Sandals and Slingbacks

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It’s May, it’s the Bank Holiday weekend so it’s time to start feeling a little bit summery – even if the weather isn’t exactly following suit and delivering an Easter weekend set of temperatures. So first up it’s sandals and there are lots of lovely sliders to pop on your feet this summer. Loupe Smart Slider Sandal £68 Dune If …

Top Tier

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While midi dresses still reign supreme, the style for the summer is a tiered billowy number which feels very boho. Just beware too much volume as you may find you need to size down to get the right look. I showed my husband one of my purchases and he visibly recoiled and said he thought I was wearing fancy dress …

Trail Blazer

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Last week’s focus was on the three different casual jackets you need for spring. This week I’m having a look at the smart equivalent and there can only be one contender: the blazer. It is perfect for this time of year and a versatile number – if you get it right – that you can wear to work, out in the evening …

Spring Layers

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I get asked a lot how best to do layering for the spring so this week I thought I would have a look at the casual jackets that will see you through the spring and summer. Next week, it’ll be the turn of smarter options. The leather jacket If you don’t have one already, then go out and get yourself …

Make a beeline for an A-line

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With skirts still super hot from a trend point of view I thought it was time to take a look at what’s out there. While last season was dominated by pleated skirts, this spring there is a lot more choice with bias styles and A-lines added into the mix. In fact, these midi length A-line numbers are by far the …

Menswear Monthly: The Smart Casual Conundrum

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If you’re suited and booted for most of the week, does dress down Friday have you cobbling together a motley ensemble? Or perhaps the terms Business Casual and Smart Casual have you running for the hills? If so, then you definitely need to make sure your wardrobe covers the tricky middle ground between suit trouser and casual jean. The blazer will do the job …