Gwen Stefani has no qualms about shopping in her boyfriend Blake Shelton‘s closet – and in fact, in the case of his new clothing line, he even encourages her to grab a plaid shirt or two (“and just the plaid shirt, you know what I mean?”). But she wants to make one thing very clear: Though Shelton has influenced her style in some ways, she’s been doing camouflage since way before she met the country superstar.
“It’s funny because when she and I started seeing each other the pictures of us would come out and she’d be wearing camo and the headline would say ‘Blake Is Rubbing Off on Gwen—She Has Camo On’,” Shelton told PeopleStyle at an interview for his new BS clothing collection for Macy’s. “She’s like ‘What the f—? I’ve been wearing camo since I was 17 years old. Here’s the pictures. Why are they saying that? No, I’m the camo girl. You’re copying me!'”
Where he has had some influence? Her baseball cap collection. “If there’s one thing that Gwen has started doing that she probably didn’t do before is the baseball caps that she puts on, they have a little shape to them now,” he says. “It’s probably because it’s my cap she grabs and puts on. She didn’t mean to.”
And where he exerts no influence whatsoever? That would be over the shoes emblazoned with his face that she loves to wear around (top photo), despite his initial reaction. “I don’t know where she got those damn things,” he says. “I remember when she got them though. They shipped them to the house and I didn’t even know what to think. I was like ‘What is that?’ and she goes ‘Aren’t they cute?’ I was like ‘I don’t know how to answer that. That’s my face.’ To me, they’re not cute but I guess the idea [is]. She wears them all the time though, it’s funny. She walks around with my face.”
We can’t wait to see how she styles the button-ups and jackets, but Shelton says he’s not going to offer his input – just let her do her thing. “When you’re Gwen you don’t go call dibs, you just go get what you want,” he says. “So she’s welcome to anything in my closet. I think some of those plaid shirts she will look really cute in. Hopefully it’s my plaid shirt that she puts on and just the plaid shirt. You know what I’m talking about?”