Welcome to Queer Outfit of the Week where I scour the world and tell you all about my one favorite queer outfit this week. I’ll envision a scenario where you or your girlfriend or your best friend or your mom or your cat could wear it and talk all about why it’s a great outfit for that event. Every week will be a different style, gender presentation and event so there’s a little something for everyone — even the person who just wants to look at pictures of stylish queers! So let’s get to it — we’re going to figure out what the heck we’re going to wear this week!
Winter is here! Seriously guys! Right this very moment there is snow on the ground and in our hearts. I, for one, suited up in my favorite inclement weather look. Sure I’d rather have been curled up under a down blanket by the heater, but I’ve got big plans and business to attend to. Work, school, errands and, yes, eventually home. All in the drifts of the first snow shower of the season. Plus, I’ve finally perfected the look for just such a day! All day I walked around thinking that I wanted to share with the world my most perfect early winter snowy day outfit. But where on earth was I going to find a queer girl wearing my exact outfit willing to take pictures and post them on Autostraddle.com? Oh.
The secret to this look is that while you appear stylish and practical, it’s actually also the snuggliest outfit ever! Yes, I am willing to go on the record saying this is the snuggliest outfit ever. That’s why it’s just perfect for a snow day!
Start with your comfy basics: a merino wool sweater and fleece-lined leggings. I want to reiterate that the leggings should be fleece-lined to maximize warmth. Starting with warm comfy basics is essential as you want to be able to seamlessly be able to come inside from a blistering winter wonderland and curl up with a pot of tea.
Your next stop on this cute/practical/snuggly journey is accessories that can be worn indoors or outdoors. While you probably can’t get away with wearing your mittens indoors, a beanie is the classic all-the-time outdoor hat. Plus, in the words of Vanessa, “The perfect slouchy hat can read really gay.” The big secret, however, is these rain boots: they’re lined with shearling. In lieu of these specific boots, however, any fleece lined rain boots are great for early winter when you don’t want your feet to sweat in heavy snow boots.
If you decide to venture out into the snow, I recommend a hooded wool coat. While I’m sure that most of you have wool coats you’re already attached to, I particularly like wool for early winter. Down just gets too sweaty for me when the weather is above 10 degrees fahrenheit. Plus the hood keeps the snow out of your eyes!
If you’re looking for something a bit more butch or center of center, straight leg black jeans with more masculine boots and gloves are easy changes. On the other hand if you want to access your inner femme or dress the look up a bit you can swap the V-neck sweater for a mid-calf sweater dress.
Whether you’re braving the snow or just watching it fall on your computer you gotta do it in style. Keep things narrow cut and fleece lined and you definitely won’t be sorry– or cold!