Checking In To AW

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It’s a tricky time of year from a shopping point of view – do you still buy summery or is it time to cut your losses and embrace the new season? It feels pretty dismal to already be hanging up summer’s boots so to speak, but with the weather a bit all over the place, it’s not such a bad …

Hitting the Spot

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It’s been a few weeks but am back with a look at another of the print trends for this season – spots which are a nice antidote to all the animal and floral that has dominated shop floors. Polka dots have been big this spring and don’t seem to be going anywhere fast. So if you missed on out that Zara dress …

The Last Straw

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Nothing says summer like a bit of straw – on your feet and your arm. Espadrilles and straw bags are nothing new but they’re going nowhere this season. If you are heading away, staycation-ing or just want to feel a bit more summery then swap your leather for some straw. Straw Circle Shopper Bag £30 Warehouse I have the natural colour, but also love …

Menswear Monthly: Summer Special

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You’ve got your shorts sorted but now what to wear with them on sunny days and summer holidays? From the perfect tees and wardrobe staples to fun shirts – here’s how to style your summer wardrobe. The Perfect Tee Well this is not something you need just for your shorts in the summer, you need to make sure you have a good selection …

Sundresses for Sunny Days

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As I write this the sun is shining and as it’s another bank holiday weekend plus half term, I thought it was time to have a look at sunny sundresses for the summer ahead – which obviously means that will have totally jinxed the weather for the weekend ahead. Apologies. This summer, little button through strappy dresses are where it’s at. …

The Art of Dressing for a ‘Do’

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It’s already begun – event season – weddings, races, summer parties and all that jazz. For me it’s 40th’s and a Holy Communion (which is actually already beginning to feel like a mini wedding aaaaargh!). And all of these require some sort of jazzier ensemble than your everyday wear. But the more I do this job, the more convinced I …

The May Workwear Edit – Top of the Class

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It’s an irritating fact that at this time of year, retailers seem to think that normal life ceases and that all we do is go on holiday or swan around at weddings and events. While we might do a bit of that, we still have to go to work – usually to pay for the above! But finding suitable things …

Menswear Monthly: Get Shorty

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This month’s menswear focus is a short one – pardon the pun – firmly looking ahead to warmer, sunnier days and summer holidays. Here are my top picks to suit all budgets. Selshor Cotton Chino Shorts £69 Ted Baker I’m a bit of a purist on the shorts front and don’t think you can go wrong with a good chino …