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Androgynous Trend

Do you know about Androgynous trend? I bet you do, it’s been all over for quite some time; and for those who don’t, let me tell you a bit about it.

Androgyny is a combination of feminine and masculine traits while androgynous fashion is all about balancing the feminine and masculine elements for clothing.

Adding masculine hints to personal style isn’t something new today for women and is pretty popular all around the globe, look at Alexa Chung, being the poster girl for androgynous dressing. I also love how Mira Duma embraces androgynous style on/off and needless to say, impeccably.

Some see it as a way of dressing (read being tomboyish) and just a personal choice for style, while some rather connote it to power dressing, liberation of women, being equal to men and so dressing up like them. Whatever the reason be as to why women adopt this particular style, it is definitely becoming more popular with each passing year.

I personally see it as comfort-friendly style and like to give my dresses a break for pleated pants once in a while or even switch my heels with ankle boots/ brogues for a relaxed outing.

Pleated pants and boyfriend blazers are my favourite androgynous pieces. I remember buying my first pair of androgynous pants some 4 years back and have been loving this trend since then.

Now for this post, I have created an androgynous look with a white boxy crop top and black pleated pants. I kept the look monochrome only to emphasise on the androgynous aspect but have also added some colours with my accessories and heels to balance the look with feminine elements. I purposely wore aviators as they are unisex.

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What to wear for androgynous style without going overboard with it:

1) Oxford shoes/ Brogues: Wear these with with your skinny jeans, dresses, skirts, shorts.

2) A Boyfriend Blazer is a perfect way of earning some androgynous style points.

3) Boyfriend Denims: Style these with crop tops, tanks, shirts anything. You can wear brogues, heels, sneakers anything, whatever works for your personal style.

4) Oxford Shirts: Team them with midi skirts, cute shorts or fitted pants.

5) Feel free to add bow-ties to your outfit, don’t shy away from wearing pant-suits (with heels preferably) or shorts-suit (with brogues maybe), even culottes work.

6) Pleated Pants: Wear these with crop tops, camisoles, tanks and some nice heels.

Basic dos and don’ts of androgynous trend:

1) Keep it minimal, don’t clutter the look, and keep it simple, sleek and neat.

2) Don’t be shabby, there’s a thin line b/w doing the ‘little over-sized boyfriend look’ and the ‘bit too over-sized and shabby look’, don’t cross it.

3) Don’t over-accessorize it, that’ll just kill the look.

4) Keep the make-up simple, either a nice lip colour or a hint of smokey eyes/ just kohl, refrain from doing all of it. Too much make-up isn’t androgynous exactly.

5) The idea is to balance the masculine and feminine elements, don’t let one take-over the other but complement each other.

Androgynous look has its own charm, do try it if you haven’t already, it’s easier to carry than you may think it is. Hope this post helps but in case of any further queries, feel free to drop a comment or mail me.

(Outfit Details: Top from Koovs, Pants and Heels from Zara, Sunglasses from Urban Turban, Party Clutch from Accessorize, Rainbow Neckpiece from Vesaonline, Bangles from Globus)

 Much Love.

5 Comments

  1. Skechers Encounter Navy

    April 19, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

  2. Pallavi Ruhail

    February 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    🙂

  3. NBA賽事

    January 14, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Nice Blog, thanks for sharing this kind of information.

  4. thatdelhigirl

    August 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Thank you 🙂

  5. Jasmine

    August 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Great look!!!The necklace adds beautiful colors to the outfit!

    -Jasmine

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