It’s party season and as they say, it’s a marathon not a sprint - go too hard and you expire, not hard enough and you haven’t given it your all. So, this season we’re here to help you like a morning leg session peppered with some zesty berocca - guiding you through the busy holiday period as you go from work drinks, rooftop parties and hopefully some epic summer days and nights.
The Holiday Capsule Wardrobe
It’s one of the busiest times of the year and the social calendar is full. There’s party after party, work events, family catch-ups and random gatherings that are a must-attend – because, party. This potentially means multiple outfit options that need to be weather ready and occasion appropriate. Heading to Christmas cocktails? VIP event? Black Tie? The invites are pouring in and the sartorial choices are endless.
Here’s our tip on making life a little easier. Take around 10 mins to put together a holiday ‘capsule’ wardrobe – grab some clean white button up linen shirts, chinos, suits, printed tees, denim, shorts, a few pocket squares, sunnies, belts, and a sportscoat (that’s light and breathable) – and you’ll have a ready-made outfitting service right where you need it, when you need it.
Keeping up appearances can be tiring, especially when you’re wired on lack of sleep and too many Negronis. But keeping your skin and face clean from party build up and questionable diet choices is super important throughout the summer party season. Just like the gym, take time out to visit your barber, or add a good exfoliator and serum to your regime. You can even go as far as ‘masking’. Crazy days.
Keep it Clean
Along with keeping a clean face, add some sanity into your hectic schedule by maintaining your wardrobe and ensure that it’s clean and ready to go for the next event. Particularly when you’ve slept in last night’s clothes or if you’ve had a run-in with a handsy red wine – keeping up with the laundry and tending to the remnants of the night before can get you through the holiday season in style. For example, how do you remove that pesky red wine stain from your once favourite white work shirt? Easy, follow these steps*;
How to Remove Red Wine Stains
- Don’t rub! Carefully dab the stain with a damp cloth
- Try dipping the shirt into some leftover soda water (make sure it’s not flat)
- If all else fails, a good quality stain remover with active ingredients are designed to eradicate tough stains
- Always see if your local drycleaner can assist – never give up!
*make sure you read the care instructions first as each garment has its own needs when it comes to washing and drying
Sleep it off
Last but never the least, keep your snooze schedule intact by getting enough sleep over the next few months. Even if you have a big night out, a mini power nap for around 40 minutes allows your body to recover much better from all of the excellent food, cocktails and summer sun you’re enjoying. You’ll be back to your greatest self before you know it.
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Yours in style,