Do you have an eye for prints but are afraid of looking overdone? Then spicing your feminine print ensembles with androgynous style is the key. Since manly pieces such as button-down shirts, slouchy pants, oversized sweaters, boyfriend jeans, overalls, brogues, oxfords, and even loafers are making a comeback, why not throw in your feminine print ensembles into manly pieces to create an androgynous style?
From Ukraine, but now living in Istanbul, Turkey, Viktoriya Sener is a style blogger known for her love of catchy prints to androgynous combos. She even said she wanted to stop buying floral printed clothes, as she already has a little garden in her closet. Also, Viktoriya is deeply in love with pastels and femininity of 50s where mixes different printed items together with tomboy items such as hats, brogues, oversized coats, even bow-tie. In her blog Tie Bow-Tie, she shares her inspirations, personal style, and fashion thoughts to her readers.
Wear manly shoes such as oxfords, loafers and brogues with your feminine print dresses to dress down your feminine outfit. Stilettos, classic pumps, high-heeled sandals with feminine print dresses just make the look more feminine and won’t help you achieve that androgynous look. Also, just wear something that makes you at ease and let you to run around comfortably. As an alternative to dresses, wear some coat in classic prints and pair it with boyfriend jeans and oxfords.
Printed tops such as checkered sweater, floral blazer, striped button-down shirt, and houndstooth top can be a great pair with boyfriend jeans and manly-inspired shoes to balance the over feminine looks. Though skirts and shorts can be a great match with feminine tops, pants or jeans are more preferable since androgynous style is defined by not wearing skirts that will only accentuate one’s femininity. You may also pick for wide-legged pants like culottes, jogger pants, and such. Since ‘boyfriend’ jeans are like boys’ jeans but are fitted for a woman’s body, it gives a manly touch to your overall style. On the other hand, if you like to sport skinny pants, just dress down the figure-hugging silhouette by manly-inspired shoes.
For your feminine print pants, you may opt for manly-inspired pieces like chambray shirts, oversized sweaters, slouchy blouses, button-down shirts, and basic tees to balance the look. Like Viktoriya, you may add some androgynous touch to your look by wearing loafers, brogues, or even oxfords as your footwear.
An androgynous style is all about the balance – wearing feminine prints and manly-inspired pieces at the same time. Think of all kinds of prints such as stripes, polka dots, houndstooth, floral, checkered, plaids, paisley, gingham and so on that can be dressed down by simply wearing an androgynous touch ensembles. And there you have it. You don’t have to worry looking overdress and overdone by incorporating some androgynous touch to your feminine print ensembles.