While you might think of ultra-feminine dresses and skirts as a natural fit for summer heat, menswear-inspired styles make for a surprisingly chic summer wardrobe. The masculine essentials that we've been loving this year-think blazers, sneakers, and sweater vests-can be reworked for any season with simple styling adjustments.
Turn to sleek style icons Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Emily Ratajkowski, and more for menswear-inspired looks. Whether it's trendy sweater vests or timeless power suits, here are our favorite pieces to borrow from the boys this summer.
The Boyfriend Blazer
Rework an oversized blazer-extra points for vintage or thrifted pieces-by throwing it over biker shorts and a simple top à la Rosie HW and EmRata. An open-toed heel and streamlined accesories add to the fresh look.
The Button Down
Take a pinstriped button down from the office to the streets by pairing it with sneakers and pared-down basics.
The Power Suit
To wear suits in the summer heat, stick to light colors and breathable fabrics worn over tiny tanks like this look from Jasmine Tookes.
The Sweater Vest
Look smart while keeping cool in an ultra-trendy sweater vest, worn as a tank top. This bright, bold version is cheerful for summer.
The Chunky Sneaker
Chunky white sneakers, like these New Balance kicks, are the perfect balance to colorful summer 'fits.
The Baggy Trouser
Ultimate cool girl Zendaya looks effortless in a pair of oversized bottoms, paired with sneakers and a bucket hat for a casual look.
The Baseball Cap
Keep the sun out of your eyes in style with vintage-esque baseball caps, such as this Yankees piece.