12 Habits Of Extremely Stylish Women

How do some women manage to look stylish and put together, no matter what they’re wearing? Well, it’s all down to a number of specific traits they all share. If you’d like to know how to develop some of their panache, here’s our look at the 12 habits of stylish women, and how to incorporate their habits into your daily life. 1. Pay careful attention to grooming Being well groomed is an essential part of looking stylish. Even those girls who always look ultra-casual have worked hard to create those effortless, beachy waves, and surfer girl vibe. Getting your hair, [...]

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Real Men Wear Scarves: Here’s Why

If you’ve always thought scarves were just for girls, think again. By choosing to wear a scarf, you are actually following in a tradition pioneered in the West by pilots in both World Wars. Flying in freezing, un-pressurised cockpits, these aviators used scarves for warmth, and also to prevent chafing against their leather jackets and helmets. In the United States, South America, and Australia, cowboys and cattle ranchers continue to use cotton squares as improvised facemasks, to protect against the dust kicked up by livestock. So, whether you need to bundle up against the winter elements, shield a shaved head [...]

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Summer BBQ Style: The Essentials for Staying Cool

There’s nothing that says “summer time” more than an outdoor BBQ. Soaking up some warm sunshine, eating great food, and spending time with friends and family make it a favourite social event for the season. Knowing what to wear to your next BBQ shouldn’t be difficult, but striking the right balance for a casual outdoor affair without sacrificing style isn’t always as easy as it seems. Each season gives you a new opportunity to spread your fashion feathers, and summertime is no exception. Here are some simple ways to dress in style (and comfort) for your next summer BBQ.

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How to Wear Monochrome – In Black And White

Simply put, monochrome is the art of building an ensemble primarily using black and white pieces, an approach that has deep roots in fashion history for both men and women. However, whereas in the 17th and 18th centuries monochrome was acceptable only for formal events, the fashionable today hold monochrome in high regard for everything from formal to casual looks. Like the timeless elegance of old black and white movies, monochrome similarly brings a classic touch to any outfit. Many times monochrome is described as a ‘trend’, but this is a look that simply and steadily boasts elegance, explaining its [...]

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The Men’s Guide to Dress Codes

You’ve received an invite and at the base it reads: “Semi-Formal with a Lounge Suit vibe”. What does it all mean? Are you going to rock up to this do massively overdressed only to spend the evening cowering in the corner with embarrassment? Does the addition of “Lounge Suit vibe” mean you can actually wear what you want, but the hosts will never speak to you again? Cracking a dress code has become increasingly confusing in the modern era. Gone are the Edwardian days when White Tie meant a top hat and tails and Formal meant a tux. Those were [...]

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Stay Cool (But Look Hot) With The Summer Suit

Instead of schlepping it out this summer in too-warm woollen suits, you’ll need to update your wardrobe for summer. Alarmingly most men have a few good suits they wear year-round, as if sweating through the summer months are something that has to be endured. Yes, you want to look good, but you also want to avoid hunkering down in front of an air con unit, flapping heavy suit jackets to alleviate growing sweat stains. Nobody likes a smelly colleague. The difference between a comfortable man and a man on fire in summer is the suit they wear. And it all [...]

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Man vs Fashion: How To Conquer The Bag

You know when you buy a great pair of slacks, they fit just right, accentuate all the right angles – and then you go and put your bulky phone/wallet/keys combo in your pockets? The waistband starts drooping towards your knees and a permanent indentation appears on your upper thigh from your tight-jeans-and-phone combo. But where else can you put these necessities? Well, things are changing, men of the world – bags are back. And let’s not reform that habit of fashion blogs and magazines and call them “man bags”. That moniker just makes men never want to pick up a [...]

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Checks, Mate: The Men’s Guide to Wearing Red Checks

Checks have sauntered out of vintage stores and attached themselves to the bodies of unnaturally good-looking men all over A/W14 runways recently. They’re a wardrobe essential. They’re both ‘safe’ and ‘fashion forward’ at the same time. But it takes some gumption and know-how to wear a checked or tartan shirt to a business meeting without looking like you’ve just come from a shift at General Pants Co. Checks may have just come back to the fore, however some styles are already overdone. Take the popular blue and white checked shirt that’s as ubiquitous in New York as cream cheese bagels. [...]

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Casual Friday Office Politics: How Casual Can You Go?

Casual Fridays. A day that strikes both pleasure and fear into most employees’ well-suited hearts. There’s usually a no-nonsense dress code that is to be followed Monday-Thursday, but when it comes to Casual Friday, office dwellers are left to their own devices. Panic ensues. How casual is too casual? Can I wear gym gear? (The answer here is, of course, no – but we’ll get to that later). The word “casual” can be interpreted in many different ways. And let’s be honest, in some workplaces it is. But there are boundaries, people. No matter how much you were looking forward [...]

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The Best Men’s Fashion Instagrammers

Hiding your penchant for glossy mags and scouring them for the latest fashion trends is a thing of the past with the handy technological advancement called Instagram. Thank god for Instagram. It’s given us pictures of brunch, selfies and the oft-abused hashtag, but what many men may not know is that there is a whole world of impeccably dressed ‘grammers out there taking impeccably filtered photos of outfits and accessories. You can stylestalk until your eyeballs dry out, all from the privacy of your smartphone – until you double-tap of course. So, closet fashionistas, here are the top ten impeccably [...]

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