Tip 1: Avoid focusing only on wearing head-to-toe men’s clothing, which may not be formfitting on the female frame. While there are plenty of unisex outfitters, gender-neutral fashion is ever-evolving, so wear what’s stylish yet fitting and comfortable. Need a structured neutral coat or a fitted chambray button shirt? How about pairing it with a pair of dark-rinsed jeans and a chic herringbone scarf? The curated unisex online shop Slapstick has it all for those who are looking to spring forward with style. Don’t miss out on their handmade shoes that’ll add confidence to your gait.(slapstick.co.kr).
TIP 2: Have a well-loved jacket or a pair of trousers that are wearing out? Take them to a tailor shop to have them replicated and customized with the fabrics of your choice. Already purchased a one-of-a-kind menswear piece that has yet to see the light of day? Bring it in and have it altered to fit you. Located in a small alleyway in Gyeongridan, Myung-hee mending shop (명희 옷 수선) is the perfect place to go. For over 30 years, the owner has been mending and sewing clothes for a range of customers. A big plus: The friendly seamstress has experience altering men’s clothes to fit the female form. 12, Noksapyeong-daero 54-gil, Yongsan-gu (02-790-4586). Mon–Sat 10:30am–10pm.
TIP 3: For those who have been looking for discreet quality binders, or “pressure bras,” Monsterb is the solution. Their durable tops are versatile and can be worn underneath your favorite shirt. Monsterb also offers waterproof varieties that can be worn outdoors, at the pool or at the gym. Instagram @MONSTERB_HONGDAE, 010-8009-8359.