Style Thief: The Cute Tomboy Grandpa Style of Hazel from “Bottoms”

Yesterday we dug into the style profile of the Bottom lesbian movie protagonists P.J and Josie, and today we turn our attention to another lesbian character inspiring crushes across the nation and possibly the world: Hazel, played by queer actor Ruby Cruz. Bottoms designer Eunice Jera Lee told Vogue that Hazel’s style is the one she identifies with most closely, describing it as “more androgynous and fashion-forward but always true to herself, wearing oversized men’s pieces from Vetements, All Saints, and Wales Bonner.” Hazel’s vibe is effortlessly cool, comfortable but put-together.


Hazel’s Oversized Bowling Shirts

Bowling shirts are always cool.

bowling shirts

1) Asos Relaxed Revere Bowling Shirt (Men’s 2XS – 3XL long) – $40
2) Todd Snyder Japanese Rayon Bowling Shirt in Golden Ray (Men’s XS-2XL) – $84
3) Abercrombie & Fitch Murph’s Pub Bowling Shirt (Men’s 2XS-2XL) – $30
4) Van’s Dusk Downer Shirt (2XS – 2XL) – $70


Hazel’s Baggy Polo Shirts

Hazel’s a fan of Johnny collars, ribs, knits and tipped polos.

polos

1) JCrew Short Sleeve Heritage Tipped Polo (Men’s 2XS- 2XL) – $49.50
2) Ben Sherman Textured Stripe Sweater Polo (Men’s S-2XL) – $119
3) Grey Hawk Plus Polo in Navy (Men’s 2XL – 5XL) – $63
4) Ribbed Polo in Cream with Green Trim Detail (Men’s 2XS-2XL)- $35


Big Cardigan Energy

There’s nothing like a chunky cardigan to radiate Hazel’s androgynous, “got this at the Kiwanis sale” energy.

cardigans

1) ASOS Boyfriend Cardigan ($43, S-L) // Asos Curve Boyfriend Cardigan ($43, 14-24)
2) mnml Argyle Cardigan Sweater (Men’s XS-2XL) – $56
3) Asos Design Cable-Knit Collegiate Sweater (Mens 2XS-2XL) – $50


Hazel Is Wearing Vests, Vests Are Back Now

Hazel will wear a sleeveless vest over whatever she wants to!

vests

1) Gap CashSoft Rib Sweater Vest (2XS, 2XL, petite – tall – $50
2) MiniBee Women’s Sweater Vest (XS-4XL) – $35
3) Levi’s Rincon Button Down Vest (Men’s XS-2XL) – $76
4) Tailored Linen Blend Longline Vest (SS-XL) – $104


Drapey Oversized Button-Down

I wish I could find the exact shirt Hazel’s wearing in the film — it’s oversized, it’s drapey, the red and blue stripes are so subtle you can barely tell they’ve got color at all until you get really close up. But alas I could not, here are three other options:

button-downs

1) Madewell Signature Poplin Short-Seeve Button-Down Shirt in Leray Stripe (1X-5X) – $55
2) Katin USA Alan Shirt (Men’s S- 2XL) – $69
3) PacSun Gauze Oversized Stripe Button-Down (Men’s S-2XL) – $37


Hazel also loves to layer — start your outfit with a simple white tank top or a loose-fitting t-shirt, like the olive-hued tee Hazel wears under a cardigan and later under an argyle sweater vest. Pants are simple: Dickie’s-style shorts, track pants, cargo pants or whatever strokes your lesbian boat.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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4 Comments

  1. It’s Hazel Callahan Fall, sapphics’ most horny and powerful season, and I’m so excited for all the thrifted bowling shirts and Doc Martens waiting in our collective futures. (I am also thrilled to announce publicly that after three Bottoms viewings (many more to come), I am now a proud first time vest owner! Yes, Ruby Cruz is my insufferable new personality)

  2. thank you smmm since i watched bottoms ive been fighting for my life trying to find a way to dress like hazel the lesbian icon of my dreams. that one red and white bomber sweater thing she wears is just mwah i’ve been looking everywhere for something like it. so excited to become the butch of all time 🫶🫶

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