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SEASON... Doyen of style, Mark Anthony, tells you how to rock this party season and loosen up It’s party season once again. Can you believe that? It’s time to dust off all your finery, polish those shoes and well, prepare that liver of yours. And while we all view December and the weeks that follow as a time to let our hair down and to relax, it can also have its pitfalls. This month we are all going to feel like we have arrived underdressed, or fail to turn up.

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It’s not as plain and sailing as we all think on this festive circuit. But the good news is, I’m here to help. You’re welcome. Lists. lists, lists. It’s the only way forward. As easy as it is to get carried away buying stuff for yourself - don’t. Ensure those stockings get stocked, plan those pre-christmas parties. Spend that little bit of extra time going through your party wardrobe, making sure everything is ready to go out in at a moment’s notice. And once the quality checks have been taken care of, it’s on to quantity. Shirt-less tuxes might work for the Chippendales, but it’s

not a look that’ll leave your boss merry at your Christmas work-do. Just because shirt-less tuxes are off the menu, it doesn’t mean you need necessarily enslave yourself to tradition. Of course, certain parties will have certain dress codes, but for those that don’t, you can loosen your collar – literally. Why not invest in one killer jacket-and-trouser combination? That way you can mix them up with a fine knit, openneck shirt or dress-shirt and bow-tie? Then each evening is that little bit different. For a fail-safe combo that can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion, try a navy blazer with a pair of grey trousers.

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EILE Magazine – December 2015 (Vol.3, Issue 7)  

The LGBT Magazine, for those who want another view. Features Smoke Season, Irish politician Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, fashion blogger Mark Anthony,...

EILE Magazine – December 2015 (Vol.3, Issue 7)  

The LGBT Magazine, for those who want another view. Features Smoke Season, Irish politician Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, fashion blogger Mark Anthony,...