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Take a closer look at jeggings

Are they leggings that look like jeans or jeans that look like leggings? Many fashionistas develop a headache just thinking about it!   Jeggings burst onto the scene in 2009 and soared to the top of popularity lists in 2010. Six years later, …

How to wear a denim jacket

You saw a ladies’ denim jacket you like on bidorbuy, but worry that it might be too casual?   Never fear.   Worn correctly, a denim jacket will add a fun element to your wardrobe without compromising on stylishness.   I …

The pull of the slit

  Why this fashion detail is beloved by both men and women.     It’s like a game of peek-a-boo, which might be why men find it irresistible. (For it has been said that men are just big babies – got it?)   Lately, there …

3 summer styles for men

Summer is around the corner! That means that men all around South Africa (and other countries of the southern hemisphere) should dive into their wardrobe, throw out all items not fit to be worn, and head to bidorbuy for a new look.   I suggest …

How to wear high heels

Before you get a headache trying to solve the puzzle from the title, I hasten to reassure you: on your feet, as per usual.   The problem is, your feet might not agree. Let me put that more precisely: your feet definitely do not agree. (I know. I …

Hairbands forever

You need a hairband to keep your hair from getting wet when washing your face in the morning. You may also need it to keep the sweat away from your eyes when doing sports.   But are you aware that hairbands are so much more than a practical …

Film and fashion

  The list of films that influenced what appeared on runways, in glossy magazines and in the streets is practically endless. Some films have inspired entire collections; others added a look, a garment, or an accessory to the contemporary fashion …

2015 in Marsala

This deep brown-red colour is not to everybody’s taste, but it is actually very versatile.   Some call it elegant and classy. Others have only one word for it: yuck.   However, let’s not dismiss out of hand the colour Pantone people …

What (not) to wear this summer

You are forgiven if you felt somewhat at a loss while observing all the diverse, sometimes even contradictory styles touted as in by different authorities on what to wear. Luckily, you have me to help you navigate safely amid the hazards of summer fashion …

Pretty ugly shoes

Fashion designers say that accessories are as important as clothes.   This is especially true of shoes.   So, what is happening to shoes these days? It used to be: the narrower the shoe, the higher the heel, the more uncomfortable the …