So, you?ve recently come out as bisexual. Congratulations! Welcome to the club. Chances are that by now you?ve cut your hair to just about shoulder length and have already spent significant time thinking about what color you want to dye it. And that?s great. But before you make the very important decision between Manic Panic and Arctic Fox (go with Arctic Fox, the color lasts longer), you need to figure out your style. There are many classic bisexual looks you can go with: the leather jacket over a floral dress for our femme ladies or the ever-suave patterned button up with loafers for our more butch babes. But I am going to show you a fool-proof look for any girls and guys looking to attract other girls and guys, and anyone in between.
Step #1: The Cuffed Jean
A staple in any bisexual?s closet is a cuffed jean. That little bit of ankle shows potential partners that you are sexually fluid, not to mention it helps out those of us that are a little vertically challenged. Bonus points if they are high-waisted jeans, as that will help you later on.
Step #2: The Cuffed T-Shirt
Are you picking up on the fact that bisexuals love cuffs? For most people, cuffing season is only from November to February, but for us bisexuals it is 365 days a year. So grab the nearest semi-obscure band tee in your closet (I know you have one) and roll ?er on up.
Step #3: The Tucked In T-Shirt
This is where the high-waisted jeans come in handy. To fully commit to the look, don?t just let your shirt hang over your pants. Tuck it in and let a little poof out over the top of the jeans. This simultaneously elevates a simple t-shirt and jeans combo, and sends a loud message about your sexuality. Two birds, one stone.
Step #4: The Converse/The Van
Footwear has always played a large role in the queer wardrobe. Doc Martens and Birkenstocks are staples in any lesbian?s life. But for bisexuals, it is the sneaker that makes an impact, specifically Converse or Vans. Determine whether you are a Converse-Bi or a Vans-Bi and then throw them on. The previously cuffed jeans will work in your favor to show off whatever fun color you?ve chosen.
Step #5: The Outerwear
Now this step is not mandatory, as it may depend on how cold you are. But if you feel like you?ll need a little something extra to keep you warm, you have a couple choices. The flannel, for one, is always a great option. You can get it in any combination of colors so you can be sure to match the rest of your outfit and it?s super comfortable. If you need something a little heavier, you can go for a denim or leather jacket. These options are a little sturdier but still super cute. They also work as great backdrops for all the pride pins you are bound to collect.
Step #6: Accessories
Here is your chance to make your look unique. There are a couple staple accessories for any fashionable bisexual, but these categories are pretty broad so you can still make any look your own. Hats are a great way to personalize an outfit. The beanie is always a great choice, but a snapback or baseball cap works great too. Whether you?re repping your favorite softball team or just adding a pop of color, a hat can be the perfect way to top off a look. Another great addition is jewelry. Rings can very quickly make a simple outfit look trendy and bold. Stack a bunch of tiny ones across multiple fingers, or just commit to one or two statement pieces. And chokers are never going out of style, at least not for the bisexuals. You can go simple or bold, muted or colorful, singular or plural, and it?ll all look great. Just be careful not to wear them too tight. Actual choking doesn?t look good on anyone.
Step #7: Do Whatever You Want
If you?ve followed all the instructions and you don?t feel like the look you?ve ended up with is right for you, toss it all out! The best way to dress like a bisexual is to dress however you want. Because at the end of the day, it?s not flannel shirts and band tees that you make you who you are; it?s all of the wonderful things about you, inside and out. So put on whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and strut your stuff. Because nothing looks better on a bisexual than confidence. And you don?t need to cuff that.