Trend Alert: Androgyny

One of the biggest trends of Spring/ Summer 2015 is the age-old Androgyny. Androgynous looks were adopted by women around the globe to increase comfort and functionality during the World Wars, but since then it has evolved as a way of bringing out the femininity of a woman into sharp focus. You only need to know how to wear it right, and that’s what we’re here for!

Sneha Arora, Varun Bahl and Dev r Nil’s SS15 WIFW collections presented a range of classy androgynous looks.
Sneha Arora, Varun Bahl and Dev r Nil’s SS15 WIFW collections presented a range of classy androgynous looks.

The key to wearing androgynous looks is finding the middle-ground between tomboy and ladylike. One error can tip the scales the wrong way. Read on to find out how to dress up androgynous without losing your femme factor.

A crisp button up shirt is a must-have for any androgynous wardrobe. It simply looks perfect worn with a pair of skinny jeans and flats for an effortlessly chic look. If the shirt is quite long, you can also opt for leggings to go with it. A statement necklace will certainly add some sparkle and glam to the look. Wear a bold red lip to finish off the androgynous look and you’re all set.

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Another tomboy classic is the denim shirt that will give you a much more casual look than the oxford button up. Go for a shirt that is oversize if you want your legs to look skinnier. Finish off with a pair of boots to get a cool grunge feel to it. You may also try out the double denim trend, it’s huge this season too. Also a cool thing to borrow from the boys is a flannel shirt!

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When it comes to shoes, nothing is better than a pair of oxford brogues or loafers or even sneakers. Luckily for us, fashion, in the past few years, has gravitated towards more masculine styles in shoes so it is not hard nowadays to find a chic androgynous pair and we are simply spoiled for choice. Shoes are the easiest way to add a masculine feel to any outfit, even if it’s a really girly one. Plus, let’s not forget that they are super comfortable and easy to wear!

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Go for minimal accessories and keep it restricted to just one chunky statement piece of jewelry.

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The blazer is a closet staple for men, but now it has also become a must-have for any woman. You can literally wear it over anything, from a pair of boyfriend pants, to a flirty skirt and a floral dress. Get one in a structured, classic cut – it’ll last you for years.

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Khaki pants and Boyfriend jeans are also great options to try out if you want to pull off the androgyny trend.

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Lastly, make sure to get yourself a sporty jersey or varsity bomber jacket – those look ridiculously chic on women!

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