The new decade has arrived and you've definitely had more than your fare share of Christmas dinners, drinks after work, and holiday shindigs. You've braved the traffic, shopped your heart out, and talked your way through reunions with friends and family. It's just been a whole season-long of socializing and celebrations.
Even though the new year's here, let's face it, the celebration is still ongoing! So why not have your own celebration at home? Invite some family and friends over, have an intimate gathering, and bask in the glory and comforts of your home. There are days when the best of your times are spent in the great indoors.
You may be having your own shindig at home but that doesn't mean that the dress code should say loungewear. Dressing up for an intimate gathering means finding a balance between looking sharp and relaxed at the same time. You should exude a tone of nonchalance but also have your personal style come through.
We break down five ways to dress up—or down—to look your finest when welcoming guests into your abode.
It's been a good year for linen. We put a highlight on the soft and comfortable, tropical weather-friendly fabric with this handsome overshirt from U My Philippines. Style it a plaid shirt and tailored trousers for a handsome dressed down look.
Shorts are often overlooked when we dress up for parties, but we'd beg to differ. When styled with the right pieces, it can be a sharp and handsome addition to your looks. Add a dapper touch to your short looks with a dark button down and a light jacket.
Yes, we all love the classic white button-down for our looks but maybe we can take it up a notch. This linen style from U My Philippines can be paired with a tank top underneath and pleated trousers for a stylish fit.
Let's dress down your usual formal button-down warm hues and light layers. Take this dress shirt from Saville Row and style it with a classic gray tee and cropped trousers. It's a look that exudes a relaxed and carefree dapper energy.
Sharp and Relaxed
Dress shirts come in all styles and designs, but we're making way for this linen and cotton-blend from Pedro del Hierro Man. It's crafted in a light and breezy fabric with a simple and handsome stripe pattern. It's a stand-out piece that you can just wear on its own with no style gimmicks.
Photographers: Oliver Tam and Frances Ulit
Art Directors: Hans De Barras and Kevin Dexter Magno
Producers: Timothy Diao, Nana Valdueza, and Elaine Contreras
Stylists: Timothy Diao
Makeup and Hair: Lio Javier and Lloyd Galban of J.R.D FaceOne
Model: Anthony Blokhin of New Monarq Agency