as an afab nb person i tend to shy away from feminine clothes since im uncomfortable with people thinking im a girl, but sometimes ill jst be in my room wearing a skirt n somethin frilly n cute and ill spin around and its so FUN to wear clothes like that. my point being when akira moves to tokyo and decides to just unleash his inner bastard he also says fuck it to gender norms and he wears feminine clothing sometimes bc its 1. pretty and 2. just inherently better than masculine clothes (pretty)
yes 100!! i’m the same way as i’m afab nb and i greatly enjoy feminine clothing as well - i love pastel colors, ruffles, frills, skirts/dresses, lace, tights, and socks, all of it!! i feel that traditionally feminine clothing has much more variety than traditionally masculine clothing and it’s often much more playful, plus it has way more pieces for layering and styling. i think akira would be incredibly drawn to that, the ability to look absolutely fabulous but also to have so much to choose from, so much more freedom in looks and silhouettes, something that allows his creativity to just run wild without being put into a box. i think he feels much more himself in a way when he gets to wear feminine clothes because it feels so much more glamorous and individual, like you can really build a unique look much easier in many ways (i know a lot of masculine clothes are starting to branch out and you can totally be creative, ESP in a place like tokyo but i think the vast variety in feminine clothes would be so attractive to him). and like. for real he just does not believe in gender roles/norms any more and he’s very fluid to me - sometimes he does like wearing masculine clothes, sometimes feminine, sometimes a mix. he just wants to be pretty sometimes, with makeup and cute clothes (he’s always a total goth to me, but he’s a cute one!!) and there’s nothing to stop him from that!!