February is here, and I don’t know about you but I’d say that February is my least preferred month of the year, with the exception for Valentine of course. Thanks Walmart for inventing this “holiday”. So this begs the question, what do you wear for Valentines and what do you give her for Valentines? As always we are coming to your rescue with our easy soluitions.
For your date – this is a time to leave the denim and T-shirt in the wardrobe. Dress up a bit and make it an occasion. That said according to our Dappad way of dressing the outfit is still uncomplicated. The rules to follow. Wear a chino, a shirt, and layer with an unconstructed jacket, alternatively wear a knit under your jacket and match it off with a pair of Monk straps, Chelsea boot or Oxford. Here are some of our inspirations for Valentine – again from our style heroes of Instagram.
Eric Rutherford – Instagram’s best dressed silver fox. Jacket on Knit.
Johannes Huebl – Grey on black. Jacket on a roll neck.
For the gift then, want to look like a super hero, Pep Guardiola style? We’ve partnered with Glitzbox so you can do just that! Glitzbox is the UK’s first jewellery rental subscription service and just like us they think looking great should be effortless. We have an exclusive 10% discount on their 3, 6 and 12 month memberships.
Buy your special lady a beautiful gift card and then each month she will receive a luxury box of jewellery to test out pieces from the best emerging designers. At the end of the month she can decide which pieces to keep (with the credit you have gifted her) and which to return ready for her next box of jewels. No more stressing about getting the right piece! She can request the jewellery she would like to try or let Glitzbox’s experienced stylists select pieces based on her preferences. Use code: DAPGLITZ10 at glitzbox.co.uk.for 10% off. Go on.. spoil her:) To get the gift card – click here. https://glitzbox.co.uk
The story of Glitzbox. As we are a small company we’re also curious on what inspired other women to start their company and below is Tamsin Ivy’s story of why she started Glitzbox.
How did you come up with the idea for Glitzbox
I realised that jewellery often needs to be seen and felt in person in order to see the quality and the details. Online just isn’t the best platform for purchasing but off-line and in stores can be daunting or limited in choice. I wanted to create a way to allow women to test pieces out and only keep the ones they love. The idea is to be able to refresh all the jewellery they wear regularly without as much expense!
What kind of women to you envision using Glitz?
I envision women who are into fashion but don’t necessarily have the time or urge to go shopping regularly. They value quality over quantity and love discovering exciting new designers rather than wearing the same thing everyone else owns.
Have you had any interesting / unusual customer requests?
We get really specific requests, for example for weddings. But our favourites are when women are open to trying pieces outside their normal favourites. They are often surprised by how great they feel wearing bolder jewellery. We find this happens with mothers a lot who stopped wearing jewellery when they have young kids and fall back in love with it when the kids grow up a little and they can experiment with Glitzbox before finding their style. It’s such a great feeling when they find a piece they love!
If you had one dream brand ambassador (dead or alive) for Glitz who would it be?
A modern day Audrey Hepburn would rock the Glitz! But today we’d love Pandora Skyes.
Where do you see Glitz going in 2018?
We are planning to launch an even higher-end version of the box in 2018, so watch this space.
There is growth in men’s jewellery and accessories what type of jewellery do you recommend to men?
I think signet rings are great for men. Something chunky that can be worn on a pinky looks really cool and can be engraved with an important symbol or initials. I also really like leather bracelets and statement watches for finishing off an outfit. We often get asked about making a Glitzbox for watches so men could trial different ones – maybe one day!
When it comes to men’s wear and style in general what style do you favour?
I love it when men go a little more tailored. I think men who don’t enjoy fashion or shopping often don’t try and find pieces that fit them well and end up in comfy favourites and pieces that don’t compliment their shape. I think women are generally better at this! So some slim line jeans a fitted shirt and simple jumper can make most men look really smart! I’m also really into linen shirts as they’re so easy to wear and look cool.
How would you describe your own jewellery style in 3 words?
Mixed-metal, layered and chunky!
Do you remember the first pieces of jewellery you ever owned or the most important piece?
I remember when I was about 12 I was allowed to pick a little amethyst (heart shaped) and had it made into a sterling silver ring. I thought it was the most precious thing in the world and still have it now as a pinky ring.
Do you have a favourite up and coming jewellery designer at the moment?
I’m obsessed with Anissa Kermiche and am saving up to own all her pieces!
What is the last thing you do before going to sleep?
Usually check my phone! It’s so bad and I’m slowly stopping the habit by setting my daily alarm earlier and hiding my phone under the bed. I’ve been trying to do more reading to wind down more naturally too.