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Injecting a ‘borrowed from the boys’ nonchalance with our spring season elevated wares, turning androgynous references into flirty, feminine (and just a little bit edgy) looks. Classic cool doesn’t come simpler than these laidback and clean-cut mensy styles, filled with that easy-to-wear breeziness when joining forces with practical denim and leather. 

 

SHOP NEW IN

Think of them as the anti-jean. Reach for these whenever you want to give your denim the day off and tap into the big chino comeback while you’re at it

It begins by zoning in on the base layers, the classic vests, tees and collared tops. Then there’s the on-point jeans, tailored trousers and updated chinos, complete with just the right amount of slouch to avoid looking too try-hard. Crafted in hyper-soft fabrics, with paperbag waists, wider legs and feature cinching ring belts – this is the season’s major chino revival.

TRENCH TAKEOVER

A great trenchcoat will take you far – be sure to drape her over everything

Next, it’s time to build in the big-ticket boyish main players. Take the generously cut cream guy blazer worn solo with chunky chains popping against glowing skin. Or the achingly cool voluminous shirting in washed pale blue and crisp white - everything we love about heritage Oxford shirts, just given a special MV Relaxed Glamour feel. Nothing beats the tried and tested trench, with traditional undertones, stone hue and functional deets, it’s no wonder its championed as the ultimate transeasonal wardrobe ninja. 

Masculine cotton vests and leather toppers are used to refine sassy denim silhouettes, like this split-front skirt

Top-to-toe denim is your route for a low-key boyfriend vibe and you’re not restricted to jeans and a button-up. Hero denim dresses and skirts are brought up to speed with zips, split fronts and eyelet belts to offer something different. Overall, this look is strongest in an understated palette and the pairing of pale blues and neutrals is key. However, you can hand-pluck individual pieces to style with the rest of your wardrobe brights for colour hits that’ll cruise well into summer. 

Blazers are elongated for a modernised cut that’s comfy-cool

As with every great classic style, striking the right tone with boy-inspired ensembles comes down to how you wear the pieces. The tuck or tie of a shirt, ruched up sleeve, shoulder robing a jacket and marrying looks with the right accessories. That’s where the jewellery stacks, simple belts, smart bags and sunglasses come in action. Plus, there’s block-heel strappies, modern western boots and the simplest spring flats ensuring the footwear connoisseurs every wish is answered. 

Stand with the boys the ladylike way, in a no-fuss utilitarian collared dress

Want to pull together comfy everyday outfits with a fresh, contemporary edge? Then you’ve come to the right place. With mannish and utilitarian lo-fi boyfriend fits on tap, this season, we mean (smart casual) business. 

Your fast-track to tuned-in SS23 styling? Buckling up a classic belt to finish the look and cut through lighter fabrics