It’s still hot where Ashley lives, but she threw on a Beanie to start bringing the fall style. I’d categorize this look as musician grunge, with a touch of prep. She just needs a beat up guitar in her hand and she’ll be golden.
An incredible artist named Alice wrote to me with an unusual and creative submission. I’m rather blown away. She made up some characters that she draws in actual clothes she’s been coveting/ checking out. One of her characters, named Ada, is into a lot of menswear and gender-nonconforming styles. She said she takes a lot of inspiration from Qwear for Ada’s outfits. I think this is such a beautiful way to explore fashion and gender without spending any money. Imagine if you could draw yourself in the clothes you wanted to wear, or if you could draw the haircut you’d be dreaming of before going for the plunge.
Anonymous asked: I’ve been wanting to incorporate blazers into my wardrobe, but I’m just not sure how to and I want to be able to on an everyday setting. Any tips? Thanks :)
I mean, we can always reread the article I wrote for Diva about blazers. They can pretty much go with anything; all kinds of T-shirts, polos, dresses, hoodies, blouses, jeans. Here is some blazered outfit inspiration:
It can be really fun to put them over printed Tees like this and step up the outfit. (source: aliexpress.com)
That mysterious hot queer chilling by the ivy at your school, just ready for you to go talk to her. With a classic denim jacket and slicked and parted 50’s inspired hair, I think Dewie’s got some inspiration for all of us.
Follow Dewie at literallyawesomepeople.tumblr.com
Just discovered this Shereen Jenkins kid. I don’t know if this is a thing, but I’m going to call her style mainstream street smart. Sporty clothing with easily recognizable brands. So dope.
Anonymous asked: Hi there, I have a couple of really girly mini skirts (some with ruffles, some with lace, some with floral patterns) and I would love any suggestions on qwearing them up a bit (I already only wear skirts with converse, lol). thanks!
I’m glad you asked about this, because I love mini skirts and I need more of them in my life. (Not on me, but on cute queers for sure.) I think the key to queering things is to be yourself, be confident, and penetrate other queers on the street with sexy knowing eye contact.
Anything with a vintage, homemade, or with a burlesque style will lend a hand to queerness. Effingdykes (Thanks!!!!) observed in her latest post that femmes these days are really into bandannas tied on the head, liquid black cat-eye liner, lip and monroe piercings, high waisted skirts, wedge heels, anything with leapond-print or polka dots, outfits that mix sweet and nasty, and undercuts. Obvi you don’t have to do any of these things to be femme or look queer, (nor do you have to identify as femme to wear a mini skirt.) But I think these styles are a great thing to check out when you’re exploring your queer identity, since they are awesome and badass and give a nodd towards queer history and culture. But in the end, totes be yourself. Even if that means carrying a Coach purse. (Ok guys, I’m sorry for making fun of Coach and saying it was only for straight people.)
Now you’re thinking vintage, burlesque… eye liner… oy. Much more to think about than your average tank from the Gap. But as always, we learn best from example. Let’s see what Fit for a Femme does, shall we?
Nothing says femme better than studded ankle boots and leather. (source: fitforafemme.com)
Let’s look at another gay icon, Kristen Stewart. (I mean, what?)
You can see a peek of the red converse, and with the 80’s sweater look and everything put together… any queer could totally rock this look. Oh, Kristen… (source: team-twilight.com)
I don’t know who this is, but I love their style:
It’s kindddda punk, (apparently inspired by Sonic Youth?) but totally a different interpretation of the whole mini skirt thing. Also with Converse…. and that hair… yum. (source: www.gastrochic.com)
A few of my feminine friends asked me to go clubbing with them, and I have no idea what to wear. I’m not comfortable wearing girly party/clubbing clothing (whatever that means), nor am I comfortable wearing something super masculine. I want something kind of in the grey, androgynous zone, with a very slight lean towards femininity. Thank you!!
Everyone seems to think of clubbing as a big scary endeavor that is completely separate from every other part of life and requires you to wear different clothes or even project a more charming and outgoing persona. I’ve gotten questions from a few nervous clubbers who aren’t trusting their instincts in what to wear.
But the truth is that clubbing is just like anything else you do for fun with your friends. So dress the way you would for any night out, keeping in mind that whatever layers you have are going to get ripped off once you’re breaking it down.
Or do this:
Ponte Rolled Sleeve Blazer, available at Topshop for $70
T-shirt with Eagle Sunset Print, available at ASOS for $20.44
Ripped Vintage Boyfriend Jean #13, available at ASOS for $54
Michael Kors Slim Classic Watch in Silver, available at Revolve Clothing for $160
Converse Red All Stars, on sale at Yoox for £35.00
Anonymous asked: Is there any fashionable way to wear “grandma” type shorts (the elastic, high waist wide legged kind)? they’re so darn comfortable but I’m afraid to wear them in public
Miss Hootie Baby wearing high waisted shorts (from this post)
Mandy says: Things I love, pt. 1: high-waisted shorts. I personally don’t wear them, but I love/appreciate them sososo much. One thing I love about these shorts is their versatility. They’re casual, but you can also dress them up. They also show off your legs. As I’ve mentioned, I love legs.
Most of my friends rock high-waisted shorts with crop tops, crop tanks, front-tied button downs, etc. If you don’t mind, I would suggest emphasizing your waist to give your body some curves. My friends look super great in every type of shoe—heels, sandals, Nike’s, Converse’s, boots and flats. I don’t think one shoe is better or worse than the other; just wear something you’ll feel confident/sexy/hot/awesome in.
You could also go quasi-profesh, and pair the shorts with a little boy’s shirt, a blazer, oxfords, and some dangly necklaces. Or a chunky watch. Have fun!
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The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning it’s time to celebrate the values America may or may not be built on. But I mean, if we’re going to create change, we may as well do it in style. People will be way more likely to listen to you when you’re wearing your new pair of sexy red glasses.
Super Clear Frame Lenses in Red, Available At Revolve Clothing for $138
Selected Oxford Shirt, available at ASOS for $58.00
Royal Blue Leather Sebago Docksides, on sale at My Wardrobe for $90.75
Deep Blue Wonder Dress, available at Modcloth for $107.99
Tennis Skirt, available in in Red, White, and Blue at American Apparel, for $54
All the queers have been writing in to tell us about how well Levi’s mens skinny pants fit. 511™ Skinny Commuter Pants, on sale at Levi for $53.90
Converse All Star Slim Plimsolls, available at ASOS for $66.28
Blue Slim Chino Belt, available at Topman for $24 (Also comes in red)