Fashion

How I used my dapper wardrobe to create a Candyman inspired costume! 

In recent years I started to dress up for Halloween as a way of reclaiming my childhood, but life is a costume party so why not play? This year I was inspired by the 1992 version of the Candyman based in Chicago. Legend has it, if you summon the Candyman 5 times in the mirror he would appear and kill you! Check out my rendition of Candyman using items from my dapper wardrobe!

How I used my dapper wardrobe to create a Candyman inspired costume! 

How to Build Your Basic Wardrobe (Video)

You ask and I deliver— Check out “How to Build a Basic Wardrobe” for some general tips on how to build a quick and cohesive capsule of clothing that you can wear throughout the seasons!

How to Build Your Basic Wardrobe (Video)

2 Looks Featuring My Favorite Fall Colors Burgundy & Blue

Today, I’m writing all about my favorite fall colors—burgundy & navy blue! I’ve always found this combination to be versatile, soothing to look at, and they bring about a sophisticated energy to any outfit— making these colors, “oh so dapper”. I pulled together a couple outfits to show you how I get down and where I find my pieces. Click to read more!

2 Looks Featuring My Favorite Fall Colors Burgundy & Blue

How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall

This week I have put together some tips and outfit examples that I swear by that answer a question that can be particularly tough on one’s wardrobe: How do you transition your wardrobe from summer to fall, particularly when the weather can be so hot and cold?  These tips can help anyone, but my posts focus specifically on queer, trans, non-binary, and dapper fashion.

How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall

3 Looks for this Gorgeous Weather That Are to Die For!

Happy Summer Solstice! Just in time for great weather and even better vibes, I've prepared 3 looks for this gorgeous weather that you've gotta have! I can't believe how long, cold, and at times grey this past winter was :(. So I'm taking advantage and ready to go all out with these outfits that reflect just how good I feel! DapperPenniless is back--- did you miss me?! ;)

3  Looks for this Gorgeous Weather That Are to Die For!

3 Ways I like to Style My New TopMan Suit!

There are an infinite number of ways to style your favorite suit but today I'll show you my three favorite ways I like to style my new TopMan suit!

3 Ways I like to Style My New TopMan Suit!

DapperPenniless Gets a New Suit-- And It's Under $150.00!

Last year I wrote two blog posts about my search for a Men's cut blazer to add to my wardrobe. I wrote about some of the issues I had in finding Men's cut blazers that fit my body type! While all of the issues of fit still exist with off the rack suiting, I was not deterred and this weekend I made due on my promise to get a suit that makes me look as good as I feel inside--- anddd in true DapperPenniless Fashion, I got it for under $150! Check me out in my new navy blue TopMan suit!

DapperPenniless Gets a New Suit-- And It's Under $150.00!

This Look is Inspired by Nature Herself

My friends and I needed a quick reset, so we grabbed some cases of wine and beer and headed for the mountains in Warrensburg, NY! With no cell service and my friends surrounding me, I began to realize how at peace I felt! I put together a look that encompasses the the bold and the beautiful of this weekend, which makes this look inspired by nature herself! 

This Look is Inspired by Nature Herself

DP featured on BuzzfeedLGBT's Non-Binary Fashion Video

"How do you dress beyond the binary?"- Check me out as I speak about dressing beyond the binary! Style should be about the look you want and how you can attain it, regardless of sex or gender!

DP featured on BuzzfeedLGBT's Non-Binary Fashion Video

"Fall Into Fashion" With DapperPenniless

In the most recent installment of DapperPenniless Presents... I created my very first fall lookbook! Fall is one of my favorite seasons! It's a great time to start adding on some layers as it gets colder and experiment with some beautiful colors like burnt orange or olive green! This lookbook features three of my favorite looks for the fall! Check it out!

"Fall Into Fashion" With DapperPenniless

Back to School: DapperPenniless Style!

Today is the day that millions of students are starting school, including myself! I take my education seriously but I take my style even more seriously. Making sure that I love the way I look, gives me the confidence to go out there and succeed in every other area of my life! For my first day I pulled together a killer outfit! Check it out!

Back to School: DapperPenniless Style!

Menswear Shoe Haul for Gender Non-Conforming Folks -- Small Feet Edition

Menswear for women can be difficult but not impossible, especially when it comes to footwear! In this video we go shoe shopping with my good friend Kade, to find some shoes for her small feet! Enjoy! Like, share, comment, and subscribe!

Menswear Shoe Haul for Gender Non-Conforming Folks -- Small Feet Edition

Weekend Wear in this Endless Summer Heat Wave!

Boy, was it hot this weekend as NYC was hit with the heatwave of the summer! I had planned on keeping it cool by sipping on mimosas, watching movies, and stationing myself in front of my AC, but I decided not to let this summer heat keep me down! Check out what I wore this weekend to create some waves of my own!

Weekend Wear in this Endless Summer Heat Wave!

When in Miami...

Last Week, I was in Miami visiting some family I needed a little retail therapy! I tried out the Aventura Mall which was a bit more upscale than I thought... but I didn't fret! Sometimes you can find a lot of stylish and great quality pieces, at affordable prices, in the sale sections of high end stores. Last season's items can still be timeless, just like this CPO Lobster Print Shirt I Found at Urban Outfitters! 

When in Miami...

DP Featured on "12 Beach Outfit Ideas That Are Perfect If You’re Not Into Bikinis"

I was featured again on BuzzedLGBT! for their, "12 Beach Outfit Ideas That Are Perfect If You’re Not Into Bikinis"! Check me out here at #6! Summer is the perfect season to spend drinking a cold one and dismantling the ideas of ‘women’ and swimwear, one sandy oasis at a time! Everyone should look/feel comfortable going to the beach and as always..You can do it for less!

DP Featured on "12 Beach Outfit Ideas That Are Perfect If You’re Not Into Bikinis"

DP Makes the List! "Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should Be Following On Instagram"

I am so grateful to have made the BuzzFeedLGBT list for "Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should Be Following on Instagram"! You can check me out here at #4!

DP Makes the List! "Just Some Dapper AF Women You Should Be Following On Instagram"

What I wore: Summer Wear (Puerto Rico Edition)

Happy Friday! Since I’m still reminiscing about my recent trip to Puerto Rico, I’ve decided to share what I wore on this vacation and some tips for where to find some great casual button downs for the dapper penniless. I look good and still save those extra pennies for the beautiful destinations I’m dreaming of. 

What I wore: Summer Wear (Puerto Rico Edition)

DapperPenniless Goes for the Cut and Gets an Experience

When I moved to NYC finding a dedicated barber was a daunting task for me. It took me a couple of misses, a little research and a pinch of good luck to finally find Carol, a master barber at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop.Here is a closer look into what a typical cut session with Carol is like. I hope this can help anyone who is looking for great cut with even better vibes! 

DapperPenniless Goes for the Cut and Gets an Experience

Autumn Leaves- A Dapper Fall Fashion Shoot

Autumn is all about transitions, with the leaves falling in beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds. Being able to incorporate these rich colors into my wardrobe makes the Fall one of my favorite seasons. Check me out in the midst of the beautiful foliage!

Autumn Leaves- A Dapper Fall Fashion Shoot