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QUESTION: Please can you help me decide what to wear with this Jaeger dress?  It is for my son’s wedding at the end of October. I  need a jacket for the service as the church is in the middle of the country. I cannot find anything suitable to go with it. The bridesmaids have ‘ cadbury purple ‘ dresses with black shrugs and the bride’s mother is in either silver or peach.

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ANSWER: Congratulations on your son’s upcoming nuptials; what an exciting time. The dress you have chosen is beautifully simple and classic with elegant lines just as you describe your style overall. During this transition period from spring/summer to autumn/winter it can be a little more difficult to find just what it is that you are after with all the stock changeover, but here are some ideas that we hope you will love.

1. Ted Baker jacket, £269: - Neutrals always work with everything, so a tailored jacket in a natural shade maybe a good place to start.This Ted Baker piece is super glam; elegant and understated, yet still special enough thanks to the stunning embellishment on the collar:

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2. Monsoon jacket, £69: - As you said, a tailored jacket will shape your figure to perfection, defining the waist. This elegant, neutral jacket is perfect for formal occasions and even incorporates a subtle hint of sparkle for that extra luxe feel:

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3. Jacques Vert jacket, £149: - Keep your lines clean and let your accessories do the talking with this simple cropped jacket in a neutral shade:

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4. Hobbs jacket, £199: - If you choose to stick with the blue colour palette, then this piece from Hobbs is the definition of chic:

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6. LK Bennett jacket, now £175: - A metallic shade is always a sure fire hit, and will always go with everything. This jacket from LK Bennett has a contemporary feel to it and is a fantastic bargain as it’s on sale from £475 down to £175!

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7. Monsoon clutch bag, £35: – Depending on which jacket shade you choose, you could think about picking up on it with one of your accessories in a matching or similar shade. This could be anything from a gorgeous headpiece to your shoes or even a clutch; but make sure not to over-do one specific shade too much, as anything too “matchy-matchy” can sometimes look less attractive. We love this metallic glitter clutch from Monsoon which would look great with most of the jackets we have suggested. We hope we have given you some fashion inspiration, do let us know how you get on as it’s great receiving feedback. Good luck, and have a wonderful time at your son’s wedding! Ria x

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Soooo… is this how the female version of Mark Zuckerberg dresses? According to upcoming movie The Intern starring Anne Hathaway as founder of a fashion website who brings in Robert De Niro as her intern, it is. Whether you’re running your tech empire or simply looking for a sleek laid back look, a flippy leather skirt (as opposed to a more structured pencil skirt) is the perfect place to start. You’ll find some great pleat detail ones with longer hemlines at DKNY. This season you can contrast your textures by pairing leather skirts with one of the must-have statement knits, worn oversized or fitted and a pair of block heeled knee high boots. Take your pick. Alternatively a relaxed jersey tee and off duty hi tops gives just the right amount of entrepreneurial cool. Natalie x

1. Mango sunglasses £24.99,  2. Warehouse skirt £40, 3. New Look top £17.99, 4. Michael Kors shoes £170.

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That plastic folder is giving Vicky B’s office look a real touch of work-retro-chic what with spreadsheets, apps and filing systems in the clouds these days. Actually she is on Mount Street at ‘work’ on the imminent launch of her first ever standalone store. I’ve always been partial to a bit of animal print and her chauffeur shoes give this outfit major style mileage. Everything else is deceptively simple, and I say deceptively, because the pieces she has thrown together reek of luxury. Never fear, you too can spritz the fashion luxury that is eau d’ Victoria – albeit on a high street budget. That’s the magic of keeping an outfit toned down and less is more:  – a lot of black, a touch of white, cool jeans and a perennial on-season print. Now where’s that chauffeur with my ride. Natalie x

1. Zara jacket £49.99, 2. Zara bag £89.99, 3. River Island jeans £40, 4. Uniqlo top £12.90, 5. Mango sunglasses £24.99, 6. Michael Michael Kors £130.

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1. Raoul trousers £215, 2. Chloé bag £294,88, 3. Jimmy Choo sandals £425.47, 4. DVF bag £225, 5. Thakoon top £560.33, 6. True Religion jeans £195, 7. Miu Miu earrings £120, 8.Chloé  flats £340, 9. Isabel Marant jacket £400.

 

 

 

 

2looksJazzy joggers. Who would have thought it. Out of the gym and into the wardrobes of ladies who vlog, blog, tweet and eat at pose-for-an-instagram-picture type of lunches the world over. You could just as easily insert a crisp pair of black cigarette trousers into these outfits instead of the jogger, but these slinky, slouchy alternatives are worth a spin. Contrast the casual gym-feel of the jersey fabric with upbeat accessories like a killer pair of patent courts and a silky blouse with glitzy embellishment – a great way to get that ‘evening glamour by day’ mood going. Autumn/winter is the perfect season for layering textures and a tweed mix biker jacket keeps your look cool and casual. Come cocktail hour swap it for a tuxedo style blazer and a clutch. Which way will you spin…haute or high?  Natalie x

HAUTE:  1. Alice + Olivia jacket  £475, 2. DVF top £305, 3. 3.1 Phillip Lim joggers £310, 4. Jimmy Choo heels £353.82, 5. Gucci sunglasses £225,  6. Rebecca Minkoff bag £270.57.

HIGH: 1. Therapy jacket £95, 2. Dorothy Perkins top £28, 3. Ted Baker joggers £119, 4. Topshop heels £58, 5. River Island sunglasses £10, 6. Zara bag £79.99.

 

QUESTIONS: I struggle finding work blazers or jackets that fit smartly. Having a large bust and broad shoulders means I end up needing a bigger size which looks awful around the waist and too long on the arms. Can you make any suggestions? Biker jackets look good on me but not really suitable for work.

 

ANSWER: I can imagine how tricky it must be to get good tailoring for a larger bust but we have some suggestions we hope you’ll love.

 

1. Saint Bustier, Jacket £109:- Check out this great online store with a mantra for catering to bigger busts. This black jacket is the perfect versatile piece to kick off your wardrobe. With its sleek minimalist design you can add it to any dress or blouse and skirt to be work ready:

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2. Violeta by Mango, Jacket £44.99:- A shawl collar is perfect for a bigger bust the collar will fall nicely without adding any extra bulk. This white blazer is great for important days when looking extra smart is paramount. Team with a v-neck shift and courts:

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3. Oasis, Jacket £42:- This lightweight jersey style is great for different combinations will work great with navy, black, white and even nude, which means versatility and lots of wear. The fluid fit is another bonus as the fit won’t look to restricting but will remain smart:

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4. Vivienne Westwood, Jacket £390:- And of corse a staple black blazer with a twist from the British veteran designer Vivienne Westwood. You’ll have this jacket forever and the tailoring is directly suited to accommodate a large bust and cinch the waist. Another jacket for over dress and to wear with skirts. SarahA x

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1outfit1. Dorothy Perkins bag £28, 2.  New Look jacket £22.99, 3. Hobbs top now £44, 4. H&M flats £19.99, 5. New Look jeans £24.99.

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