One particular thing that’s unfortunate for the average man: a limited number of ways to wear clothes. More power to any dude who rocks skirts, shorts, tights, strapless dresses, overalls, heels, red lipstick, and pretty much everything else that doesn’t include jeans and shirts, but for the most part, menswear is fairly limited in its construction. For women, that’s not so bad, because it offers us yet another category of clothing to have fun with. Case in point: Zara’s near-flawless men’s section, which is stocked with pieces like oversize tees, athleisure, sweats, bombers, and knits.
They’re all cut for gents, which means roomier silhouettes that add an effortlessness that feels very current. Not sold? Here are 23 men’s pieces from Zara that’ll look better on you.
Nothing beats a classic denim shirt, and I prefer men's versions since they're made without those pesky side seams that plague women's tops to make them form-fitting. Untucked with trousers, tucked in with tight jeans, worn open over a dress or a tee, used as a beach cover-up—any way you style it, it's going to look effortless.
Indigo Shirt, $49.90
Pretty sure there's a line in the bible about hell hath no fury like a woman whose boyfriend wears tank tops, so snag this one for yourself and let a basic bra, a sports bra, or a bandeau peek out from the extra-deep armholes.
Sleeveless Top, $15.90
There's something so damn cool about men's satchels. This particular version already appears broken in (score) and I'd use it both for weekend travel and for work—love it with blue jeans and a tee.
Soft Duffle, $79.90
Commit to a Yeezy-esque color palette this summer with this tee that—because it's for dudes—is cut longer and straighter than those made for women, which has Kanye's vision written all over it. As do the holes.
Ripped Tee, $19.99
Or maybe the sweatshirt iteration interests you?
Ripped Sweatshirt, $29.99
The cardinal rule of pulling off a bomber jacket like a pro (or, you, know Gigi Hadid): slouch. While a women's version in a large size might make you look like you're actually wearing a piece that's too big, a men's bomber—cut wider and looser—will look effortless. Extra points if you push up the sleeves.
Patch Bomber, $89.90
You already know tropical prints are back for summer, and I'm obsessed with wearing men's short-sleeve button-downs in the summer. This adorable one is cut extra slim, so we'd roll up those sleeves and tuck it into a pair of high-waist jeans. Button it all the way up, or leave a few extra buttons undone and pop the collar, depending on your style.
Slim Fit Printed Shirt, $39.90
Here's a, uh, less masculine version.
Printed Floral Shirt, $39.99
Or, if you prefer a long-sleeve version.
Slim Fit Shirt, $39.90
Because no human ever craved a tight flannel, opt for this perfectly oversize Buffalo-check shirt.
Check Shirt, $29.99
Cute little statement sweatshirt!—for you.
Found: the ideal minimalist backpack. Just make sure to adjust the straps so it's not sagging too low. So. Good.
Quilted Casual Backpack, $39.90
And here's a leather-look one in white.
Reptile Effect Embossed Backpack, $59.99
The perfect gray boyfriend sweatshirt that actually looks like you stole it from your boyfriend.
Basic Closed Sweatshirt, $29.90
I tried on a pair of men's skinny jeans at Zara recently—they often have great fades and washes—and I was downright thrilled with how they fit. They were super-slim through the leg but offered a little of that drop-crotch thing stars like Beiber do so well. It's hard to find that cut in women's jeans, so if you're into a little sagging while the legs remain slim, try these out. Pro tip: I cut the bottoms off with a scissor when they're too long and let 'em fray.
Skinny Jeans, $49.90
Get your (wannabe) Gucci on with this butterfly shirt.
Print Shirt, $25.99
Picture it with denim cutoffs when the sun starts to go down on the beach.
Camo Sweater, $29.99
Or this one, if you're more of a stripe gal.
Striped Sweatshirt, $29.99
Grab a pair of these slim-cut joggers that have just the right amount of slouch. Add sneakers and a tee.
Basic Plush Trousers, $29.90
Fanny packs—excuse me, belt bags—are back among the fashion set, and this adjustable camo one is perfect for summer nights—or daytime concerts—when carrying a bag is too much to handle.
Camo Belt Bag, $39.90
No idea what these coordinates mean? Who cares!
Coordinates cap, $19.90
Paired with straight black ankle-length trousers: Chic.
Mandarin Collar Oxford, $19.99