Make a beeline for an A-line

Claire Lopez A-line, Midi Skirts, Skirts Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Chinos, Jeans, Menswear Leave a Comment

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 …

The Marmite Blog: Dungarees and Boiler Suits

Claire Lopez Boiler Suits, Dungarees Leave a Comment

You’ll either love them or you hate them and I totally appreciate that they are just not for everyone…but I’m a dungarees convert even if my husband finds them the most repellent piece of clothing in my entire wardrobe. My kids think I look like Stinky Pete from Toy Story and my husband can’t even bring himself to look at …

New Wheels!

Claire Lopez Trainers Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Khaki, Utility Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Camel, Workwear Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Jackets, Menswear Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Cowboy Boots Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez Colour, Pink, Red Leave a Comment

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

Claire Lopez dresses, Flats, Shoes, Skirts, Tweed, Workwear Leave a Comment

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 …