Ally of Shybiker proposed a challenge yesterday that I just couldn't refuse:
Dress up as a man. Yes, a man! You don't have to go outside if you're scared but put on men's clothes to see what they feel like. You'll be surprised at how much you'll grasp, intuitively and emotionally. It will be a major growth experience for you.I decided to dawn what guys my age typically wear around my school. Thank goodness I have my boyfriend's clothes that he's given me. Here's what I came out with:
There are no rules. If you have a bf or hubby, raid their closet. If not, try a blazer and pants. If you have enthusiasm, pick up real men's clothes at a thrift store for $3.
I know most people aren't as adventurous as I am, but I promise you that you'll find the experience incredible. You will feel different. People will react to you different. And imagine the comments on your blog!
You can wear makeup if you wish but keep it neutral. Pull your hair back or hide it under a hat. Wear flats, preferably lace-ups that are big and clunky. Don't worry about style -- few men do.
My inner dialogue while taking these shots was hilarious:
"What do guys do?"
"No, don't stick your hip out."
"Make your face look hard."
"Hunch your shoulders to hide your boobs."
"What would Eddie Redmayne do?"
"Gosh my hair is about to bust out of this."
I really liked how these photos turned out. I think the best part of it all was how confident I still felt. I can't believe how sexy I felt wearing guy's clothing in a way that a guy would wear them and act in them. I'm honestly really proud of myself for that. I also, however, styled the same clothes in a way that I would wear them...as a girl I guess you could say. I basically just let my hair down, unbuttoned a button and tucked in the front of the shirt. Oh! And pulled up my pants a little higher =]. It felt SO good to put my hand on my hip and pop it out. So good.
I definitely think more people should take on this challenge and see what they end up with =]. I'm so glad I did it.
Till next time,