POPSUGAR Fashion

These Girls Can Hang With the Guys at Men's Fashion Week

Jan 21 2014 - 9:29am

If we never borrowed from the boys, we wouldn't know just how cool brogues could look with our jeans or how to perfect topping our outfits with baseball caps. That's the beauty of menswear — anything they can wear, we can wear, too. So while the men's shows were under way in Paris, Milan, London, and Florence, we've been taking notes and keeping a close eye on the street.

Just like our own Fashion Week, theirs is rife with inspiration to steal from the street style pros, both well-dressed men and women who've shown that a love of bright color, camo print, florals, and sleek outerwear that is taking global street style by storm.

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Between the shades and the combat boots, the message is clear: this is one tough girl.

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Something so infectiously girlie about a pink coat, no matter what's underneath.

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Sleek? Yes, but the shapes all point to something very feminine.

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Where Chanel bags and Nikes collide.

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Reinvent the puffer coat just by refusing the use the zipper – and adding a belt at the waist instead.

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All-black would never be boring with a pop of pink like this to finish.

A balancing act in brights and classics.

It's all about the architecture in this standout look.

Barbara Palvin knows her way around a pair of boyfriend jeans and heels.

Karlie Kloss offset the LWD with black pumps.

Another testament to the fact that we all need a leopard-print coat [7] in our closets.

A ladylike dress with more edgy than ladylike heels.

Oversize denim makes a supersized statement.

Thrown over your clothes and cinched with a knotted belt at the waist, the coat takes on one of its chicest iterations.

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You hardly notice the suiting underneath the oversize scarf and beside the clutch.

A rocker girl through and through, from her furry vest to her extreme buckled wedges.

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Kook meets classic when Breton stripes and a furry blue coat collide.

Elisa Nalin is practically the poster child for girlie-cum-tomboy style in her megawatt brights and menswear coat.

Arizona Muse made us want to borrow the less-is-more approach in her simplified day dress and heels.

You can take the girl to Men's Fashion Week, but you certainly can't take the girl out of her. This look is all about the most feminine colors and frothiest finishes.

Having a '90s-girl moment on the streets of Men's Fashion Week.

When in doubt, a beanie makes the best accessory.

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The best kind of outerwear is the kind that makes you forget what you have on underneath.

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Layered up, menswear style.

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Say hello to seriously coordinated stripes.

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Total tomboy, totally chic.

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A little schoolgirl-meets-boy.

She may have borrowed from the boys up top, but that print and those metallic booties are all woman.

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By the looks of his shirt, even guys love Mean Girls.

Caroline Issa isn't afraid of a little — or a lot of — Winter white.

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Confession: we'd wear everything he has on.

This dress can flirt.

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He knows — everyone needs a great camel coat.

Livened up with leopard print — and some metallic kicks.

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Take a page from his book; white on white looks even more chic in varying textures.

Anna Dello Russo may just be showing off the buzziest item of the season [19] with her Prada [20] pop-art coat.

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Digging the prep-school-cum-boy-in-the-band vibe.

Two brights are better than one.

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Totally adorable from his schoolboy blazer to his floral brogues.

You can't go wrong with a trench coat and pinstripes, even if you're a girl.

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A little outfit whimsy, '70s style.

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If there are two things to steal from this guy, it's gotta be his bold, bright color and his confidence.

Dark denim and black platforms got a perky finish via her powder-pink coat.

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All you need to break up a print? A great solid coat.

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Part girlie girl, part cool girl.

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A little 'laxed tomboy styling and the cool-girl booties to finish it off.

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Anna Dello Russo perfected the no-pants look.

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Petal pink goes surprisingly well with a dark fur, huh?

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A bright bag and furry Fendi [31] charm gave this menswear-inspired look a girl's touch.

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Polka dots with polish.

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Don't overthink it — let your coat do the work for you, like so.

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She mastered the cool-girl uniform, from the furry anorak to the wedged Isabel Marant [35] boots.

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Her coat says "his," but those boots are all hers.

The smartest kind of layering? A well-cut overcoat.

Don't let the cold get you down; take it as an opportunity to sport great outerwear.

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She took a page out of the guys' playbook with a well-cut coat and a pair of brogues.

Suki Waterhouse is just another example of why it's all about the suit.

Who says a suit can't be casual? Just add a chambray shirt to yours.

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Men's Fashion Week is the perfect place to bring out the boyfriend jeans.

It's also the perfect place to suit up.

Nothing wrong with keeping it smart and understated.

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Give your dress the tough-girl effect with a pair of Dr. Martens [40].

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We never met a furry vest or a pair of over-the-knee boots we didn't like.

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With a furry, rainbow-colored layer, do you really need anything else?

Now this is monochromatic color done right.

This kind of dapper suit and nonchalantly layered overcoat wouldn't just be a great look for your guy — take notes and steal the look for yourself.

Excuse me, can we borrow that gorgeous red? We'd definitely steal those bold separates and that newsboy cap, too.

We're loving every bit of this mix — from the gorgeous coat to the lace-up ankle boots (made all the more striking with an ankle-crop jean).

His and hers menswear that made a statement with bright trousers and smart hats.

Ella Catliff knows that a little red goes a long way and happens to look gorgeous with a camel-hued coat.

You know what they say, when in Rome. So, when at Men's Fashion Week, do take a page from the boys, but make it your own with girlie color.

Sure, we love the look on him, but we can't wait to test-drive it for ourselves.

She managed to pull together a rocker-cool jacket and a peppy bit of mod-inspired print.

This guy doesn't fear a little — or a lot — of print, and neither should you.

Even guys know how cool a shoulder-draped jacket looks.

Susie Bubble brought her style whimsy to the shows with an abstract tee and a textured collar.

These showgoers kept it coordinated in bold colors and cloche hats.

Um, can we talk about how much we love his socks?

It's all about playful proportion in this look.

Who knew how well a classic camel coat paired with brilliant, mirrored shades?

You too can mix plaid and checkered prints like this pro.

Not just cute eye candy, pay attention to this crew's cool styling tips: rugged boots and oxfords, cool beanies, and prep-school-inspired blazers and sweatshirts.

We can't decide what we love more: the jacket, the shades, the clutch, or those shoes — this guy nailed it.

The perfect ankle-rolled denim revealed smart socks and buckled brogues.

With looks like this, we're more and more convinced to start wearing suits.

Nick Wooster knows his way around a good suit.