This week's fashion dilemma will ring a bell for many of you attending any sort of function this summer - just what does casual dress mean? I received this query from one of our readers, alantheirishman.
My girlfriend's work is having a Summer party down by the Thames in
early July. Invite says 'casual' but how casual should I make it? My
definition of casual is jeans, flipflops and a button down shirt.
Day 6 - The final day of Fashion Week is reserved for the boys. As with women's fashion this year many menswear designers made great use of a wide range of colours. While the standard black and grey palette were as dominating as ever, burgundy seemed to be a safe bet for any one waiting to break free. Of course we saw our share of skirts for men worn by very unhappy looking male models but I don't think society on large is ready yet for this barrier crossing. I don't think I'm ready for it and I'm also not ready to help you fellas dress in neons and polka dots. While I truly love seeing men on the street making bold fashion decisions, I will never be the girlfriend that picks out my man's outfits - if I did it would be a boring mess. So boys, here are my highlights from this year's fashion week but please go visit the London Fashion Week homepage to see what great clothing choices you think I mistakenly passed on.
Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, especially when you've
left it this late in the day to shop for them but with these ideas and
their savings even the most difficult man will be happy on Christmas
day. Read on for our choice of the top last minute gifts for the man in your life
As the days grow shorter, the nights get colder, and the leaves
start changing colour, we're all going to be packing away our
summer clothes and bringing out slightly warmer attire. However, it
seems the buzz this Autumn is all about mens underwear, and no,
your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a picture of the very
latest in menswear - tights, or as they have more affectionately
been dubbed, Mantyhose.Not content with the sarong-wearing fashion statement a la David
Beckham, or the 'manbag' courtesy of Mr Pitt, it seems that today's
metrosexual man is now impinging on the most sacred of female
clothing, the pantyhose. So, if like me, you're already thinking
along the lines of Errol Flynn and his band of Merry Men, well I
can't say I blame you. I mean what are they thinking?
Some of my best discoveries have been made on one of my many prolonged strolls in central London; from unearthing the fact that anyone is able to view Britain's national film and television archive at the British Film Institute (BFI) for free, to the fact that some restaurant voucher deals allow the second diner to eat for just £1!
The latest find took place prior to attending a talk in Covent Garden and, after looking for somewhere to warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, I stumbled across a funkier than usual branch of Costa Coffee.
After getting my beverage from the counter, I took up residence on a suitably slouchy chair and prepared to let the minutes roll by until the talk started. However, while staring out of the window with cup in hand, I locked my beady fashionista eyes on an unassuming clothes shop called Rockit.
Don't get me wrong - I'm all for a bit of patriotism once in a while but this year has seen an overabundance of red, white and blue. If, like me, those colours aren't doing anything for your complexion (or your mood) then you'll be glad to know there's a lot more choice out there and it doesn't even have to cost a fortune!