Cute and dashing are age-free, race-free, class-free and gender-free identities. You don't need any particular look to be cute or dashing -- it's cross-cultural. You don't need to spend money on any particular accessories. Like most things, they work best if you don't force it. So, get on out there and be cute or dashing.
-- Kate Bornstein, Hello, Cruel World, p. 174