Each month I carefully selected outfits and key items so you can keep your wardrobe looking stylish and updated......
WARDROBE UPDATE: JUNE
Summer holidays are just around the corner…..
When choosing items to take away with you on your summer vacation you need to consider the fabrication as well as choosing pieces that are versatile and will work for all occasions. This one shoulder co-ordinate from FREEPEOPLE is perfect for taking you from day to evening, wear with your bikini like this stunning floral option with re-movable straps from MARKS AND SPENCER and flats sandals during the day or throw on some heels, big statement earrings and a bracelets for a sophisticated evening look.
A simple outfit can change the way it looks by the choice of accessories you wear with it, during the day you need a practical bag that is large enough to carry all those essential items but still looks stylish like this one from MANGO. Elevate your look by adding these amazing cat-eye sunglasses from MIU MIU and a chunky chain bracelet by JENNY BIRD, ideally I would layer on the gold bracelets and rings for more of an evening look. This outfit is perfect for lounging round the poolside or roof top dinning, what ever your holiday this look will work for you.
WARDROBE UPDATE: APRIL
Time to start thinking about your spring wardrobe…..
WARDROBE UPDATE: MARCH
Time to invest in a suits, here are 3 of the best…
The trouser suit is no longer seen as corporate and is slowly becoming one of springs key items to buy for spring The suit is pushing boundaries and going beyond the standard grey, black and navy, think sugary pinks, pastels and of course the key colour of the season green. These are my three edits that I have styled in different ways to show how versatile and timeless the suit can be, wear with a white tee for a dress down look or pair back with a silk cami for smarter occasions.
Look 3 The pastel blue colour of this REISS Blazer and REISS Slim Pants Suit is probably a little easier to wear, I love dressing down my suits so I have teamed this with VEJA Trainer to make a casual daywear look.
WARDROBE UPDATES: FEBRuARY
Spring may be hitting the stores but it’s still wet and windy…….
March is the true start of spring but already the new collections are hitting the stores, the weather is warming but very temperamental, the sun might be here tomorrow or in a couple of months time so how do we plan our wardrobe for this….. Currently its wet and drizzly so you need a good pair of boots to see you through the next couple of months, I’m starting February by buying a pair of big chunky ankle boots, these The Kooples lace ups are a perfect statement that can be worn back with a simple jeans outfit and as the weather gets warmer you can wear back with your flimsy, floaty dress giving a hard edge to your look…..
You need to start thinking about a lighter weight coat and this Zara oversize wrap coat is perfect going into spring, whilst the weather is still slightly cold you can wear a lightweight gilet underneath to keep you warm. Neutrals make an outfit look really expensive so I’ve teamed the coat with this beige coloured knit from American Vintage and then contrast back with these Allsaints leather leggings that work perfectly with the boots. Make a statement with your jewellery and layer up your necklaces, this coin necklace from Missoms is a perfect starting point and layer back with dainty chokers or simple chains and finish the look with this amazing crochet bag from By Malene Birger the colours work perfectly back with the outfit and adds a bit of texture and interest.
I understand the hiker boot might put some people off so if you would prefer something a little smarter you can swap them out for these Topshop snake print boot and have a more simple, chic and sophisticated look.
WARDROBE UPDATES: JANUARY
If you want to stay one step ahead of the crowed then ditch the jeans and go for a Boilersuit……..
The Utility trend is going to be everywhere this summer and I know the choice of a boilersuits is not for everyone but they are so easy to wear, throw them on and off you go, not only that they can be styled in so many different way. Here are two of my favourites from the highstreet - Denim Boilersuit from Topshop and the Black boilersuit from And Other Stories. If you want a casual look roll up the hem and pop on some trainers, layering a roll neck underneath for warmth and add a bit of print like this one from Warehouse and swap your bag for a bum bag, this one from Tiba and Marl finishes the outfit nicely. If you prefer a more glitzy look then nip in the waist with a belt add a pair of heels and a blazer and you’re ready to make a statement.
As the weather gets warmer you can re-invent your look by adding sanding sandals or flat pumps and summer accessories hence the boilersuit is my first must have item for 2019, the utility trend is her to stay so if the boilersuit isn’t for you then maybe a pair of cargo pants?
WARDROBE UPDATES: NOVEMBER
Layering is the key to keeping warm through the winter months….
One of the main things I get asked is how to look good but still stay warm when its freezing outside, my response is to layer your outfit.
Start with thin items close to the body and allow them to get thicker the more you layer. A roll neck is always a great starting point they look great worn under blazers, shirts and all those pretty summer dresses that you though you had to abandon until the sun comes out again. This roll neck from ARKET is perfect, it is made from light weight merino Wool which reacts to the body temperature storing warmth when the body is cold and having a cooling effect when warm. By adding this beautiful checked KIRTI blazer under the ARKET Wool Trench Coat you are not only giving yourself an extra layer but also the ability to still look good once the coat is taken off but if you feel you need more layers you can always add a shirt to be worn over the polo neck.
Mixing textures and patterns together will add interest to your outfit, so to make this outfit stand out I have added a BIMBA Y LOLA printed scarf, if you feel this is too bold you can always change it for a solid coloured scarf. I’ve styled this look with a pair of VEJA trainers with recycled cotton textured panel for a casual look but you can always dress this look up with a pair of boots or fancy heels.
WARDROBE UPDATES: OCTOBER
The stores are filling with winter clothing so time to stock your wardrobe with lots of cosy pieces….
One of my favourite things about winter is that I get to choose a new winter coat although I do find this extremely difficult, there are so many amazing styles out there that I just can’t choose. Throughout winter the majority of people are going to see you in your coat and not what is actually worn under the coat so it has to look and fit perfectly. I’m a firm believe in always have one extra special coat in my wardrobe that I have spent a bit of money on and a variety of cheaper options so that I can mix up my look. This Maje Shearling coat is perfect to keep out the cold, you can easily dress it up or down but I’ve teamed it with this satin skirt from And Other Stories which isn’t the most warmest of styles I hear you cry so why not wear with tights and knee high boots from Dune to give the perfect winter look which is bang on trend.
If your natural colouring is cool then these tones are going to be too muted for you take out the neutrals and wear the satin skirt back with black boots, polo neck and coat to create an outfit which will look stunning...
WARDROBE UPDATES: SEPTEMBER
The weather is cooling but its still too warm for your winter coat so start to layer your outfits….
Snake is the new print of the season, you will find lots of monochrome garments in stores but I am loving this Zara snake print tunic dress in burnt Autumn tones. This dress will happily see you through the season but with summer essentially over you need to start thinking about layer your outfits to ensure it is practical all day long, I’ve added this beautiful oversized Blazer from Malene Birger to add extra warmth for those cold mornings but equally you can add a polo neck under the dress and knee high boots when the weather truly starting to turn.
WARDROBE UPDATES: JULY
Summer is the time to let your hair down and have fun with fashion.....
WARDROBE UPDATES: APRIL
April is here and with April comes the showers, be prepared.....
Looking stylish in the rain is always difficult, garments need to be practical as well as making you look good. My go to brand is Rains, not only do they have a great offer of Macs in many different styles and colours they also offer the most amazing waterproof bags that I couldn't live without. The Macs are spacious enough to home your everyday outfit keeping it dry until you reach your destination, plus the peak on the hood mean you don't need to rely on and umbrella meaning all hands are free. I've teamed my waterproofs back with these perfect Sorel boots to keep the rain out and once the rain has gone you can change the Mac for a aviator Jkt or leather biker jkt and still look super chic. see image below.
WARDROBE UPDATES: MARCH
It may not feel like it but Spring is here, you want pieces that are going to keep you warm but also transition you into the warmer weather when it arrives....
It's time to add a bit of colour to our wardrobe and brighten up our lives..... I have chosen this lovely green coat from And Other Stories to do just that, if this colour doesn't suit your skin tones or it feels a little too extravagant then you can always pair down the outfit and wear it back with a simple beige Mac. Oversize knitwear is key for the season and this And Other Stories Jumbo turtleneck is perfect, as the weather gets warmer you can wear it back with floaty or tailored skirts as per @Figtny in images below.
For now I have chosen Burgandy crepe Trousers from The Outnet, but you can always smarten up the look and wear them with a beige or bright coloured blouse and heels but I've gone for the casual look and added a pair of light Bone coloured Air Max 95 Premium from End. Finish the outfit off with an animal print scarf from Zara, the pop of yellow adds a bit of depth to the outfit.
WARDROBE UPDATES: February
My first Wardrobe update of 2018
Sport Lux is the theme for this month, if your going to buy any pants it has to have racing stripes on them and with checks dominating the fashion world this suit from ME + EM is perfect and will be a true statement piece for any wardrobe. Keep it casual with this easy to wear tee from Alexa Chung and wear back with trainers or smarten it up with these Topshop heels and Zara droplet earrings.