Hoodies & Sweatshirts
Why: There are few things worse than a slim-fit sweatshirt, and menswear styles have the added advantage of wider shoulders and longer sleeves for a more contemporary vibe.
What to remember: You probably don’t need to size up too much – a small or medium may equate to a women’s large. Stick to that little-bit-too-big look and team with sweatpants and a wrap coat for a balanced, directional edit.
Why: Women’s crewnecks and polos, particularly from classic brands, can tend to be more slim fitting. Shopping the men’s equivalent gets you that modern, boxy finish.
What to remember: The SL team swear by M&S and Uniqlo menswear cashmere.
Why: Once you’ve added a men’s linen shirt to your summer repertoire, you’ll ditch all other cover ups completely. The perfect balance of cool and sexy, they’re the holiday hero we love.
What to remember: Go really oversized with the look, roll the sleeves and add layers of gold jewellery – this will make it look like a deliberate styling ploy.
Loungewear & Nightwear
Why: There are few things cosier than throwing on his pyjama top or sweatpants after a long day, so cut out the middle man and add men’s oversized pieces to your loungewear collection.
What to remember: Menswear cotton nightshirts look great with denim and a bit of peekaboo lace too.
Why: From Emanuelle Alt to Caroline de Maigret, the French woman’s secret to great style is often a great oversized shirt. Head straight to the men’s department for that Parisian-inspired look – we love them styled with leather skinnies and pumps for everyday chic.
What to remember: A boxy, oversized fit is so important when it comes to shirting, so if in doubt, size up.
Why: If that quest for the perfect boxy tee hasn't yielded the right results, we suggest taking a look at what the boys have to offer. The me'ns collections at Cos and Uniqlo make seriously good cotton t-shirts, with no risk of tight finishes or too-short sleeves.
What to remember: Men’s necklines can be a little more scooped, so look for a good shape that doesn’t reveal too much skin.