Qwearly Dashing Week 3: Clean & Casual

This week my dashboard has been comfortably inspirational. My inspirations have come from the clean & casual aesthetic; coincidently they happen to focus on muted and/or neutral tones.

Mixing comfort & fashion can be quite difficult when considering the slippery slope to chic to slob.  The following photos show how to navigated the slopes with mastery and skill.

These grey “baggy pants” look incredibly comfortable all the while maintain the professional and respectful front pleat. By combing slouchy or baggy pants with a camel jacket and belt the look is made more chic and less EEK. (From: thefashionthroughmyeyes.com) 

These grey “baggy pants” look incredibly comfortable all the while maintain the professional and respectful front pleat. By combing slouchy or baggy pants with a camel jacket and belt the look is made more chic and less EEK. (From: thefashionthroughmyeyes.com

Denim can read as a more casual material, however; when styled correctly, it can command respect. This denim pairing calls the eye to attention while all the while staying down to Earth. (from: g-star.tumblr.com)

Denim can read as a more casual material, however; when styled correctly, it can command respect. This denim pairing calls the eye to attention while all the while staying down to Earth. (from: g-star.tumblr.com)

Combing blazers & shorts is an easy way to dress down your business blazer and upgrade your stylish short. This ensemble combines the boyhood charm of bandanas with the appeal of the put-together adult. (from: forums.thefashionspot.com)

Combing blazers & shorts is an easy way to dress down your business blazer and upgrade your stylish short. This ensemble combines the boyhood charm of bandanas with the appeal of the put-together adult. (from: forums.thefashionspot.com)

I’m usually quite against sweat pants in public, however, this looks is fifty shades of comfort and flare. I think we all can agree that there is nothing worse than getting out of bed in the morning, they’ve made sheets and comforters far too snuggly for productivity to exist. This motif combines the comfort of bed with the elegance of monochromatic fashion. (From: givemethathing.com)

I’m usually quite against sweat pants in public, however, this looks is fifty shades of comfort and flare. I think we all can agree that there is nothing worse than getting out of bed in the morning, they’ve made sheets and comforters far too snuggly for productivity to exist. This motif combines the comfort of bed with the elegance of monochromatic fashion. (From: givemethathing.com)

The simplicity of the loose, flowing shirt, trousers, and small heel are a look that I highly admire. The vibe is humble but wholesome. Classy but comfortable. Simple but chic. (from: bootsandpine.com)

The simplicity of the loose, flowing shirt, trousers, and small heel are a look that I highly admire. The vibe is humble but wholesome. Classy but comfortable. Simple but chic. (from: bootsandpine.com)

Although I’m not completely sold on pairing a suit with tennis shoes, this look sells itself. The added details of the three-piece suit and straw boater really bring up the appeal and make this ensemble a winner on and off the track. (From: blackfashion.tumblr.com)

Although I’m not completely sold on pairing a suit with tennis shoes, this look sells itself. The added details of the three-piece suit and straw boater really bring up the appeal and make this ensemble a winner on and off the track. (From: blackfashion.tumblr.com)

This is a timeless appearance that is perfectly acceptable for nearly all events and locations. It combines the comfort of street style with the clean lines of a more dapper visual. By adding black accents such as the sunglasses and necklaces, the lapel, the outfit is given dimension all the while looking like it was just thrown together in seconds. (from: carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle)

This is a timeless appearance that is perfectly acceptable for nearly all events and locations. It combines the comfort of street style with the clean lines of a more dapper visual. By adding black accents such as the sunglasses and necklaces, the lapel, the outfit is given dimension all the while looking like it was just thrown together in seconds. (from: carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle)

This clean, unbuttoned style whispers relaxation and ease while maintaining a fashion-forward look. The muted earth tones add to the effortlessness of the style.  The layers add-on elegance while the openness of the cuffs and collars sighs tranquility. (from: thecoveteur.com)

This clean, unbuttoned style whispers relaxation and ease while maintaining a fashion-forward look. The muted earth tones add to the effortlessness of the style.  The layers add-on elegance while the openness of the cuffs and collars sighs tranquility. (from: thecoveteur.com)

All-in-all, this weeks lesson is to slow it down, take it easy, and instill comfort in all aspects of your life including your closet!

Take it easy,

Bing

Ashleigh Bingham better known as “Bing, ”creator of I Dream of Dapper, is a dapperwear Tumblr style icon. She contributed to popularizing the long-haired "queer pomp" and is known for her daring pattern mixing, complimentary rich colors, lapel pins, wild thrift finds, variety in neckwear (featured in her "50 Days of Dapper" project), & ability to write about Harry Styles. In the past, Bing has contributed to Autostraddle, and has been featured on DapperQ, S Moda, HudsonBuzzfeed, and included in the top 10 of a national menswear online competition. With a tendency to mix fashion with satire, Bing aims to explore fashion as a tool for self-expression rather than an industry.