We caught up with Designer Monika Kędziora and Brand Manager Bartek Korzeniowski to find out more about their brand Acephala. Here's what they told us.
The secret to a stylish and affordable summer wardrobe, is knowing how to wear that one piece you love over and over again. And a shirt is one of those key wardrobe pieces that can take you through a hot sunny summer season.
My Top Pick
The eye catching Spot Print shirt with short rolled sleeves and cute boxy crop fit.
It is one of those pieces that you can dress up or down and will look equally good with a pair of worn jeans or a smart work trousers.
The flattering V neckline gives the shirt a subtle sensual feel making it the right choice for a pair of Black Denim lace shorts, paired with your favourite bikini, a cute mini basket and sandals for a day of fun on the beach.
Summer holidays are for sleeping in and only waking up in time for brunch. The loose fit and boxy crop fit make this shirt super easy to wear and great to pair with just about anything, like the khaki midi skirt and slider sandals for a simple and easy brunch look.
The rust color makes it a perfect piece for a neutral monochrome look. Pair it with a chic pair of tapered trouser in a neutral color like the Stone trousers, brown leather handbag and crochet gold slingbacks for a easy-to-wear Monday or Friday #ootd.
If there is anything that is going to make your life easy on a hot summer's day, whether for work or play then it is a good shirt that is easy to wear, time and time again.
The fashion world is always ahead of us, and there is a good reason for it. The spring and summer collections have been showcased during September and early October, and we're thankful for the early notice. It gives us plenty of time to summarize our impressions, narrow down our choices, and it gives fast fashion retailers plenty of time to provide their own interpretations of the predicted and dictated trends so they're available to a broader audience just in time for them to rock them.
So, here it is, the list of the best and most wearable trends for you to pick and choose from and welcome spring the way it's supposed to be done.
50 Shades Of Purple
Millennial pink has in the past couple of years been one of the most dominant hues out there, present in both couture gowns as well as athleisure pieces. While the presence of the gender-neutral hue was still strong on the runways, it has been slightly overshadowed by the presence of a variety of purples. So, this spring, take a cue from Carolina Herrera, and rock the dark and powerful purple, Ultra Violet - the official color of the year 2018, as well as lighter pastel hues such as lilac. The romantic and subtle lilac will make you look like walking spring, and you can wear it deep into summer, even be the ultimate resort style goddess.
If You Like It, Flaunt It
If you were saddened by the death of the logo, feel free to rejoice, because logomania is definitely back. It seems as if the logo wasn't dead so much as it was taking a nap while designers were preparing to make it bigger and more conspicuous. Every fashion powerhouse, from Gucci, Fendi to Versace did not hold back on splashing the logo all over tops, bags, dresses, so all you have to do is find your favorite brand and surely find at least one item with your beloved logo on it. When worn in an ensemble that's overall understated and low-key, the logo can look incredibly cool, chic even.
A Little Asymmetrical Party
Spotted at Altuzarra, Isabel Marant and numerous other designers, the asymmetrical neckline is definitely the most captivating trend. The fabric seems to be everywhere - the neck, the collarbone, the shoulders, and yet still leaving plenty of skin exposed for an additional dose of sensuality. Both tops and dresses with this neckline are already available, and Aussie girls have already snagged their asymmetrical party dresses in Australia, and they're rocking them while it's still summer, but northern hemisphere, worry not, your time to shine is just arriving.
The Shifty Times
As much as we anticipate the arrival of spring, we must bear in mind that the season can play tricks on us and bring sudden chills leaving us in dire need of great outerwear. The piece to own this season is an oldie but goldie - the mighty trench coat. If you already own one in a neutral camel hue, make sure it's dry-cleaned and ready for those chilly spring days. Those of you whose wardrobe is short of this item, better hop to it, and while you're browsing, you might want to check the upgraded 2018 version which can be embroidered, or even deconstructed as seen on the models walking for Alexander McQueen.
Power up, suit up - the point is the same. We already know that the power suit of the fall and winter of 2017 was either red or plaid, as these were the dominant color and pattern of the season, respectively. The plaid and red will still be worn during spring, make no mistake about it, but if you wish to be the epitome of spring power, your choice of suit will be a poignant white, complete with a wide-shoulder blazer as done by Tom Ford, because nothing says 'powerful' like shoulders that just don't quit.
Written by Sophia Smith
Trying to decide what to wear from Monday to Friday can become a stressfull situation especially if you have a closet full of clothes but it still feels like you have nothing to wear. Keep on scrolling for some ideas that might just make your work week more bearable and set it off on a great fashion week.
Monday is like the “eek” day of the week you just want it over and done with and then forget about it.
Why not start it off, with a feeling of freedom and running wild, full of postive enegy. Because if you start Monday on a positive note the rest of the week might just fly by. So, go Boho in this simple yet pretty folk dress with embroidery from La Redoute . Upgrade that low-key dress with a pair of Pink sequins embellished western boots from River Island and you are ready to head out the door and into the office door. A uncomplicated yet dazzling look for a trouble-free day.
On Tuesday you are fully awake to the work week and you can dress like you mean business you are the boss lady after all. I say go all out and show your creative fashion flair in frills and check. The white high vamp slingback kitten heels from the River Island's Limited Edition will show that you are confident and unafraid. Paired with a black and white Prince of Wales check pencil skirt from Debenhams and the Ivory frilled pussy bow blouse from Studio by Preen for a touch of feminine yet strong #bosslady in charge look.
Wednesday, ladies night, so you want to be ready for that after work cocktails. The black PU mini skirt with the black Embroired mesh top from Primark gives you just enough sexy for that glass of wine or maybe two cocktails after work. Add in the sequins bow detail block heel ankle boots from Very and you are set for the day and whatever the night brings.
Thursday you are recovering from those after work drinks so, you do not want to much hassle or think to hard about what to wear. The velvet maxi floral dress from M&S and the mustard velvet block heel ankle boots from New Look is stylish, trendy and hassle free. Slip it on and you will look as fresh as you did Wednesday morning.
Friday, the day we all dream about when we step into the office on a Monday morning. Show your excitment that the weekend is on its way. Play the wolf in sheep skin, grinning from ear-to-ear that you are so happy that the work week is coming to and end. The silver mini skirt form Primark paired with the pink pastel shaggy cropped fur jacket from Miss Selfridge and the nude boucle boot will set the mood for a fun and crazy weekend.
There are some lucky individuals who have a deep understanding of fashion and instantly know what works for them and what they should stay away from. Others have a much harder time.
“Make it simple but significant”, said Don Draper, a world-renowned character in Mad Men TV series. From the viewpoint of fashion and menswear, the saying does apply to what a man should know when it comes to his choice of clothing items. Below is the list of six things that every man should own in his wardrobe to make him simply significant.
1. An elegant suit
What makes a man genuinely a man other than a properly tailored suit? Even though your job does not ask you to put on a suit to work every day, you will never know what comes when you least expect it. So you better choose a versatile one that would work for all the occasions that might arise such as a wedding, a job interview or even a date in a nice restaurant. More importantly, when buying yourself a suit, choose it wisely. A well fit suit can make a less expensive one more expensive, so think twice before spending money on purchasing a suit with a cheap price that doesn’t fit you at all and, most importantly, makes a suit no longer a suit.
2. A plain T-shirt
Needless to say, a mono color T-shirt is a right fit for every on-the-go guy who always rushes out to an appointment, a meeting or even a date in no time. Your choice shouldn’t be limited to just merely black and white; a diverse collection of colors will be more beneficial one way or another such as navy, green, grey, etc. It is the simplicity in the color and the style that makes a crewneck T-shirt an indispensable item in the closet for such a simple guy. So if you are not always interested in standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear every day, simply grab a plain T-shirt and head out. However, it is advised to buy the popular and up-to-trend brands rather than the unknown ones for a more comfortable and complete experience.
3. A pair of dark jeans
A pair of dark jeans is a good fit for a simple guy to some extent, as it is without any difficulty to mix and match with any item in his closet. Choosing the best jeans is no longer beyond imagination as you now have a wide variety of choices from world-famous brands which are internationally distributed to any part of the world. If you happen to be a tourist in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, it’s never out of hand to find a perfect pair of Levi’s, Diesel, or Calvin Klein jeans in any shopping center with high quality at a reasonable price.
4. An on-the-go bag
If you are a guy who is always busy getting out on the street with a lot of things to carry with, a bag is a savior to your situation. Today’s life might call for a bag you can put everything into in any minute, so you better have one in case. It could be a backpack, a holdall, a shoulder bag or even messenger bag as long as it’s a fit for your everything. Once you decide to purchase yourself a bag, choose the best one, for a well-known and high-quality bag not only makes you look genuinely good-looking as a whole but also gives you the confidence you need when rushing out on the road.
5. A leather wallet
A wallet is no stranger to a man as it is one of the must-have items every man should never forget to bring along when heading out. The wallet is important to a man like the lipstick to a woman. Lipstick, especially a good-quality and international branded one, is what makes a woman, no matter how pale she is that day, more lively and confident but if she happens to forget it at home, it is sort of a disaster. So is the wallet. Therefore, you have made a wise decision if already buying yourself a high-quality leather wallet to make you the type of man every woman should be looking for. Besides, wallets can be made of various materials, but those of leather are one of the best.
6. A decent wristwatch
Last but not least, a decent wristwatch is a must-have item, so indispensable that every man should get him one no matter what it takes. After getting well dressed, all you need to have the good look is an accessory that inserts the final piece to the complete puzzle. It goes without saying that a watch is the last piece that every man should be looking for. Like any other item, you better buy the good one, favorably the best selling or international branded watches. Once making the purchase, you will not regret for the elegance and completeness it adds up to any outfit of your choice.
So, if you are still puzzled about where to buy a well-known and quality-ensured watch, Cititime Mall is the place you should be visiting when coming to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In Cititime, you have nothing but an endless variety of choices in wristwatches from international brands such as Guess, GC Watches, Oris, Titoni, ST Dupont, etc. More importantly, as a tourist, you can earn a greater advantage of tax refund when purchasing a watch in Cititime Mall. It is the perfect destination for the locals and the travelers to HCMC to not only buy the best watches of their favorite but also have the fulfilled shopping experience.
Wedding season brings with it Hen/bachelorette parties, marking the end of the single-life for the bride-to-be. A day to celebrate her last hoorah in style. So defiantly one of those parties that you want to look your best.
So depending on the weather and the location here is some ideas on what to wear.
Brunching into Lunch
Jumpsuit @ Oky Coky, Wedges @ Moda In Pelle, Tapestry Pouch @ East, Bracelet @ Accessorize
Brunch is an ideal weekend bachelorette party activity for this a jumpsuit is the ideal easy-going style. As it is both chic and dressy for you to brunch right into lunch. Pair it with simple accessories for an effortless look.
A dress affair
Dress @ Very, Shoes @ Debenhams, Bag @ Accessorize, Earrings @ New Look
Afternoon Tea with yummy cakes and champagne calls for a Dress-affair. So whether you like it dainty, lacey or full-on prints a sundress is total sophistication.
Skirt @ Very, Shoes @ Debenhams, Top @ Lipsy, Bag @ Very, Chocker @ New Look
For boozy cocktails and dancing you want to go for something a bit sexier. Opt for pieces with cutout details or sheer panels or playful ditsy prints for a more retro-sexy vibe. Keep it simple chic and sophisticated.
Switch it up with either a Midi skirt for a bit of girly glam or a Trousers for a sleek look.
Let’s face it guys when we wake up its dark. When we leave work its dark, its overcast, it’s rainy and even though spring is on the horizon its not here yet. We need to take things in to our own hands!
Brighten up your wardrobe with the most cheerful colour in the rainbow Canary, lemon, citron, and marigold. I’m talking about yellow baby already spotted in the SS16 catwalks shows of Burberry and Christopher Kane this trend is going to be major this summer so why not get a head start.
Whether you colour block or just opt for a pop this colour will defiantly brighten up your day.
With gashing winds blowing us in all directions and the ever so annoying raindrops ruining our hair a winter hats will be our go to protection when leaving the house and bracing all that wind and rain.
A hat is not just a hat anymore!! Add it to your look to make a make a statement.
The number favourite the knitted or crocheted beanie, great for keeping your ears warm and those fly away hairs in check.
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If you a no fuss kind of girl then the simple plain black beanie would be your thing. The nice thing about the plain black beanie is that it can be worn with anything and it will not mess up the vibe of your look as it blends right in.
Available at Accessorize
The bobble hats are for those of us who would like to be a little bit more fun and playful. The cute pompom-like ball on top is pretty eye catching and a great pick for the girly girl.
Available at Accessorize
A touch of Parisian chic!! Just add a beret. They have a very artsy look and feel
Available at Accessorize
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The trapper take out this bad boy if it is really cold and snowy and you want to go for bit of a tomboy vibe. Best of all, the fur, is a great element to add texture to your outfit.
Available at Very.co.uk
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