Dog Pattern Ties and Other Queer College Party Attire

Anonymous asked: "Do you have any suggestions for college/house party attire?"

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(from: instantces.blogspot.com/)

Hi Anon, what kind of college/house party? Are we talking the rager I went to sophomore year that took until Wednesday to recover from, or the jello shot contest I won Junior year that took someone’s eye out? Since I’m the expert, I’ll just cover all of them.

At college parties, you want to wear things that you can get things spilled on. You don’t want to have to worry about your $700 red strappy-thing shoes while you’re out dancing and flirting. So that’s requirement number 1. 

Requirement number 1 part 2 is that you want to wear things that you wouldn’t be devastated if you lost. You’ll probably throw something in a pile of other people’s shit while you’re dancing and sweaty and drunk, and might not be able to find it when you leave. If you are bringing layers, make sure everything you might take off is not of special value to you. On that note, wear cute underwear.

Optional: lezbereal - you’re going to these parties to get laid and/or make friends. So you want to wear something distinctive and fabulous that will help people come up to you and start conversations. It might be a tie with dogs on it, a hat, a sequen dress, a "Butch, Please!" shirt. My friend Abby sometimes goes to parties in a blue wig, as “Maddax.” AND SHE’S NOT EVEN QUEER, YOU GUISE.

I think any one of these would make fantastic college party outfits, but please post more in the comments, queers! Photo reply: activated. - Sonia

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I really just wanted an excuse to post this… adorable. (from: a-decade-undertheinfluence.tumblr.com)

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And while we’re at it, here’s another HQ looking away in the distance. Also known as Shereen Jenkins. (from dapperq.com/tag/shereen-jenkins)

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CTs on their phone. It’s endless! (from: siffybby.tumblr.com)

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It’s not a sin if you’re amazing. (from: tomboy-x.tumblr.com)

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(from: klubas.lt)

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.