I don’t know what it is, but I’m loving tartan this season. Tartan is just outdoorsy enough to wear alone and festive enough for the office. I got these pieces from Topman and let me just say three things: no baggy shoulders, loose collars, or ill-fitting torso. Those of you who have bought men’s clothing know what I mean.
After taking these photos, I lived in this grey sweater for the next week. I’m not one to re-wear clothes but I will admit that this sweater and I have had quite the week together. I think I’ve worn it with dress shirts, T-shirts, and by itself. Sweaters are the perfect clothing item to add to an outfit that bring warmth and comfort all in one. I couldn’t imagine a chilly night without them.
Lastly, brooches. A brooch is the perfect detail item to put with a rather simple look. By adding some accessories and/or details like a brooch to an outfit, you are adding personality and dimension to your look. This Topman brooch is ideal, not only does it look fantastic on sweaters. I’ve been wearing it on a big wool scarf and have received quite a few compliments on it.
I’d love to see how you all are staying warm this fall and winter!
Sweater: Grey Marl Crew Neck Sweater
Shirt: Topman Number Print Green Tartan Long Sleeve Shirt
Brooch: Gold Bug Brooch (now sold out, see other Topman brooches here)
Photography by Brittany Overstreet
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.