clearly can't be bothered

clearly can’t be bothered

Jayson Flores

pose game – ON. face game – OFF

Jayson Flores

why are the blurry ones always the best? i think that means i’m ugly

I’ve always lived by the motto, “fashion is pain.” Hence why I’m willing to wear a sweater in the summer. The key is to make sure that you’re not going to be outside for too long, and that any place you’ll be staying in has air conditioning… or that you have a really POWERFUL deodorant. Otherwise you’re going to look wetter than a One Direction fangirl with a front row seat.

After making sure my A/C was working I donned my latest OUTFIT OF THE GAY. It’s a little bit geek, and a little bit chic, with a tinge of attitude. It’s a refreshing change from the typical summer boy look — AKA short-sleeved button ups, shorts, and sandals (No T No Shade boys). Boots are obviously not a typical choice for summer, but I think they pull the look together nicely and add some spice to the pale sweater and shorts. These boots, by Palladium, have two looks, short or long. The handy little button next to the logo helps hold it down if you prefer a shorter look. These are a great purchase, worth the cost, and much cheaper than other boots on the market. However, if these cost too much for your taste Palladium offers VERY similar looking options for much less.

Jayson Flores

palladium boots are totally bitching

If you checked out my first Outfit Of The Gay you may notice that this is the second pair of Warby Parker sunglasses that I’m showing off (and if you didn’t read it you should go check it out now… go on). I was able to try on my second pair with the Home Try-On program, and immediately fell in love with them. The color and fit are a bit non-traditional, so I urge folks to try these on before purchasing them to see how they work with your face. They’re a powerful addition to an outfit, if they’re paired correctly (i.e. these aren’t your everyday sunglasses).

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warby parker

When I put together my outfits I rarely wear pieces with a personal touch. Those are usually better left to being worn to sleep. However, this summer I knew I needed a new pair of denim shorts, and instead of going out and buying a pair I decided to be thrifty (read: cheap) and cut one of my American Eagle jeans that I haven’t worn in a while. I didn’t do any measuring or tailoring techniques… I just got some scissors and cut straight across (or as straight as I could make it). I just consider it “Jayson Charm” if they’re a little off. I’m the farthest thing from straight so it’s hard for me to do anything straight, even making lines.

PS. Don’t shop at American Eagle unless they’re having a sale. Just be patient. They have sales pretty often, with some great discounts.

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scissor couture

Last, but certainly not least, is the sweater that tops off the outfit. From the moment I saw it I knew I had to have it. I was able to thrift this bad boy at Buffalo Exchange, otherwise known as my absolute FAVORITE place to thrift. If there is one located around you make it a top priority to stop in soon.

The colors and design of the sweater all scream vintage, and vintage has quickly become one of my favorite styles of clothing. The color and design don’t demand too much attention, they’re easy on the eyes, and work nicely with other muted pieces. It’s the kind of unisex sweater that would look adorable on a girl, boy, or gender non-conformist. Since I found it while thrifting it’s difficult to tell you where to find it. But, I can tell you that the label says ASOS, so you may be able to find similar sweaters there.

Jayson Flores

vintage sweater

Well that’s my outfit y’all. What do you think? Is this summer sweater fashion a Hail or a Fail? Let me know in the comment section below. All opinions welcome. I’m not opposed to being read the house down. You won’t hurt my feelings, I promise. I’m a feminine gay boy who fights for women’s rights and racial equality — so I’m no stranger to confrontation and online drama. Of course, if you love the outfit you can share those thoughts too!

Jayson Flores

The Breakdown: Palladium Black Leather Gusset, Warby Parker Marine-Slate Jasper, American Eagle Light Sponge Skinny Jeans, ASOS Sweater

Jayson Flores

blurry chic

Jayson Flores

cheap camera couture

For my first OUTFIT OF THE GAY I couldn’t resist the urge to show off one of my many pieces of Buffy the Vampire Slayer swag. For those unfamiliar with the best show in television history, Sunnydale was the show’s setting, and Sunnydale High was the school Buffy and all of her friends attended. The logo on the crop top is super fun, and the full black on the back of the shirt helps give it a little more attitude, and keeps it from looking like nothing more than a chopped t-shirt.

As a crop top it may be a little bit shorter than most guys might be comfortable with, but I always say, if you have a nice stomach, or even if you don’t and you just want to share, show it off! I also say fuck gender expectations and restrictions too, but I thought the first thing sounded sweeter. Basically, don’t let anyone try to shame your crop top game. They’re probably just jealous, because let me tell you how nice the breeze feels on your stomach when you wear them!

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sunnydale high 4 ever

I used the colors from the crop top to help pull together the rest of the outfit. The hat adds a sporty touch, especially tilted to the side, and it also matches with the crimson of the shirt. To be honest, I rarely wear hats. I’m not a big fan. I think wearing them forward covers up too much hair and makes people look bald, and wearing them backwards looks and feels too butch for me. So sideways it is!

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my alma mater

The jeans I’m wearing are from American Eagle. I always go with the skinny fit, because I’m a tiny queen. They’re a pair that I like a lot, especially when they’ve been washed and dried, because they squeeze my tiny hips a bit more in the first few wears. I don’t and have never enjoyed loose-fitting pants. I hate feeling like my pants are going to fall.

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As for my sunglasses, I highly recommend them to EVERYONE. Warby Parker is an amazing glasses/sunglasses company, and they offer a service that allows you to order 5 pairs to try on at home, free of charge. There’s no tricks or hidden charges. They send them to you for free, and give you a box to send them back for free as well. I used their Home Try-On program, and that’s what led me to my Winston Black Revolvers. They are now my go-to sunglasses. They fit nicely and have a really chic and badass look. I live for them!

Jayson Flores

love my winstons

Last, but certainly not least, are my busted White Converse. I liked bringing more white to the outfit since the jeans, hat, and sunglasses are all on the darker side. Converse are fantastic because they’ll last you for a really long time, and look good even when they’re worn out. A good bang for your buck.

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bold, busted, and beautiful

And that’s my outfit! But we’re not done yet! At the end of every Outfit Of The Gay, I’m going to ask readers to judge my outfit! If you think the look is on, you give it a HAIL (think: all hail the queen). If it’s not doing it for you, you give it a FAIL. So is my première outfit Hail or Fail? Let me know in the comments below, or by tweeting to @Jaysonstation.

Jayson Flores

The Breakdown: Arcadia University Hat/Warby Parker Revolver Black Winston/Sunnydale High School Crop Top/American Eagle True Black Skinny Jeans/Chuck Taylor Classic White

Believe it or not, I was once a fashion disaster. I towed the boy code line, wore t-shirts, shorts (always below the knee), and sneakers as plain as they came. Society, and more accurately the people I happened to be surrounded by, gave me the thumbs up. Yay for being boring, right?

much boring

much boring

plain jane

plain jane

It was all as boring as a sports game (so so boring). Besides my mug, which can’t be cracked, I was unhappy with my look. One day, like a premature ejaculation, I suddenly and quickly burst out into the world. My style rapidly went from snoreture (snore + couture) to scene boy. Think bright pictures, straightened hair, and skinny jeans.

one of the few pictures that remains

one of the few (blurry & also edited) pictures that remains

I’m still not sure why someone didn’t grab me and start slapping me for that busted hairdo.  Like for real I should’ve known it was not for me when I burned myself because my stupid ass used legitimate hair relaxer… like for women with really kinky hair. And there I am putting it pretty much all over my scalp.

Anywaysss… that’s probably enough with the fashion disaster thing. Let’s get to the modern-day fashion disaster that I am. When I say I’m a fashion disaster now I mean it in a very different way. I know that I am fresh, fabulous, and fierce. I give myself compliments all the time, because why do I really need other people’s compliments to feel good about my style? I’m serving poor-fem-skinny-boy-gayture (gay + couture) and I leave people gagged.

serve

serve

getcha life

getcha life

But that doesn’t save me from the label of fashion disaster. As a boy in America I’m still expected to dress in snoreture. Take a peek in any general male shopping store and you’ll be yawning. But that’s what our traditional, conservanazi (conservative + Nazi) country likes. They want boy clothes to be loose and masculine. Gurl, I got one life to live, so you better know that I flipped my hair right in the country’s face and did my thing. I live in crop tops, skinny fits, the girly, the fabulous, and the stuff that leaves old white straight men staring in a mixture of confusion and intrigue (I see y’all looking me up and down).

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i’ll have flat with a side of stomach

Because I’m a fashion-gender-traitor, who embraces his skinny boy body, and isn’t afraid to wear something “for girls,” I am essentially the same fashion disaster I was before. The only difference is that now I’M living for my gig, so those that dub me a fashion disaster can log out, forget their passwords, and never log back in. NEXT.

Stay tuned for photo shoots, outfit break downs, throwbacks, and online fashion gems, all wrapped up in sassy shell. Think of my blog as a sassy fashion Chipotle burrito with these posts as the hot and gooey center.

yep

don’t forget it

Oh, and be sure to remember one of my life mottos: anyone that tells you that looking drop dead gorgeous is easy is one lying bitch.