In Defense Of Ellen Page’s Fashion Sense, Which Is Absolutely Perfect

A tabloid recently stated the actress dresses “like a massive man.” Looks like it’s time for a quick schooling on Page’s tomboy flawlessness.

1. This past weekend, actress Ellen Page reminded us what a gift to this world she is by delivering a heart-felt and eloquent coming out speech.

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In her speech she mentioned a tabloid that asked why she “insisted upon dressing like a massive man.” And that makes me wonder…

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*Deep Breath* Needless to say, this anger should be put to good use.

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I’ll give you a moment to grab a pencil and take notes, because the “School of Page” is now in session.

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2. Rule #1: Wear whatever makes you feel good, comfortable, and happy.

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4. Seriously though, Ellen Page has this fashion thing totally nailed down.

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5. Let’s review the facts:

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6. Her menswear game can only be described as dangerous to all those around her.

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7. Nice suit Baldwin, too bad you have Page next you DESTROYING it.

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8. What’s wrong Potter? Oh yea, Page’s charm is out-charming you and it hurts. It’s okay!

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9. Even when standing beside this very very very tall lady (Liv Tyler, okay) she glows with perfection.

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10. Not everyone can look good while challenging Brit Marling to a fist fight.

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11. She can’t help but turn heads wherever she goes.

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12. Her makeup? Always looks soft, subtle, and dreamy.

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Just like her.

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13. She knows that in order to command an audience you need two things: Confidence and a slouchy beanie.

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14. And it’s important to note she never fails to pair her glasses and hat with Alia Shawkat as an accessory.


Because their friendship is a thing of beauty.

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15. FACT: Sometimes paparazzi feel the need to photograph JUST her feet – her boots are that powerful.

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16. She is often fearless – mixing colors and patterns with wild abandon.

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17. It’s common knowledge that her bandana game can’t be touched.

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18. BRB, just layering like a boss here.

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19. And for anyone that thinks the laid-back Page can’t rock a dress, try not to blinded by the following images.

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20. Because when the time comes to be proper and *lady-like* – she nails it.

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(not too lady-like though)

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21. Some would label Page’s style as “alternative.”

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22. If “alternative” means awesome? Fine. Accurate.

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23. She clearly doesn’t take orders from anyone.

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24. Because it doesn’t matter whether this woman is glammed up…

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… or being a totally normal (perfect) human being living her life….

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25. … she’s always unabashedly herself.

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Frankly, that’s probably the best fashion move you can make.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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