What if we told you that you could nail the latest trend without a single swipe of your credit card? Intrigued, right? In fact, the piece de resistance for this of-the-moment look is sitting in your boyfriend’s cupboard. We’re talking the men’s business shirt and it just got a whole lot more relevant to your day.

There was a time when wearing a men’s shirt in public screamed “walk of shame!” but right now and worn the right way, it’s more likely to cement your place in the fash pack. Here’s how to rock the men’s business shirt like a street style boss.

Rihanna in Soho, New York, on October 18
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TRY THIS: SHIRT AS A DRESS This is pretty much what it says on the tin, and there’s really only one rule: make sure the shirt is a slim-fit version, to keep it remotely flattering. If you want to add definition, wrap a scarf around your waist and roll up your sleeves. Pair the shirt with dainty heels for an “Oops! I forgot my clothes!” look, or throw a distressed denim mini over the top a la Rihanna to totally own it.

Superstar Italian fashion blogger Patricia Manfield skipped a few buttons for a vampish twist at NYFW SS17Credit: Getty Images

Try this: Men’s shirt meets TOTAL FEMME It’s a complete clashing of themes and it totally works. Take one masculine men’s shirt and pair it with a delicate lace skirt or sequinned city shorts. Add chandelier earrings and a pair of killer heels, and keep hair and make-up ultra feminine. The men’s-shirt-and-girly-skirt-or-shorts combo works to give your look a bit of a flirty edge while keeping it pretty.

Stylist and W Magazine fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia was a master of the masculine / feminine style at LFW SS17
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Try this: Cool BUT casual This off-duty look is easy to pull off, and yet looks like you went to heaps of effort. Grab your fave boyfriend jeans, and throw on your guy’s shirt. Tuck it in at the front so maintain a feminine silhouette (boyf jeans and men’s shirts can both run the risk of swallowing your figure, so pay attention). Sex it up by leaving the first few buttons undone and showing off a delicate bra. If you’re heading out to breakfast, some flat sandals or trainers will work perfectly. The beauty of this look, is that it transforms into an evening ensemble with a quick shoe change. Throw on a heel and you’re ready to hit the bar.

Unashamedly casual. A model off duty outside the Y3 show during NYFW SS17
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