Sailors and stripes: A fashion study

If there’s one thing that defines nautical style, it’s Breton stripes. Like a woman’s LBD, the evenly interspersed white and navy of this iconic pattern make it a true closet must-have because it can be worn with pretty much anything, provided that you’re skinny enough to pull off horizontal stripes.

Come on, Camo!

The fashion industry has a lot to thank the military for. From various elements such as epaulets and chevrons to entire blazer constructions, big names have made so many billions of dollars borrowing aesthetic cues from existing army looks that they should be made to pay higher taxes towards national defense budgets.

#GapSummerSquad: Why is a tank top called a tank top?

As a generally curious person, I always try to figure out how articles of clothing assume their names. With this inquisitiveness, I’ve always found fashion a near infinite source of entertainment when it comes to naming things. Let’s take the season’s style staple, the tank, as an example.

Summer style highlight: Wooden sunglasses

Nothing says Summer better than wooden sunnies. Imagine walking on the beach with your feet in the water or just chilling on a sunbed – wearing a pair of organic glares just really completes your water-bound look. It’s kind of like part of the entire proper swim attire. In the same way that you’re not … Continue Reading

The new ironic animal print

Hear the phrase “animal print” and you’ll immediately think of a spotted feline hide of some sort, perhaps a cheetah or a leopard. The earliest recollection I have of the look, and of myself having a strong distaste for it, dates back to when I would watch The Nanny as a child, when my own … Continue Reading

City Lights

What do you do when you’re stressed? Take the next flight to the Maldives and go on a beach holiday? Drink your face off at a nearby pub? While those are very valid options, this is what I do: Find a quiet place on a nice evening and just enjoy staring at the city lights … Continue Reading

No-sweat style

Ever have one of those days when you want to dress up but don’t really want to make an effort – and yet still maintain some level of sartorial decency? Me too. Everyday. It’s a bit of a bind really, because great style requires great effort, and sometimes you just don’t want to make any … Continue Reading

I say no to #dapper

Based on the kind of outfits I’ve composed for this blog and the Editor’s Style section of La Moda, you’d have probably gleaned the fact the I am not a fan of this whole dapper trend. Yes, it is a trend, and like the exaggerated shoulders of Fall 2011 and the visual impairment-inducing sh*t of Summer 2012, … Continue Reading

Board Meeting

Ever heard of K•Swiss? Unless you were a 90s kid like I was, you probably haven’t. The heritage American brand, known among sneaker lovers as the pure tennis footwear brand, has launched a campaign to make the brand cool again and resonate with today’s youth – the way it did with us.