The New Boys' Club: 5 New Ways to Master Menswear Style
Menswear for womenswear isn't meant to be literal. Here, we break it down and show you how to give the trend your own alluring spin.
Key Twist: Show a Softer Side
A peplum sweater belted over a gently draped skirt (as seen above) cuts an hourglass shape that's all woman.
Get the Look: Kim Haller pullover, $690, at Opening Ceremony, 212-219-2688; Theory skirt, $575, theory.com; Moscot sunglasses, $270, moscot.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs belt, $298, marcjacobs.com for stores; Nine West watch, $49, nine west.com; Zara handbag, $60, zara.com; Soxxy socks, $24, soxxy.com; John Fluevog shoes, $315, fluevog.com.
Key Twist: Rethink the Overcoat
Add a little heft and a major focal point with a sporty topper done up in color-splashed stripes.
Get the Look: Elizabeth and James coat, $595, saksfifthavenue.com; MM6 Maison Martin Margiela cardigan, $490, at MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, 646-781-7852; 6397 top, $325, barneys.com; Steven Alan trousers, $268, #http://http://www.stevenalan.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-stevenalan-Si...
Key Twist: Super-Size Your Trousers
A bit of extra material commands a lot more authority. Slouchy and wide is the new straight and narrow.
Get the Look: 424 Fifth top, $164, lordandtaylor.com; Apiece Apart blouse, $235, apieceapart.com; DKNY pants, $295, dkny.com for stores; Swarovski earrings, $80, swarovski.com; Kris Nation Jewelry ring, $68, krisnations.com; Vince bag, $795, vince.com; Adieu oxfords, $705, net-a-porter.com.
Key Twist: Play with Scale
Mixed plaids look cohesive, not clashing, when tied together with ivory.
Get the Look: Nanushka coat, $640, at American Two Shot, 212-925-3403; Trademark shirt, $228, trade-mark.com; Boss bangs, $275, hugoboss.com; Pushmataaha rings, $99, pushmataaha.com; Tory Burch satchel, $435, shopbop.com; Superga sneakers, $65, superga-usa.com.
Key Twist: Mix Traditional Patterns
Pinstripes and checks get along famously when rendered in a clean, graphic palette.
Get the Look: Svilu blazer, $521, at Lux Couture, 614-969-5600; Walter Baker shirt, $176, ifchic.com; Band of Outsiders skirt, $395, bandofoutsiders.com; Liebeskind Berlin belt, $42, anthropologie.com; Coach handbag, $425, coach.com; Church's oxfords, $535, at Church's, 212-758-5200.
—Styled by Ali Pew