Styling: Harris Davlas
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou

Casual but cool, it only takes a simple twist to incarnate the best of both worlds.

Accepting an invitation to try the new, uplifting cocktail by Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, the Venezuelan Sour, I was momentarily baffled: what should I wear to this semi-official occasion, where I want to feel relaxed and enjoy the great company of a warm group of friends, but still settle for nothing less than my high sartorial standards? My choices were carefully made:


· When you know you look good in a specific color, why not go all the way and make a total look out of it? It will make you feel secure and comfortable. Mine is, as you know, dark blue. So I let it rule my whole outfit, saving gray for the piece de resistance, my overcoat.
· Speaking of overcoats, remember this: They have the limitless power to follow their own devices. Your coat doesn’t have to match your outfit, it can be a totally different color, style and fabric, creating an interesting and, why not, surprising layering effect.
· Let’s take a moment to salute the last days of sock-free dressing. These buckle shoes are ideal for bare appearances, as they cover up the foot right under the ankle, creating a sexy, suave effect.
· My favorite piece in this outfit is non other than the double-breasted cardigan. This is a must – have for any wardrobe. Chose one in a neutral color that can be combined with many of your clothes and a straight line, in cashmere or wool. When you combine it with a tie, as we did here, it can give off the impression you are wearing a proper dress jacket. This doppelganger will become a style-saver when you are indoors and it is too hot to keep wearing your jacket. Plus it makes you look very at ease with your style…




50ml DiplomaticoReservaExclusiva

2,5ml Monin Tonga

20ml MoninOrgeat

25ml fresh lemon juice

30ml eggwhite


How to make it

After we mix all the ingredients in a shaker, we double-strain in a cocktail glass and we garnish with maraschino cherries.



Limited edition wool coat, double breasted knit cardigan, braided buckle shoes, wool/cotton polka dot tie, slim fit-micro pattern print shirt & slim fit printed chinos, all by Massimo Dutti, Available at selected stores.