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Androgynous Style

Sunday, 3 January 2016
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Outfit: Miu Miu sunglasses, Alexander Wang t-shirt (hidden), Nike quilted rally hoodie (size down as it runs big. I'm wearing XS), Rick Owens leather jacket, The Kooples sweatpants (mine's medium) and The Kooples wedge sneakers.


"Are you a boy or a girl? I can't tell the difference."  Guys back in my university days used to taunt me. That's usually followed by "you should learn from the other girls." Pffffft. Whatever.

The standards and beauty ideals for guys and gals that Asians adhere to in Asia seem to be far more glaringly obvious than in the western world. Girls are meant to look pretty, girly, sweet, feminine, slightly sexy but not overly so but most definitely, innocent. Bah! None of those attributes apply to me. If anything, whenever I chanced upon a Chinese or Korean contemporary drama, my eyes are naturally drawn to menswear. The sharp tailoring. How they style sportswear. Their monochrome outfits.

A few close friends insisted I must watch "My Love from the Star", a Korean drama that took the world by storm. The lipstick worn by the heroine was even sold out in Winchester. Old historic city of Winchester of all places!! While my friends went mad for the heroine's clothes and accessories, I loved the male character's outfits. I found his sense of style (come to think of it probably his stylist's) far more appealing because it's more avant-garde and there are plenty of cool and practical sneakers as well as weather appropriate clothes.

Androgyny style can be sexy, edgy, comfortable and practical depending on how one interprets it.

I've noticed that whenever my blog's mentioned on certain forums, there's usually a comment about the decrease of fashion posts. It's also interesting to see that my Instagram account tends to get this introduction - "a blogger who normally writes about fashion but only ever posts travel photos here." I still enjoy fashion but I'm shockingly bad at following trends. I wear what I like. I take a million years to make up my mind when I'm shopping because I'm bloody picky. I prefer clothes from a few seasons ago which means I sometimes trawl secondhand places to see if they turn up. I often get sidetracked by food and travel. I'll try to add a few more fashion posts here and there but be prepared to see the same old clothes appearing again and again.

p.s. thank you to all those who helped diagnose my condition a few months ago. Yes! There's a name for it finally (IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome). What a difference it has made just knowing which food types to avoid. Thank you!





53 comments:

  1. You look badass! :) I don't mind the non-fashion related posts at all but I also don't mind seeing the same clothes over and over again. Because that's just reality. And I'm sure you wear them differently all the time, combining them with other pieces.

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    1. LOL! I love that badass label. Thanks so much for your comment, Jessica. I've been looking for new blogs to read and fell in love with yours after clicking on your profile link. I adore your picks. They're exactly what I'd wear.

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  2. Wearing what you love is what you should do! There are so many articles urging us to focus on collecting experiences instead of things—as wonderful as fashion is, food and travel are great, too (maybe even better!). Thanks for sharing your thoughts, love your look

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    1. Thanks, Mia! I love the term "collecting experiences" because I feel that they enrich our lives in many ways. Ah…food and travel…I agree. They're waaaaay better.

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  3. My kind of look - love it gorgeous lady xx

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  4. Why is it when you wear sweatpants, you don't look like you have a soggy bot and I do?

    Don't answer that ;)

    Love the look - wish I could carry it off like you do.

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    1. Bet you can, Sue. The Kooples track pants have a bit of stretch so you won't end up getting a soggy butt!

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  5. Yes! When we are out, I often find myself admiring what the men are wearing, rather than the women. I love a really structured shoulder (probably cause I have really broad ones, ha!) and frankly, I often feel more comfortable in an androgynous look as well.

    And...can I just say that I love your style, and the fact that you are REAL about what you wear and how you put together outfits. I am not interested in reading so-called "fashion" blogs that are an advertisement for a brand, be it a person or a clothing line. I adore your travel photography, and have used more than one of your pics for my desktop background :D Please don't stop sharing what makes you happy!

    Alissa

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    1. Whew! I feel tons better. I'm not the only one admiring menswear more. How funny! I always ALWAYS look at the shoulder first. The more structured they are, the more I'm in love with the jacket.

      Aww...that's really sweet of you, Alissa. At times, I'm rather ambivalent about posting my outfit photos because I don't really dress up for the camera. Thank you for the kind words.

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  6. marlene you HOTTIE you! love this outfit again as usual. you have such a clean minimalitic style, adore. xO!
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  7. I love a bit of androgyny, although I've always felt I wasn't feminine enough to be girly, but too awkward to carry off the mannish thing with any kind of success! It's definitely a more comfortable look than the four-inch-heels-and-tight-skirts thing though, that's for sure! I'm with Sue, I envy your ability to wear casual clothes without looking scruffy, and every time I see that Nike hoodie I feel I need it a little more!

    Glad you got a diagnosis finally, it's so much easier when you know what you're dealing with, isn't it? xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Becky! I can't do the pencil skirt and skinny heels. That'll kill me, that's for sure. Unless you work in a large corporation, the look isn't very realistic nor practical.

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  8. Beautiful glasses, a beautiful day!

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