The Best Fashion Things to Steal From the Men in Your Life, by Angela Scanlon

Hi, Who What Wear UK readers! There are things like crisps and full-fat milk, sugar-laden cereal and ham slices that we all nab from our other halves, but step away from the fridge and into the bedroom and there is much more fun to be had. Don’t be a pervert, I’m talking about his wardrobe. For some reason certain staples are just better when borrowed—and for the new season that's what I'm thinking about. These are the best things you could/should beg, borrow or steal from your boyfriend/manfriend/lover/mate…

The Boyish Baseball Cap

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The older and more worn the better. A Yankees one is preferable, or any other random baseball team—you don't need to know statistics, just wear the hat. A plain black or navy one is also a good option. This is not trucker cap territory—think low-key, incognito, Saturday-morning-at-the-market vibes.

The Bookish Briefcase

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Who doesn't love a briefcase masquerading as a handbag? Forget the Céline beauty that only fits a credit card, lip balm and a half-eaten pack of Fruit Pastilles, a briefcase is your very own Mary Poppins number. Fill it up, then chuck in some more. 

The Man-Size Jeans

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Straight-leg jeans are best worn rolled and belted (think of a paperbag waist) or slung low on your hips with a Bella Freud knit or Vetements hoodie. Off-duty perfection.

The Stompy Boots

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If you happen to be blessed with the hooves of a horse then perhaps you share the same shoe size. If so, buy him Paul Smith Chelsea boots for his birthday and wear them yourself.

The Boyfriend Sweater

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The XL knit always wins best in show from the boyfriend department. Any colour, any size, anytime. Wear with everything.

The Genuine Tracksuit

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Wear his tracksuit like a boss—sneakers, shades and a tailored coat help smarten this duo up.

The Dude's Basic Tee

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The oversize, boxy cut of a guy's tee is what we all look for when buying this simple wardrobe staple.  Ditch the women's versions, and steal them from him instead. Roll the sleeves and secure with a hidden safety pin, or wear loose and long.

The Man Scarf

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Ideally tartan. Absolutely classic. Sling it over a leather jacket, a mini and that T-shirt you also nicked. Perfect.

Will you be adopting these trends for spring? Let us know in the comments box below, and be sure to keep up with Angela on Instagram and Twitter.

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