Menswear for Her

There is something inherently sexy about a woman in men's clothing. A delicate balance of soft and textured, flowy and fitted, classic and modern—the look reads chic and perennially stylish.  To incorporate some dapper-flair into your wardrobe, infuse it with menswear-inspired color, fabric, or design

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Color

When paired together, black and white create a strong—and chic—contrast. The trend trickles down to footwear with these canvas art deco-esque wedges from Ann Taylor, while the flattering straps highlight dainty ankles. ($98, anntaylor.com)

Ann Taylor

Design

This isn't your husband's jacket. In crisp white, this impeccably cut blazer from Theory balances slim bottoms, adds gravitas—and turns heads. ($355, theory.com.)

Theory

Fabric

Bright colors like turqouise liven up more serious prints, like the houndstooth in this double-breasted jacket from Talbots. ($198, Talbots.com)

Talbots

Design

An adorable, androdynous shoe adds edge to ladylike shifts and also dresses up printed pants. ($198, colehaan.com)

Cole Haan

Design

The shirtdress: the original menswear for women. A slim belt nips in the waist of this variety from Anne Klein. ($99, anneklein.com)

Anne Klein

Design

Look for feminine features, like the deep V neck and waist detailing of this Banana Republic wrap dress. ($130, bananarepublic.com)

Banana Republic

Fabric

The structured fabric of this Calvin Klein shell sings of menswear, but the flattering peplum creates an instant hourglass. ($75, lordandtaylor.com)

Lord and Taylor

Color

Careful colorblocking, showcased in this Theory frock, draws the eye upwards to create a streamlined silhouette. ($275, theory.com)

Theory

Design

The standard double-breasted trench becomes something special with punchy-neon leather trim. Sleek lines, slanted hip pockets, and a belt define your figure, in a military-chic topper from Mackage. ($495, shopbop.com)

Shopbop

Design

Believe it or not: nautical stripes can be slimming when the fit is meticulous, as illustrated by this J. Crew pencil skirt. ($118, jcrew.com)

 

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First Published Wed, 2013-04-24 17:58

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