article_borrowed_from_the_boys.jpgWhen it comes to fashion, we girls get all the fun, don't you think? While guys are usually resigned to wearing the same styles of pants, shorts, shirts, and even shoes, we women are free to dip a toe into all the trends there are. Yes, even the ones for men.

We've always loved a girl who can take something traditionally made for guys and put a whole new spin to it. How do they do it? Click "next" for some sartorial inspiration!

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Assisted by Marianne Salazar. Layout by Mike Dee.)

1_borrowed_from_the_boys.jpgBOXY BLAZERS
Want to look polished in an instant? Throw a structured blazer over any clothing article. The result? Sublime yet effortless.
(Left to right) Black blazer, P1,495, Ensembles; royal blue blazer, P1,422, W; black and white checked blazer, P1,880, The Ramp Crossings

Wear them with...
(Left to right) Checked shorts, P950, The Ramp Crossings; peeptoe with mirror heel, P1,350, The Ramp Crossings; oversized patent clutch, P1,290, Unarosa; bangle, P540, Parfois; lace playsuit, P3,290, Ever New; diamond earrings, P150, The Ramp Crossings

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Ensembles is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Eastwood City Walk, Glorietta 1, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Galleria, SM Bicutan, SM Megamall, and Trinoma.
- Ever New is available at Bonifacio High Street Central, The Podium, and Power Plant Mall.
- Parfois is available at Glorietta 4, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Gateway Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Davao, and SM Cebu.
- The Ramp Crossings is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Trinoma, Glorietta, and Quezon Avenue.
- Unarosa is available at Shangri-La Plaza, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Shoppesville Greenhills, and Marquee Mall.
- W is available at 50th Avenue in Robinsons Galleria.

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Assisted by Marianne Salazar. Layout by Mike Dee.)

2_borrowed_from_the_boys.jpgCRISP WHITE SHIRTS
Buttoned all the way up or casually opened at the neck, white shirts are timeless. Break away from the norm (that is, by wearing them with stuffy trousers) by pairing them with girlier fare.
(Left to right) Button down with contrast lining, P2,750, Tyler; button down with lace embroidery, P1,395, Plains & Prints; button down, P1,998, Mexx

Wear them with...
(Left to right) Studded ankle strap flat, P1,299, So! Fab; pleated skirt, P1,550, The Ramp Crossings; pearl and metal bracelet, P540, Parfois; cross strap heel, P2,499, CMG; denim dress, P1,695, Forever 21; owl ring, P279, Parfois

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- CMG is available at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway, Glorietta, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and Trinoma, among other locations.
- Forever 21 is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM Makati, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.
- Mexx is available at Alabang Town Center, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, and SM Aura Premier.
- Parfois is available at Glorietta 4, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Gateway Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Davao, and SM Cebu.
- Plains & Prints is available at Trinoma, SM North EDSA, Alabang Town Center, Ali Mall, Eastwood City Walk, Gateway, Market! Market!, SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Metro East, Glorietta 5, Glorietta 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Star Mills, Robinsons Sta. Rosa, SM Bacoor, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Lucena, SM Pampanga, SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Marilao, SM Masinag, SM Lipa, and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.
- So! Fab is available at Glorietta 1, Market! Market!, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alimall Cubao, Greenhills Shoppesville, SM Clark, SM Manila, SM North Edsa The Block, SM Southmall, Ayala Cebu, and SM Cebu, among other locations.
- The Ramp Crossings is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Trinoma, Glorietta, and Quezon Avenue.
- Tyler is available at Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Glorietta 4, The Podium, and Adora Greenbelt 5.

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Assisted by Marianne Salazar. Layout by Mike Dee.)

3_borrowed_from_the_boys.jpgBOYISH SHOES
Have you ever heard a man complain about his shoes? We think not. For comfort and style, you can't go wrong with the new brand of distinctly masculine footwear.
(Left to right) Snakeskin loafer, P1,440, Parfois; cutout oxford, P1,700, Forever 21; chain loafer, P999, So! Fab

Wear them with...
(Left to right) Rooster print dress, P1,025, Forever 21; leather strap watch, P1,680, Parfois; peplum top, P815, Forever 21; sling purse, P1,295, Ensembles; skinny trousers, P999, Penshoppe; vase print scarf, P690, Parfois

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Ensembles is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Eastwood City Walk, Glorietta 1, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Galleria, SM Bicutan, SM Megamall, and Trinoma.
- Forever 21 is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM Makati, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.
- Parfois is available at Glorietta 4, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Gateway Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Davao, and SM Cebu.
- Penshoppe is available at major malls nationwide.
- So! Fab is available at Glorietta 1, Market! Market!, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alimall Cubao, Greenhills Shoppesville, SM Clark, SM Manila, SM North Edsa The Block, SM Southmall, Ayala Cebu, and SM Cebu, among other locations.

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Assisted by Marianne Salazar. Layout by Mike Dee.)

4_borrowed_from_the_boys.jpgSLIM TROUSERS
We owe it to rock stars and teenaged boys for making the skinny trouser the pants style du jour for men the world over. Opt for sleek chinos for something more spruced-up than the usual denim.
(Left to right) Midnight blue trousers, P2,750, Tyler; rust chinos, P1,099, Penshoppe; coral trousers, P1,298, ForMe

Wear them with...
(Left to right) Patterned sweater, P3,498, Mexx; pump, P1,305, Forever 21; watch, P1,540, Parfois; embroidered shirt, P990, The Ramp Crossings; convertible bag, P2,798, Mexx; studs, P229, The Little Things She Needs

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Forever 21 is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM Makati, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.
- ForMe is available at Trinoma, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Marquee Mall Pampanga, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza Mall Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Manila, SM Fairview, SM Masinag, SM Southmall, SM Sta. Rosa, SM San Pablo, SM Bacoor, SM Baguio, SM Batangas, SM Calamba, SM Lipa, SM Lucena, SM Marilao, SM Naga, SM Pampanga, SM Rosales, SM Bacolod, SM Cebu, SM Consolacion, SM Davao, SM Iloilo, SM Makati, Festival Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Laoag, Robinsons Dumaguete, Robinsons Iloilo, Robinsons Tacloban, Lucky China Mall, Galeria Victoria, NE Pacific Mall, CSI La Union, CSI Lucao, LimKetKai Mall, KCC Mall of Gensan, Gateway Zamboanga, Gateway Butuan, Gateway Davao, Gateway Iligan, Gateway Kalibo, Gateway Ozamiz, and Gateway Pagadian.
- Mexx is available at Alabang Town Center, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, and SM Aura Premier.
- Parfois is available at Glorietta 4, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Gateway Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Davao, and SM Cebu.
- Penshoppe is available at leading malls nationwide.
- The Little Things She Needs is available at Robinsons Galleria and Eastwood City Walk.
- The Ramp Crossings is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Trinoma, Glorietta, and Quezon Avenue.
- Tyler is available at Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Glorietta 4, The Podium, and Adora Greenbelt 5.

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Assisted by Marianne Salazar. Layout by Mike Dee.)

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