Corporate Style

 

Colour combinations that rock !

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We equate the pleasure of creating new colour combinations to retail therapy. It never fails to energise. There are possibilities hiding within your wardrobe and we want to inspire you with some ideas that are modern, trendy and definitely refreshing. Match these colours in any shades and it will always work. Refresh the pink: Try fuchsia with burgundy (we love it!), pink with peach, pink with red.        Refresh the grey: Try Grey with green, Grey with copper or grey with mint    Refresh the blue: Try baby blue with purple, navy blue with mustard, dark blue with teal.    Looking for more ideas? Here is a colour combination chart we found on alldaychic.com Do visit our colour combination board here on pinterest, for more ideas of colours combined to create stylish looks. If you would like to find out particularly which colours work best for your skintone or need help to create new combinations in your existing wardrobe, contact us anytime.    

Men’s style: Interesting info on grooming matters

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We love sharing advise and recommendations on clothes, shoes and accessories and whatever else that can help you look and feel your best at all times. In this post, we want to share 3 interesting pins from Pinterest that will amuse you but at the same time will hopefully give you some dos and don’ts of personal image and style. 1. On shaving: Tips for a perfect shave. And if you are sporting a beard, this is an article you should not miss. 2. On facial hair: Is your moustache and beard look suitable for your workplace? Check it out here: 3. On perfumes: A friend once said, ‘They may not remember your name but they will always remember how you smell’. Think its time to enhance your appeal in more than one sense? Click through from the image to learn about perfume for men. Enjoy and remember grooming matters :). For more ideas on how to create effective looks, follow us on Pinterest.

Style how-to: Culottes and Gauchos for work and play

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Elsa Schiaparelli, the italian designer who is credited with the use of shocking pink, coloured zippers on dresses, embroidered shirts, wrapped turbans, pompom-rimmed hats, the “wedge” heel, has also to her credit the creation of the culottes, which she wore in 1931 and shocked everyone. (More on this innovative, bold designer’s story, read here). Culottes or Gauchos, Gauchos or culottes…??? For general information, let’s clarify the difference between Gauchos and Culottes. While Culottes are knee-length, divided skirts, Gauchos end slightly mid-calf or just below and don’t look so much like a skirt but cropped pants. However, the terms are used interchangeably and that works just fine. So Culottes are back and these part skirt, part pants are not only practical but look very chic too. Especially good news for ladies who would like to give their trouser routine a change, so here are some style ideas that you should give a try. 1. For formal workwear: A culotte suit for work wear looks smart when paired with a shirt and jacket. Been seeing some polished versions of these around in CBD. Professional women always face the dilemma of working out how to look powerful without looking too manly. Here is how – Victoria Beckham is…

Men’s professional image: common faux pas to avoid

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Business dressing for men is pretty straight forward, as most believe. Its all about a formal shirt, dress pants, a belt and formal shoes.  While this is basically correct, there are however certain other subtle details that can project your image as a professional who is sharp and alert or sloppy and laid back. Here are common faux pas that you can avoid: 1. Suits, shirts or ties in polyester: Usually price is the factor why one would choose polyester over wool, cotton or silk. However, its best to choose quality over quantity, if you can. Its better to buy one trouser in wool or cotton blend than 3 polyester trousers. As for polyester ties, some may look good and but the downside includes difficulty to wash out stains and smells, knots that don’t hold well and the care needed when ironing. 2. Short sleeves shirt: Wearing it with a tie does not make it any better ( actually you never should). Business wear means shirts with long sleeves. If weather is your concern, then roll up your sleeves till just below your elbow. 3. Bulging pockets: While it just might be convenient and practical to stuff all of your keys, mobile phones and wallet into the pockets,…

Trendy and comfortable! Why not try these shoes ?

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While in Milan earlier this month, we saw stylish Milanese women sporting a variety of sporty shoes from cool sneakers to loafers to ankle boots, all of these, of course, flat or with a little bit of heel. The most chic of them all was a style that not many women consider wearing, mostly being unsure about its formality level and right combinations. We are talking about the Oxfords! Traditionally, oxfords are plain leather shoes with closed lacing considered suitable mostly for the most formal occasions. Oxfords now are however seen in variety of materials like calf leather, patent, suede or canvas. (The Oxfords with perforations forming a pattern are known as brogues.) Oxfords are not only the guy’s shoes but extremely popular with women too. In Singapore, you will see this shoe worn mostly by men, especially for work wear. But these are not just men’s shoes and not just for the ‘creative types’. With women complaining about the discomfort of heels, the oxfords are classic and comfortable, hence can be a great addition to your wardrobe. We show you different ways of pairing the oxfords: 1. For work, enhance your professional image by pairing these with straight or tapered skirt or pair it with tapered or…

Men’s shoes: How many should you have?

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Men’s shoe styles are almost just as varied as women’s since there are different models to suit different occasions. Do you have classic oxfords for business formals, loafers for smart casual, sneakers or sandals for casual wear? The styles are varied and dress codes often need to be taken into consideration. Shoes are the foundation of your look and to convey your sense of personal style, it is important that your shoe collection is not simply limited to two pairs, one for indoors and the other for outdoors ! The basic shoe wardrobe should include the following: 1 pair of business formal oxford lace-ups 1 pair of business casual chestnut brown wing tips 1 pair of loafers, especially if you are required to take your shoes off when visiting asian homes and office ( like in taiwan). While these can be worn for business casual occasions, their level of fomality is less than formal. 1 pair of classic casual sneakers. A must have for every stylish guys wardrobe. Sneakers come in a range of colours, styles and materials and, just as a classic pair of jeans, are a personal style statement. 1 pair of sports shoes 1 pair of stylish slippers for…

How to look sharp, smart and professional at work

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Looking ‘professional’ is the desired image of every working individual. But what does it really mean and how can you look ‘professional‘? While many people are able to describe a professional appearance as the overall image that looks smart, sharp and clean, most find it hard to elaborate further on how exactly this can be achieved. In fact, by looking sharp,  smart and clean you will also project the key characteristics of a professional image which are ‘confidence, appropriateness and credibility’. Below, we break it down for you on how you can enhance your image to look confident, appropriate and credible.   1. Confidence: Confidence in clothing mainly comes from knowing that what you wear is the best for your body type. Are you sure that the lengths and cuts you wear are highlighting and camouflaging in the right places ? Understanding which styles work best for your body type is not just about your body shape but also about your body proportions. Creating a balance in proportions (upper body = lower body ) will help create a balanced look. This balance then conveys the symmetry that people find attractive.  So if you have ever wondered why a certain dress makes…

How to look authoritative and stylish at work like these style icons

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Claire Underwood (House of Cards) and  Jessica Pearson (Suits) Two style icons with a powerful, authoritative look.  The two women display very distinct clothing styles. Here we deconstruct their style to help you create your unique image at work. Claire Underwood Personal style characteristics: Powerful, Masculine inspired, Classic, Minimalist Claire’s personal style is a great example of how to do more  with less. Her hair style is the key feature of her personal style statement.   Her wardrobe consists of well fitted dresses with barely any decorative detail, creating a clean silhouette. She combines classic shirts with tapered leg trousers or pencil skirts and cuts a very sharp, no fuss, professional image.   Accessories: A classic handbag and black pumps complete the look with rest of the accessories kept to the minimum. Jessica Pearson Personal style characteristics: Powerful yet feminine, Accessorized, Style details Jessica’s style is different from Claire’s as she supports more feminine styles of clothing. Unlike Claire who prefers to wear boatneck and simple angular necklines, Jessica’s necklines are differentiated with a twist in the design. To add femininity to her look instead of wearing classic skirt suits, her skirts and jackets can be a combination of colours. We…

3 hairstyles for professional women

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As a working woman, you do not have much time in the morning to think about doing different hair styles everyday. However, if you are looking to polish up your work look, styling your hair differently can help you add variety and break the monotony of wearing the same style everyday. Here are 3 hair updos that do not require too much time. Practice them a few times and you will be ready to create a different look to suit your professional image. 1. The Gibson Tuck 2. Easier than it looks updo by thesmallthings blog. (Click the image for the tutorial).   3. French twist and pin updo like Heidi’s, by Hair Romance.   For more wonderful hair style ideas that are easy do, here is an ebook that we recommend. Our image consultant’s tip: Use bobby pins to secure any stray hair or fly aways. The correct way of using bobby pins is to face the grooved side down and the straight side up. The grooves are designed to hold hair in place. Have a great hair day everyday.