Qwearly Dashing Returns: Prints and Non-Traditional Neckwear (Week 14)

Qwearly Dashing Returns: Prints and Non-Traditional Neckwear (Week 14)

Hey everyone! Remember when we did Qwearly Dashing a while ago? We'd like to resurrect it! For those of you who weren't around, Qwearly Dashing is a weekly series where each of our writers curates a group of images that they found inspiring or engaging in some way. 

For my Qwearly Dashing this week, I realized that I had gravitated towards two things in my selected images: pattern/print, and non-traditional neckwear. I've always been a big pattern mixer in my own style, and love the bold all-over print trend right now. I'm also extremely fond of small details, which usually turn out to be pattern, hidden in an otherwise more standard garment, as you can see in the cuffs of the pants here.

Tiger JK & Yoon Mirae for Sure Korea February 2015. Photographed by Lee Soo Jin 

Tiger JK & Yoon Mirae for Sure Korea February 2015. Photographed by Lee Soo Jin 

I particularly enjoy unusual pattern or print. This jacket was printed with a tapestry.

source: www.sprhuman.com

I've also been really interested in neckwear other than ties and bowties lately. Here the combination of a bow and a cravat/ascot/scarf allows for more subtle pattern mixing while remaining in the same color palette. 

And here the all-over print of the coat is allowed to stand out with the tie slung simply around the neck rather than knotted.

source: brioni.com

source: brioni.com

Myself, I've started wearing silk scarves and experimenting with ways I might tie them. They can run the full range of casual to formal depending on how they're executed, and I think they feel a bit more fluid in that range than the standard tie or bowtie. Here a silk scarf adds a puff of color while keeping the look unmistakably casual.

source: instagram.com

source: instagram.com

Look forward to more Qwearly Dashing next week!