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The dos and don'ts of menswear for women

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Steal from the boys

You don't need to sacrifice your girliness to pull off the borrowed-from-the-boys look. Follow these simple dos and don'ts to rock the fall menswear trend, while still looking like a lady.

Fall 2013 Runway -- Rag & Bone, Carolina Herrera and Rachel Zoe -- Menswear for women

Designers like Rag & Bone, Carolina Herrera and Rachel Zoe sent tailored suits, crisp shirts and classic oxfords down the fall 2013 runways. And while mannish, when styled correctly, each look appeared femininely chic.

Want to test the trend out for yourself? It's easy. As long as you follow these dos and don'ts.

DO mix feminine with masculine

Pair a boys'-inspired fitted blazer with a flirty skirt, rather than opting for the full-on suit.

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DO mix feminine with masculine
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DO mix feminine with masculine
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DON'T be afraid of color

Instead of sporting a classic black menswear tuxedo jacket, for example, try something colorful, or one with a metallic lapel. It's unexpected, sleek and gives the look just the right amount of girliness.

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DON'T be afraid of color
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DON'T be afraid of color
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DO ditch the shirt

Rocking a pantsuit? Add a touch of femme with a cool tee under the blazer, instead of that classic button-front shirt like the guys would normally wear.

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DO ditch the shirt
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DON'T forget about embellishments

What's the easiest way to make any look appear feminine? By adding embellishments. Especially when it comes to accessories. Testing out a pair of two-tone brogues or flats? Try a pair with a bit of glitter for a subtle touch of girly glamour.

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DON'T forget about embellishments
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DON'T forget about embellishments
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And there you have it! What do you think? Will you give this trend a whirl this season? Sound off in the comment section below!

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