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30 Jun

Staycation style

I'll take the stress out of staycation style through this ultimate 30-piece capsule wardrobe guide for your UK holiday.  The backbone of clever packing starts by selecting light layers in classic neutrals, with added pops of colour for interest.  Filter in some high fashion pieces, yet mainly build your holiday capsule wardrobe around practical pieces which enable you to mix and match for cost efficient outfits in fluctuating temperatures. I’m thinking light denim, comfy linen trousers, structured shorts, pretty (block coloured) t-shirts for multi-use, featherweight non-crease skirts and dresses, snug sweaters, statement shades and wide brimmed hats.  All finished off with sensible yet stylish footwear. Always accessorize with supersized rattan bags (maybe one practical rucksack too), headbands and scarves for added...
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14 Apr

Virtual styling

Just because we are staying at home, it doesn’t mean style, (or shopping for that matter!), has to put on the back burner.  Making time for a therapeutic wardrobe edit & declutter can pave the way for clever, insightful, well considered virtual styling; 're-styling' through 'e-styling'. It may be more ‘back to basics’ through buying wardrobe staples, or ‘functionality’ with a boost in athleisure, plain ‘comfort’ for Netflix binges or maybe an ‘amplification’ through mood lifting colours for those ‘work zooms’ or family ‘houseparties’. My e-styling services include virtual outfit mood boards with direct shopping links based on your colouring, body shape and lifestyle needs. All budgets are catered for; from high street to high end.  Easy to follow...
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28 Jan

How to wear pink & patterns

Pink reminds me of carefree days, of twirling in tutus and brushing past foxgloves in my mothers garden.  It's the essence of my youth; not aggressive like red, just girlie and bright.  As you say pink out loud it softens my soul, a feminine species all on its own.  Sweet bakery, glazed donuts, mouthwatering delights.  It's dewy not abrasive, like warm cotton candy.  I remember my first taste of pink bubblegum and my party balloons, yet above all this, it evokes the feeling of love.   To toughen up pink, pair it with pattern, like snake print or polka dot to give it an edge.  How to wear pink & pattern?  My ideas below. Join CHARLOTTE LOVES here, and...
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25 Jun

What to wear to Wimbledon

Tennis fever is gripping the nation as Wimbledon 2019 takes centre stage, welcoming throngs in their thousands to witness one of the greatest sporting occasions on the social calendar.  But what to wear to Wimbledon? I’ve been busy shopping at my local Wimbledon boutique Boho Beach Fest to give you a quick style guide for your ultimate Wimbledon wardrobe, including all the style do’s and don’ts on the court and off the court. Miss June dress, £220 from Boho Beach Fest Ilse Jacobsen Aurora dress, £185 from Boho Beach Fest Wimbledon fashion can best be described as smart British summer style with a fresh, fun twist.  Dress codes for players is pretty strict (white and...
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13 Feb

The colour of love

There’s a reason we wear red for Valentines Day.  Red is the colour of love. With the longest wavelength of all the colours, the power of red releases adrenalin into your system…the wearer and the voyeur can experience higher blood pressure, enhanced libido, pulsating energy and increased confidence. But red doesn’t just represent romance and intrigue, it can also channel danger and anger.  Maybe you will play the cupid or perhaps you will you favour the devil in you. Either way, red and pink are hot. From romance and ruffle, to florals and tulle, you can take your pick.  Share your intrigue and make a statement.  She who dares, wins.  Red is the colour of love. Here are...
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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 Nov

Christmas Dress Edit

Are you totally over the little black Christmas dress? It's time to update your winter wardrobe with some frivolous festive outfits that are great value for money yet will secure your place on the best dressed list at your Christmas parties.  Yes! I've chosen my favourite sequin Christmas dress, however  the high street is brimming with more than just sparkle, there are elaborate scarf print designs, eye popping playsuits and sexy reds, so no-one has to play it safe this Christmas.  From Debenhams, to H&M to Monsoon there is literally something for everyone, whether you like block colour, bold patterns or mouthwatering sparkles.  Scroll down to shop the CHARLOTTE LOVES edit for the best in high street...
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4 Oct

Best 6 Winter Coats

Channelling your inner glamour doesn’t have to break the bank.  Impactful winter coats have become a wardrobe staple.  It’s a trend that everyone can get on board with as we see faux fur fancies and beautiful borgs take the high street by storm.  The balance needs to be right though, none of us want to look like we are donning our duvet or joining the ranks of the TeleTubbies.  Choosing the right colour for you is essential and remember heavy black is not always flattering, so opt for winter coats in your best pinks or reds.  Chunky winter coats aren’t for everyone of course, so if you’re on the search for a slim line, smart-casual neutral jacket,...
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