! too cold for humans if you ask me!
    bring on the sunshine pls!++

  3. Jihan S. says:

    Love your Balenciaga Giant Part Time!

  4. MissKimmy says:

    i am in love with this outfit and especially the shoe/bag combo!! i have “boyfriend jeans” very similiar to these but they are women’s by AG and i just bought them in a size up so they look extraaa baggy…love it!

    XO Kimmy

  5. Cindy says:

    i have a pair of vintage over sized jeans, but i find my guys jeans don’t do anything for my butt. they certainly don’t look as good as you do in your boy’s jeans. i do have a guy friend who borrows his girlfriend’s jeans and looks amazing in them though.
    i saw a girl in starbucks today wearing those shoes. i didn’t think i liked them when i saw them in store but on you and on her they work.

  6. Phyllis says:

    i loveeee this outfit karen!! the colors all work so well. my bf doesnt wear jeans that are all that baggy and torn… and we dont live in the same area =( but i would if i could!

  7. Adri says:

    I’m totally going to wear leggings/tights under my boyfriends jeans…they are usually my everyday jeans but lately its been so cold.

    your outfit over all if amazing …and i’m loving the balenciaga

  8. Treacle says:

    I used to wear men’s jeans all the time! When I was really unconfident about my body, I wore them to hide my shape.

    Now I just wear them because they’re comfy.

  9. Angela says:

    Great look I love wearing my leggings under my jeans!! Your pictures are so gorgeous. I have those shoes too and they are so wonderful…take care

  10. InnyVinny says:

    I do it all the time. =D

  11. confessions of a marc addict. says:

    yes i do! they’re too big, so i belt them at my waist and wear them almost like a paperbag waist type of a deal.

  12. Alice says:

    I love boys jeans–perfectly baggy and they (for some reason) tend to last longer than any womens/girls jeans i’ve ever owned!

  13. Dylana says:

    Those jeans look amazing on you!

  14. Ernest B. says:

    Such a superb look! It’s sometimes hard to look amazingly put together with a thousand layers on and a huge heavy coat – that’s not the issue here. A+++

    Would love if you stopped by my blog and let me know what you think.

  15. JoJo says:

    i love the shoes!
    actually the whole outfit is great.

  16. Astérisque says:

    girl, you look awesome! love the outfit. those flats are amazing!

  17. Stella Mayfair says:

    how in the world did you find these jimmy choos in a size 8? i really salute you, karen! have been to at least 4 different h&m stores here in germany and only found them in tiny sizes. the single size 40 i found was a tad too small. you’re a lucky woman :-))

  18. Mila says:

    Great outfit!Very casual and laidback.Love it! 🙂

  19. Susu Paris Chic says:

    I love the bag… and the careless style!

  20. Laura E. says:

    Yay ! Those shoes !

    Laura E.

  21. Tyler says:

    Leggings under ripped up jeans? Genius, why didn’t I think of that! Great look, love the longer shirt paired with the boyfriends.

  22. chicfaced (Megan) says:

    unfort my husband and i are two *very* different sizes….i wish i could wear em though – they look great on you! comfy and chic!

  23. Jamie says:

    I’m totally with ya! I LOVE peeking through my husband’s clothes. And the best part when I shop for him I keep myself in mind.
    I really like your shoes in this. I got a great pair of Top Shop oxfords when I was in London in October. Probably one of the best cities I’ve ever been to.
    I started a little blog piece too – take a peek when you have a chance.

    Happy New Year!!