Transgressing the "Man" in "Topman"

Summer barbecues, family gatherings, that luscious green in the summer time. Dapper-looking, cool-feeling clothes are a must for the social heat.

For this performance piece, I chose Topman's white slacks, which felt amazing against my skin, and were beautifully airy in all the right places. Because my shoes are where my body meets its backdrop, I love me some dapper-looking kicks. Topman's black dress shoe, transgressed the "man" in "Topman," as I personally wear them with anything I can. The delicate folds in my socks filled me with satisfying detail: a slick shine here, an eye-catching color there, can really bring a performance together and give me that extra spark in my walk. These pants weren't just comfortable in the average corporate stance, but also as I chased around a cute puppy with a tennis ball! Gotta love that perfect performance when everything fits just right.

P.s. If I'm gonna wear a fitted shirt, it's going to be a dark shirt, because it minimizes my bust.

Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman
Women wearing Topman

Outfit details:
Top: Ann Taylor Loft
Pants: Topman Premium Off White Trousers
Socks: From Scotland
Shoes: Topman Ray Black Leather Derby Shoes

Rupi serves a dual-role of Fashion Director and Fashion Designer in which she seeks to dismantle preconceived notions of gender expression and explore the identity constructs of queer fashion. A graduate of Rhode Island School Of Design, Rupi merges her knowledge of queer theory and critical race theory with her passion for fashion. Recently, her work has been presented at Queer Fashion Week (2015), Rainbow Fashion Week (2015) and the Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston (2015 and 2016). 

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