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There’s nothing nicer than having a breather. So when you’re thinking about post-Christmas relaxation and New year’s day lounging about, look to your capsule wardrobe basics. The sales are a good time to invest in basics  especially if you’ve had your eye on any cashmere knits. Plain cashmere jumpers and cardis, perfect for layering and easy to style with versatile jersey tees, are just the thing when it comes to chic but casual looks to lounge about in. Trainers have become very much a part of a fashion wardrobe and I love the animal print on this pair from Reebok. Natalie x

 

1.M&S cashmere cardigan now £97.30, 2.Velvet top £113, 3.Whistles cashmere bottoms £180, 4.Reebok trainers £55, 5.Marc by Marc Jacobs bag £225.

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It’s not all floor-sweeping gowns or slinky cocktail dresses when it comes to party outfits. Your evening separates and accessories will add the glamour-factor to your favourite pair of jeans. Taking inspiration from all things art deco, flapper style feathers and glitzy beading make a welcome evening addition to outfits and a change from the usual sleek black pieces. This jacket will also pair perfectly with party dresses and you can also style the top with a pair of black trousers or slinky pencil skirt. Natalie x

1.Mint Velvet top £109, 2. MaxMara jeans £115, 3. French Connection jacket £155, 4. Dorothy Perkins sandals now £17.50

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Why not go for a double tux-lux look? These pieces not only all combine together like the perfect fashion ingredients to create a chic evening look but they are also the ideal capsule wardrobe must-haves. The tuxedo jacket will double up day or night adding that final tailored polish to looks. You’ll get maximum wear out of this sophisticated black maxi dress. Dress it up for spring with fresh brights like fuchsia or turquoise. Accessories can change the mood of an outfit in a flash and these metallic heels and jewelled earrings will take you from day-to-night. Natalie x

1.Topshop jacket now £45, 2. Karen Millen dress £275, 3. Lulu Frost earrings £185, 4. Simply Be heels £198

 

 

 

QUESTION: Wedding occasion for the Easter break , £50 limit

 

ANSWER: The wedding you’re attending sounds like a wonderful reason to treat yourself to a new outfit and with the festive season round the corner, there are some really fantastic dresses and sales deals on the high street at the moment! With this in mind, we’ve picked a selection of pieces we think you’ll love:

1. Yumi dress, now £28: – This beautiful navy tea dress can easily be jazzed up with a clutch bag and a pair of gorgeous heels. Similarly, this versatile frock can be worn with flat pumps and a cross body bag for summer festivals and nights out with friends:

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2. Warehouse dress, now £38.50: – For something with more of a wedding feel, we’ve opted for a super sophisticated lace fit and flare dress, perfect for drawing the attention to your waist, plus the ‘v’ neckline elongates your neck and décolletage, very ooh la laa!. The kick skater skirt softly glides past your hips, creating a feminine and chic silhouette. Add a playful touch to your look by teaming with a shoe in a contrasting shade like red or bright blue:

garment-3089978-43228943. Elise Ryan dress, £48: – As you’ve mentioned red is one of your favourite colours to wear, why not add some glam to your wardrobe with a stunning LRD (little red dress)? This will look fabulous all year round and is wonderful shape for your figure. As there is already embellishment around the neck, keep your accessorise minimal with a pair of stud earrings and a mini shoulder bag. Match with black or metallic shoes in the winter and pale greys and putty shades in the summer:

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4. Missguided sandals, now £24.50: – We’ve gone with a neutral pale grey sandal as it will complement all the dresses beautifully and will look fantastic all year round. These wearable heels will also look very stylish with a pair of skinny jeans and a loose fitting check shirt or jersey T for birthdays and evening occasions:

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5. New Look heels now £11.50: –  There are some great shoes on sale at New Look and these courts are real capsule wardrobe keepers:

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6: ASOS heels, now £19.50: – An alternative option with a vintage look, we love these t-bar courts as they’ll also pair really well with the dresses mentioned above. A shimmery clutch bag will complete the outfit gorgeously! Karen x

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Rustle up something casual for a cosy weekend lunch with friends. Spice-up those comfy boyfriend jeans (Paige Denim) or mom jeans (Topshop) with a statement animal print heel and on-trend tassels. A versatile grey v-neck jumper is a capsule wardrobe must-have. If lunch turns into dinner your suede clutch will give your outfit that touch of evening chic. Which way will you go? Natalie x

HAUTE: 1. DKNY jumper £225, 2. Paige Denim jeans £238, 3. McQ Alexander McQueen bag £355, 4. J. Crew heels £368
HIGH: 1. Uniqlo jumper £24.90, 2. Topshop jeans £40, 3. Dorothy Perkins bag £29, 4. River Island heels £65.

08-12-2015-105210951Sometimes you can be bright without going bold if you get what I mean. That’s where muted tones and darker hues get their annual winter outing. Khaki is not just for safari-chic summer days. This is a great cold weather colour and pairs perfectly with berry tones, understated navy, grey and black. Prints liven things up and the continuing 70s mood means fringed details give a contemporary update to stiletto heeled boots. Natalie x

1.Karen Millen bag £125, 2. Bionda Castana boots £585,  3. Isabel Marant dress £430, 4. Zara coat £79.99.

 

QUESTION: What can I wear for a Winter walk in the country?

 

ANSWER: Every now and then we all need a good dose of fresh air and what better way than with a long country winter walk dressed in cosy warm clothes! With this in mind, we’ve picked a few great options we think you’ll love:

1. Jaeger jeans, £89: – A fab fitting pair of jeans are an absolute wardrobe must. A slim leg is the best style for you, and shading down the front creates a slimmer and leg lengthening illusion, instantly giving a flattering finish. Team with sneakers for daytime errands, ankle or knee boots throughout the winter and ballet flats or loafers for when the weather gets warmer:

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2. J.Crew jumper, £118: – As you mentioned purple is your favourite colour to wear, we could’t help but put this gorgeous knitted roll neck into the mix. Ideal for those cold frosty December days as well as family and friend get-together’s over the festive period:

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3. COS jumper, £59: – If you fancy adding some pattern to your outfit, try this knit by COS – a winter nod to the classic breton stripe t-shirt:

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4. French Connection coat, £140: – A winter coat is a real investment piece as you’ll wear is for several years in a row, so a good quality fabric is always a worthwhile purchase. Choose a versaile colour that will complement everything in your wardrobe – black can be harsh against the skin, so we’d opt for grey, navy or this camel toned option. The slim fit creates a gorgeous silhouette and looks lovely over casual daytime clothes as well as workwear and evening wear:

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5. Dune boots, now £84: – English weather is so unpredictable that you could start your walk with blue skies and sunshine, yet within an hour, you can never trust that there won’t be rainfall! Be safer than sorry with a pair of flat heeled long boots. Leather is better than suede as it’s wipe clean and water won’t get through. Dune always has a fantastic range that are hard wearing, plus the comfortability factor is always key!

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6. Reiss scarf, £75: – A gorgeous fur stole is the perfect accompaniment to your outfit, it’ll keep you warm and stylish and can also be worn inside if you stop en-route for a glass of mulled wine:

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7. Dents gloves, £65: – Cold hands can make your whole body feel icy, so wrap up with a pair of classic, chic black leather gloves. Karen x 

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