Get militant this spring

Claire Lopez Khaki, Military Leave a Comment

When I did a year’s worth of Army Cadets at secondary school, aged 14, I definitely did not see the upside to what I was wearing. In fact, I hated it, mainly because we had to spend the requisite hours polishing boots and creating shiny toe caps with a bit of masking tape, starching our collars and generally making ourselves look ship …

Fifty Shades of Pink

Claire Lopez Colour, Pink Leave a Comment

Ok so maybe you weren’t convinced by yellow, but what about pink? Barring a fuschia pink dress that I have worn to so many weddings and parties and loved, I have more or less avoided pink for a long time because I was emotionally scarred by an outfit I had when I was about 7 or 8 years old. It was the first thing I was …

Live your life in colour and make it yellow

Claire Lopez Colour, Yellow Leave a Comment

You should practise what you preach really and so this season I am doing exactly that and going outside my usual comfort zone of neutrals to embrace some of the season’s colours, in particular SS16’s yellow. Now, this is not a shy wallflower type of yellow, it is a ‘hello here I am, look at me’ shade and is therefore not for everyone, …

A wardrobe icon: the white shirt

Claire Lopez Wardrobe staples, White Shirt Leave a Comment

We all know that children and shopping don’t mix but it was half term and I just wanted to pop into one shop very quickly. It was an ill-advised idea and I paid for it. Cue two children, who despite several requests to sit still for five minutes and despite being physically placed on said chairs on multiple occasions, were …

Fashion or style? Do both in stripes.

Claire Lopez Stripes 2 Comments

Fashion may always be on the move, but there is something fairly predictable about a spring/summer season and the catwalks. And that thing is stripes. Because for as many seasons as I can remember, they have always been on trend in some form or another. And this season is no different because lo and behold, the catwalks were full of …

For the love of a good animal

Claire Lopez Leopard print Leave a Comment

Well I never thought I would be writing that Sainsbury’s inspired a post … oh the glamour, but it did. The other day when I was doing my weekly food shop, (it has occurred to me that I am one of the few people who still actually visits a supermarket on a regular basis as I just can’t seem to get …

Simple but spot on: the white sneaker

Claire Lopez Footwear, Trainers Leave a Comment

I never thought I would be excited by sneakers but I am. Historically, I haven’t been a huge fan of trainers worn in a non-sports context and, I must admit, I am not totally au fait with your Reebok Classics versus your High Tops, but times have changed and the lady is most definitely for turning. Now top of my wish …

Denim dilemmas

Claire Lopez Denim, Trousers Leave a Comment

For many of us, buying denim is like trying to find ‘Mr Right’ – you quite simply have to kiss a few frogs before you find your Prince Charming. Most of us would rather stick pins in our eyes than go jean shopping because it can be such a painful and disappointing process. Why do we put so much stall by finding the …