Friday, February 8, 2013
Be A Man
Oh Boy! I'm never one to back down from a challenge. The lovely Ally of Shybiker challenged fashion bloggers to switch it up, instead of rockin' our lady styles to raid our male-people's closets and try dressing in masculine form. Of course, I already steal from the DH's closet, especially when in need of something oversized or comfortable. He's just enough bigger than me that I can steal his clothes, but still wear most of them.
So I decided to rock the boy style. Muted colors, a hat, tough boots, buttons done all the way up. The way the DH used to dress before I got hold of his closet and started adding color, pattern, texture, and by God, FIT!!! Everything except the shoes belongs to the DH.
My biggest thing is how much warmer all men's clothing is. Fabrics are better, sturdy. And they are very very comfortable. No pulling or tugging anything into place. I've done the boy's clothes thing a lot. A very very good friend of mine with a biologically female body identifies as male (transgender). I was friends with him before he transitioned, and a few times dressed up in male clothes as a way of helping him feel more comfortable being in public as a male.
As Ally speaks about in her post, people do react differently to you when they identify you as a different gender. For people wanting this to happen, it's referred to as "passing". My slim stature and fairly neutral face make passing a fairly easy achievement for me. A simple darkening of my eyebrows, removing my feminine glasses and tucking the longer bits of hair away, and I could pass for a 13 year old boy.
What do you think of Spencer McKenzie? Would you watch his fashion blog? Or I suppose food blog because LOOK AT MAH GRILL!
Or should I just stick to being Megan Mae?
Scarf - thrifted
Skirt - Gap, thrifted
Tee - Bamboo traders, thrifted
Tights - Asos
Boots - Trippen