What To Buy From The Menswear Department

Androgyny has always been on the fashion agenda (check out French brand Ami’s unisex couture show from last week for proof) – so what’s more authentic than raiding the menswear department?

From oversized white shirts to boxy fit cashmere, sometimes the boys simply do it better – just be sure to avoid suiting, trousers and masculine footwear. Need a little more guidance? Here’s everything you should be shopping for in the menswear section…


If it’s oversized, boxy knitwear you’re after, you can’t go wrong with men’s knits. Downsize from the womenswear equivalent (e.g. if you’re a medium, take a small) and team with skinny trousers for well-balanced proportions.

Oxford Shirts

Crisp, oversized and cool, we love that borrowed-from-the-boys look when it comes to shirting. Team with peekaboo lace and layered gold necklaces for a contemporary feel.

Flannel Shirts

Perfect for off-duty styling. Get a relaxed, Americana-inspired look courtesy of the menswear department. Stick to red tones for a lumberjack effect.

Linen Shirts

Whether it’s worn oversized with blue denim or open over a bikini come summer, men’s linen shirts have easy, effortless appeal.


Team SL know that whenever we want a new hoodie or sweatshirt, the menswear section is the best first port of call. They just get the dimensions right – squarer shoulders, bigger fits and longer arms.


We’re always on the search for the perfect white tee, and whether it’s Zara or Arket, the boy’s department makes it easier to find.


Women’s loungewear may be prettier, but for a comfy, oversized look nothing beats men’s checked sets and chambray bottoms.

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