Fashion was once thought of to be a world of strict rules and trends. Perhaps you’ve been taught not to mix your browns and your blacks, or you’ve been told that plaid on plaid must go. But the Qwears say, with the right eye and attitude, you can pull anything off. And now Bing will show you how. - Un Petit Mot De Sonny
Anonymous asked: “Ok, so just how big of a faux pas is it to wear a waistcoat and pants that don’t match? Or a waistcoat and jacket that don’t match? I have a silver waistcoat and the only dress pants I own are black so I tend to wear them together.”
In terms of size, this faux pas is microscopic! Mixing waistcoats, pants, & blazers is actually a great way to break up the monotony! By mixing different colored pants & waistcoat you create a more fun & creative look to your ensemble.
Shana Natelson of Jack Tar 207 (from: jacktar207.tumblr.com)
Yes, a single tone suit is gorgeous and I wouldn’t dare say that it’s boring (in fear that Neil Patrick Harris will murder me in my sleep) BUT it IS safe.
If you’re looking for a little adventure in your wardrobe, mix your patterns, mix your colors, mix everything!
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, Hudson, Buzzfeed, 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. By day, Bing works with the Women’s & Gender Studies program at Ball State University where she is also working toward a Doctorate of Education.