Tracking The Tailored Look On The Streets

Over the last few seasons, we’ve truly been tickled by the movement back to tailored, menswear-inspired looks. See, even if you aren’t a 5’10” runway goddess — with the right pieces hugging your frame in all the right ways — you’ll be able to showcase your bod elegantly.
The high-polish look is a bona-fide style classic that goes all the way back to Marlene Dietrich. And, even though there's an upper-class air to a fitted (or really unfitted) blazer-and-pants combo, there’s also something secretly punk about it — as you will soon see. But the best part? You can whip up a totally tailored ensemble at a price that works for you. That's why we took all the sharp street-style looks you see here and figured out how to recreate them with one trip to Target.
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Pretty dapper, huh? Click on for a tour of the trend and some easy-to-nab recommendations.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Stylist, consultant, and fashion director of Man of the World magazine, Julie Ragolia (who you might remember from a certain book cover) is rocking some menswear — the hat, the pleated pants — that turns absolutely feminine with blousy-cut pants down below and a more fitted, lace shirt above. We dig the pink heels, too.

Shop a similar look with these products: Merona Women's Tailored Ankle Pant, $27.99, available at Target; Merona Women's Ultimate Crewneck Cardigan Sweater, $19.99, available at Target; Target Limited Edition Wool Rancher Hat, $15.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
With a martial color and theme, this lady's gone to be a solider. It all stays well in the world of front rows and fem clothes, however, thanks to those tapered, ankle-length cargo pants. Good job, private!

Shop a similar look with these products: Mossimo Supply Co. Junior's Overcoat, $39.99, available at Target; Mossimo Women's Tailored Stretch Ankle Pant, $27.99, available at Target; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Mini Satchel, $34.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Mey Feng of Every Sundays is kind of killing us with this schoolboy look featuring an oversized jacket and matching, fitted shorts. See how this trend can be playful?

Shop a similar look with these products: Merona Women's Scoop Neck Sleeveless Blouse, $19.99, available at Target; Mossimo Womens Ponte Boyfriend Jacket, $29.99, available at Target; Target Women's Yoko Sunglasses, $10.39, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
When you've got sharp lapels and good darting, who needs sleeves? Certainly not editor Tania Braukamper of Fashionising.com.

Shop a similar look with these products: Mossimo Women's Sleeveless Anorak Blazer, $19.58, available at Target; Merona Women's Slim Straight Pant, $27.99, available at Target; Moda-Luxe Envelope Clutch, $19.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Here's where the rubber hits the road. Do the Hotpants' Dana Suchow lays low with what appears to be a perfectly baggy men's jacket and a pair of pleated pants that bloom in all the right places and cinch tight at the waist.

Shop a similar look with these products: Merona Women's Ankle Ponte Pant, $24.99, available at Target; Mossimo Women's Doubleweave Boyfriend Blazer, $34.99, available at Target; Target Round Solid Sunglasses, $13.59, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Catharina Krönlein's button-down-and-boy-shorts combo is so sharp, we almost cut ourselves on it. Check out how the right-angled shoulders match the right-angled shorts without making the whole look boxy. It's because the shirt scoops in at just the right place.

Shop a similar look with these products: Merona Women's Favorite Oxford Shirt, $22.99, available at Target; Mossimo Petites Chino Bermuda Shorts, $13.98, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Samantha is hitting all the buttons here with a trim moto jacket (and admittedly long drape), super, supertight jeggings, and sleekness all the way around.

Shop a similar look with these products: Mossimo Women's Moto Vest w/ Faux Leather, $29.99, available at Target; Mossimo Women's Faux Leather Ankle Pant, $24.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Oh, c'mon Charlotte Fassler with your high-waisted, open-leg slacks and killer plaid peacoat. This is just unfair, right here. Note the mock turtleneck, which makes the whole look — that's pretty blousy — tight and fitted underneath. No wonder you work for these people.

Shop a similar look with these products: Mossimo Women's Ankle Pant, $27.99, available at Target; Merona Women's Plaid Topper Coat, $49.99, available at Target; Moda Luxe Braxton Clutch, $23.99, available at Target.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
And here, with Mira Almaz' gigantic, hard-shouldered, super-wide-lapeled tuxedo jacket is where the tailored trend goes totally punk. We're wondering if she sliced off those sleeves herself. Either way, we doff our caps to you, miss.

Shop a similar look with these products: Mossimo Womens Faux Leather Trim Dinner Jacket, $34.99, available at http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=32367918&iu=/8904/r29.oao/Click_Tracker; Mossimo Women's Palazzo Fashion Pants, $17.48, available at Target; Mossimo Supply Co. Lunea Oxford, $14.99, available at Target.
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