Androgynous fashion is EVERYWHERE!! For example, natural hair icon and new Covergirl Janelle Monae rocks her tie and tuxedo like no other. Though some of us would like to believe that ties and tuxedos are exclusive to men, that is just not the case. Androgynous fashion came to life in the 80′s/90′s, but it is being revived in this present day and I for one, love it. I have a collection of over 20 ties, and I wear men’s trousers, button downs, and loafers all the time.
Now there is a fine line between androgynous fashion and cross dressing lol. Take Janelle for example, though she is rocking a tuxdeo blazer, the shape and cut of this blazer flatters her curves and tapers at the waist. Also, her pants hug her body and she brings the look together by rocking platform pumps. Her hair is always very feminine and classy and her make up is natural looking, thus accentuating her already beautiful features.
I purchased my button down, trousers, and loafers all from the men’s section of the thrift store. As you can see ,I used my floral print scarf to give this black and white ensemble a pop of color and I’m rocking my blazer, a MUST-HAVE closet staple.
A good old tie will also give your outfit a bit of androgyny. I usually wear ties in the Fall/Winter to spruce up a simple button down.
Turn your scarves into neck bows, pull out your Steve Urkel suspenders, and have fun! Fashion isn’t about conforming, it’s about creating. Create something that is unapologetically YOU!
Want more outfit ideas? Check out my blog for more androgynous looks.
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SheRea is the blogger behind My Thrifted Closet (http://mythriftedcloset.blogspot.com/), a blog dedicated to thrifted fashion. She attends Wake Forest University, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies and double minoring in Theatre and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. She is originally from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.View all SheRea posts.