Men's styling for women can be treacherous ground: how masculine is too masculine? And how can a woman still look feminine while covering up her curves?
The key to this trend is working with your body type - tall skinny girls can go all the way, with a three piece suit if they dare; where as curvy or petite girls are best to just choose one or two masculine pieces, as to not "drown" their frame, for example a 'boy friend' blazer over a tank top - or high waist trousers with a soft blouse. The underlying tone to this trend is structured and minimalist, without any "fussy" detail - so keep your accessories to the essential.
Those of you trying out boy-chic for the first time should start with the basics: a tailored white shirt, a black blazer (make sure you get a lean-fit, which fits snugly on the shoulder and nips in at the waist) and a fitted trouser in a versatile shade of tan or grey. These pieces can be mixed and matched with other items in your closet to create a more structured over-all look. If you need some extra confidence - add heels to your 'masculine' look, which will elongated your legs, and accentuate the swerve of your hips when you walk.
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