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TWiB Style Guide - August

August 18, 2014 2 min read

Red and Blue aren’t just for Cupmatch!

By Becci Hanson, TABS FOUNDER

This month go sailor chic with a red, white and blue colour palette. Stick to more figure-flattering diagonal or vertical stripes and stay away from jumbo horizontal ones that lay flat on the areas you’d prefer to conceal. 

Atelerie have some cute stripey vests in with matching handbags in red and blue, perfect with cutoffs for a casual Sunday. For a more modern twist, pair your stripes with an unexpected bold colour like bright yellow, or add neon accessories. 

Get print perfect with anchor, lobster, fish and sail boat prints… just don’t go overboard! Just one print per ensemble. A.S. Cooper’s have some preppy Vineyard Vines booty shorts in. Pair with a simple tee in a block colour and add some chunky gold jewelry to funk it up. Denim also goes well for the nautical look, just keep the edges clean (no freys). ‘Chanel’ your inner Jackie O with oversized sunglasses to add some ladylike elegance to an otherwise casual look.

A hat is a must have protection in the sun and Flying Colours have some cute caps in this season. Keep it simple though, you don’t want to look like Popeye!

Opt for wedges for a lawn BBQ, Lusso has some AMAZING Jimmy Choo’s and Fendi’s in their sale section. These would look sharp with some super short shorts and a smart white shirt. Feeling flush? The red Fendi bag in Lusso is to die for!

For a more sophisticated version of the look, take a page out of Chanel’s Resort 2014 collection and go for understated elegance with soft fabrics in faded neutrals. Layer strands of tangled pearls and subtle button accents to keep things feeling of the sea. Keep to one block colour and polish off your look with ocean inspired accessories like the gold starfish bracelet we found in Gibbons. Robe inspired detail is also a chic subtle nod to sailor style.

This is a great look for guys as well with minimum hassle. Just stick to your red, white and blue colour palette and you’re all set! Stripey navy tee with TABS Red Bird shorts (from A.S. Cooper Man Store) and some Toms from Gibbons. Job done.

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