5 Styling Tips We Plan to Steal from the Boys This Spring
Beyoncé got it right: "Who run the world? Girls!" But that's not to say we can't learn a fashion lesson or two from the dudes. Androgyny continues to be a big street-style trend, so we thought it best to go straight to the source and get a little inspiration from the guys. Ahead, see how to translate the best masculine styling tips for your own outfits.
1. Layer with a Colored Trench
There’s no better way to welcome spring than with a pop of color. This guy's cheery yellow coat is worn over a classic navy blazer, adding an extra layer (for those unexpected chilly days) without the bulk. Tailored trousers and neutral brogues serve as the perfect complements.
2. Double-Up Your Denim
Denim-on-denim is back and better than ever. The typical combo pairs a chambray button-down with skinny jeans---but a graphic shirt brings the trend to the next level. This dude's fun socks and crisp white shoes tie it all together.
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3. Give Black a Springtime Feel
Make the color black weather-relevant with a matte moto jacket and lightweight oversized shorts, like this guy. Sandals with thick straps and gold details add a luxe touch.
4. Let Your Accessories Do the Talking
Basic T-shirts and cotton pants are the bread and butter of many a wardrobe. Stand out by accessorizing with statement-makers, like the prep school penny loafers, fringed linen scarf, and skinny silver bracelets that this gentleman wears on both wrists.
5. Knot a Rope for a Belt
As this man proves, unique pants call for a belt that's anything but ordinary. Enter the rope belt, a popular micro-trend this spring. A long pendant necklace and blue suede shoes add just the right amount of embellishment to keep the pants the focal point.