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We had some Ahmazing outfits on Sunday at our Power Clashing Party at The Dalloway. Have I mentioned that I fucking love queers and watching them get dressed up?
Qwear looks gooood on stickers.
Roomie came all the way out to hang with me. Heyo!!
Guess who! Lexi Ritsch! Such a sweetie and great party co-host
Only took a pic of this queer’s Bass Floral shoes. Which I need.
Me and GQF!
Don’t even know how this happened, but HQ be wearing my hat.
Gingham and stipes. Yeah yeah! I love these Gap blazers.
Thanks again to The Dalloway for hosting this event with me! Hope we can do another one sooon!
If you have any suggestions for meet-ups, either a city or activity, shoot me a message! - Sonia
Other upcoming events:
We’re gearing up for our big Power Clashing bash at The Dalloway on Sunday April 28th! Here are some of my inspirational favorites, and you can find more on my Power Clashing Pinterest board. I’m definitely going to make a few trips to my neighborhood thrift stores. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with! - Sonia
No Cover! Prizes will be awarded to the most fabulous clashers.
(photo credit: Boogie)
By Guest Blogger, I Dream Of Dapper
For some people it’s the sound of the coffee pot brewing that gets them out of bed in the morning, but for me it’s the endless combinations of colors and patterns that wait for me. I lie in bed and compose my outfit in my head before my feet even hit the floor. It’s no secret that I love a good bow tie and vest pairing; you don’t name your blog over something you feel partial about.
Usually I’m feeling a bit sassy and playful, which for me means fun with colors and patterns. Mind you, I picture myself as Mark from Ugly Betty on these days. I usually start out by choosing my shirt, sweater, and vest/blazer combinations before adding neckwear. I really like using similar patterns that vary in size; but pairing different patterns can also be rewarding. Subtle patterns are great for jazzing things up without looking like a complete clown.
Here are some of my favorite pattern mixtures put together from my wardrobe:
Stripes and Plaid
I find the clean straight lines of a striped shirt accompanied with the complexity of
the plaid pleasing to the eye. Try and match colors with this combination to avoid a
clownish appearance. This button-up has very thin navy stripes, which pair well the navy bow tie.
Gingham and Paisley
Gingham and paisley are great together. The curves and shapes of the paisley add a level of fun to the clean lines of the gingham. When starting out, choose a paisley tie that contains the same colors of the gingham to help bring everything together.
Stripes and Polka-dots
Lines and polka dots are a crowd pleaser. Just keep the patterns small and subtle; otherwise you’ve crossed the line from dapper into clownville.
Gingham and Plaid
Gingham and plaid is a more complex and tricky combination. It risks appearing too busy. But when done with thin lines and subtle colors, it can be really dapper! It also helps with the busy factor to mix bigger patterns with smaller ones. Those who know me know that I like taking risks and being a bit more daring. Taking risks can result in big pay-offs and many compliments.
Floral and Paisley
One of my signature mixtures is floral & paisley. The features of these traditionally feminine patterns compliment each other and create a fun and playful look. I find that it works really well to mix dark shades with light ones.
Check back soon for more of my outfits IRL!
While you’re waiting for your train to come by is the perfect time for a photoshoot. I love the red bow tie with the gingham shirt and coat button detail. Aelita lives in Paris but took this picture in New York. And guess where she said she got her inspiration… US.
Lots of folks have been wanting to know what to wear to gay proms, semi formals, birthday parties, weddings… Some of the questions that come up are:
What do I wear that’s in-between a suit and a dress?
How do I dress masculine without completely losing the feminine parts of myself?
Can I wear a shirt and tie with no jacket?
I realized that A.D. has the solution for us. I can’t believe I went to school with this hottie for a whole year:
You can mix up the ties, bow ties, vests, and jackets combo. Any combination works great. And the colors, textures, and fit of the clothes you choose will also effect how feminine or masculine you feel. I have another friend who wears this exact same outfit but in a more femme way, with clothes cut to show her figure.
More queerspiration at A.D.’s blog: exsouthernbelle.tumblr.com
Those things that we spend 50% of our time wearing and the other 50% drooling over. Might be time to pick up a few more for ourselves or our sweethearts?
Nautical Navy Stripe Bow Tie, available at High Cotton for $45
Orange Gingham Bow Tie, available on Etsy for $44
Classic Navy & Pink Chambray Bow Tie, available at General Knot for $68
Plaid Bow Tie by Pierrepont Hicks, available in green and blue for $62
Closed Canvas Bow Tie, available at Luisaviaroma for 28.93€
Chambray Floral Self Bow Tie, available at Topman for $28
Indian Madras Bow Tie, available at J Press for $34.50
Forage bow tie, available at Petaluma Supply Co. for $68
For bow tie tying instructions, check out my post on Equally Wed: How to Tie a Bow Tie [VIDEO]
Topman, the British haven of masculine clothes that fit smallish female-bodied people is having free worldwide standard delivery on Monday and Tuesday. And for those of us in the US who don’t live in New York, Chicago, or Las Vegas, this is possibly an opportunity to snag some sweet threads. Here are some of my favorite pieces that I haven’t gotten a chance to parade on Dyke Duds yet:
Pink Chino Shorts, $40