The buy now, wear later piece

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Even though the sun is still shining, it feels a little bit too late in the season to be investing in more summer clothes. So the smart money is on pieces that you can wear now but that will also work in the autumn. The solution is simple: a midi skirt. And if the low stock levels on lots of these …

Earn your stripes

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Normally, at about this time of the year, I am starting to look at the new season. The weather has usually turned (it always seems to at the start of the school holidays) and summer has faded…. But not this year. Oh no. The long, hot, summer continues and two showers a day minimum are de rigueur. So I find …

Let’s talk linen

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There is a running joke among my school friends about me and linen, when on a post-A-level girls’ holiday to Portugal, a rather drunk me was wandering around obsessing about the lack of sheets on our arrival. I can’t deny I am a bit of a square and generally a clean and tidy soul (for that read neat freak). Luckily it all …

Playing around

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I have clearly reached an age whereby I am trying to cling on to the vestiges of youth and that means for the first time in a long while, actively seeking out ‘girly’ clothing. I’m not quite reaching for the teeny tiny skirts yet and if I do, then please stop me. But I am pretty keen on a playsuit …

Taking a short cut

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So when I said last week that a sundress was the only thing you needed in this heat, that was obviously poetic license because clearly a pair of shorts is also ideal. But city shorts aren’t quite the same thing as beach shorts and if you get it right a pair of posh shorts might even work for the office. …

Hotting Up: it’s sundress time

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Well hello heatwave! There’s only one piece of clothing that can help us survive in this weather and that is the sundress. This season’s hit style has to be a button up number and the vibe is pared back and chic. Here are 10 of the best and even better they are all under £50:  Midi Dress with Buttons £39.99 …

Go Wild…it’s animal print time

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There is a lot to be said for wearing animal print – in addition to its staying power in the style stakes. It has recently dawned on me that it is also actually extremely practical for its stain-hiding powers – trying to spot a mark amongst all that pattern is no mean feat. So fear not those outstretched little hands …

The White One – finding the perfect white jeans

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Warning, if you have small children with sticky fingers, then this post may not be for you…Because this week I’m talking about white jeans. I don’t know about you, but mine end up being a one wear item which has magical, magnetic qualities when it comes to stains. So while they aren’t an everyday ‘go to’, they are definitely part of my summer …

Summer in the City

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Dressing for the office in the summer is definitely a harder task than the rest of the year. How to keep cool while still looking appropriate can be tricky, particularly if you work in an environment where more traditional dress codes are at play. Here are three easy ways to look stylish for the office this season: The right accessories …