We’ve all seen photos of beautifully organised wardrobes, where freshly pressed clothes hang neatly side by side, colour coordinated to within an inch of their lives, together with neat rows of shoes and artfully folded t-shirts and jumpers. Then we look at our own jumbled mess of clothes, spilling out of our over packed closet and wonder how we can ever achieve the ultimate dream – an organised wardrobe that’s almost as beautiful as the clothes inside. In fact, achieving a Zen-like space is easier than you think. All it takes is some time, some decision making and a few [...]
We all aspire to be like our favourite fashion icons, and sometimes, knowing their attitude towards fashion is the first step. Learn these 20 quotes, live by them, and you will be on the path to becoming a fashionista worth emulating yourself. Overdressing versus underdressing “You can never be overdressed or over overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
A carefully selected, classic leather jacket should last a lifetime. But, as with all long-term relationships, it pays to do your research and choose wisely, otherwise the results may come back to haunt you. Go for something that suits your style, is timeless, of good quality and – most importantly of all – makes you feel fabulous.
She won our hearts as Hermione Granger, Harry Potter’s BFF. But, in the 14 years since she first took up that role, Emma Watson has grown into a young woman to be reckoned with: completing her education at Brown and then Oxford universities, modelling for Burberry and Alberta Ferretti and speaking before the UN Assembly, voicing her concerns about gender inequality. So, she’s proved that she is much more than just a pretty face. Her style, though, is always faultless. Whether she’s spotted ‘dressed down’ at a London café, or gracing the red carpet in couture by leading designers, she [...]
There’s a wonderful range of knitwear available for men today. From classic navy jumpers that look great teamed with jeans or chinos for evenings and weekend relaxing, to brightly coloured cardigans that, when worn under a jacket, can add a contemporary twist to slightly more formal outfits. Knitwear can be amongst the most flexible, comforting and durable staples in your wardrobe, so it’s worth investing in a small of collection of different styles. Here’s some advice to help you know what to look out for.
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 [...]
We’ve all done it, remembered just as we are about to go to bed that we have a classy drinks invitation for the very next day. The only problem is that the event is in the early evening, leaving no time to go home from the office to change into something slinky. The result: staying up until the early hours trying on various clothing combinations that might be appropriate for work and play. With a little forethought, though, fitting on outfits that will take you effortlessly from desk to cocktail stool shouldn’t be a nightmare. The crucial thing is to [...]
While you may be sad to wave goodbye to summer, it does give you the perfect opportunity to say hello to a brand new wardrobe. For the fashion-obsessed, there’s a plethora of new trends and sartorial splendour hitting the stores for the 2015 autumn and winter season, all begging you to part with your hard earned dollars. For the more fashion (read: budget) savvy amongst you, picking out the trends that suit you and your lifestyle is the way to go. To ensure that your wardrobe stays fresh and on-trend, now’s the time to focus on finding a few solid [...]
Do you ever find yourself looking enviously at the way other men are dressed, wondering how they always manage to achieve such an effortlessly smart and dapper look? Being well turned out is all about the basics – get them right and the rest will follow. And perhaps the most crucial foundation of any outfit is the shirt on your back. So, what are the essentials of a good dress shirt? It is, by definition, a garment that buttons-up with a collar, long sleeves and wrist cuffs. But, within these constraints, you should tailor the exact style and detailing to [...]
Magazines and advertisements surrounding women’s fashion dominate our televisions and newsstands, but that doesn’t mean you should underestimate the world of men’s style. The runways of Paris, London, and Milan have been busy showcasing the latest trends for autumn and winter 2015, and there are some fashions that will have more than just your mum nodding her head in approval. Studies show that men shop less often than women, and in turn, when they do shop they usually end up spending more. Focusing on solid investment pieces and building upon them season after season is a good way to ensure [...]