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The Super Cardigan

For a few seasons the cardigan has been overlooked by sweatshirts and leather jackets but now they are back in all shapes and sizes. But it’s the coatigan that is reaching new lengths this season from knee length to midi duster like hemlines. Oversized cardigans are such a great versatile look you would be crazy not to try it.

There is nothing like an oversized cardiagan or a coatigan to keep you warm.   A cardigan is a style you throw on without much thought, a go to when the weather turns for the worst.   If you haven’t already got one a long oversized cardigan is the ideal must have for your wardrobe this Autumn.

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   So, it’s the beginning of September and most of us are leaving those lazy hazy sunny days behind to head back to work. There is no better way to start your September than wearing a brand new outfit. It will help you get through the first few weeks of September blues, giving you the feel good factor and confidence. We all look forward to wearing new outfits there is no doubt about that!

Here are a few ideas to help you along:

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       Bag: Mulberry,  Dress: The Fold,   Shoes: Carvella
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Top: Ted Baker,  Trousers: Reiss,  Shoes: Dune,  Bag: Dooney Bourke

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Coat: Oliver Bonas,  Dress: MaxMara,  Shoes: Jimmy Choo,  Bag: Fontanelli,  Scarf: Moda Operandi bak to work1
 Top: Marissa Webb,  Trousers: Stella McCartney,  Shoes: Manola Blahnik,  Bag: Louis Vuitton

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As we head towards autumn and watch the seasonal colours change around us.   I thought I would bring your attention to a colour that I have been admiring. The colour purple in all its hues is definitely on trend for Autumn 17.  Many of the shops are stocked with this colour already. From dark plum, violet right through to mauve.

I have to say I am pleased to see so much plum around as it is such a beautiful deep and rich a colour. Luckily it is in my colour pallet and there will be lots in my wardroble this season. I think it is a great black replacement and looks fabulous with splashes of warm bright colours e.g. orange or lime.

Remember to consider which purple best suits your colouring when you are choosing a garment.

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Top Sans Souci 23.00  Shoes Gianvito Rossi 246.00  Bracelet Overstock.com 16.00  Earrings: Popmap.com 160.00

 

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      Dress Tibi 150.00  Sandals Prada 240.00  Bag Gucci   Sunglasses Moy Atelier

Amara Jumpsuit Phase 8

This Jumpsuit by Phase Eight 12o.oo is a high street winner!

Summer Brights

Bright candy pink and sunshine yellow were all over the designer runways for this summer. Both have definitely made it into the shops with most in store collections having items in these colours.  They look great with white or cream which are also key colours this season.  All suggested colours look great with light faded denim. Everyone should have at least one piece of true denim in their wardrobe this year!  Remember to think about which tone suits you best depending on whether you have warm or cool skin. If the bright colours don’t suit…you can always opt for a muted or colour  pastel version.

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Dress-Steve J & Yoni,  Jumper-Mugler,  Trouser-Moschino

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Wrap Top-Dolce & Gabbana, Sweatshirt-Wildfox, Sandals-Steve Madden

 

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It is that time of year again when a T shirt is just not warm enough and you need something else to keep you warm. Put away your leather jacket or mac and go for the more casual bomber jacket.

This iconic jacket was traditionally worn by fighter pilots in WW1 with its cropped lightweight features it always pops up through time onto the catwalks and is embraced by the fashionistas world over. Some designers have taken it further and lengthened them almost to resemble oversized baseball jackets.

This season the bomber has been taken to the edge with flowered embroidery, bold prints and metalics. From soft silky fabrics to the shower proof nylon, it is a ‘must be worn’ this season. To be honest I think they are great pieces to have in any wardrobe as they are so versatile.

There is a bomber jacket for everyone this season. Lots of colours to choose from out there – black, khaki to bright or pale colours with minimal or printed designs. If you are narrow on the top, you can embrace the bright light embroidered, printed designs. If you are top heavy, go for the darker ones and a more minimal look.

I particularly like Gucci’s take on the bomber jacket this season with their use of metallic materials and choice of colours and print or embroidery detailing. I have fallen madly in love with Phillip Lim’s take on it and Todd’s…having said that minimal does look better on me. Chloe and Yves Saint Laurent have done really lovely colour combinations with their printed and embroidered versions.

Top Shop and Zara are definitely the best High Street ones I have seen and Other Stories do a great plain white one which is lovely and fresh looking. Most of the High Street jackets start from 49.00 to about 30.00. Most of the ones I seemed to look at were priced at £59.99 but I have price days like that…everything I pick up that day is the same price. Miss Mango have a leather baseball style jacket and also look in H&M for leather bomber.

Go on treat yourself to one…here are list of the best ones out this season. These are but a few as there are so many great ones out there!
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a.Philip Lim £615 b.Burberry £1195 c.House of Holland £765 d.Todd £125o e.Chloe£1100 Zara £59.99

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   a.Haider Hackerman £605 b.Philip Lim £615  c.Needle & Thread £225  d.Top Shope £70.00 e.Yves Saint Laurent £1565 f. Chloe £1900

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a.Topshop £59.99 b.TopShop £70,00 c, Gucci £1900 d.Gucci £1900 e.Muveil

Stripe It Lucky This Summer!

 

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Spring is here again and one of this year’s trends is definitely the stripe. Whether it is big, bold, horizontal or vertical they are definitely here. Some are with hot shocking colours, others in patriotic red white and blue. Stripes this season are found in knitwear, dresses, skirts, shirts and trousers they are everywhere. And if you are not comfortable wearing them in your clothes you can have stripes on your bag or shoes. This Spring/Summer there will be no getting away from stripes; they were all over catwalks and have now reached the shops.

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What is important is how you wear your stripes as they can elongate, squash  and or make you look wider or narrow.  So it is important that you are wearing the right type of stripe in the right place and the right kind of stripes for your  bodyshape.   For example a small person wearing  vertical stripes will  make them look much taller.  Similarly if you are broad  (shoulder, waist or wide hips) wearing head to toe horizontal stripes will just make you look wider.

Here are a few tips on how to wear stripes for certain figure shapes

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As your shoulders are the narrowest part of your bodyshape, wearing horizontal stripes across the shoulders will give the illusion that your shoulders are wider vertical lines in a skirt would look great as they create length and slim the hips.  Wearing vertical stripes on your bottom half, when wearing trousers will again lengthen the legs and slim the hips.

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It is all about the waist, make sure you enhance your waist whether you are wearing vertical or horizontal stripes.  Vertical lines are a great way of narrowing your bottom half and making your  legs look longer.  Avoid wearing vertical lines on your bottom half if the stripes start to loose their shape.

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Straight

You can embrace the stripe with vigour but avoid wearing tight horizontal lines around your waistline as this will emphasise its width rather than make it look slimmer. Try diagonal stripes coming in the at the middle and pointing up making your waistline look smaller.

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Inverted Triangle

Your shoulders are the widest part of your body, using vertical stripes is a perfect way to balance your top half.  Avoid wearing horizontal lines on the top half as they will make you look even broader.  Vertical lines on the top and horizontal lines on the bottom will give a great illusion of perfect balance.

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Plus Size

To achieve a really good look try wearing block colour on the inside and jazz it up with a striped coat or jacket, or a long stripey scarf worn loose. If you are big around the middle tie your belts at the back don’t emphasise you midriff by wearing a belt around it.

 

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Autumn has arrived and as the days are not quite freezing cold yet why not cover yourself with a jumper cape it is just the thing to keep you warm. You can wear a skinny long sleeve polo neck tshirt underneath to add a little warmth. I love this monochrome outfit with a splash of burgundy. It’s also time to take full advantage of the super skinny leather (faux leather) pants before they disappear from your favourite shops for good.

Here are a few good brands to choose from this season faux/leather trouser look faux.

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Be prepared for your wardrobe soon to be graced with wide and bootleg trousers. Most of the high street shops are now stocking them. If you have wide hips try not to choose a figure hugging tight fit bootleg, choose a bootleg that is slightly loose on the thigh. Better still try the wide leg trousers on offer they will look fabulous and make your legs look longer.

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Summer has finally arrived, it was late but it got here eventually…I was getting perturbed as I thought it would never get here.  I have put together some outfits to celebrate in true British style.  I have added some good Sale items as we all know Brits like a bargain! I do love the red dress from Karen Millen and the rucksack…not to mention the sandals from Whistles ooooh I could go on!

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>A. Karen Millen £199.00 B. Jimmy Choo £540.00C. Uttam £29.00 D. Kurt Geiger 75.00 E.Moni £120.00 F.Crea £129.00 G. Daniel Parsonage £105.00 H. Michael Kors £199.00 I. Whistles £69.00 J.Proenza Schouler £690.00 K. Hobbs £99.00 L. Fenn Wright Mason £132.00 M. True Decadence £45.00 N. Carvella £39.00O. White stuff £22.50 P. Prism £102.00 Q. LK Bennett £175.

 

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 A.Kenneth Jay Lanen B.Coast Kandis C.Andra Neena D.Lulu Frost E.Lulu Guiness F.Daniel

Valentine’s Day  has been the day of romance since the 5th Century .  It is a time when love is in the air and love is everywhere.  Couples like to express and celebrate their feelings of affection for their boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives.  Whether you are out on a special date or celebrating with your friends wear red and spread the love.  Some people think they can’t wear red. There is however, a shade of red for everybody…you just need to find out which is the right hue for your colouring. If you think you can’t wear red  it#s not true there will be a shade of love red out there that flatters you.

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A.Coast B.Sergio Rossi C.Chesca D.LK Bennet E.Ted Baker F.Jolie Moi G.Valentino H.Lulu Guiness I.Givenchy

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