Index

A

Accessories
Activists
Adidas
Allison Graham
Alok Vaid-Menon
Anna Rae
Androgyny
Angie Chuang
Anita Dolce Vita
Anthony Urbano
Ascots
Ashley Yielding
Athletic Wear

B

Backpacks
Bags
Bandanas
Basics
Bass
Beards
Beauty
Belts
Beyoncé
Bing
Bing Busts Fashion Myths
Bindis
bklyn boihood
Boi
Boots
Bolo Ties
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Black Outfits
Black and White Outfits
Black and Brown Outfits
Black History Month
Blake
Blazers
Blue
Braids
Bluestockings Boutique
Brooks Brothers
Bright Colors
Budget Shopping
Bullying
Butch

C

Cee Sando
Celebrities
Chinos
Collars
Collar Tips
College
Commentary
Community
Couples
Converse
Costumes
Courtney Stirn
Crop Tops
Cuffs

D

Dapper
dapperQ
Dandy
Denim
Desi
Dev Blair
People with Disabilities
Dismantle Me
Dove
Dreads
Dr. Martens
Drag
Dresses

E


Eco Friendly
Editorial
Elbow Patches
Elders (55 +)
Esther Quek
Events
Everlane
Express

F

Fanny Packs
Fat
Fat Femmes
Femme
Fit
Fit For a Femme
Flannel
Florals
Formal
Fossil

G


Gender Expression
Genderflux
Giveaway
Glitter
Graduation
Green
Grunge
 

H

Hair
Hair Color
Halloween
Hannah Cohen
Hats
Head Scarves
Head Wraps
Health
Heels
Hip Hop
History
How to Wear

I


Indigenous
Indochino
Interview
Inspiration

J


Jack Tar 207
Jaime Marie Estrada
Janelle Monáe
Janet Mock
Jaypix
Jeans
Jewelry

K


Kids (13-)
Kilts

L


Lace 
Lacoste
Latinx
Lavern Cox
Leggings
Leon Wu
Lesbian
Lingerie
Lipstick
LOL
LuzMarina

M


Make Up
Maternity Wear (for all genders)
Matriarch
Menswear
Minimalism
Modcloth
Monochromatic
Mojo Disco

N


Natural Hair
Nautical
News
Nonbinary
Nordstrom
Novelty Prints

O


Orange
Overalls

P


Paisley
Pants
Patterns
Pattern Mixing
Performers
Personal
Petites
Piercings
Pink
Plaid
Plus Sizes
Pocket Squares
Polka Dots
Pomps
Posture Magazine
Power Clashing
Prep
Pride
Prom
Puma
Punk

Q


QTIPoC
Qweary
Qwearly Dashing

R


Rainbow
Rayban
Red
Red Wings
Review
Runway
Rupi
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

S

Saint Harridan
Sam Murray
Sarah Champagne
Sarah Rose
Sean/ Ex-Southern Belle
Seersucker
Sharpe Suiting
Shoes
Shopping
Skirts
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Snap Backs
Socks
Soft Butch
Sonny Oram
Sporty
Spring
Street Style
Streetwear
Style Profile
Steam Punk
Submissions
Suits
Summer
Sun Sun
Swimwear

T

Tailoring
Tartan
Tattoos
Teal
Teens (14-18)
Ties
Thrift Stores
Timberland
Tomboy
Tomboy Femme
Top Button Swag
Topman
Topshop
Trans
Transfeminine
Transmasculine
Travel
Tutorials
Tuxedos
Tweed
Two Spirit (Coming Soon!)
Tyler Roze

U

Ugly Sweaters
Uniqlo
Unisex
Undercuts
Underwear

V

Vans
Video
Vintage
Vegan

W

Watches
Weddings
Womenswear
Workwear
Winter
White Outfits
Xanh Tran

Y

Yellow

Z


Zara

Dyke Points

Dyke Points

Anonymous asked: "I’m a genderqueer trans woman, or something like that.

"My gender expression mostly ranges from androgynous to femme, and it seems like most non-queers assume I’m an androgynous boy unless I look blatantly femme. I don’t need to be super butch, but tips for looking somewhat dykey without being mistaken for a dude?

I read somewhere that since our society is so male-centric, people need 4 female cues out of 5 to determine whether someone is female. (May have been Kate Bornstein, don’t remember.) In other words, if you look androgynous people are more likely to mistake you as a dude. So the odds are not in your favor, and people already have so many mixed up conceptions about what it means to be one gender or another that it’s hard to play into them when it comes to your own identity.

I understand how important it is to you be seen for who you are, and how much you wish you could be read as female and dykey (or something like that.) But I’d say, above all, dress and do what you will with your body to make yourself happy! When we don’t fit into the gender binary system, people get confused and make the best assesment they can based on their preconceived ideas about gender. I could get mistaken for a 13-year-old boy, a straight girl, or a lesbian (none of which I identify!) all at the same time depending on people’s expectations and cultural backgrounds. As soon as I stop feeling so concerned with how I’m seen and just present the way I feel most comfortable, I can laugh it off when people read me wrong. 

But in terms of looking dykey, we do have some cultural traditions. Dykes love a good assymetrical haircut. Check out http://girlswithshorthair.tumblr.com/ and http://fuckyeahqueercuts.tumblr.com/ for inspiration. Also check out this post I did on the difference between a lesbian short haircut and a straight girl short haircut: Lesbian Haircutes: Interview with Leroy Powell of We Are Hair. There are also pieces I like to call “lesbian flair” (think femme goes clubbing) like suspenders, bow ties, vests, and blazers; as discussed here: Lindsie: Femme with Lesbian Flair.

I hope you find ways to feel like yourself and also comfortable when dealing with the expectations of others. And that you can have fun experimenting!

Photographer Swag

Photographer Swag

Summer Prep Part 1

Summer Prep Part 1