Men's Style: Socks, or no socks?

The age-old socks or no socks debate is just as in important to the men of our world as politics, sports and food... we assume. So, here it is... the answer to socks, or no socks?

Socks: Pros & Cons

As an accessory, socks are great for their ability to pull an outfit together or make a statement. They can keep your feet warm. They keep your feet dry. Usually. On the flip side, socks can be hot in the summer months. They eventually get holes. They add an extra decision to the process of getting dressed in the morning. There is also a high probability of mismatching them and an even higher probability of losing one in the dryer.

No Socks: Pros & Cons

Going sockless is a choice made to stay cool on warmer days. It’s also a style decision. Some shoes (such as boat shoes) simply don’t seem right when worn with socks. It can also be a way for the sockless man to telegraph that he is someone who looks to the stylish gentleman of Europe for inspiration. On the negative side, not wearing socks can often lead to sweaty, smelly feet and shoes (in some cases), as well as blisters.

So, the solution?

There's one way to look like a tanned European beauty with nice ankles and some suave boat shoes - grab him no-show socks! Tto be honest, this is going to be the summer essential (for men!) to ensure we're not all being stunk out by a sea of smelly boat shoes. You can find plenty online, or from your local shopping centre.

You're welcome!

Meet Mike | #CBRDads

We bumped into Mike out in Garran, catching some fresh air at the end of a busy work day.

Mike has 3 children and a 10 week old puppy, they're who he likes to focus a lot of his time. His favourite things to do with the kids are taking them to the Belconnen pool, falling asleep on the couch at lunch while they watch TV shows and slow cooking stew through the afternoon on the ozpig.

When he isn't doing all this and being such a stylish dad - we're loving the sleek jeans and blazer combo finished off with a checked scarf - Mike manages people who make maps for a living. Nice work Dad!

Shoes: Loake shoemakers England

Pants: country road

Belt: RM Williams

Shirt: Anthony squires

Jacket: Kathmandu

Scarf: David jones

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Feminine In Blue

Marah, like most of us, is well and truly over winter. So, it was natural that I found her sitting in the sun with her friend Tara trying to soak in as much of its warmth as possible last Wednesday at the Gungahlin Marketplace.

She was wearing a combination of blue hues and accessorised beautifully with delicate silver jewellery. She had borrowed her sister's jacket to created a very soft and feminine look. Her wavy half up half down hair style also added to her classic style.

When Marah isn't strutting her style in Gungahlin, she is studying at Canberra college and is hoping to study Law or Nursing once she graduates. Brains and beauty - you go girl!

Jacket - Oxford

Dress - Ice

Shoes - Cotton On

Jewellery - Angus and Coote

Stay tuned to see what her friend Tara was wearing...

Keep Dry With These Gumboots and Wellies

Wellies, gumboots, rain boots, wellingtons - or whatever you want to call them - are an unparalleled empowerment to winter commuters. Why? Because nothing ruins a day like wet feet! Since emerging in the 19th Century, and popularised by the First Duke of Wellington, 'wellies' are not only practical for horrific wet-weather days, but have undergone a fashion makeover in recent years to become a style statement for the modern women. So, toss away those Farmer Joe look-a-likes - we’ve compiled a few favourite brands.

Make these your go-to for acceptable welly style during your city commute.


Chances are there’s no living celebrity that doesn’t own a pair of Hunter boots as the latest snaps from Glastonbury 2015 advocate, which is probably what’s made them so damn cool.

I’m also an owner of the beloved Hunters because of their minimalistic style that will coordinate with a corporate coat, weekend parka or metallic mini dress (if you’re Alexa Chung!). Widely available, you can order your next pair from ASOS, The Iconic or


Noteworthy for reimaging the boring welly into something much more eye-catching, Joules is the boot of choice for those who love print and pattern. Stripes, polka dots, flowers and even the odd animal print splashed across a matte or gloss rubber finish has made these boots iconic and a popular statement accessory for winter. Shop them online at


Stepping up the fashion element of rain boots is Chooka. Designed for those who love sophisticated classics, these wellies are chic with attention to detail, and are made with adjustable straps to fit an array of calf widths. With knee-high boots, mid-calf boots, booties and flats, there’s a style suitable for all personal preferences. Shop them online at


If you happen to be in the market for $250.00+ rain boots, then simply go straight to the top for the ultimate in fashion-meets-wellies from Burberry. In the price tag’s defence, the combination of luxury fashion design, featuring Burberry’s iconic tartan print and stud embellishments with all the rain boot qualities will see you get the wear out of them... even when it’s not raining!

By Christina Roys

She Rocks Retro Vintage

This week we caught up Bronwyn, the stylish manager of Rockin' that Frock at the Gungahlin Market Place. I have walked passed the colourful so many times and thought it was definitely about time to pop in and style stalk Bronwyn because she is always looking so stylishly vintage.

Bronwyn has been manager at the newly opened store for just 10 weeks and in her spare time teaches Latin and ballroom dancing. A lady of many talents and hobbies with a retro meets vintage signature style to go with it.

When I walked into the store it was like stepping into another time, with classic cuts and colours, full skirts and flirty and feminine prints as far as the eye could see. Bronwyn was a perfect picture of femininity and classic vintage style. She had a full petticoat to fill out her gorgeous mid length Retropec'd dress, covered in puppies (uh cute!). She matched it with a Bird and Branch embroidered cardigan and accessorised with a black hair bow, also from Rockin' that Frock.

Loving the cute and classic look Bronwyn!

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