Los Angeles’ first “Equality Fashion Week” featured incredible queer and trans designers on the rooftop of a fancy hotel and we had fun!
I’m a Taurus sun, Sagittarius moon non-binary person from France, who recently discovered that they feel much more at home in the men’s section of the stores.
Submissions are now open for our next quarterly theme issue: But Make It Fashion.
The first question people asked me when I got engaged was what I was going to wear to the wedding. My impulse reaction was to blurt out, “how the fuck should I know?”
“Until recently I’ve lived in boot-cut blue jeans and snarky t-shirts, and my usual fall/winter wardrobe is that plus a flannel and tennis shoes. I’d like to class it up a little bit without having to take ages to get dressed in the morning, but somehow long-sleeve button-fronts just seem so formal!”
I’m still defining “tomboy femme” style for myself but it gets exponentially harder to find inspiration when all I see is fashion for white, thin bodies. I’m a fat tomboy femme of color and I deserve cute outfits!
This no-makeup look is actually super minimalist — who has time for fifteen products designed to make you look like you aren’t wearing any? With multi-use stain sticks that work for a range of skin tones and concealer, you’re looking amazing and natural in just a few minutes.
“At the moment I wear jeans and a t-shirt with a pair of boots… but I have to meet big deal bosses/clients and I get the vibe I look too unprofessional.”
In its 5th year, dapperQ continued to throw the most inclusive New York Fashion Week runway event, and it was amazing.
“I’ve had conversations with brands where they’ve been very explicit about who their customers weren’t. They weren’t plus size people. They weren’t queer people. They weren’t people of color. And those attitudes affect me as well as a black, queer woman.”
“I like to look like a “pretty boy,” wearing traditional masculine clothing with little hints of “masculine femininity” i.e. earrings, nice watches, some lace/floral patterns/soft pinks, rings. I pride myself in feeling a Peter Pan kind of boyish and youthful and fun, but still have a serious side and like to dress myself in nice business professional when the occasion calls for it.”
In tribute to Lena Waithe, a few Autostraddle staffers got together to share the moment when they decided to cut their hair short.
Restaurant shirts are basically the same as band shirts — spread the word.
You have two options: duct-tape a bunch of ice packs to your torso, or wear a bra as a top.
“When I walk into stores I really struggle to know whether I actually like clothes, or I want to like clothes because I’m ‘supposed’ to like clothes because it’s socially acceptable, so I’m only wearing about two pairs of pants over and over again and I hate looking at myself in the mirror half the time.”
Sometimes you need a quick everyday look that will have you turning heads in ten minutes or less. This is it, from one summer babe to another!
“My gender, in a few words: femme boi, domestic witch, cry baby, plant mom.”
“As a 25 year old, 5’3″ AFAB genderqueer person, with a face that apparently screams ‘possibly a 14 year old unaccompanied minor in this airport??’, it’s important that I look professional enough (especially when I’m teaching) to convey some authority. Any advice you’ve got to help me achieve my goal of being the queer professor crush of everyone’s dreams?”
Your summer statement piece is a very colorful windbreaker. You’re welcome!
“The “dapper” butch looks I find when I try to google outfit inspiration don’t really fit my personality. I prefer an edgier, street style-esque sort of look, and I want to carry some of that style over into my workwear.”