When Fashion Week rolls around, we’re flooded with a frenzy of street style shots and trend reports. But somehow, Men’s Fashion Week can come and go without a single blip on our radar – and that just doesn’t seem fair. Even though we usually don’t want to wear exactly what we see strutting down the runway, the looks can easily be interpreted to evoke a more feminine vibe. We combed through all of what we’ve seen from the shows so far (combing through all those male models is a super hard gig you know) and picked out 7 trends that both boys and girls can rock. Anything they can do we can better, right?
1. Ombre Outerwear: Dip-dyed and ombre coats are all over the runway and we’re not complaining one bit. While the ombre trend in general is nothing new, we haven’t seen it so much in outerwear. This boxy, oversized coat ($228), looks like you snagged it right out of the men’s department.
2. Geometric Trousers: If we can get these Christopher Kane trousers to fit our hips, we’ll wear these just like they are. However, if you want a softer, more ladylike version of the trend try these cigarette trousers ($29).
3. Unexpected Texture: We’ve seen some extra fuzzy sweaters this winter, but it looks like things are about to get even fuzzier. We took inspiration from this look spotted at the Burberry Prorsum show, shrunk it down and changed it into the color of the year. The result? This epically furry cropped sweater ($48).
4. Purposely Pixelated: Looks like that dreaded pixelation might not be such a bad thing after all. Digital design gets a real life makeover with perfectly blurred, vibrant prints. We took this circus inspired look from KTZ and make it a little (or maybe a lot) more work appropriate by using the same amazing pixelated pattern, but changing the shape into a this sleek, SFW Halston Heritage dress ($103).
5. Printed Blazers: Just because you mean business doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. A beautifully constructed brown blazer at the Richard James show gets a little pick-me-up with delicate pops of color. Keep those earthy tones, but make the trend a little bit bolder with this floral and bird printed blazer ($30)
6. Coat-on-Coat: Whether you’re headed to the ballet or just keeping warm after dinner, a coat-on-coat look is just as practical is it is dapper. Skip the bulk required to actually carry around two coats and rock this amazing, navy blue cape blazer ($102). The boys will be wanting to borrow from you on this one.
7. Vintage Trousers: Mad Men might wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t rock suspenders like we’re Don Draper. Take a hint from Dunhill and sport those pants with a pair of suspenders. To evoke even more of a menswear inspired vibe, keep the trousers loose and high-waisted like this Marc Jacobs pair ($265).
What menswear-inspired pieces are you looking to add to your wardrobe? Share with us in the comments below.
(all images via Style.com)