It's official: ugly is the new pretty. Here, we give you a brief lesson on how to take on androgynous streetwear and make it your own

Frills, lace and ballerina pink. If this sounds like your kind of sartorial nightmare, then you've arrived at the right place. With streetwear playing a supporting role on and off the runways for A/W '16, courtesy of the inventive and deconstructed approach  taken by assured labels like Vetements, Balenciaga and DKNY, you can see why the world's top runway models have taken the androgynous route.

A quick flick through the gallery above should prove all the boy-girl inspiration you need, thanks to It-models like Sinead-O'Connor-channelling Ruth Bell, Dutch favourite Maartje Verhoef, Victoria's Secret babe Stella Maxwell and Aussie Julia Nobis. Note the way they style their slouchy denim jackets (oversized and decorated with badges), layer hoodies under bombers or leather biker jackets, turn up the cuffs of straight-leg blue jeans and choose no-nonsense black Dr. Martens, Chelsea boots and trainers to tread the streets in.

Don't forget to arm yourself with a cute backpack/satchel, a cap or beanie, band tee, man-style trousers and the model-off-duty staple - black skinny jeans - it's these tomboy elements that give your outfit a dressed-down '90s vibe. Cooler than wearing a dress (and way easier to navigate the world in), tomboy style is all about confidence, individuality and being comfortable in your own skin. We reckon that sounds pretty appealing.  

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