It took a pandemic for me to realize how often I borrow my boyfriend’s clothes. Right now we both practically dress like Larry David, so crew-neck sweaters and sweatpants are in heavy rotation. One too many times have I’ve slipped on a sweatshirt only to realize after putting it on that it was about two sizes too big, and thus my boyfriend’s. But of course, regardless of how you identify, we pretty much all want the same things out of our clothes. Some may prioritize aesthetics over function and vice versa, but at the end of the day we all want to look and feel good.
The rigid gender lines the fashion industry previously adhered to are blurring, and thank goodness for that. I love the idea of walking into a store (more realistically shopping online these days) and be able to not only find something for myself, but also for the male-identified people in my life. It’s no accident that some of my favorite brands as of late are those that have adopted a gender-inclusive approach, designing their collections with everyone in mind. After all, good style is universal. Keep reading ahead to see all of the brands doing just that.