Giving an the Gift of an Oxford Gift Card

Once upon a time it was considered impersonal to give the gift of a gift card, but these days gift cards are one of the most popular choices of any present. In 2013, it was estimated the average person spent $163 on gift cards, bringing the total gift card market to a whopping $29.8 billion. Gift cards are gaining popularity for a reason. They allow the receiver to purchase exactly what it is they want, guaranteeing you a perfect gift every time. They can also be very personal gifts when their personality is considered. Know their favourite restaurant? A gift [...]

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Style Icon: Carey Mulligan

British actress Carey Mulligan has come a long way since she first appeared as Kitty in the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice. Not only has she secured herself as a talented actress, she has grown to be one of the country’s best style icons. Carey Mulligan brings with her a touch of class that the paparazzi can’t get enough of. She’s a breath of fresh air compared to fame-hungry stars who battle it out with tweets of sexy bikini shots and selfies, and the 27 year old is confident in her unique style. Her elfin features are commonly displayed in [...]

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How to Match a Tie and Shirt

For women, getting dressed for work or a formal occasion can be complicated. They have to decide between skirts, dresses, pants, shirts, blouses, heels and jewellery. For men, their only only decision is which tie to match to their suit or shirt. Considering men only have one decision to make, you would think that getting dressed would be easy, but finding the right tie to compliment a shirt is not as simple as simply finding one you like. Ties are the finishing touch to an outfit, therefore a bit of careful planning is essential in getting it right. Ties should [...]

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The History of the Polo Shirt

A polo shirt (sometimes referred to as a golf or tennis shirt), is a form of shirt with a collar, placket with typically three buttons and an optional pocket. It’s one of the most versatile items a man can own, appearing stylish for an array of occasions. From the garden party to the the golf course, the polo shirt is the ultimate sporty staple. But where did the idea come from? The history of the polo shirt 1800s In the late 19th century, British soldiers discovered a sport being played in Manipur, India. The fast-paced horseback sport caught their attention, [...]

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How to Care for Silk Clothing

The queen of fabric, silk, is not only soft and luxurious but also has a range of qualities unrivalled by any other fabric. Silk is the strongest of natural fibres, and it’s gentle touch makes silk clothing ideal for those with sensitive skin conditions. It’s extremely breathable and a natural temperature regulator, therefore is great for both warm and colder climates – silk helps to retain heat in winter and expel excess heat in summer. Used as an extra layer, silk is elegant and prevents layering from becoming bulky. It’s absorbent, meaning little risk of sweat marks on hard working [...]

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Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

When you think of Audrey Hepburn, you’d be forgiven for thinking past her acting skills and her activist ways. For most, Audrey Hepburn is synonymous with the little black dress and her love of simple, elegant and perfectly tailored fashion. She embraced a simple colour palette yet was striking in everything she wore, and is considered one of the 20th Century’s finest style icons. An important element to Hepburn’s style was her confidence. Not one to shy away from pants and oozing assurance in all her sartorial choices, Hepburn taught women all over the world to be happy in their [...]

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Tips and Tricks to Organise Your Wardrobe

You may be lucky enough to know your style, know how to shop for a bargain and know where to pick up the latest designs, but filling your wardrobe with the best clothes is pointless if you can’t find anything when you need it. A clean, organised and well-planned wardrobe is essential for  simplifying mornings and ensuring you get the most out of your clothes. So how do you go about it? The best way is to start from scratch. That doesn’t mean going out and buying everything new, but it does mean taking every dress, sock, shoe and earring [...]

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How to Determine the Best Colours for Your Skin

Knowing what category your skin, eyes and hair colour colour fall into can help you when choosing clothing and makeup. Colours can generally be divided into three categories – “warm”, “cool” and “neutral”. Warm colours include: Eyes - Green and Brown Hair - Golden, Red, Honey Blonde, Strawberry Blonde, Caramel, Auburn and Copper. Skin - Peach and Gold tones. This is not restricted to fair skin, with olive skin that contains a hint of peach or yellow also falling into this category.

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Show Off Your Ankles With These Cropped Pants Tips

For women, finding the right pant is no easy task. Thankfully, autumn is now here and with it comes cropped pants. Cropped pants are a brilliant option for the transition period between summer and winter. Not too hot and not too cold, cropped pants allow you to show a little skin and bring a bit of fun into your outfit. The trick is to find a pair that hits right at the narrowest part of your lower leg (usually just above the ankle). There are generally two styles of cropped pants to consider – skinny and wide-leg. When buying skinny [...]

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Colour Trend: Blue It Up

For men, there should be a feeling of relief this year with the idea that blue is one of the hottest trends for both formal and casual attire. Blue is an easy colour to pull off, but it’s more than just throwing on a pair of blue jeans. With so many shades of blue available this season, there’s no excuse not to embrace it in its entirety. Besides, studies have shown that more than 40 percent of women believe blue is the most flattering colour on a man. Why wouldn’t you try it? Chances are that you already own some [...]

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