restore Japan tee: bluenotes
shorts: mimi mcqueen
boots: thrifted @ Value Village
and boys who look like girls.
I've seen a lot of kids (both girls and guys) on campus wearing their flannel shirts, huge frames, skinny jeans, and boots, biking up and down the street, and I wonder... would I be happy if that's what I wore/looked like every day? The same style... every day. Being consistent. Looking a certain way. Fitting in this "alternative" standard. They are (supposedly) "hipsters" of course, even "indie", but honestly, what if you just loved flannel, skinny jeans, and boots (and needed the thick frames to see), and didn't listen to "alternative" music? What if you loved 90's cartoons, enjoyed talking about Austrian cereal that's not yet produced in North America, cutting your hair short (if you're a girl) and leaving your hair long and putting it in a pony (if you're a guy), but didn't like any indie music and never understand the references to said music?
And then there's me.
What style do I fit into? I'm edgy, but not edgy enough. I don't look sweet, I've got my piercings, I don't look sexy, I'm not beautiful, I really have no curves at all, but I don't want to dress or look like a boy. I don't wear red lipstick 24/7, or mascara, but sometimes I want to feel girly and pretty. I enjoy good music, but always stick to bands I like, never venturing into a certain "genre", because truly I listen to both bubblegum pop, and indie/alternative music, and sometimes I dislike a certain pop song that everyone else likes or I dislike an indie song that everyone else likes. I honestly can say I dislike bands like Tegan and Sara, and Paramore, but don't mind listening to their songs from time to time.