The Perfect Outfit: Perk Up Mens’ Basics With Girly Accents

A trench, a trouser, a bookbag, and some loafers...herein lie the building blocks to a man's wardrobe. Not a dude? No worries. Here at R29, we like to think that fashion is mostly a porous thing, which means borrowing from your boyfriend means just looking within your own closet. Pair your cognac flats with a cropped pair of black trousers (these Whyred ones come in an awesome cut—and you really can't beat the price). Find a boxy jacket and wear something silky underneath (preferably with a precious pattern). Voila! A perfect outfit good for anytime. Check out our finds below in case you're missing something to complete this look for yourself.
Above, from left: Boy by Band of Outsiders Cropped Trench, $474, available at La Garconne; AllSaints Hinge Belt, $50.80, available at AllSaints; Whyred Betty Trousers, $95, available at La Garconne; Fornarina Spotted Shirt, $47, available at Yoox; Topshop Tan Satchel, $100, available at Topshop.

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