New Wheels!

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My husband will be cringing, my son high fiving at my use of the word wheels to talk about sneakers. Whatever, it is totally ironic and I am fully aware that it marks me out as anything but youthful or cool. I have long since given up on those fronts. But what is most certainly cool and will never not …

Utility – the hot new look

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When you think of the word utility, it is probably swiftly followed by the word bills (boring) or room (actually one of my favourite rooms in the house so maybe that makes me middle-aged and/or boring) but it might not be something you associate with anything you want to wear. And that is where you are wrong because the utility …

Camel Tones: The March Workwear Issue

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Really of all the things to be having a fashion moment, who’d have thought something as potentially drab as camel would be one of them. But no, camel is the height of chic and indeed doing a top to toe look will earn you the most kudos. However, there are plenty of ways to do the look if you just …

Menswear Monthly: Spotlight on Casual Jackets

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The last couple of weeks have certainly given us the taste of spring so now it’s time to start thinking about shedding those winter layers. For weekends and casual dressing you need to make sure you have a good light weight jacket in your life to take the place of your winter coat – from Harringtons, to bombers and utility …

Go West as Cowboy Boots make a comeback

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Mentally you may well have packed up your winter woollies as the sun’s been shining, the daffodils are out and spring feels like it has most certainly sprung. However, don’t be too hasty as it will be business as usual on the weather front before too long. Baring those ankles may indeed feel a million miles away again and you will …

Colour Clash: Red and Pink

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It’s Valentine’s Day. So in a slight nod to this most commercial of days, this week’s blog is about one of my most favourite colour clashes – red and pink, the colours of love – you can all do a quick wretch now as all love-related chat is done and dusted. And now on to the much more important fashion …

Dressing the part: The February Workwear Edit

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January is over, the sales are gone (mostly) so now you can get down to the serious business of shopping for the season ahead. And I really mean that because spending some time and money on your workwear wardrobe, is essentially investing in yourself and your career. Much as it would be lovely to know that all that matters is our experience and how we …

Menswear Monthly: The Blazer Edit

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Chaps – following on from last month’s post about the shoes you need in your wardrobe, I am starting a monthly menswear special focussing on your key items. As dress codes become less and less formal, striking the tricky middle ground that is ‘smart casual’ or ‘dress down Friday’ becomes more and more important to nail. The piece that will …

Flower Power

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  If you’re not an animal person or are just a bit fed up with its seemingly never-ending domination of print trends, then fear not because there is another option out there in the form of florals. And this is a print that scores high on the versatility stakes. Read on for my ‘best of’ and how to style them: …

Totally biased

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And now back to business… this week in the form of bias skirts. While pleats reigned supreme in the court of skirts in 2018, this year is all about the bias skirt. What is this bias malarkey you ask?! Well essentially cutting something on the bias, means cutting the fabric diagonally (instead of straight up and down). Before I lose …