Follow These 13 Autostraddle Contributors for Queer Style Inspiration in 2018

So here I was trying to round up a bunch of fashionable folks on Instagram to help you up your style game in the coming year, when it occurred to me that the freelancers I’ve worked with since coming on in April are some of the best resources out there! Below, a look back on the wonderful work they’ve done over the past eight months, plus why you’ll want to give them a follow.


Article(s): Masc/Femme: Getting Genderfull With AC Dumlao
Follow for: Rockin’ suits, sweaters, and slogan tees, plus honest discussions of mental health.


Article(s): How Stiletto Nails Helped Me Embrace My Queer High Femme Identity
Follow for: Uncompromising, over the top plus-size style.

Article(s): A Total Beginner’s Guide to Bow Ties, 7 Stylish Queers Share Their Short Hair Secrets
Follow for: Bow ties, busy socks, and a coif that just won’t quit.


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Article(s): 6 Super Shops for Building a Dapper Vegan Wardrobe
Follow for: Travel shots, tattoos, and cruelty-free fashion.


Article(s): Masc/Femme: Living Your (Cozy) Truth with CC Elise
Follow for: Label-defying looks, modeling shots, and the occasional dance sequence.


Article(s): 3 Tips for Mastering Button-Down Shirts When You’re Busty, One Pair of Tomboy Toes Boots Five Different Ways
Follow for: Sharp suiting, swimwear, and city shots.


Article(s): Five Skincare and Grooming Products for Masculine of Center Folks
Follow for: Killer grooming and skincare recommendations, and seriously smoldering stares.


Article(s): 5 Things to Consider Before Getting Your First Tattoo
Follow for: Professional shots of food, flowers, foreign locales, and of course, fashion.


Article(s): Masc/Femme: Reclaiming “Basic” Fall Fashion with Maggie McGill
Follow for: Fat positivity, shameless seasonal snaps, and some damn good vests.


Article(s): I Grew Out My Leg Hair and You Can Too
Follow for: The alternative lifestyle haircut you’ve always wanted, plus excellent suits (of both the jump- and two-piece varieties).


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Sad femme doesn't know how to make her hair work

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Article(s): Style Diary: How Three Chic, Comfy Outfits Tell the Story of My Transition
Follow for: Super cute selfies and an ever-evolving aesthetic.


Article(s): 4 Dapper Plus-Size Sewing Projects for Beginners and Pros, Summer Project: Sew Your Own Gender-Affirming Swimwear!, Sew Your Own: Pants Projects for Any Skill Level, Sew Your Own: Your Favorite Queer Characters’ Wardrobes
Follow for: Stunning DIY projects, vintage bits and bobs, and one very slow-moving bulldog.


Article(s): 4 Tips for Dressing Dapper When You’re Petite
Follow for: Suits, shirting, and shorts for the super small crew.

That’s it! Happy New Queer!

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Nora is a writer and shoot producer living in Brooklyn. Send her links to weird clothing and dog videos to nora [at] autostraddle [dot] com.

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  1. I was really excited to see this article since I had just been looking for some queer style inspiration and coming up short. However, I was disappointed to see so few femmes on the list. I understand that there is a severe lack of masc of center/androgynous style represented in the mainstream and autostraddle acts as one of the few resources filling that gap. But I’d love to see a wider variety of femme style portrayed regularly to inspire us too! For instance, I’m just starting to realize that I might be a soft femme when previously I just thought I was a weird femme who wasn’t that femme… Anyway, sorry to gripe. I have loved the style section lately, just hungry for more femme diverse styles.

  2. I love this article! Thank you for the roundup Nora. I love how you’ve curated our fashion and style section over the last year, and this was such a perfect way to take us into 2018!

  3. NORA thank you, there’s nothing quite so sartorially inspiring to me as other people rocking their looks with confidence and aplomb! happy 2018 to us all, may we all look amazing.

    • Complain?? I feel like it’s more “rejoice in how very gay it made me feel”. But you do you I guess!

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