Androgyny. If you’re anything like me and seeing this term for the first time- your first instinct might immediately bring you down memory lane to your high school biology class. Although biology is actually not too far off in this case- androgyny has influenced some of the most popular trends in women’s fashion these days. Who knows, you might have already experimented with a touch of androgyny in your own wardrobe without even knowing it!
Androgyny is the growing trend where more and more of women’s fashion is aspiring to resemble and imitate men’s couture cuts, shapes, and fabrics. This trend is best exemplified in women’s suits and blazers that are now being made with broader shoulders and wider frames. Women’s military-esque boots, which have captivated women across the world, have also adopted the more rugged and domineering look of men’s footwear. The introduction of the fedora, which quickly turned into a national obsession, optimizes the acceptance of androgyny in women’s fashion.
Now the question is, how to introduce the look into your own wardrobe! Experimenting with hats, wide-shouldered blazers, and clunky boots is actually really easy and can add a striking element of trend and style to your outfit- and it’s super comfy! Try pairing your favorite dark-washed jeans and neutral colored blouse with a big-buttoned camel wool blazer for an effortlessly chic and tailored look. Get dressed to walk out of the house in a matter of seconds by pulling on leggings, a pair of military inspired boots and a warm cardigan- you’ll be cozy, looking trendy, and ready to tackle the town!
So go ahead- take the challenge and don’t be afraid to add a spin of androgyny to your wardrobe this winter season!