Holiday outfits from “Art of Manliess” blog

The more formal the occasion is, the more gender specific the clothing is. For example something really informal events call for a t shirt and jeans. Then as you go down the line to more formal events, the harder it is to look androgynous without looking out of place. When it gets super formal, I give up and get a dress that covers everything easily.

The art of manliness website is a place I go get some inspiration for the androgynous look. I look at that and some other men’s fashion posts in order to see how I can mix it up for my own taste and body type. I hope I’m giving them enough credit because this entire post is adding some commentary on their post. They created this great holiday outfit guide seen here.

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Alright, so my edits:

Thanksgiving outfit: No changes you should know by now this is my favorite fall look.

Office holiday party outfit: While this look can work for a lot of people really well, it doesn’t work for me. Personally, the sportcoat over the sweater look is a little too masculine and bulky. That being said, wool pants and oxfords are a great holiday look. I would pair this bottom look with women’s pants and with a more feminine sweater.. like a Cambridge cable. Also, I will go ahead and say I really do not like the argyle style. I think it’s VERY overdone and is very 10 years ago… if not 20 years ago. I remember thinking I was cool wearing it in middle school.

Christmas party: I definitely agree with the whole look. I am not a tie wearer but this would be an occasion to wear a fun one. If it is more of an informal party I would also suggest wearing some sort of Christmas sweater. Not the ugly sweater top, really, but ….similar and hopefully cute. It’s the holiday season -get into the spirit by not wearing a plain v neck that you wear any other chilly night. To clarify… not this:

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But this:

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I do not own these photos I stole them from a google image search. I’ll post my own soon. Probably a whole sweater inspiration album -I love them so much.

Definitely love the Christmas day look. Every single last part of it. Wear the hat, wear the moccasins, definitely wear the sweater! Jeans are fine but if you are more casual joggers are good too.

Hope you like-y. Comment with your thoughts or message me with some similar looks on women I would love to see them. Also let me know if I’m doing this whole giving credit to the sources thing alright. Thanks!

Basic Lesbian in the Fall

Let me caveat this post by saying: We have all seen the “basic” lists. The original target was not the women, really, but the consumer culture associated with fall. Some are meant to be funny, some are meant to be insulting. The below list is meant to be funny and, yes, it’s based off stereotypes and has nothing to do with fashion but, whatever, just grab a drink and lighten up.

List of basic lesbians favorite fall activities

#1. Wearing plaid and beanies

#2. Falling in love with a straight girl that confused you because she, too, was wearing plaid and a beanie

#3. Getting way excited for Oktoberfest activities

#4. Not shaving because you’ll be wearing pants all winter… unless you think you are going to get laid.

#5. Carving a pumpkin into something clever (to you anyway) and saying shit 100 times

#6. HUNGER GAMES

#7. Taking a crush to a haunted house maze and realize you keep throwing her at the monsters and this was probably not the best move

#8. Taking on a DIY project

#9. Having a bonfire get together and feeling like the queen of the fire

#10. When everything is done, we love the sense that it’s time to hibernate with our old pal Netflix

Comment with your additions to the list!

 

Sweater

I bought a set of three sweaters from an older lady who knitted them personally. She was selling them in her little shop outside of a tourist spot, and they were remarkably affordable. They are also a little thin so I would probably wear a thin sweatshirt under it if I was wearing it out in chilly weather.

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Here is the sweater in action. I was incredibly hungover.

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Ok, ONE fall outfit

Let’s say you hate fashion but I keep showing up on your feed so much that you think, “okay, fine -I give. What’s one thing I should consider adding to my wardrobe this fall?” Here it is:

1. Dark blue levi’s slim 712 cut jeans

2. A plaid shirt and a cream or grey shirt with brown buttons

3. Clark’s brown leather boots

4. A shawl collar sweater.

You can wear these clothes everyday of the week and it might be after 20 days that someone realizes you only have two shirts. They are the perfect amount of blending in while still looking like you know what you are doing / looking good. The shawl collar sweater is clutch because you can wear a sweater everyday and no one thinks you are a pig pen. Everyone thinks you are changing the shirt underneath everyday when in reality there may not be one. Everyone should have a go to outfit that they know they can pull off all season long without thinking about it. This is it.

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This sweater is a men’s xsmall from J. Crew. And, as always, those are the levi’s.