'Life is to short to limit yourself, I want to be able to try everything' - moretoexplore
As you tell by the title of this post I'm going to be discussing shopping in the 'boys' section of clothing stores and why I think more people should do this! Also just to clarify as I'm a girl I will be talking about girls shopping in the boys section, BUT the same also applies for boys shopping in the girls section, I honestly think everyone should be free to feel comfortable shopping in whatever section they want to. I will also be showing off some of my favourite items I've purchased that were originally designed for boys, and letting you in on my favourite stores to shop in.
Let's start from the beginning! I have a very chilled and simple style that mainly consists of tee's and ripped jeans, but one day I was walking past a shop with tee's up on hangers in the window and thought THAT IS ME!! So naturally I walked into the shop to the girls section to find this tee, after my search I couldn't find it anywhere, so I asked one of the lovely workers there who pointed me to the tee, and there is was hanging up in the BOYS SECTION!!*gasp* I couldn't possibly wear a boys clothing thats crazy! So I walked out of the shop and continued with my day. Now that might sound a little dramatic but since then I couldn't stop thinking out why I was so embarrassed to be seen wearing something from the boys section or to even be seen looking in the boys section. It's 2018 surely I should be able to shop or wear whatever I want without feeling judged or embarrased right? From then on I found myself taking small steps to being more open about what I wear, if I saw something I liked or was curious what the boys section had to offer I would start having I little peak, then I started having a walking round the section, and then nearly every store I went in I would look at the boys section too. And I ended up buying clothes from the boys section confidently and feeling happy wearing the clothes!! From this I actually learned a few things that I didn't know before about shopping in the boys section, allow me to run you through what I learnt:
Now lets talk clothes! So I'm going to show you some things that I have purchased that were meant for boys, and I'll get you be the judge to weather you think both genders could easily wear these items. I will also be letting you know what store I purchased these at so you can also check them out!!
You may realise a lot of the clothes I've purchased are from urban, mainly because I LOVE their style and their design. So these are screenshots of the clothes but I do actually own every piece I'm about to show you! Comment below if you own any of these!!
I don't usually shop in Topman because I love Topshop, however if I ever see something in the windows that catches my eye then I tend to have a little snoop, and this is what I found!
Now I find Levi's clothing to be very unisex and that the store isn't really split into sections, instead it just merges into one big section, which I LOVE, because its not like 'oh lets head to the boys section' you can just search the whole store without feeling out of place, do you know what I mean? Anyways here are some clothes I bought from here.
And lastly!! Pull&Bear just like Urban Outfitters I really like the boys section their, the clothes are so bright and I love the graphics they have, as you will be able to tell from the clothes I bought from here.