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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Summer Hairstyles for the Classy Woman

Suffering from a sweaty neck during the torturous midday heat of a summer’s day is unpleasant, to say the least. Do you sometimes resort to throwing your hair up into some kind of unstructured bun, with whatever you may have on hand (rubber band, kids scrunchie …), which then ends up looking like you’ve just come from a gym with no mirrors? Welcome to the sweaty neck club. But classy updos are not always something that you have to book in for at a hairdressers. Most styles are easy to master in front of your own mirror or, if the […]

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The Women’s Guide to Dress Codes

Dress codes are an age-old tradition that we cling on to in our busy, event-ridden lives. But they are something that we should welcome as a friend, not see as an enemy to our wardrobe freedom! Yes, it can be annoying when a host requires everyone to go out and quickly find an appropriate ball gown for a black tie event, however without dress codes we’d be lost in a sea of outfit choices. It means we’re never under or overdressed, however you do need to make sure you know how to interpret said codes. Despite some newer, made-up themes […]

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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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