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Boiler suits have a been a hot topic of contention this morning thanks to this pic of Gwen Stefani. Actually it was her tartan Vivienne Westwood bag that initially caught my eye – not the denim jumpsuit-boiler suit situation. I liked the bag because a little bit of tartan gives a festive and fashionable spruce to a look. Even a boiler suit. My first ever celeb interview was with Jeremy Irons. Swoon. I really expected him to be a bit like his characters all suited and booted in say gentlemanly tweeds and stiff upper English lip style. “Duhhh!”…is what I believe would be the only correct term in popular vernacular to comment on my false assumption. There he was draped over the chair at The Lanesborough Hotle in a boiler suit and bold battered boots. Very Top Gun in a louche kind of way. So you see boiler suits can be quite cool. You can obviously style your jumpsuit/boiler suit up or down. Throw on some strappy heels and statement jewellery and this Boohoo number will take on a very different flavour. But Gwen Stefani always knows how to pull off a look. It may be quite masculine chic what with a flat boot and mannish style coat…but add that slick of red lipstick, perfectly coiffed locks and immaculate make-up for a girlie boost. Natalie x

1. Zara coat £119

2. The Cambridge Satchel Company bag £175.88

3. Zara leather boots £99.99

4. Boohoo jumpsuit £25

5. Phase Eight sunglasses £20.30

With cosy gloves, fun beanies and shearling boots we’ve all been doing the spring/summer 2014 press day rounds to see what we will all be wearing and lusting after for next season. Even though this one feels as if it has only just started. Soooo pay attention:-

Did anyone mention bright colours? It’s going to be riotous. Neon pink is cooking up a storm but just look at these funky tribal inspired accessories and figure-flattering shifts from Very.Co.Uk. It’s a wild combination, pick a hot summer shade and add more madness with fabulous bold tribal prints:

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And it carried on at Monsoon and Accessorize. Even though I am partial to paired back black, I love a burst of mad colour via my accessories and now you can do the same thing via your jackets. Well why not:-

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A Boden press day is always a glorious event. This season we were off to the seaside complete with Boden Brighton Rock and a cheeky chappy ice cream seller:-

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There were lots of silky fluid shapes and fabrics at Wallis giving that hip safari feel with an urban twist. And have a look at the Evans moodboard to see the thought and inspiration went behind fashion student Rebecca Partington’s collection for The Cut at Evans:-

Page_1At M&S Oriental inspired prints morphed into gentle pastels…and a Victoria Beckham inspired billowing dress:-

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Reiss was inspired by the French Riviera and Coco Chanel. It’s not often that you see long dresses in their collection but I really did love this billowing white number. It just needs a yacht and a cocktail:-

Page_2The Designers at Debenhams collections always mean you can get a flavour of designer looks at high street prices. Hot off his departure from Strictly Come Dancing, Julien Macdonald showed us why he is the king of razzle dazzle:-

Page_6And finally can you believe this nifty suede court shoe is Jigsaw? Not a very good shot I know, but it’s been a busy few weeks and this is just the tip of the summer fashion iceberg…whew! Natalie x

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LOOK 1

1. DVF dress £537, 2. Michael Kors clutch £140, 3. Somerset by Alice Temperley jacket £150, 4. Charlotte Olympia sandals £795, 5. Lulu Frost earrings £95

LOOK 2

1. Whistles dress £250, 2. Carvela by Kurt Geiger sandals £100, 3. Oasis coat £110, 4. Lulu Guinness bag £245, 5.Ted Baker cuff £45

LOOK 3

1. Whistles coat £250, 2. Topshop jumper £75, 3. COS skirt £59, 4. DVF bag £110, 5. Isabel Marant boots £435

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You cannot really take on the might of a 100% silk tailored blazer especially when it is by the queen of silky fabulousness DVF. By designer standards this snakeskin print blazer is a gem of a piece that will pepper up any day-to-night look. You can just see this complementing a black cigarette pant and stiletto heel look come office hours, or sitting loftily atop a floor sweeping black skirt for an opulent evening out. It’s the hints of fluo yellow and burgundy that make this DVF piece stand out from the animal print crowd. Channel this look on the high street with Love Label’s tailored blazer with a hint of pink. Perfect with a pair of jeans and high-tops or lazily draped over a body skimming LBD. Natalie x

DVF silk jacket £348

Love Label £39

QUESTION: I am attending a black tie do. I am  unsure what style of dress to wear, being on the larger side of average, price range up to 100 pounds.

ANSWER: A black tie do is always an exciting chance to dress up and look glam! If you take a look at your fashion fingerprint you’ll see what items suit you and why, for you it’s all about cinching in your waist and flattering your bust.

1. Simply Be, Dress £100:– This royal blue dress in a flattering empire line cute will help you make the perfect entrance. The low v-neck will flatter a larger bust, whilst the embellished waistline and shoulder straps add evening dazzle to your outfit:

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2. River Island, SandLs £45:-  Don’t forget accessories to turn up the volume. These on trend strappy sandals are a great wardrobe investment and the silver complements the detailing on the dress:

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3. Dune, Clutch £33:- Perfect for more than one occasion this party season an embellished clutch will finish off the outfit and also add a touch glamour to a stylish jeans and blazer look. 

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I hope that we’ve answered your style question, please let us know how you get on as we love receiving feedback. SarahAx

 

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LOOK 1

1. Topshop jumper £48, 2. Somerset by Alice Temperley £40, 3. Vanessa Bruno jacket £555, 4. Stella McCartney  boots £310, 5. Paige jeans £200.

LOOK 2

1. New Look jumper £24.99, 2. Pull & Bear jeans £19.99, 3. Carvela by Kurt Geiger high tops £35, 4. H&M parka £34.99, 5. Linea beanie £5.

LOOK 3

1. Topshop jeans £42, 2. Zara coat £129, 3. Joules jumper £79.95, 4. Mint Velvet boots £149, 5.Boohoo beanie £6.

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1. J Brand jeans £245

2. Pull & Bear boots £39.99

3. Ted Baker jumper £99

4. Zara parka £109

5. Topshop necklace £20

6. Mango blouse £29.99

7. Topshop heels £38

8. Rebecca Taylor blazer £340

9. Zara clutch £59.99