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It's not summer yet!!

It's not summer yet!!So WHY are we seeing tanks and shorts all around? (Did I spot a bikini??) Have retailers become like Capetonians, who at the first ray of sunshine proclaim their everlasting love for summer and set off to the beach? And does this mean that while the first snow is sifting down on the mountains, we now have to start buying our summer wardrobe? You know how the retailers start celebrating Christmas in September? Well, just because they plan in advance doesn't mean we won't wait until Christmas Eve to buy our gifts. It's the same with summer stock, just because it's there doesn't mean you have to buy it now. If you spot something you absolutely cannot be...

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"This is why your wardrobe sucks"

Ok guys, the next time she tries to convince you to buy clothing "because it will go with everything", say no. You've heard it many times, she's standing in front of her bulging wardrobe and she has NOTHING to wear. Don't you just love how that always happens minutes before you have to leave? Well, that's because she has a whole wardrobe full of practical items. Now, practicality has its place, but sometimes we have to rock the boat in order to keep things fresh. Think about it: practical items are usually plain and neutral in colour. These are items you can wear on most occasions and it goes with basically everything in your wardrobe, which isn't necessarily a bad...

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It’s Time for Little Time

It’s interesting to see how fashion develops over the years. Or maybe not develop as much as swing back and forth like a pendulum. This might sound like I’m implying that fashion is super predictable and mundane, but it’s not at all. Fashion trends can take years to build up to a point where it tips and turns into the next craze. Take watches as an example.  For years guys have been sporting oversized watches with blingy details and dials, the bigger the better (reaching crazy measurements like 58mm in diameter!). With Mad Men taking over our screens in 2007 we were dazzled by the old-worldly styles and fashions and subtly introduced to the smaller, more gentlemanly wristwatch (some as small...

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