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The Wardrobe Essentials To Ace The 'Homme Girl' Look

Always wanted to pull off a Katharine Hepburn-inspired ensemble? Well here's your chance to channel your inner Homme Girl with these sophisticated power dressing staples.

Over the last century, men’s suits have evolved from the formal three-piece combination of jacket, waistcoat and trousers to a simplified blazer and trousers set, tie optional. Fast forward to the 21st century, and women have taken men’s suiting and power dressing to a whole new level. But wearing a suit is no longer about asserting your place in a men’s world. A suit worn well has the magical ability to transform the wearer and boost one’s confidence. Own the look by injecting your personality: Don a classic 1980s-style three-piece suit with an air of sophistication (and strappy heels), or spice it up with bright colours or prints.

Nackiye wool vest, $710, www.net-a-porter.com
Leather belt, Versace
Wool cardigan, Tory Burch
18K white gold earrings with pearls and diamonds, $2,700, Tasaki
Leather top-handle bag, Tod's
Wool blazer, $690, Sandro
Wool pants, Max Mara
Acetate glasses, Dolce & Gabbana
Leather loafers, $1,850, Prada
Metal suspenders with resin pearls, Chanel
Silk tie, Gucci
Leather card case, $180, Mulberry