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24 Nov

5 ways to wear a scarf

Think a scarf is a bad investment? Think again. It can transform the dullest clothes into a statement outfit.  This Lulu Guiness iconic lip print scarf is my new go-to favourite for the Winter season because it works with so many different outfits and compliments so many fabrics from stripes and florals, to leopard and block colours such as pink and red.  Clashing patterns and vibrant colours are THE way to wear fashion right now.  Wear the scarf in a double sided twist, necklace style, leave it long, in a classic loop or as a shawl.  Pair with your biker jacket, long coatigan, winter coat or evening wear.  Here are my 5 ways to wear a scarf....
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19 Jun

Best white outfits

There is no purer colour than white, sublime in it’s simplicity, powerful in it’s contrast. Yet for most, white outfits are tricky to wear.  No-one wants to channel the hospital look, reminiscent of the doctor’s lab coat or straight jacket garb…neither do we want to look like we’re about to hop up the aisle in our wedding dress.  We want white to look pretty OR cool, keeping it simple yet effective.  I’ve selected my best white outfits which are all useful choices for a variety of body shapes due to their flattering necklines and hem lengths. Madison Avenue polka dot midi dress from STITCH AND WARE, £70. Comes with large pockets!   ...
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8 Jun

5 wardrobe staples

Be gone the days of ‘dressing dilemmas’.  A stylist’s plight, answered in one huge swoop from this styling start-up Sosandar.  They promise it’s what we’ve been waiting for…the latest trends and wardrobe staples that can work in real life, with flattering pieces to suit different body shapes and skin tones.  Too good to be true? I think not.  Their dresses should become part of your top 5 wardrobe staples.  I’ve donned two of the Sosandar v-neck dresses over the past 2 weeks.  Firstly, the Red Floral Splash tea dress, £69 (CLICK to buy)  and the Pink Tie Shoulder Maxi Dress, £59, (CLICK to buy) both quite frankly superb for my hourglass shape, or indeed would complement a pear shape,...
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20 Apr

Personal Shopping

Is this your style life? You struggle to find the time to shop, are unsure what colours suit you best, don’t know which brands would flatter your body shape and always panic buy or end up frustrated, then personal shopping could be the answer you’re looking for.  But what is ACTUALLY involved and what can you expect to experience and discover when out shopping? This is my client Karina and this is her transformational style story.  As a full time working mum approaching 40, Karina felt her current style was full of neutrals and darker colours.  With no time to search online or get to the shops as well as being worried about the aging process Karina...
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21 Nov

Best Buys Blanket Cape

Ihave a little secret to share.  My absolute must-have this Winter is the blanket cape.  You can forget about stuffing arms into tight jackets, overheating, creasing your silk blouse or ruining the all important aesthetics of your outfit.  The layering of each piece, the mix of textures and colours, as well allowing each item to show off and have a moment to shine is crucial.  It’s artistic, in fact, the outfit itself becomes a piece of art…actually let’s be brutal, fashion IS art.  The blanket cape is the ultimate ‘frame’ to your artwork.  I’ve selected my favourite blanket capes for you…so it’s time to sell on last year’s coats, make room in your wardrobe and get shopping....
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19 Oct

My style guide The Maxi Dress

It’s all about the maxi dress this season, such a major trend to pin your sartorial hopes on, especially if you need to channel easy-chic…when you want to look like you’ve tried hard, without trying hard, at all, and I’m genuinely NOT joking.  It’s the ultimate stylist tip, the mega maxi dress, but the trick is in the shape and colour you choose, yet it’s not always as easy as it seems. It’s one of the greatest debates and I frequently find myself squashing objections. Some think it’s not for the ‘petite’, too overdressed for the office and certainly a no-no for weekend wear.  BUT the maxi can be ALL of these things to you, and more – it’s an extreme...
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17 Aug

5 ways to wear a slip dress

The slip dress; it’s never really been ‘out of vogue’ since its Kate Moss heyday back in the 90’s, but is it truly back ‘in’ fashion?  Fortunately, todays slip-styling options are plentiful, layering over, under, any which way, dress it up, dress it down, stripes, fluff and simple t’s.  Now we aren’t all glamazonian models – so the burning question is, can the slip dress suit the bigger busted, more regular gals? I set out to find my perfect slip dress… My slip dress style requirements: Stretch silk for comfort Measured cup size Secure support Eye popping colours Flattering lengths The journey was fraught with challenges; trying to avoid becoming a boudoir babe and reeling against the hooker look,...
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18 May

My mini-break wardrobe essentials

Ialways say it’s best to make the most of yourself every day. But so many of us find excuses to just ‘throw on yesterdays outfit’ or cry in despair “I have a wardrobe full of clothes but never ever anything to wear”, and peel on the same old grey top.  Taking care of yourself, making the best of your body and increasing confidence through style can do wonders (yes, wonders) for your relationship.   If you’re embarking on an adults only mini-break, as we did last week, renewing your wardrobe with flattering colours and styles can truly create an inner glow and positive energy flow…top up your attraction levels, layer in some fun…expressing yourself through colour and style can...
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