Menswear Monthly: The Blazer Edit

Claire Lopez Blazer, Menswear 2 Comments

Chaps – following on from last month’s post about the shoes you need in your wardrobe, I am starting a monthly menswear special focussing on your key items. As dress codes become less and less formal, striking the tricky middle ground that is ‘smart casual’ or ‘dress down Friday’ becomes more and more important to nail. The piece that will …

Flower Power

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  If you’re not an animal person or are just a bit fed up with its seemingly never-ending domination of print trends, then fear not because there is another option out there in the form of florals. And this is a print that scores high on the versatility stakes. Read on for my ‘best of’ and how to style them: …

Totally biased

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And now back to business… this week in the form of bias skirts. While pleats reigned supreme in the court of skirts in 2018, this year is all about the bias skirt. What is this bias malarkey you ask?! Well essentially cutting something on the bias, means cutting the fabric diagonally (instead of straight up and down). Before I lose …

One for the men…

Claire Lopez Footwear, Menswear 2 Comments

While I work with both male and female clients, my blog is most definitely focussed on the female of the species. However, I have teamed up with men’s footwear retailer, Goodwin Smith, to write this guest blog piece for them all about the shoes your man needs in his life. I am firmly of the belief that what you put …

The Year of The Snake

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Well actually 2019 is the year of the pig but in fashion terms it’s all about the snake, which is looking like it might knock the good old, trusty leopard off it’s top animal print spot.  This is not a bolt from the blue as snake has been slithering into our conscious for a few months (sorry pardon the pun – couldn’t help it!) …

Lighten Up

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh it’s the new year and if, like me, you struggle with the month of January with all the cold, dark, grey days that make it the longest month ever, never mind the pressure to hit the ground running, fulfil all your new year’s resolutions – be a better person, exercise more, eat and drink less of the wrong stuff …

Twelve days of Christmas

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So we really are in the final countdown to Christmas now and this week’s post is a bit of a mash up, filled with smaller things to tempt you (or to put on your Christmas list), a few must-haves and the odd bit of party-wear if you are still a bit stuck on what to don for the festivities,  all …

Furry Friends

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For the last in my blogs on dressing for the festive season, I’m looking at fur. If you’re off out and sticking your winter parka on top, this may well just kill the look. So what you need is a spot of fur. Obviously not the real deal and there’s no need either because there are so many good looking …

If bling ain’t your thing…

Claire Lopez Christmas, Lace, leather, Party, Velvet 2 Comments

Okay so maybe all the bling from last week wasn’t for you, but you might still want to up your party game slightly and look a bit more ‘done’ without being overdone. In which case here are some different options to try and although all are very different, the common starting point is one of texture: lace, velvet and leather – …

Going Out Out

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There is a scene in the Trolls film where one of the trolls pretends to be someone she’s not because she thinks the King who she is in love with, won’t like her for who she is – don’t worry in the end the right message gets through and he does in fact fall in love with her anyway. But when she introduces herself to him, she makes up her name …