When I walk out the door, I know that I look smart and stylish, even on a budget. As a queer woman of color, I like my clothing to represent my confidence and individuality...
DapperPenniless is where fashion and photography meet. This is a creative space to showcase my personal looks and how I get them for the prices that work for me. It's also a space to document my life with love, friends, and great times. Can you dig it?
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!
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.
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?! ;)
Spring time is finally here can you believe it?! I'm super excited for all of the adventures that will unfold as the weather finally gets to be nice and warm in NYC! Spring is a beautiful time to transition into a more colorful wardrobe! Thank goodness Jord was kind enough to send me a timepiece that was just perfect for what I was looking for!
Recently, I was contacted by Rockridge SF, a company based in California for a product review of their oxford button down! Hooray!!! Rockridge SF specializes in men's button down shirts for the modern entrepreneur and prides themselves on doing social good! Check it out!
Happy National Tie Month! Many queer folks may not have had the opportunity to learn how to tie a tie from people who look just like them! The Dapper Maverick and I took the opportunity to collaborate on a video for you guys! We talk trivia, have the ultimate tie off, and have 2 giveaways with all the details you need to get your dapper journey started off right!
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!
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!
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!
"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!