Maps Maponyane's style tips

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Investec Private Banking’s brand ambassador, media personality and entrepreneur, Maps is well-known for his sophisticated, suave style as he effortlessly mixes classic pieces with modern, trendy items.

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Since he's known for his style, we've asked him to share a few style tips for men and women.

For women

  1. Don’t always look at what’s trendy. Find clothes that flatter your body type
  2. Your clothes should not be too tight or oversized. They should emphasise your best features and draw attention for all the right reasons
  3. Know the colours and tones that work with your skin and hair colour. Ideally, your outfit should not have more than four colour
  4. Kitten heels don’t do much for your legs or posture and could be quite ageing - rather avoid
  5. Have fun with make-up and accessories, but don’t overdo it. Less really is more

For men

  1. Own three basic, quality suits – in black, navy and grey
  2. Buy classic and timeless pieces. It’s always easier to layer with good basics
  3. Buy multipurpose clothes that can be used in any scenario - smart, casual and corporate. Versatility is key
  4. You can never have enough white collared shirts. Dress for the occasion, so for example pair your white shirt with a great pair of cufflinks and/or a fashionable tie
  5. A suit is all about the fit, so ask around and find a great tailor that can make your suit fit perfectly.
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