Autostraddle team members felt the breeze to reaffirm that crop tops can be worn by any one with a bod.
As fun as fashion can be, there are many supposed “rules” to dressing your fine self. It’s something that makes getting outfitted a very overwhelming process; which of these laws should be followed? I’m going to let you in on a secret… You don’t need to listen to a single one.
“Evan Rachel Would”? Damn right, Evan Rachel Would.
To say that I’m infatuated with denim may be an understatement. In the name of experimentation, I hooked up with ASOS to test drive some “of the moment” jeans from their Denim Bar.
Since stumbling upon greasers and teddy girls sporting white tees and cuffed jeans, I’ve held a special lil’ spot in my sartorial heart for the classic white t-shirt.
Wanna get all dressed up despite having no public place to go? Me too!
What to wear when it’s not quite warm enough for tank tops, but plenty warm enough to ditch the thermal underwear.
Palazzo pants are everywhere and they are so happy to see you.
As for keeping your hands warm, the best way to go is a faux fur muff. I really don’t understand why people don’t still wear muffs all the time. They’re great! They double as a great way to keep your hands nice and cozy and an excuse to make lesbian sex jokes.
As far as winter footwear is concerned you have two choices: fashion or function. That doesn’t mean your choices are “look cute and freeze” or “stay dry and sacrificing lookin’ winsome.” Lovely human, you’ve got options.
Don’t let an all-black dress code get you down. Use pieces you already own to create pulled-together looks worthy of the holiday season.
This year, rather than scoffing at the isle of misfit sweaters and hats no one wants to play reindeer games in, I challenge you to embrace the hideousness. Allow yourself to lower your guards to the bright reds, greens, silvers, and blues and really snuggle into some ugliness.
In my youthful exuberance, many crimes against fashion and dignity were committed. Not this year.
Now I know that a burning log of wood on a TV screen doesn’t bring the same warmth as a real, live fireplace but there is something oddly comforting about watching a loop of a fire for a solid 4 hours. You can grab some cookies, whip up some boozey eggnog and catch up with pals. Or just take a nap. What exactly does one wear to sit still for a solid afternoon? I’m glad you asked.
Something truly wonderful is happening. Cosmetic companies are expanding their lipstick colors beyond the standard red-orange-pink-purple-burgundy spectrum and into the land of black, yellow, green and blue lipstick.
My resistance to the chill of winter eventually gives way to the realization that I can wear my trusty sweaters again — here are four ways to look great doing it.
No one but no one can ever truly be Mr. Rogers except Mr. Rogers. That doesn’t mean we can’t all try to dress like Mr. Rogers. That doesn’t mean we can’t all strive to be like Mr. Rogers.
For me, the beginning of Autumn means a bit of a closet assessment. I take it as a chance to visit old friends — hi, fuzzy granddad cardigans — and also figure out what no longer works/what I’ll ideally be wearing all season.
These aren’t rules. There are no rules. Tomboy femme is its own collage of styles, which gives us the most freedom when it comes to presenting and dressing however we damn well please. Go experiment.
You’ve got to have a layer strategy. I’ve styled a couple outfits that proactively anticipate both torrential downpours and super sunny skies.