schoolboy realness.” The costume effect was very much downplayed by the pastel pinks and blues of his shirt and shorts, but this could also be something of a deliberate subversion—toys marketed to little girls are often in shades of pinks, purples, and soft blues, while neutral and “boy” toys are generally in solid (and to my mind, grating) hues of red, yellow, green, and darker blue like the we see on the backpack. Here’s a facetious question on the performativity of gender: is this outfit a representation of feminine people carrying the baggage of masculinity? Perhaps! But it’s probably a coincidence. Never let anyone tell you that fashion doesn’t mean anything. Follow The Art of Style by Kit Mills. For more of Kit’s work, check out their website.