Well heeled

Claire Lopez Boots, Footwear 2 Comments

If it’s a pair of killer heeled boots that you’re after then you’re not going to find them here (well maybe the odd one). This is about boots that you can actually walk in, that flatter the leg and generally do the job. I know the sun is shining and it doesn’t feel remotely like boot weather but if you …

The Jacket of all Jackets

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Whether you work in a corporate environment with a traditional dress code, tread the fine line of business casual, or are just after something to throw on and smarten up your denim, then here is the unlikely sounding answer…a tweed jacket. They come in a whole host of different guises but the texture and often colour mix makes them perfect …

Put your best foot forward

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There’s no denying that it now feels like the start of a new season. And September brings that January kind of feeling with it, of wanting to start afresh. So with that in mind, it is time to say goodbye to the sandals and start thinking about new season footwear. But before we jump headlong into winter and boots, there is a …

The Colour of Autumn

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Has fashion’s obsession with black finally come to an end? Well judging by this season’s abundance of rust, caramel, tobacco, tan and even brown tones, this autumn is going to be a warm one. So here are a plethora of options to tempt. I have to say that I won’t be going down the brown corduroy suit or even jacket route …

The Workwear Edit

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I read the other day that August is the Sunday of summer and it definitely feels like autumn is nearly here as thoughts are all moving towards back to school, back to work and a new season. So it’s time to start thinking about how to dress for work again now that flippy summer dresses will no longer cut it. …

Animal Magnetism

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It is one of the biggest trends out there this autumn and one you simply cannot ignore if you’ve been anywhere near a shop in recent weeks. And as far as I’m concerned I’m all over it with a more is more approach… yup I’m talking animal print – again. Apologies if this is totally not your bag but perhaps …

Making the transition: midi dressing

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Be careful what you wish for … now the weather has truly turned, the suffocating heat is a distant memory and it’s been business as usual: grey and rainy. The silver lining though in all this is that there is no reason why we can’t embrace the new season’s collections. The midi train rolls on and this week it’s the turn …

The buy now, wear later piece

Claire Lopez Midi Skirts, Skirts 2 Comments

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 …