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Holiday Style Guide: Give yourself the Gift of Swag

Holiday Style Guide - Swagger Magazine - Giancarlo Murano
Feature Photo: Dimitri Aspinall, Capsure Studio / SWAGGER

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Holiday Style Guide: Give yourself the Gift of Swag

When it comes to the Gift of Style it’s OK to treat yourself first this season

 

No, this doesn’t mean splurging on a new closet (unless you need that – you do you) it’s about styling yourself forward for every occasion. From your holiday work party, to meeting your partner’s parents for the first time there are simple dos and don’ts to ensure you always dress to impress.

 

Holiday work party

While the venues and the size of each party is different office to office, make sure you’re informed. Is it at a hall or nice restaurant? Pull out a nice suit and not the one you wore on Monday. It’s easy to jazz up one of your 9 to 5 looks with accessories like a vibrant pocket square or even a detailed bow-tie. Don’t forget, it’s still a work function – don’t get too lit in front of your boss.

Bow Tie - Holiday Style Guide - SWAGGER Magazine

Cinabre Sphere – Embossed Bow Tie, USD $150, CAD $190 Neiman Marcus

 

 

Meeting the parents

You know this one’s going to last past cuffing season and now it’s time to meet your partner’s parents. You don’t have to show up in a tuxedo, but you shouldn’t show up in your joggers either. A fresh pair of denim (fresh as in washed, no tears) and a knit sweater is simple, humble and always fashionable. If you’d like, add a plaid collar shirt underneath.

Knit Sweater - Holiday Style Guide - Swagger Magazine

Knit sweater: Scotch & Soda Gradient Sweater, USD $195 CAD $259

 

 

Date night

If you and your boo are planning a special gift exchange or a night out to get away from all the responsibilities and fam jams, why not make it memorable? Ladies aren’t shy about putting in a little extra effort for special dates, and you should take cues too. Ditch your regular look and pull out a crisp new dress shirt or sport coat. Know her favourite colour? Or has she said “that looks good on you”? Find that piece. Wear that piece. Thank us later.

Dress Shirt - Holiday Style Guide - Swagger Magazine

Trim Fit Patterned Dress Shirt, USD $69.50 CAD $92.73, Nordstrom

 

 

New Year’s Eve

Know your venue. Popping bottles? Clean sneakers, fitted T and a blazer always shines. A bit more casual? Grab a bomber. Attending a formal dinner? A tuxedo may indeed be needed, but if it’s not your thing a full suit and tie never fails and with a month before New Year’s left you have time to shop for a good fit (do it now). House party? Casual and classy. Leave the hoodies for the rest of the chill days in the new year, give your friends something to compliment with an easy crewneck look – a sloppy outfit won’t get you a kiss at midnight.

Fitted Black Plain Tuxedo, USD $569 CAD $599, Suitsupply

 

 

 

Photo Credits:

Creative Director: Marverick Guillermo / @marverickg
Photographer: Dimitri Aspinall / @dimitri.aspinall
Model: Giancarlo Murano / @giancarlo.murano
Stylist: Bismark Adomako / @mr_adomako
Studio: Capsure Studio / capsurestudio.ca

A storyteller with a decade of Journalism experience, Rosalyn is a proud Torontonian with a passion for writing, books, fashion (sneakers, in particular) and fitness. and Born and raised in Toronto, Rosalyn has a passion for books, writing, sneakers and fitness. When she’s not on assignment or buried in a book, you may find her on a run or in the ring learning the ways of Muay Thai. Twitter: @RoloSolomon Instagram: @RoloSolo

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