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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]