5 Styling Tips We Plan to Steal from the Boys This Spring

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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

Layer with a Colored Trench
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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.

Shop the pieces (clockwise from top left): Topshop blazer, $65; topshop.com. YMC coat, $365; matchesfashion.com. Coach trench coat, $575; coach.com. Mango blazer, $140, mango.com.

2. Double-Up Your Denim

Update Your Denim-on-Denim
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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.

Shop the pieces (clockwise from top left): Equipment shirt, $198; modaoperandi.com. Proenza Schouler shirt, $495; matchesfashion.com. Rivet & Thread shirt, $135; madewell.com. Tibi shirt, $365; tibi.com.

3. Give Black a Springtime Feel

Give Black a Springtime Feel
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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.

Shop the pieces (clockwise from top left): Wren biker jacket, $585; thearrivals.com. Calvin Klein Collection shorts, $595; net-a-porter.com. Marni sandals, $830; marni.com.

4. Let Your Accessories Do the Talking

Let Your Accessories Do All of the Talking
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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.

Shop the pieces (clockwise from left): Balenciaga scarf, $465; mytheresa.com. David Yurman bracelets, $395 each; davidyurman.com. Bass loafers, $79; zappos.com.

5. Knot a Rope for a Belt

Know Your Belt with a Printed Pant
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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.

Shop the pieces (clockwise from left): Alice + Olivia pants, $165; aliceandolivia.com. Givenchy necklace, $765; neimanmarcus.com. J.Crew belt, $20; jcrew.com.

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