What do you think about bow ties and blazers? Or rather, bow ties and suits?
As far as fashion from the ’80s goes, one of the era’s lasting sartorial symbols in every man’s wardrobe is the power suit. Styled classically, the power suit screams of confidence and timeless value.
And with the storm of custom-made fashion, formal attire is embraced everywhere. Not only men are wearing the trend as always but women are also jumping into the bandwagon like crazy! Formal wear portrays elegance, sophistication and authority to even the simplest of persons. Definitely, the blazer is known to be a regal piece that upgrades any outfit to formal just ASAP,right?
Get to an evening party and you’ll see men wearing elegant suits and for sure, I’ve grown to admire their blazers for a long time now. I wish they could fit me. Anyway, women will obviously wear gorgeous evening dresses but I have been having a thought here; Can’t the ladies also not jump into this blazer-frenzy and wear suits to an evening party? It would be so nice to see a couple coming in both in suits, right? Mind you, I’d definitely consider such.
And what would be the perfect accessory to finish off a power suit? Well, the cutest bow tie! I mean, who doesn’t know how bow ties can be a nice addition to any formal look? So instead of doing the normal ties, why not get cute bow ties?
Anyway lovelies, today on the blog we have Monique Mwangi; a lover of God, re-known Master of Ceremonies and former radio host at Love FM Kenya. Those who have been around her call her ‘Ule MC wa Bowties’ that translates to,’ the MC who loves wearing bowties.’ What a tag, right?
Oh never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.”- Margaret Oliphant.
Well, Monique has her signature style where she dons formal wear like she was born for it! If you won’t find her in blazers, then find her in full suits. And if you won’t find her in bowties, then she’s probably not the MC you hired for your event! She guides us on how to go formal in suits to any evening event without looking odd. We are going from dresses to suits ladies! Are you in?
1. Opt for perfect tailoring.
Get a trusted tailor to do a perfect suit for you; one that is sharp, one that is chic and one that portrays that elegant side of you. If not a full suit, then get a tailored blazer and you’ll cherish it always.
Opt for a good suited fabric that embraces its pleats well and doesn’t look cheap even when creased after washing.
Monique advises on going for pants than skirts or dresses when it comes to slim ladies’ choice for formal wear. Always ensure your pants are well-fitted; here, as much as palazzo pants and culottes are a big bang, rather go for pencil pants or cigarette pants. Cropped pencil pants look way too good for a fact than longer-hemmed pants. This will ensure the blazer skims out your natural shape quite well.
Her black suit is definitely impressive. She really found value for her money, right?
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SUIT
- Give blazers maximum attention by taking them for wash at the dry-cleaners where they will be properly ironed as well.
- For your pants, you can wash them at home if you won’t need to take it to the dry-cleaners as long as you iron them properly while paying attention to the heat levels, especially if they are made of a suited fabric or cotton.
- Dry your pants while hanging them by the waist to keep them in shape and avoid too much creasing.
- Always hang your suit in appropriate hangers to keep them in shape. I mean: hang the blazer by its shoulders while the pants by the waist or fold them twice along their length then place it over the hanger.
2.Keep it simple.
Formal looks are very conservative, especially in color and design.
Go for a plain-colored suit than a checked one. The checked one will look less ‘serious’ in this case. Everyone has always considered keeping it neutral when it comes to suits and definitely, for evening events, keep it neutral!
Please do channel your feminine side here. Mind the type of accessories you get for your formal clothes. As much as possible, try to go for accessories that make a statement. If not bow ties, then get cute shoes. And if not a gorgeous bag or clutch, then get perfect jewelry or the most luxurious watches. With such accessories, you can be sure of turning heads at the party!
Monique loves cute bow ties; made of silk precisely. We know how silk screams of luxury, right?
4.Embrace cute makeup
The today’s superwoman would never leave here house without doing a little bit of makeup. So if you love the natural makeup look or the bold makeup look, then wear any that matches with your outfit well.
Monique goes bold in her makeup which livens up the black suit for a more feminine feel. She looks beautiful no doubt!
Makeup by @Emmanuel-the-makeup-artist
5.Perfect Grooming is a must!
Depending on the type of evening event, consider your hair-do.
For a more formal look, you have to update the formality of your hairstyle since well-styled hair will do it! Have a more polished formal hairstyle. Monique tries to avoid long weaves, kinky hair and curly manes while emphasizing on well-combed hair, short weaves, you know, like how you’ll do for an interview. As an MC, she’s definitely the center of attraction so she opts for a well-kept hair.
But if the occasion is way too informal, then go ahead and try any hair-do according to your taste.
Well divas, there you have it!
ON FEATURE TODAY: Monique Mwangi
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How much do you love her look today? And how much are you promising to get more suits, blazers and bow ties?
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