There is something so alluring about women wearing menswear styles, from neckties to slacks and brogues. Get the look of raiding your boyfriend's closet with these tips.
This model has perfected the boyfriend-dressing style from her sunglasses and rugged belt to her worn-in white.1. EXPLORE THE BOYS SECTION
Tap into resources like the boys department of Old Navy for everyday affordable pieces from white shirts to knits and belts. ABOVE: Old Navy boy's oxford shirt, $14.50; get it at oldnavy.com
2. TONE DOWN THE COLOR
Choose a straightforward short-sleeve button-up shirt in a masculine slate blue to pair with trousers, or wear it open and layer over a white tee.3. IT'S OK TO GET A LITTLE BAGGY
Put aside the skinny jeans for awhile and tryout a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans. Pair them with a blazer and lace-up shoes for an effortless look. ABOVE: American Eagle Favorite Boyfriend Jean, $45; get it at ae.com
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Finding the right sneaker is essential when pulling together a borrowed-from-the-boys look. Look for a classic style with a modern twist, like these leather Jack Purcells. ABOVE: Converse leather Jack Purcell sneakers, $29.99; get it at converse.com
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A men's watch is a key element of menswear-inspired style.
6. GO FOR STURDY, MINIMAL ACCESSORIES
Trade in your girl-y tote for a timeless messenger bag in rich brown leather.
7. HAVE FUN WITH EYE-CATCHING ACCENTS
Indulge in fun men's accessories like suspenders, which give your shorts or slacks a punch of personality.
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Tuck a patterned scarf into the neck of your oxford shirt to add dapper flair. ABOVE: American Apparel vintage tennis print silk scarf, $18; get it at americanapparel.net
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