I truly hate this time of year in Austin. My sense of fashion flies out the window. Hats, scarves, cardigans- everything I love I can not wear unless I want to melt like this playground here:
I’m from the North so my idea of fashion involves layers. I like sleek, tailored and imaginative. Actually, I really just like wearing suits. Full-on dude’s suits. Been wearing them since I was a little girl. Probably the first time I realized I loved wearing suits was the day I dressed as Rod Serling for no reason. It felt so good to put on a jacket and tie and impersonate my writing hero. Serling always looked so cool and collected up on the TV screen and that’s how I wanted to look.
This sounds like the beginning of a Born This Way blog post, the day I realized when I was a boy trapped in a girl’s body, but alas, it’s not that interesting. I just really like suits. Love them. Love the way they look on me and other women. I don’t just fancy suits either- ties, bowties suspenders, and men’s hats are also my jam. When I first saw the music video for Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope”, I was like, “Shit, that woman knows where it’s at.”
I used to wear suits and ties in high school. A few kids made fun of me- called me a dyke- and I became super self-conscious. Little did I know that some of my peers actually dug my sense of style- though they wouldn’t tell me until years later. You see, nowadays, I don’t even think about that stuff. Whether you think I’m a dyke or crazy or attention-starved, I like wearing the suits because they make me feel good. It’s an extension of my personality.
Now if it would only cool off so I can put my freaking tuxedo jacket on!
Do you like wearing mens clothing? Do you think it looks good on ladies?