Androgyny: 2 Ways to Wear it Right


A ton of celebs and fashion designers have been experimenting with androgynous style lately, opting for pieces that would look great on both men and women. While many of us have been stealing our boyfriend’s (…or ex-boyfriend’s!) shirts for years, it’s intriguing to look at ways to take the menswear-inspired look beyond Sunday lounging, and into more sophisticated territory. With stars like Tilda Swinton and Cara Delevingne as our inspiration, we’ve put together two outfits that have just the right amount of masculine edge.

Urban Androgyny
If there’s one thing we can learn from menswear, it’s that less can definitely be more when it comes to colour. This outfit is all about textures and a neutral palette. The soft army-green pants have a slouchy, track-pant shape, but the dressy fabric makes them anything but sloppy. An oversized hoodie layered over a white henley feels very borrowed-from-the-boys, but when paired with the pants (and classic Timberlands), it feels more like Kristin Stewart out for lunch than Rocky’s training montage.

Office Androgyny
To rock the androgyny trend at work, think Marlene Dietrich in black and white. A loose white blouse and wide black pants are a blank slate, perfect to build on with cool accessories and bold beauty choices. When done right, oversized pieces can be quite slimming – the trick is finding tailored pieces in solid colours that will create a long, fluid line. And, if you ask us, a beautiful menswear watch is always the perfect finishing touch.

See something you liked? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks in this post (check stores for availability):

Look #1 – Urban

White henley: Hudson's Bay (Free People), $110.00
Sleeveless grey hoodie: Sportchek, $64.99
Green cargo dress pants: RW&Co., $79.90
Timberlands: Hudson's Bay, $180.00

Look #2 – Office

White button up: Hudson's Bay (Ralph Lauren), $71.60
Black pants: Reitmans (Willow and Thread), $68.00
Gold platform loafers: Aldo, $75.00
Watch: Spareparts (Obaku), $260.00

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