The Women Outside the Men’s Shows Are the Ultimate Street Style Inspiration

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It’s official: We’re finally back in the fashion week swing of things. Most recently, at Milan Fashion Week Men’s, a stylish group gathered to view a strong selection of men’s shows from the likes of Prada and Gucci to Giorgio Armani and more. And though men’s fashion was on display here, both on the catwalk and on the street, we couldn’t help but notice the many women showgoers sprinkled throughout, who delightfully stepped out in their own versions of traditional menswear style. Their nods may have been subtle, like a tailored tweed blazer atop a preppy midi skirt or a slouchy trouser tucked underneath an ivory wool coat, and yet each of these women proves how putting a feminine twist on a classic menswear piece is somehow the ultimate styling hack.

According to this street style set, there are certain menswear-inspired hero items that cannot be ignored–think elegant overcoats, preppy Penny loafers, a beautiful black blazer, a tailored-to-perfection trouser, and the list goes on. Once these are secured, the fun begins, courtesy of chic, unexpected styling strategies. Take this stylish showgoer outside of the Prada Men’s show for example, she styled a pair of chunky brogues alongside a chic winter coat and a feminine frock. The final result? A look that was both edgy and elegant. when Vogues very own Francesca Ragazzi hit the street style scene, her finishing fashion touch of choice was a pair of Penny loafers that were perfectly polished. In menswear, a black blazer is traditionally paired atop a matching suit pant, however, this showgoer chose to style hers with a slinky satin slip skirt for the ultimate switch up.

Traditional menswear style isn’t just reserved for the boys. In fact, these stylish women prove how it can be fabulously feminine too. Below, shop seven menswear-inspired outfit formulas that you’ll want to sport all season long.

Timeless Tweed Tailoring

Photo: Acielle StyleDuMonde

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