Fashion and Being Nonbinary

This is something of a thing for me. I spend a lot of my time thinking about, choosing, changing, evolving my look and my clothes. I find that it helps combat my dysphoria, and allows me to create self expression around, not only my personality, but also my gender.

Well “OBVIOUSLY” I hear you all shout, but I can assure you, that is not the case. Not only did it take me a long time to come to terms with my appearance and presentation as a nonbinary person, but some people never get to that point, or never feel able to. Perhaps they are stuck in a conservative environment, perhaps they do not have the luxury of having access to weird and wonderful clothes, or perhaps they are still coming to terms with their own gender issues and are afraid of going to the shops and trying things on. I know I was when I first came out.

So, in light of this, what I have decided to do is to start this blog, sharing more of my own outfits, and talking about them, what they mean to me, how they make me feel, why this is helping my dysphoria. Speaking from my own experience with clothing and appearance, and try and make some semblance of sense. As well as showing you how to put similar looks together for yourselves. But I will also start complying and posting “nonbinary ideas”, by that I mean outfits and looks that people can try themselves that won’t be too scary or too expensive, that will hopefully be a start towards creating an NB image all of their own. Unfortunately, I am but one person, with only my own experiences to work from, so if I get things wrong or focus too much on one type of look, I’m sorry, I will endeavour to create as broad a field as possible.

I’d like to eventually work this idea into an NB style blog and advice service, as I think that that’s something the NB community could really benefit from, I know that 17 year old me definitely would have.

As all of you will know I have always said that they is no one way to be NB, and I will endeavour to create andro looks that manage to show that. I hope.

Here’s to a successful venture,

‘Olly

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