What does Janelle Monáe, Beyoncé and Rihanna have in common? They’ve all rocked menswear-inspired ensembles. With winter still in full swing, it’s high time vixens follow suit. Contrary to what you’ve read or seen, pulling off fashion’s hottest trend isn’t rocket science. The combination of a good fit and a few accessories will earn you a spot among the best-dressed fashionistas. Consult our shopping guide for rocking menswear and you’ll be on your way!
1. A Boyfriend Blazer
First things first, you don’t need a boyfriend to rock these. A man’s blazer wouldn’t fit you anyway and we all know fit is everything. A blazer should properly fit through the shoulders and be slightly longer for a casual feel. An ill fitting blazer will overwhelm and add weight to your frame. Pair with feminine pieces for maximum effect.
2. A Preppy Tie
As long as the tie is well proportioned to your body, this can totally work. For instance, if you’re on the smaller size, try a tie from the little boy’s department instead. One with a fun design will spruce up a monochromatic ensemble.
Splurge on This: Knot Theory Black Silk Tie W/ Colored Knot $49.53
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3. Outrageous Suspenders
Suspenders are so much fun. We love to play dress up with these, but they work for a grown-up look as well. Paired with a pencil skirt, suspenders can make your look super flirty.
Splurge on This: American Apparel Unisex Suspender $18
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Splurge on This: Pulsar Gold Tone Dress Watch $90
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5. Tailored Shorts
We stole these shorts from our 2013 Fashion Risks list. Fitted through the waist with a slightly loose thigh are a lot more forgiving than your standard summer short. This is a nice change from a typical menswear look and can beautifully showcase a pair of gorgeous gams.
Splurge on This: ADAM Slouchy Shorts $78
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6. High-Waisted Pants
If you prefer classy to spunky, a high-waisted, wide leg pant is what you need. Turn heads when you wear it with a fitted corset or cropped tee.