If you're into the fashion scene, you know that androgyny is a huge trend right now in runway shows, celebrity fashion, and street style.
As progressive steps are made to achieve a wider acceptance of gender fluidity, it's becoming more and more common for both girls and guys to rock the same clothing and accessories- which we think is awesome.
Check out our top must haves to achieve an androgynous look and still stay chic!
In the world of shoes, it can be a little hard to find something stylish that both guys and girls can fit into. For an edgy androgynous style, look for a pair of combat boots or platform boots with studs and spikes, or distressed material.
Accessories are another tough outfit element to tackle when going for a gender fluid look. Dainty, small jewelry often has a feminine look, so our go to are skull rings. Wear stacks of Goth statement rings for a polished, yet unisex appropriate accessory. If you're feeling daring, you can even go for a skull hand chain.
Black Leather Jacket
Three words: Black. Leather. Jacket. It's a staple that we've mentioned time and time again, simply because it is a must have in your wardrobe at ALL times. Classic motorcycle jackets are a perfect layer for any outfit and gender.
Graphic Tank Tops
A piece that's great for every season are graphic tank tops. You can wear tanks alone during the summer weather, or layered with and embroidered button down or flannel shirt in the fall or winter. Grab a top that's printed with your favorite band, design, or slogan.
We get that kilts are a bit out there, but why not just go for it? Rock a confident, gender-fluid look like Jaden Smith in a unique plaid kilt. Make it an outfit by wearing a solid color button-down shirt or slouchy tee.
Button Down Dress Shirts
Perhaps the best simple staple for androgynous style is a button down dress shirt. Classic shirts can be paired with skirts for a more femme look, or with slim fit slacks and boyfriend jeans for business- casual ensembles. To accessorize, wear simple metal chains or bar necklaces.
When you're stuck on what to layer over your outfit, go for a fitted blazer. Both longline and cropped, tailored jackets add a touch of sophistication and professionalism to any look. You can shop easily in either the girls or guys section in the search for your perfect fit.
Flannel shirts are quite possibly the most comfortable layer you'll ever lay your hands on, which is a good enough reason to have at least one in your closet. Layer a cozy button down over a graphic tee, tank top, or even a floral outfit to add a grunge, masculine feel to your style. Tie your flannel shirt around your waist for an alternative, cute way to wear this top.
Jogger pants are a cozy alternative to jeans and a more stylish alternative to wide leg sweatpants. Pick out fleece lined joggers for cold weather, or light cotton slim- fitting sweats for your beach vacation.
For a business-chic look, try a suit vest to layer on over your button- down shirt. If you're going for a rebel rocker vibe, wear a leather or denim vest instead. Any of these options act as great layers to add to your androgynous look.
Are you into androgynous style? Which of these must- haves are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!
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