This feature story first appeared on Yahoo! Shopping in April, becoming one of our most popular fashion stories of the year. Whether it is the updated classic glam look with a rocker twist, or the laid-back track pants and Converse combo, these are just a few looks that men found desirable.
Sometimes the hardest outfit to put together is one that's interesting but not too interesting— something that's on-trend enough to impress judgy friends but not so fashion-forward it flies right over boys' heads (harem pants, shoulder pads and denim tuxedos come to mind).
From sweatpants to beachwear to cocktail dresses, these eight outfits fall right in that sweet spot. Neither costume-y nor too classic and conservative, they'll keep everyone happy...but most importantly YOU.
He'll like the high hemline, while you'll like the graphic print-mixing and perfectly oversize clutch.
Opening Ceremony seamed mini dress, shopbop.com; "Beads" print clutch bag, marni.com; Miriam Merenfeld personalized bracelet, $50, maxandchloe.com.
With a muscle tank, selvedge denim and sturdy yet pretty platforms, this version of the dude-approved jeans, t-shirt and heels combination feels much fresher.
The skirt's high-low hemline is like the outfit: simple and a little conservative...but also a teeny bit flirty.
Rachel Zoe "Jesssica" lace tie-collar blouse, $78, bergdorfgoodman.com; A.P.C. "New" trench,lagarconne.com; peach shimmer pleat dip hem skirt, topshop.com
How to be the low key, down-to-earth girl and still look put-together.
"Merci" stripe tee; James Perse brushed cotton track pants, netaporter.com; denim Chuck Taylor All-stars, converse, mytheresa.com.
L'agence Grecian dress, barneys.com; Stuart Weitzman "Array" cage sandal, $146, lastcall.com; Pamela Love arrowhead ring, barneys.com
Milly dip-dye "Acapulco" maillot, $110, cusp.com; color mirror aviator sunglasses, wetseal.com; Steven Alan boyfriend shirt, stevenalan.com; "Nico" snake low heel sandals, topshop.com
Pairing an Old Hollywood-style red dress with a slightly unpredictable, eye-catching shoe makes it way more modern.
Boutique by Jaeger 50s sun dress, asos.com; Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses, nordstrom.com; Sam Edelman "Yelena" sandal, $99, piperlime.com.
"Rendezvous" black dress, $340, sandro-paris.com; suede croc stud clutch, asos.com; House of Harlow triangle armor necklace, neimanmarcus.com; leather biker jacket, $310, topshop.com
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