Men, here’s how to style your co-ords
African News Agency
CO-ORDS have come a long way to become socially acceptable. From a slouchy outfit to gaining a bona fide status in the menswear world, this lounge-wear is the best style statement to wear nowadays! To create a modish look, a co-ord set is the most comfortable and chic and can be worn from parties to drive-in dates. The best way to style is to keep it simple and accessorise minimally. Ashutosh Sirohiya, senior designer at Snitch, shares five tips to style co-ords for men: Accessorise with chains, bracelets and glasses Co-ords come in various assortments such as flower print, one solid colour and animal print. It’s recommended to select minimalistic accessories for a balanced look to best carry the co-ord sets with busy prints. When you choose to wear one solid colour co-ords, it’s fun to complete the look with large and dramatic accessories. Shoes that suit the co-ord set You can style your comfy and stylish co-ords with the shoes that suit to make it a chic style statement. If you want to amp up your style game, then pair a simple patterned co-ord set with sneakers, solid and dark coloured co-ords with trainers, dye-printed co-ords with buckle strap open-toe flats, and funky printed co-ords with Hawaiian slippers. Go for small or handy bags Instead of letting your pants sag with your keys, phone, charger, earbuds, and all your accessories, choose to go modish with small or handy bags. Messenger, cross body, beach, and gym bags give stylish room to all your everyday essentials. Remember to choose the right bag depending on the place you are visiting and the occasion you are wearing the co-ords for. Layer with an overshirt and jacket Layering is a four-season look, and it’s always recommended to define the layering first to see how it interacts with your co-ord set. T-shirt co-ord with knee shorts or pyjama can be layered with an oversized shirt or jacket. Layering with a contrasting coloured cardigan or knitwear in winter will add warmth to your look and will go well with the look. Keep it untucked or partially tucked A simple rule to abide by before you decide to untuck or partially tuck the co-ord shirt: maximum style or optimal comfort. Quickly scan the hem of your shirt. If the hem is even, untucked is the best way to go. If the hem is uneven, it’s meant to be tucked/partially tucked. It’s not every time that scanning the hem helps you decide. You can also check the fabric. Untuck the shirt if the fabric is bulky or stiff (denim, wool), and you can partially tuck the shirt if the fabric is light (linen, cotton, satin).