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The *Official* New Nonbinary Uniform for Under $300
Mandatory reading for anyone who wants the non-negotiable truth about what genderqueer people HAVE to wear in 2023. Legally.
In case you are new around here or have recently Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-ed yourself and have no memories of HR, I'm non-binary and use they/them pronouns.
Of course there is no one way to "dress nonbinary" and the title of this post is... a joke! I can only speak for myself (sorry for the clickbait) and for me, feeling good about my gender expression entails either finding outfits that are fairly neutral in their gender expression without getting into säd beïge baby territory, or fits that explicitly fuck around with the alleged gender binary in a way infused with levity and, of course, the fun I always want to bring to getting dressed.
Here are a few such fits, all (pretty much) for under $300, to show that getting dressed in a genderqueer way doesn't need to entail purchasing thousands of dollars of bondage gear or boiler suits. I hope you enjoy, no matter your gender or style m.o.!
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I loved this Junya Watanabe MAN shirt and thus wanted to Joker-ify it with a two-toned thong from Cuccia (these are extremely comfy! Road tested by HR), an absolutely explicit Saint Sintra skirt (my bad photoshop does it no justice, click the link), and some glittery knee socks with studded loafers.
Graphic Tee - $110
Starburst Mini Skirt - $60 (Sale)
Vita Thong - $41
Socks - $9
Studded Loafers - $59.98
You'll never get run over in the night in this fit! I adored the waist on these MNZ pants and built the outfit around them. This look is made for cool-guy clubbing.
90s Cap - $26.10 (Sale)
Camiseta Encaje ~ $20 USD
Wide Leg Pants - $180 (Sale)
Patent Flats - $59.33 (Sale)
Is this White Lotus vibes? I've never seen the show. Welcome back to the straw newsboy cap I'm tragicomically obsessed with and the perfect level of frill on these CDG bloomer-esque pantaloons.
Newsboy Cap - $72.50 (Sale)
90s Striped Shirt - $34
Wide Leg Pants - $76
Vintage Mary Janes - $24.94
I cannot get enough of the EGG POUCH. Or you could store eggs in the deep pockets of your UTILITY KILT. The Hurtence hat looked so good, I couldn't not include it, though it goes a smidge over budget.
Vintage Sweater - $48
Utility Kilt - $35
Slingback Sandals - $90 (Sale)
Egg Pouch - $56 (Sale)
Head Flowers - £112.00
Total: ~$229 or ~$312
I love using red and green with a decidedly non-Christmassy attitude. This is the fit a queer kid would wear to the Sandlot if they wouldn't get assaulted or bullied for being there.
A tall glass of refreshing cool tones!
This is what both Tony and Maria would wear in my headcanon of a (horribly offensive?) queer version of West Side Story. The cargo shorts are embroidered with butterflies!
Chain Necklace - $44 (Sale)
White Tank - $10
Cutout Sweatshirt - $175
Cargo Shorts - $29.60 (Sale)
High Tops - $36
Thanks for tuning in! Next time: outfits I love from people I hate. Hold on to your ass, John Lennon, because I'm coming for it, in an entirely violent and nonsexual way.