Aug 19, 2015

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From Scrawny to Brawny: 5 Fashion Tips for Skinny Men

While you may think that skinny fellas have it easy in the wardrobe department, in reality, they also struggle in finding clothes that perfectly fits and flatters their built. Though most garments are made with slender guys in mind, the pieces often accentuate their slim bodies a little too much. The good thing is there are some good fashion rules that a skinny guy like you can follow to make your navigation in the world of getting dressed a lot easier.

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  1. Ditch the Vertical Stripes. While it can make you taller, wearing vertical stripes can make you look much thinner. Vertical stripes are perfect for short, heavy men who want to look tall and thin. So for slender guys like you, opt for pieces set in wide and horizontal stripes.

 

  1. Go With White. White can be a promising colour if you’re thinking of making your built fuller, and only slim men are lucky enough to wear this peaceful colour from head-to-toe. So pack up your dark coloured pieces and fill up your wardrobe with white to enhance your look and physique.

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  1. Wear Shoulder Pads. Shoulder pads aren’t just for women, they also work wonders in enhancing a man’s physique. They help in defining your shape and shoulder bone, while adding some extra bulk. Just remember to go for light or medium shoulder pads, since the heavy types can make you look a lot bulkier and massive.

 

  1. Put on Some Layers. Layering isn’t just a technique for women, it’s a fashion trend that even men can use to make themselves look fuller. Just wear a statement shirt under your favourite blazer, sweater or coat, wrap up a cravat around your neck and you’re good to go.

 

  1. Opt for Altered Pants. Going with fitted pants will only make you look thinner. Instead, get a pair of comfort-fit and have it altered by your tailor. Ask your tailor to taper your pants around the calf area to get that perfect fit. Also, your pants should be fitting around your waist and thighs, but not on the calf.

Finding clothing pieces that fit and flatter you can be quite difficult, especially if you have a rather slender built. But by keeping these fashion tips in mind, you’ll now be able to pick the right clothes for you and turn your scrawny frame into a brawny one.

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Jun 1, 2015

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5 Essential Bags Every Man Should Have

Of all the items in their closet, one thing that men probably has the most trouble with is his bag. While women have lots of handbags to choose from, men often face the challenge of choosing a carrier to put all his stuff in while not looking all girly. With all the bags out there, we’ve listed down six bag styles that can serve as your manly accessory either for work or play.

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  1. If you’re more of a traditional guy, then a rectangular briefcase should be your fashionable pick. While it’s a classic, we suggest that you avoid going for hard-shelled briefcases that your grandfather used to carry, and stick with its canvas or leather version instead. Most of these bags come with shoulder straps so that you can easily turn them into a messenger bag when you’re not at work.
  1. Messenger Bag. One of the easiest choice for men who are excessively nervous about looking all girly are messenger bags. Without exterior pockets and top handles, messenger bags will never risk looking like a girly bag. Plus, you can easily fit your iPad, laptop or anything that you’re toting around in it. It’s only downside though, is that going for excessively bright colours will make you look like a student who’s just about to attend his class.
  1. Duffle Bag. A multipurpose duffle bag is an absolute must-have if you’re someone who likes to jet from your work to the gym. Opt for a medium-sized bag set in neutral fabrics like canvas and cotton, instead of the casual nylon and shiny leather, for a perfect accessory either for your casual business or weekend attire.

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  1. Tote Bag. Tote bags are the type of bags that often scare men off, even if they’re actually the contemporary take on the traditional briefcase. You shouldn’t be hesitant to keep this bag in your closet, since carrying it won’t make you any less of a man. In fact, this leather bag goes nicely with any casual business attire, and have lots of space to store your important documents and even your bagged lunch.
  1. Sporting backpacks are actually acceptable when you just know when to throw them on. Backpacks may too casual if you’re working in a suit-and-tie environment, but it can be great for casual work environments or some weekend haunts. Opt for backpacks that are made of weatherproof fabrics and set in the classic Jansport shape if you want a more youthful look, but if you want a more sophisticated vibe, then those made in suede and leather are your best choices.

Despite the stereotype, bags can actually be masculine. So go ahead and add these bag must-haves in your closet to make accessorizing your outfit a lot easier.

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Apr 20, 2015

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6 Summer Styling Risks That Are Definitely Worth Taking

Summer is definitely the season for fashion risk-taking. Put on something extraordinary by testing out some of these fabulous fashion trends, which will surely make your summer a lot hotter than before.

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  1. Mix-and-Match Your Prints

There’s no need for you to be a fashion guru just to get that eclectic cool getup even at home. Mix and match your prints, but ensure that the patterns you’re pairing off have at least one colour in common, and have different print sizes. For instance, pants that have tiny prints is best paired with a top that have large-scale prints. Easy as that.

  1. Rock A One-Piece Swimwear

Singapore celebrities and models have sported this trend for a couple of years already, but have you thought of donning that racy one-piece yet? If not, then it’s time that you step out of your comfort zone and find a figure-flattering swimsuit. Once you already have one, rock it into a pool party and watch how each head turn your way.

  1. Show Some Skin, In A Different Way

Instead of busting out your skimpy mini dresses, try going with a maxi dress with a bare back, or a super deep V-neck. Both are equally as sexy as your short hemlines, but in a surprisingly chic way.

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  1. Stack On Accessories

Most women avoid this style for the fear that they’ll look silly, but trust us, you won’t. Don’t hesitate to stack various bangles together, rock assorted necklaces, or put on a ring on each finger. However, just pick one area of your body that you’d to accessorized, and keep the rest fairly subtle. Just be creative and confident with your look, and see how good it will turn out.

  1. Pair Up High Heels With Sheer Socks

Forget the thick socks and pantyhose this summer. Amp your work ensemble and wow your colleagues by slipping on a pair of sheer socks along with your chosen high heels. Stay safe with neutral shades, or be adventurous with bold colours. This trend would work best with solid coloured platform pumps.

  1. Invest In Short Suits

These cute pieces definitely made a buzz in the runway, and with the summer season lying just around the corner, it’s already time to invest and rock this chic short suits. This look is just perfect as an office ensemble, for night outs, and even for formal events.

Summer is definitely the season to show off some tanned skin and wear colourful outfits. So, get out of your comfort zone and explore these styling tips to make your summer more fashionable.

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