There are certain items that form the core of a wardrobe, year round. These versatile workhorses are often labelled ‘basics’ or ‘essentials’. These are not hidden gems, but the foundation of any stylish capsule wardrobe. This mini-series of articles covers the capsule wardrobe essentials that I lean on continually. I was inspired to lay out […]
Outfits and items.
An under-appreciated aspect of fashion, and clothing in general, is the role that fabric and drape play. What frequently separates great items from poor imitations or executions is a bad composition. It is very important to look at those percentages on the care label! The information gives you handy clues to the longevity, functionality and […]
The extent of my ‘personal style’ until the age of about 20 was wearing a smart shirt, preferably with stripes, and a band or geeky t-shirt when casual. Changing your personal style is an exercise in intentional living, yes. But for most it is not about that at all. The current milieu in streetwear is very different […]
In this post I construct an outfit of the day, from my capsule wardrobe, with the aim of imagining I am attending fashion week. Not exactly minimalist? I think it is… Read on. Traditionally, fashion weeks were the way that the luxury industry established its direction, and what clothes would be sold, for a set […]
Around four years ago skinny jeans, especially black, became my uniform. Any need to dress up – out and about, to the pub, to a conference, I would invariably base my outfit on these. Trousers are the key to pretty much your entire style. Along with shoes, they can turn an outfit from trash to fuego, […]