I’ve been spending a lot of time reading blogs and forums looking to see what people have to say about how they like to dress in and out of public view. There are of course as many styles as there people to wear them, but as with any human activity, there are trends in what groups like to wear. Some are simple and understated while others are in your face.
One thing I have noticed is that in the Trans community, there is a scale in what people wear with Trans women at one end and Cross dressers at the other. That is Trans women tend to go with current styles while Cross dressers tend to want to stand out. Nothing wrong with either approach, but as with anything it is a matter of personal taste or the lack there of.
In looking at things, I think that I tend to fall closer to the women’s side of fashion sense. I just can’t bring myself to walk around in high heels and a dress. If that’s what you like, great, but as I have said before I would rather be comfortable than fashionable or better yet, comfortably fashionable.
A good example of this is in footwear. I don’t own the boots above, but that’s because they are currently out of stock. They have a 2″ heel and I could wear these all day without my feet killing me. There are some other boots that have even lower heels and I do have a pair with a 1″ heel. Simple and comfortable. (Besides, I have a soft spot for suede).
As for clothing choices? Again, I am all about comfort. Soft fabrics, muted colors, things that just flow together. If the outfit above showed full length jeans it would be perfect. The interesting thing is, something like this in a different cut would like fine on men too. I have never thought that expressing myself as a woman required anything more than what’s in my mind. When all is said and done, it isn’t the clothing you wear, how much makeup you use, or wearing a wig that tells people your a woman. It’s what’s in your heart and mind. And if you don’t believe me, take a walk in Wal-Mart sometime and just people watch.
Then again, something like this for the house? Um, yeah, I could do that…