Suit Separates With Blake

Anonymous asked: "I’m a masculine-of-center genderqueer person, and I have a formal event coming up in a week.

"I’ve recently gained weight and 1. don’t fit into my old dress pants and 2. feel really self conscious about my hips/ass (I’m definitely pear shaped). I can’t afford a suit but I want to look classy and stylish — help?"

Try buying suit separates and then getting them altered to fit you body. Buying pants and a blazer/vest independently of each other will be cheaper and won’t take you as long to find.

For formal events, I like to wear either khakis or dress pants. Admittedly, my perception of fancy is skewed. Here are some combinations that I like for formal attire. You could do a vest or a blazer, or neither depending on how formal the event is. As far as neckwear is concerned…go crazy.

Some separates inspiration:

I wore this to a kinda fancy occasion. (It’s all relative I suppose)

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I wore this a few days ago with khakis (*jaw drops* … this outfit is so perfect - Sonny)

 
(source: socialbliss.com)

(source: socialbliss.com)

 

Full on smance:

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(source: artofwore.com)