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.
👋🏽 Feeling terrible for a number of reasons, so remembering brighter days. It’s just a little anxiety here, a little depressive episode there, and sprinkle on some white supremacy and fragility for good measure. I’m not here to say I have my head up and It Gets Better™. I’m here to say I’M here. I’m alive. And tomorrow is a new day. 🍂 #menswearselfcare #hellapinay #oneofthem #folkslikeus
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): 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.
Growing up the term "dapper" referred to men in nice suits. I remember thinking how cool they were. It wasn't just the outfit I admired but the attitude; the confidence. I wanted that. Dapper is more than a style of dress, it's a feeling. It's someone refined, sexy, and confident. It's more than being fashionable, it's being comfortable in your own skin and having the attitude to match. When I put on suspenders, I feel like a dapper superhero. When you feel like a superhero… obviously you're doing something right! 🎩👞💼🌹// @kirrinfinch
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).
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.
While I think I have a distinctive style, it's not one that I find easy to sum up in one photo! I live in multitudes, folks. However, I posted this make from earlier in the year in fb recently and a friend called it "quintessentially Shannon" so I'll go with that! Big floral prints and an interest in gendered forms are definitely my signature. 🌼❤️🌼 #sewphotohop @houseofpinheiro and thanks @namedclothing for sponsoring! #sewing #memade #selfdrafted
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!