06/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Copy Katharine Hepburn: Menswear Styles Are Chicer Than Ever

Women wear pants all the time now, sure. But one in particular had the balls to rag on her male counterparts, while simultaneously appropriating their clothes - and looking better in them than the men. We still love you, Katharine Hepburn.



Hepburn is a strong reference on how to show up the boys while still looking ladylike. We've picked some great menswear-inspired pieces that still let you look like a woman.


There's nothing more classic than a well-fitted suit, but today, a blazer can also approximate the same polished look. Check out this menswear blazer ($58) with shrunken sleeves - we like the way Urban Outfitters styled it, with mannish plaid underneath.


Gap responds well to the oversized button-up craze with their Boyfriend Banker Shirt ($54.50), which you can also wear untucked for a casual weekend look.


Hepburn literally wore men's trousers, but you can achieve the same look with these oversized black trousers ($350) that are cut for a woman's body.


The Fred flat ($595), Christian Louboutin's spin on the traditional oxford, is as sharp as they come. For almost $600, we imagine you'll want to make them with with trousers, jeans, shorts, and possibly a dress or two.

If you're a die-hard girly-girl, just ignore the above and click over to our guides on summer dresses, maxi dresses, and sample sales where you can snag them for a song.