Bryce Monkivitch, CEO of 4 of Australia’s largest fashion labels speaks up about his fashion secrets. Monkivitch prides himself on his image and daily look. He quotes “first impressions are real, everyone judges a book by its cover. By looking presentable others will show you more respect”. Monkivitch further explains that as long as you have your power piece on you can pull off any look. Monkivitch defines a ‘power piece’ to be “an item of fashion that completes your look. This could be a watch, fresh kicks, nice cap or bag”.
Monkivitch is here to help us all out in 2021 to keep up with the most trending fashion looks:
1. Invest in a ‘power piece’
Monkivitch styles his daily look with a Rolex, his power piece which brings him pride as to how far he has come in the business world. A power piece brings respect. Ensure your power piece fits you. It should feel comfortable and you should be able to wear this everyday.
2. Try colour
Whether it’s casualwear or formalwear, indulge in a bit of colour. Colour can be timeless. Monkivitch recommends pinks, greens, mustard and brighter shades of blue as especially versatile year-round shades that will lift your entire outfit. But he adds that, when it comes to colour, less is still more: “You just need a bit of it, in one garment.”
3. Look after your appearance
Appearance is everything- everyone can see the outside of you. It’s the kind of advice your mother might offer, but if you’ve invested money and thought in your clothing, look after it. Use wooden hangers for shirts and shoe trees for your best shoes; have your suit dry-cleaned and pressed; wash your clothes regularly and clean your shoes. Establish a simple, but no less solid, grooming regime, brush your hair and cut your nails.
4. Spend money on shoes
Invest in your shoes- they are the ones that walk you through life everyday! “Timelessness is about simple design and all the more so with shoes,” explains Monkivitch. Quality shoes — are the kind of investment that should last 15 years or more. Opt for classic styles such as brogues, loafers, or a plain, dark, five-eyelet Derby on a round-toe last.
One-two power pieces per outfit would be suggested by Monkivitch. He suggests the watch and shoe combo. Accessories like ties and pocket squares bring individuality to classic clothing, but be careful how you use them- and be careful of the setting. “We don’t want to over do it” emphasises Monkivitch. Don’t overdo the accessories – if in doubt, think less is more and take one element away. “You just need one point of interest.”