It’s a nice skirt. A good, solid red colour, ends above the knee and has a pleated style for extra flounce. But it’s not just a skirt. With this skirt, another piece of my boutfit is complete and another part of my derby persona falls into place.
When I started really getting into derby, I realised some time and effort needed to go into the outfit. As different as the finished product is, I think all rollergirls look for the same things with their outfits. Trying to find a balance between aesthetic and ease of movement, with a consideration for team colours.
I think what I wear looks kind of weird, but in fact, all roller girls look kind of weird, especially out of context. I think the most important thing is we look how we want to look.
So now my outfit is complete. Except my trousers aren’t quite the right shade of khaki, and my headscarf (which I ‘made’ myself, you know) is a bit small.