Queer Outfit of the Week: Sitting Alone in Your Apartment

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!

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As much as I love it, thank god Halloween is finally over. How are you recovering from your candy hangover? What about your regular hangover? Is it just me or is everything falling apart this week? It’s too bright in here and everyone is talking too loudly. I need everyone to be quiet. Okay. I guess that’s better. One thing is for sure, I could not possibly leave my apartment today. I’m guessing you aren’t going to either.

Just because you’re not leaving your apartment doesn’t mean you might not still want to look amazing. I personally use staying at home as an excuse to dramatically strike a pose repeatedly in whatever I’m wearing in my full length mirror. You may or may not want to do this as well. I don’t know, it’s your journey.

This isn’t our first time talking about style for staying at home alone, but I still love this look’s fresh take on an old theme. This week’s outfit comes directly 100% without shame from the Veer NYC Fall 2013 lookbook. While I’m sure this look would be perfect for plenty of folks to bike about New York City, pausing occasionally to take inspired instagram photos, for a lot of us it’s just the perfect combination of style and loungewear.

Drop crotch pants are the perfect way to start off this look because they live right in the land between slacks and sweatpants. If I spend the whole day in sweatpants or PJ bottoms, I end up feeling sort of stale. Like I spent the whole day in bed, even if I actually spent the whole day on the couch (which is completely different for the record). Regular jeans, on the other hand, are far too restrictive for the wallowing, TV watching, magazine organizing and ramen cooking you have planned. Drop crotch pants, on the other hand, not only live in the perfect comfy middle ground, they also are stylish enough that you can pretend that maybe, just maybe, you’re going to leave the apartment at night. This goes double if they’re patterned drop crotch pants.

Any tank top works well for stay at home all day, but a muscle tee maximizes shoulder coverage and warmth without compromising the need to be completely unrestricted with both arms exposed. Similarly to a pair of patterned drop crotch pants, a black crew neck muscle shirt gives much greater an illusion that you might just venture outside. But still, it’s okay if you don’t.

Center images top and bottom show Veer NYC Muscle tee and Camo drop crotch pants as shown in feature image.  Left: Russel muscle tee / Obey camo pants Right: Forever21 Muscle tee / Forever21 deser camo pants

Center images top and bottom show Veer NYC Muscle tee and Camo drop crotch pants as shown in feature image.
Left: Russel muscle tee / Obey camo pants
Right: Forever21 Muscle tee / Forever21 deser camo pants

Whatever your reason for shutting in for the day, there’s no reason to slump on style. You can still be as put together as ever, even if you’re falling apart. So enjoy your day in, with or without these slippers.


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Lizz is a consumer, lover and writer of all things pop culture and the Fashion/Style Editor at Autostraddle.com. She is also full time medical student at Brown University in Providence, RI. You can find her on the twitter, the tumblr or even on the instagram.

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    I love how loungewear is very slowly making its way into the realm of being acceptable outside of your room. All these tapered and slim-fit drop crotch pants and sweatpants actually look really good. Now maybe this article will finally convince my girl that I should be allowed out in sweatpants.. :P

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    Drop crotch pants make me feel way, way butch (coming from someone who’s fairly centre of centre, I believe the phrasing is)
    Like, when I wear drop crotch pants I want to drink straight out of the bottle and nod at all the ladies
    It might just be the pockets. Having that much room in my pockets always goes straight to my head.

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