Dressing the part: The February Workwear Edit

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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 …

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 …

Bottom’s Up

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Back to those relaxed bottoms of yours – if you read last week’s post where I was looking at fitted knitwear then you will know what I’m talking about. If not, then I am not actually referring to your physical attributes, I am just referring to anything that is not a skinny jean or trouser. Often the way to stop feeling like you are in …

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 …

Skirting round the issue

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When I was a buyer at Monsoon, the department none of us wanted was skirts. Why? Because they were beyond frumpy and difficult to create outfits that someone other than your granny would wear. But that is no longer the case. Skirts are most definitely having a fashion moment and a floral midi skirt is unbelievably achingly cool. Such is the …