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7 Ways to Make Menswear Work For You

Jan 27 2014 - 6:00am

While we don't envy men very much (sorry, guys), there's plenty in their closets we'd happily steal for a bit. Think tailored suiting, sophisticated outerwear, and even ties. The recent men's shows [1] gave us a whole slew of stylish menswear-sporting ladies to study, leaving us with seven chic outfits ready to inspire our own dressing.


You'd be hard-pressed to find a working man without a tailored suit in his closet — and with good reason. It simplifies dressing for a formal occasion, which feels like a miracle at times, and looks beyond sharp. Start your workweek off in a tailored version done skinny for her.


Already mastered suiting? Challenge yourself by including a tie stolen straight from his closet — clip and all. If the look feels too strong in total, try sporting one with a basic blouse and skirt.


The runway's athletic vibe [2] isn't limited to just jersey t-shirts and wedge sneakers — cable-knit sweaters with a cricketeer's vibe count, too. The oversize look can work for, well, so long as you layer it over a button-up.


Men have been wearing overcoats for years (decades even!), but women haven't quite embraced them. The topper fits like a tailored blazer up top, but hangs way lower. Replace your puffer coat with one like this for instant sartorial cred.


Another piece of outerwear with very masculine DNA? The double-breasted coat. To keep the boxy piece feminine, pair it with stiletto booties (and a curve-hugging wrap dress underneath for a sultry switch-up when you shed it at happy hour).


The blazer's pretty much a unisex basic these days, but it can still give a flippy skirt the perfect tomboy touch if it features badges like this schoolboy version.


The khaki overcoat can read old-man at times, but a quick styling trick is all you need to get it ready for an afternoon out shopping. If it's not too cold, leave it open and cinch it with a skinny leather belt (fasten it as usual or simply tie it like this trendsetter).

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