Ladies it’s time for us to step off of our fashion soapboxes and take a lesson or two from the great men in our lives — and yes, this might require taking a peek into their closets for inspiration.

The best thing about menswear is its streamline and classic cuts that never go out of style. The key to pulling this off is simple: look for tailored and proportional pieces and pair it with the fun accessories you already have and love. We guarantee you’ll be thanking them — and maybe even purchasing a thing or two from the men’s section the next time you go shopping.

1) Although this slim striped pattern might seem boyish at first glance, the tailored and short-sleeved fit of this cotton button-down is all woman.

Shirt, Banana Republic, $54.50 

2) Being feminine doesn’t mean all your clothes have to be body hugging — instead, try these cropped, tailored trousers in a fun pop of coral that are girly and fun!

Pants, Banana Republic, $69.50


3) This isn’t your grandpa’s watch — the oversized interface and wide gold band still looks soft and feminine with just enough bling in all the right places.

Charming Charlie, $20 


4) Inspired by the structure of a man’s briefcase, this beautiful white purse with detailed hardware is the perfect arm candy for any outfit.

Purse, Banana Republic, $250 

5) These square-tipped, oxford-inspired flats are completely ladylike in this playful leopard print!

Leopard print flats, Shoe Carnival, $25