You have a diverse closet – it runs the gamut from cocktail dresses and dressy blouses to boyfriend jeans and t-shirts. You have an ensemble for every kind of occasion, which means you should have a bra for each one, too.
Whether you’re sporting a tank top and shorts or a little black dress with a plunging neckline, wearing the right bra underneath can make or break your look. But, with so many options out there, how do you know which bras are truly essential?
Make sure these five bras are in your collection, and you’ll be set for any style situation.
The epitome of versatility, the t-shirt bra is one you’ll definitely want in your rotation. Look for one with seamless cups and straps, as you can wear it under a form-fitting tee or tank worry-free.
This is a bra you might want in multiple colors, given that it’s kind of an all-purpose, ultra-comfortable style, and just because it’s called a t-shirt bra doesn’t mean you can’t wear it under other types of clothing. Definitely consider investing in a nude one, as it can be worn under white and lighter colored tops without showing.
If anyone knows how to work hard and play harder, it’s you. Between the long hours at the office and the thrill-seeking adventures on the weekends, it’s no wonder you’ve been considering easing up on the adrenaline rush of life and giving in to the relaxing fit that is athleisure.
Do yourself (and your sanity) a favor and let your wardrobe guide you to a more Zen way of living. Check out our guide to an athleisure wardrobe for spring and we promise you’ll be ready to climb any mountain life throws at you without even breaking a sweat.
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The phrase ‘smart casual’ can crop up anywhere — for a wedding, cocktail party or even a business event. But the line can sometimes become blurred between too formal and too casual, so what should you and your partner be wearing? CT Shirts, retailers of men’s slim fit suits, give us some advice.
Going for business casual
Sometimes, you might not be given any hints as to what the dress code is. Some offices and workplaces have ‘dress down Fridays’ or a casual dress code every day. However, it’s still nice to make an effort and look reasonably smart — even if this doesn’t involve a ball gown or three-piece suit and tie.
There are some occasions where you’re asked to dress specifically ‘smart casual’. At a dinner party for example, a men’s shirt and tuxedo or ball gown is not expected but slack jeans and a T-shirt would be looked down upon. Or, for a first interview — it may specify casual in the email, but first impressions count and your outfit should still be carefully considered.
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Often, a ‘smart casual’ dress is a secure option. It avoids the error of looking like you don’t take pride in your appearance and prevents you feeling out-of-place by dressing too formally.
London Fashion Week is always spectacular, but you know it’s truly something special when you have Queen Elizabeth II sat in the front row! She attended the Richard Quinn show, but which other shows got everyone talking?
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Here’s a rundown of our favourite catwalks from the event:
On Day Two, Burberry brought colour to the catwalk! Fusing stand-out shades onto contemporary casual wear, Burberry retained its image as a forward-thinking, urban brand.
Key pieces that caught our eye included blush-pink sweaters, scarlet jackets and chunky lemon jumpers. For an extra splash of colour, Burberry showcased rainbow sparkles and multi-coloured gilets. This was creative director Christopher Bailey’s final show for Burberry, and he dedicated his last collection to: “the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ rights around the world”. Once most famous for its traditional beige checks and trench coats, Burberry’s intelligent use of colour and drive for hyper-modern street wear and athleisure clothing has made it one of London Fashion Week’s standout shows.
How can you get Burberry’s catwalk look? Start by choosing bright colours and bold prints. Select contemporary athleisure styles — such as bomber jackets and oversized sweatshirts — and never shy away from check prints and the streamlined silhouette of a vintage trench coat.
Here’s to hoping the end is in sight of all the cold wet weather we have been having recently. So to get in a cheery mood I’ve been browsing online at what the “experts” predict to be the key fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2018. You may remember last year when I discussed the Winter fashion trends and how it was all chunky knits and a 70’s vibe. This Summer we are heading back to the 80’s!
Being an 80’s kid it was all about shell suits, frizzy permed hair and Back to the Future. In fact looking back now it was a fun decade of disco pop, neon colours, shoulder pads and leg warmers. It was great being an 80’s child! Oh and not forgetting the bum bag! I used to keep my white Sony Walkman in mine!
The days are getting colder now. The other morning I had to de-ice my car at 5am before I could head to work! I wish I had a warmer coat on as well. So much for being organised!
I have been browsing online at the Winter clothes trends for women, hoping to get some inspiration for a new coat or jacket. The Winter fashion trends this season are chunky knitwear, the colour red, big hats and fancy footwear including knee high boots. All with a 70’s vibe. Checks and tweed patterns are also big this season.
Being a redhead the colour red doesn’t suit me. I’m more into greens/browns and turquoise shades of blue. If you saw my Autumn wardrobe checklist, it was mainly neutral colours and knitwear.