Unisex apparel is on the rise for plenty of reasons. For one, Gen Z is creating a demand for more gender-neutral fashion offerings because of their political beliefs. Also, producing unisex clothes can be more sustainable for a brand. Whatever the case, gender-neutral apparel is just as fashionable as anything else. These types of clothes are usually designed without a specific gender in mind. Keep reading for the best unisex wardrobe staples.
A crisp white shirt is the top version of jeans: it goes with pretty much everything you have in your closet. If you don’t already own one (or a few!) of these staples—what are you waiting for? Plus, you can find tees featuring various necklines and sleeve lengths to mix things up. You can work a white shirt into both your casual and dressier ensembles. Experiment with various fits and silhouettes to see which styles pique your interest the most. For example, oversized white shirts look fabulous when layered over skinny jeans. Whatever you go for, white tends to add a pop to your outfits because of its brightness. White is also a go-to color for the summertime. However, feel free to wear it whenever you please!
Alternatively, if you want to add a bit more pizzazz to your outfits, look for unisex tees. Graphic tees can be as simple as including a sports logo (think the Swoosh or trefoil). Sporty tees match well with other athleisure apparel, such as track pants, joggers, and sweatpants. These types of outfits will keep up with you whether you’re doing something active, like hiking or running errands. There are other graphic T-shirt styles you can try out, such as paisley, stripes, and so much more. Like solid white tees, these staples work well with most bottoms, from comfy jeans to black slacks.
Hoodies and sweatshirts are staples for keeping cozy in chilly environments. Like all the staples on our list, you can find multiple versions—choose the one that best fits your personality and style. Unlike hoodies, sweatshirts are sans a hood. Because of the lack of a hood, you have more variety when it comes to how you style your sweatshirt at the neckline. For example, if you wear a button-down shirt under your sweatshirt, the collar will peek from underneath the layer. However, unlike sweatshirts, hoodies can sometimes feature a front closure—meaning you can still rock a layered look if you desire. Find hoodies and sweatshirts with a comfortable fleece interior and pockets for extra warmth!
For a more polished look, a unisex shirt will do. Button-down shirts go with most bottoms—from jeans to slacks. Plus, shirts are fit for the work environment, a family dinner, and many other occasions. You can layer your button-down shirt, wear it tucked in, partially tucked, and untucked. Solid neutral tones, such as white, black, and tan, will match almost all your bottoms. However, you could always switch things up with a pattern, such as stripes, stars, pindots, or polka dots.
If you need a sporty layer for chilly conditions, try a unisex track jacket. Track jackets are defining sporty layers that feature stripes at the shoulders and arms, a front zip closure, and zip pockets. They’re lightweight enough to wear during the spring and even summer. For a top-to-bottom, sporty look, you can pair this layer with matching track pants. Find the track jacket that best fits your style. For an eye-catching look, go for a track jacket with colorblocking or splashes of color.
Skinny jeans are trendy, but for a unisex staple, jeans that have a straight cut from hip to hem are more fitting for a unisex look. Usually, unisex straight leg jeans don’t feature heavily distressed denim or denim with sequins, embroidery, or other embellishments. Those decorative accents are usually associated with women’s jeans. However, you can play with various shades of denim, from light to dark washes. Plus, denim matches plenty of types of apparel and accessories.
A great pair of straight-cut unisex chinos is a must-have for your wardrobe. Khaki, stone, or light grey are versatile colors for chinos. Consider other shades, too, like pastels for something different. Chinos can match with various casual T-shirts and tanks. However, because of their nature, they’re ideal for work environments when paired with button-down shirts, polos, or sweaters.
Yes, there are plenty of overall styles out there. Overalls are becoming a more popular staple these days. Their bagginess paired with a top underneath looks stylish. There’s plenty of fun you can have styling overalls—neutral shades will match most other shades. Plus, you can play around with the apparel piece itself, such as rolling up the hem or styling one strap unbuckled.
Finish off with unisex accessories, such as a leather belt, bucket hat, a canvas tote bag, winter accessories, and whatever helps you elevate your look. Finally, match your outfits with the right footwear, from Chelsea boots to white sneakers. Choose the unisex apparel and accessories that work best for your wardrobe!