The Androgynous Look
A hot topic that has been brought up in the fashion industry has to do with the androgynous style. Today, we will discuss what that means and give you a beginner’s guide to help guide you towards assembling your own androgynous outfits.
Blending feminine and masculine
As we all know, fashion provides an outlet to express oneself. For many people that identify as non-binary, they are now utilizing the androgynous styles to help them feel more comfortable in their own skin. When someone dresses androgynously, it means they are blending feminine and masculine elements into their outfit. It does not typically go so far as to be considered cross-dressing. Still, this style seeks to blur the lines between what is traditionally considered a masculine or feminine wardrobe. Androgyny is all about bending or even breaking the rules and provides a sexually neutral appearance for everyone. There is no real “right” or “wrong” way to dress to obtain this look, in the end it is up to you to decide what it means.
Bending or even breaking the rules
Baggy trousers or tops are a good building block for an androgynous wardrobe. Jogger or boyfriend jeans are another alternative if you aren’t used to wearing baggy things. Look for any kind of loose-fitting clothing that draws attention away from your body figure. Another example includes button-up dress shirts. This is a great clothing item that adds an air of masculinity and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Consider rolling up the sleeves on your button-up shirt to create a relaxed look during a casual event.
Cardigans or oversized leather jackets over plain t-shirts are always a fitting choice for an everyday androgynous outfit. You can add an extra flair to your outfit with something like a fedora, newsboy cap, trapper, or even a baseball hat if you are into hats. Things like lightweight scarves and leather bracelets are also great accessories you can consider with your androgynous attire.
An accessory to finish the outfit
As far as footwear goes, trainers are timeless classics and usually not too gender-specific. Any shade of gray, white, brown, or black can match with virtually everything and are great options when considering androgynous footwear. Stick with neutral tones if you are new to this style and work your way up. Once your confidence builds, you can venture further and try on other types of shoes such as Cross Sword's high heels for men or even men’s dress shoes if you’re on the other end of the spectrum. You may also like wearing combat boots if you prefer an edgier look.
Cross Sword's high heel shoes for men
If you want to dabble a bit with makeup, go right ahead. Makeup should have a matte finish and include more natural colors and tones to go along with an androgynous style. Coloring in your brows is a way to highlight more of a masculine element to your overall appearance. There is nothing wrong with a pop of color here and there, but don’t go overboard. Keep it simple and lean towards subtlety in this realm.
Maybe some makeup
Lastly, be patient with yourself. It will take time to establish an androgynous wardrobe, and you will need to do a bit of experimentation to see what works for you. If you have the time, try out clothes from both the men’s and women’s sections while you are browsing through clothing stores. Doing this will help you figure out the kind of clothes that you do and don’t like wearing without having to do returns for items all the time.
Try clothes on first from both sections in the store
People like Billie Eilish, Ruby Rose, Jaden Smith, and Harry Styles are celebrities to pay attention to if you need further inspiration for a stylish androgynous wardrobe. This fashion trend certainly isn’t going away any time soon, so if you are wanting to add a different sense of style to your overall appearance, now is the time to start. We hope you enjoy putting together androgynous outfits at home. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and remember to always be yourself.