Workwear Special: The Power of the Puff

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Often the hardest thing to find are the basics – the building blocks of your wardrobe that you turn to time and again. They may not be the showstoppers but they are the hardest working items and for this month’s workwear special I have a whole host of great tops for you with one thing in common – a puff sleeve. …

Menswear Monthly: These Boots are made for Walking

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It’s been a while since I did a Menswear special so I thought it was high time I was back on the case and I’m going to kick off 2020’s editions with a footwear focus. Given spring feels a long time away despite technically being here, it’s a good time to look at boots as there are several styles you …

Blooming Marvellous

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It’s nearly March so it’s time to look at some florals which still continue to be a huge trend for the season ahead. A floral printed dress is really a wardrobe staple and if you choose your print carefully it can be a versatile piece you wear year round. Here are my top picks: Graphic Poppy Maxi Dress £165 Jigsaw …

Pretty in Pastels

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In stark contrast to the sharpness of last week’s monochrome, this week I’m looking at another of the season’s key trends – pastel. These gorgeous yellows, blues, lilacs and greens look fab with denim and will certainly help to add some lightness and freshness to your spring wardrobe. As the weather warms up, swap your blue denim for white – …

Mean Business in Monochrome

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It’s back to business with my monthly spotlight on workwear and this month, I’m looking at the classic combination that is monochrome. Dogstooth or houndstooth (actually has nothing to do with dogs or teeth but just refers to the pattern itself) is where it’s at. If you are after something to lift your work wardrobe then this could be it. …

The Beauty of Blue

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The colour of 2020 is Classic Blue according to the colour officials, Pantone. Seeing as this is a colour which is supposed to bring peace and tranquillity and instil calmness and confidence, no wonder blue is a great colour to wear to the office. So this blog is all about gorgeous shades of blue – classic or not – and with smart and casual pieces …

Think Pink

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While Classic Blue may be the colour of Spring Summer 2020, I have got a bit of a crush on pink at the moment because it’s such an uplifting friend on dismal January days. And also because it’s a hard working chap which goes with all the usual neutral suspects no problem, but may also surprise you at how well it also works with some …

Spot the Styles for the New Season

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Happy New Year! And with the focus very much on buying well and buying less, I’m kicking off 2020 with a post which happily marries fashion with style in the form of the classic polka dot. They’ve been around for seasons now and are going nowhere. A spot is a nice alternative to a stripe and a versatile, easy print to wear to lift …

High Time to Shine!

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The world has gone sequin mad and in a frenzy bought up every – well nearly every – sequinned item on the planet. So here are the ones that haven’t yet disappeared, in time for Black Friday deals and discounts. Just don’t let them get away…. The Skirt Sequin Midi Skirt £49.99 Mango Love this one as the colour is …