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FASHION NOTES: BORROWED FROM THE BOYS

12.04.15

For an effortless weekend look, take your cue from the likes of Margaret Zang and Pernille, choosing a single menswear piece to lend your outfit an effortlessly stylish slant. A borrowed from the boys aesthetic starts with subtle details, so we’ve picked five go-to items that are easy to wear but deliver optimum impact.

 THE MEN'S BELT

If menswear pieces are unfamiliar territory, play it safe and opt for something as subtle as a leather belt. Fastened at the waist of a chunky knit or a lightweight jacket it can flatter and hone your silhouette, nodding to androgynous style whilst keeping the look decidedly feminine. Margaret Zang from Shine by Three buckles the Danton belt around her signature layered separates, adding statement sunglasses and minimal make-up for look that’s beautifully fresh and carefree.

THE CHUNKY TRAINER

Favoured by the style-set for their laidback sensibility and ultimate comfort, trainers are the coolest way to compliment relaxed suiting. Worn with cropped lengths or wide-leg cuts, they’ll transform traditionally formal separates into something wholly modern and on-point. Chunky styles like those featured in our collaboration with Jack Purcell will add a mannish influence in the most relevant and understated way.

THE OVERSIZED JUMPER

Make an oversized knit your go-to for the weekend to exude easy-luxe style. The simplest way to get the borrowed-from-the-boys look? Borrow from the boys. Pernille wears a REISS men’s cashmere roll-neck teamed with our Morsby blazer and ripped denim to create an enviably thrown-together look. Try grey hues and lightweight compositions for spring/summer - the wool and silk blend Abney jumper will work with skinny jeans or a pleated midi skirt now.

THE TIE PIN

The attention is in the detail of a polished tailoring look and the right menswear accessories can take classic female shirting swiftly into modern terrain. While a bow-tie lends itself perfectly to a crisp cotton style, the Piani tie pin is a more feminine approach. It’s detailed with a tactile fabric flower at the top and has a silver-tone metal fastening that will add a touch of shine that’s more discreet than a necklace. Slip it through a silk blouse to bring little something extra to your look.

THE DOUBLE BREASTED BLAZER

Ticking more than one trend box for SS15, the double-breasted blazer both nods to 1970s style and celebrates a boyfriend-borrowed aesthetic. As styled by Beatrice from The Fashion Cuisine, our coveted Skorpios blazer is ideal for those who can’t quite bring themselves to venture into the men’s section. It’s expertly cut to a boxy fit and seamlessly fuses structured and relaxed style for an effortless take on smart dressing.