Gender is a construct. This is something 2016 has taught us time and time again. It's a costume we put on each and every day. Many brands are beginning to introduce more gender-neutral marketing and pieces to their clientele, but there is still quite a way to go before it's the norm. That means those searching for more gender-neutral outfits for their New Year's Eve festivities have to find ways to be more creative: a "men's" blazer here, a "women's" shoe there, etc. But, since there is no true gender box and you can only click through so many NYE party outfit roundups before growing weary with the ways of the gender binary world, here are three outfits to help inspire. Think of them as outfits for everybody—regardless of gender identity. Here's to a year of dressing proudly.
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Black on black on black on black is always a party outfit win (honestly, an every day win, too). Make the hoodie fashion trend your own and channel the pop-punk fantasy you long for in an oversize hoodie, skinny jeans, and platform Docs. Nudie Jeans may make "men's" clothes, but they're known to be more unisex than anything, much like the hoodie and ravey twist on a classic Dr. Martens boot.
Nudie Jeans, Skinny Lin in 'Black Waves,' $210.00, available at Nudie Jeans; GenderFlux, Neither 2.0 Black Hoodie, $60.00, available at GenderFlux; Dr. Martens, Jadon Boot, $170.00, available at Dr. Martens.
If anyone asks what you're wearing, just say it's what would happen if Edie Sedgwick's wardrobe met Kurt Cobain's and birthed a Tumblr.
Amateur Person Apparel, Amateur Beanie, $28.00, available at NYLON Shop; American Apparel, Print Cotton Spandex Jersey Legging in 'Leopard,' $32.00, available at American Apparel; BDG, Longline Relaxed Denim Trucker Jacket, $99.00, available at Urban Outfitters; Flavnt, Pretty Boy Crop Top, $27.00, available at Flavnt; adidas, Superstar Athletic Shoe in 'White/Black,' $79.99, available at Journeys; 69, Button Up Shorts, $50.00, available at 69.
Tomboy, tomgirl, business drag, whatever. An oversize blazer paired with a funky patterned pair of cropped pants, platform brogues, and an easy-fitting collard shirt make for the perfect unisex cocktail attire. Let your socks be the statement piece.
Lucca X Wildfang, The Kravitz Long Blazer, $168.00, available at Wildfang; Muttonhead, Naked & Famous Regular Lightweight Shirt in 'Pencil Stripe Blue,' $143.00, available at Muttonhead; Lucca X Wildfang, The Legend Jogger, $98.00, available at Wildfang; Pull&Bear, Flatform Lace Up Brogue, $54.10, available at ASOS; Stance, Pisces, $16.00, available at Stance.