Yeah I am totally professional with the first image because this is a post about individuality and I took this on a whim and thought it was fitting. I’ve realised that I don’t tend to discuss my personal style a lot on my blog, yes I tend to talk about trends but not what style means to me and how I manipulate it to make my style well… personal. My mum has always been into fashion and I can recall when I was much younger her always talking about how ‘androgynous’ her style was. As a six or seven year old I can never remember questioning what it meant until I got into fashion and was intrigued by this ‘trend’ that isn’t a trend; it’s a movement. It is however a movement that I seemingly don’t know how to spell – thank goodness for spell checker.
But that’s beside the point. It’s a movement that is about becoming more confident in yourself and what you wear, whether that be in terms of their physical appearance (becoming more comfortable in the real you) or in the style of androgynous fashion. It’s so much more than just trendy.
I absolutely adore androgynous style, it’s clean, sharp, stylish yet I feel so comfortable in a baggy jumper and trainers that have been worn a little too much. It’s feminine yet masculine and yet it’s still so beautiful. Androgynous fashion has become a lot more prevalent in the past few years, and it may come with underlining commentary about where our society is heading. Or better yet, what it’s evolving towards.
Where does androgynous fashion originate from though? (yasssss history and fashion coming together). There was an evolution of androgynous fashion throughout the 20th century and not just in response to changing social views. Aesthetic androgyny arguably stems from the desire to have the freedom to decide what we should and also shouldn’t wear.
So many shops both online and in store sell clothes that have an androgynous vibe about them. Alternatively, charity shops or depop are fantastic for finding unique pieces. Also, exciting news! I finally bought my first depop purchase last week and I am way too excited for it to arrive. A light blue sherpa coat to complete my winter wardrobe (because it is still cold enough to be buying coats in England, at least that’s what I told myself when I clicked buy). I most definitely have a love affair with blue in my wardrobe at the moment. Clearly because everything I seem to be acquiring lately seems to be of a blue nature.