Studio EVA D. - Tips for gender-neutral fashion

Tips for gender-neutral fashion

Tips for gender-neutral fashion. Are you trying to achieve a gender-neutral style? Luckily, it’s not that hard. If you have no clue how to do it, we can help you. Gender-neutral or androgynous outfitting have become very popular these days. From runways to street style, it’s everywhere, and that is actually kind of cool. Finally, right? Now, you can dress the way you want without being labelled.


It’s not just a trend. It has become a steadfast wardrobe movement, and at Studio Eva Dekker, we couldn’t be happier about it. Why? Because gender-specific clothing significantly limits how certain clothes and garments can be worn and combined. Also, women’s clothing puts a lot of attention on the body, which isn’t always necessary. However, if that’s something you like – that’s amazing too! No judging here.


But gender-neutral fashion focuses on the clothes instead of what’s underneath them. This puts more thought into the actual design, making every piece feel fresh, effortless and more original than ever.


So, let’s get to know the tips on how to achieve a gender-neutral style. Shall we start?


Tip #1: Start with the shoes and work your way up


Studio EVA D. - genderless fashion - masculine and femenine elementsChoose a pair that is comfortable and versatile. For example, flats are especially good for summer. However, you can also add a pair of sneakers or boots to your wardrobe for more variety. Most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing flats. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles.


Another way to achieve a more gender-neutral look is to pair a dress or skirt with ankle boots instead of heels. It’s a simple change, but it can make your outfit more practical and stylish.


Ankle boots are also available in a variety of styles. So don’t worry, you’re sure to find a pair that suits your taste.


Tip #2: Layering


Studio EVA D. - genderless fashion - masculine and femenine elementsGender-neutral wardrobes are all about layering. It is the key to creating this type of capsule wardrobe. In this way, you are able to combine different pieces of clothing to create unique and versatile looks. For instance, you could wear a trench coat over a blazer and a shirt. You can even wear a flannel shirt over a denim jacket. Most importantly, you don’t have to be afraid to experiment with different styles, patterns and textures. Layering can be fun.


Layering means wearing multiple pieces of clothing that can be easily added or removed as needed. Add whatever you want or need! 


Here are some tips for layering in gender-neutral clothes:


  • Start with the thinnest layer and work your way up to the thickest. This will not only help you look better but also help you stay comfortable and avoid getting too hot in the days of summer.
  • Never fear to experiment with different combinations. Gender-neutral fashion has no rules. What’s important is that you wear clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable.


Tip #3: Accessories


Studio EVA D. - genderless fashion - masculine and femenine elementsThis style is all about the little things. Add some flair to your outfit with the accessories you want, like a layering necklace, a scarf or any other eye-catching accessory.


If you feel like it, go crazy with colour. If you don’t feel comfortable enough to do that, you can try adding leather, such as belts and straps.


For example, you could add a gender-neutral statement necklace to add a touch of colour to your look. For a touch of edge, add a leather jacket.


Finally, mix and match gender-neutral printed scarves with your outfits. Remember that this is all about you, so have fun, try different styles and find the one that makes you feel best.


Tip #4: Take risks


Studio EVA D. - genderless fashion - masculine and femenine elementsYou can take risks, but remember, don’t overdo it. Gender-neutral fashion is all about being yourself and expressing your personality.


Don’t be afraid to try different styles, as we mentioned above.


Try new things and have fun, even if that means mixing two different patterns


With time, you’ll know what suits you best and what you like the most.


Expressing yourself will get easy, and you will find a way to explore and expand your creativity through gender-neutral fashion.


Tip #5: Wear dark colours with bright colours


Studio EVA D. - masculine and femenine elementsDon’t be afraid to mix dark and bright colours in your gender-neutral wardrobe. It is a great way to add interest and creativity to your looks. It can also be a nice path to express your personality to the fullest.


For example, consider combining a citron-colored top with black or grey pants. You could even add a bright scarf or a hat for a darker outfit. Some other advice we can add are:


  • Start with a dark base. It’ll help you from getting your outfit too overwhelming.
  • Add a pop of colour with a bright accessory. It is a simple way to add interest to your look without going overboard.
  • If you’re feeling comfortable enough, try mixing two bright colours. Just be sure they complement each other.
  • Don’t forget to accessorise. We’ve mentioned this before. Accessories are an excellent way to elevate your outfit and make it look more fun.


Tip #6: Mix up masculine and feminine elements


Studio EVA D. - masculine and femenine elementsGender-neutral fashion is all about mixing these two elements together. While this may seem counterintuitive, it can be a great way to create unique looks. Think about pairing baggy jeans with a floral blouse or a button-up shirt. However, you must remember that when mixing feminine and masculine elements together, it’s good to keep balance in mind. 


Gender-neutral fashion is for everyone. It is meant for you to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. What you wear can match your mood or even the weather since you can do as you please. There are no labels and no rules. You do you. Bring your feminine and masculine energy together! Embrace them, and you’ll feel greater than ever.


How do you like these tips? You can buy the best gender-neutral clothing at Studio Eva Dekker. See you on the next blog.

Studio EVA D. - Myths about sustainable fashion

Myths about sustainable fashion

Myths about sustainable fashion. In the age of misinformation, myths about anything you could imagine are abundant. And sustainable fashion is not the exception. As the fashion industry makes more changes to have eco-friendly practices, the myths about sustainable fashion are, unfortunately, growing faster. The truth is that all the propaganda of fashion brands about ethical practices has not been proven. In fact, their impact on the environment has not been reduced.


That’s why we’re here to tell you some of the myths around this type of fashion. Let us tell you the truth.


Are you ready?


Myth #1: Luxury brands are more sustainable and ethical because they are slow-fashion


Studio EVA D. - myths about sustainable fashion - luxury brands - slow fashionThis is one of the biggest lies ever invented. There’s a common misconception that the higher the price, the more ethical and eco-friendly the practices. Most people believe that only because the clothing price is higher, it must be because the fashion brands use more ethical practices. Or that they have less environmental impact because they use better materials. But that is simply not true.


High prices don’t guarantee that your clothes are made with better and more eco-friendly materials. Additionally, paying more doesn’t mean the workers who make the pieces work in decent conditions, receive better treatment or are paid a fair wage. Many luxury brands work in the same factories as fast fashion and low-price brands


On the other hand, luxury brands also make garments from synthetic fabrics. Most of them do not disclose much information about their supply chains. Many of the luxury labels reviewed in Fashion Revolution’s 2022 Transparency Indexed actually scored worse overall than fast fashion. Plus, almost all of them scored in the lowest percentiles in traceability. In addition, many slow fashion or luxury designers use the same strategies as fast fashion by making exaggerated, deceptive and unsubstantiated sustainability claims.


Many of these brands claim that their garments are made with plant-based materials. However, they will not reveal how much plastic is in the items they sell. So, it’s all very ambiguous.


Myth #2: If a brand says they are sustainable, then they are


Studio EVA D. - myths about sustainable fashion - luxury brands - slow fashionWe cannot trust everything the brands say. In the fashion industry, it’s not defined 100% what sustainable fashion is. There’s not even a legal definition. As a result, some fashion brands define sustainability under their own interpretations to justify accelerated growth and profit. We don’t mean to disappoint you, but more often than you think, brands lie about their environmental and social sustainability. This is called greenwashing. 


Some fashion brands are greenwashing by:


  • Developing “ethical” capsule collections and CSR strategies to make themselves appear environmentally responsible.
  • Using vocabulary like “ethical,” “green,” and “eco-friendly” but with no proof that they are actually sustainable.
  • Promoting social issues and movements in their marketing strategies to make themselves look conscious, woke or socially responsible.


But the most deceptive greenwashing tactic is certification. As consumers become increasingly aware of greenwashing, brands use certification schemes to boost their sustainability credibility. Luckily, many of these schemes are not accountable or independently overseen. They often promote industry interests over consumer interests as well. What do we mean by this? Certification is a form of self-regulation (most of the time), and it can often be used to greenwash brands’ products and garments at a massive scale.


So, what can consumers do?


We understand that knowing which products are sustainable can be difficult. Even more now, we cannot trust what brands say, and certification schemes are sometimes unreliable. Here are a few tips:


  • First of all, do your research. Always look for brands that are transparent about their sustainability. Also, watch for brands that have certifications from reliable third parties.
  • One of the most important things is to be sceptical about buzzwords. Words like “ethical,” “eco-friendly,” and “green” are often used in greenwashing. Just don’t take them at face value.
  • Finally, support brands that are actually making a difference. Look for those working to reduce their environmental impact and do more ethical practices. They should also improve social conditions in their chains.


We must also remember that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. No brand is perfect. But we can support the ones that are committed to making a positive impact on the environment.


Myth #3: Secondhand is inherently ethical and sustainable


Studio EVA D. - myths about sustainable fashion - luxury brands - slow fashionWhile it is true that secondhand shopping brings many benefits, such as saving money, finding unique pieces and not consuming further resources (for the most part), we must know that the secondhand market is not inherently sustainable. However, it can be a sustainable, more ethical, and conscious way of shopping


But you might be surprised to discover that only 10 to 20% of donated items to charity sells in their shops. This is because the quality of most of the donated items is very poor. As a result, most of the clothing ends up in a landfill or incinerated. The rest is sold for recycling into industrial use or sold to secondhand wholesalers. Wholesalers sell in bulk to other countries as secondhand clothing, primarily in the Global South.


Unfortunately, most of the secondhand clothing sent to other countries ends up as a waste because it is deemed unusable. 


However, as we mentioned above, secondhand can be sustainable and is an ethical practice. But there is only so much we can do. Sustainability is achieved step by step, and secondhand is one of them.


How do you feel after knowing about these myths about sustainable fashion? We hope we’ve helped you clarify some of them. Remember that Studio Eva D. is a sustainable fashion brand that is transparent about the making of their garments, offers excellent conditions to their workers as well as a good pay rate, and is committed to really making a significant and positive impact on the environment.