So I have decided that I no longer want to wear men’s clothes. From now on, it’s buh-bye men’s shirt, hello lace, frills and form fitting tops.
APRIL FOOLS! I’m only kidding… or am I?
I’m joking. I’ll admit that my clothing does get a bit more feminine in the summer. Dresses are more easily worn, colours are lighter, fabrics are more flowing. I’m truly loving that 70’s vibe that I keep seeing around. While I’m not one to follow trends, my style changes as much as the next person; with the seasons, with current style, with my age, etc. However, it will always reflect my personality. This shirt for example is light and lace, bohemian, perfect for summer. On the other hand, the fabric is the only thing feminine about it, it has the shape of a man’s tee. It’s the perfect combination of my seasonal dressing; summer and tomboy.
That’s the great thing about style, it’s always changing. Fashion, like feminism, is all about choice. If I choose to wear dresses for the rest of my life then it’s my choice. I choose not to because I feel more like myself in pants. I could choose to focus on trying to find a husband and start a family, but I choose to live my life as an individual, taking one day at a time. I don’t judge women for wearing lace or dressing like a girl, just like I don’t judge women for wanting a marriage, family, and white picket fence. Fashion, like feminism, shouldn’t be about judgement.
I’m not planning to throw out my collection of men’s button-ups any time soon, and I will always dress with a slight nod towards menswear for the rest of my life. Just like I will always value my independence, regardless if my other priorities change. Happy April Fool’s Day.
– Dress like a man, act like a woman – KL