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pick-n-mix-150703-RTThe black trouser is a classic capsule wardrobe separate. Up-style this ideal blank canvas with a sweepstake of the summer sales. There are some great bargains still to be had from high street to designer. Inject colour and print for a sizzling night out. Leopard print is here to stay for next season so anything you can snap up now will carry you through. Shoes are a great sales investment. Look for glitzy evening sandals and anything with a 70’s flavour a trend that will keep on giving. Keep things sleek and cool with a 24/7 white blazer. Natalie x 

1. Lara Bohinc earrings £201.19, 2. Zara top now £19.99, 3. Kurt Geiger sandals £220, 4. By Malene Birger now £379.85, 5. Gerard Darel trousers now £98, 6. Balenciaga bracelet £175, 7. M&S bag £29.50, 8. Saint Laurent heels now £434, 9. Mango jacket now £29.99.

pick-n-mix-150616-RT-toSQv2Everything’s a little temperamental at the moment and by that I mean the”weather”. So when things are temperamental the best thing to do is give yourself choices. Because things can blow hot and cold. This is where layering up is always a great style option. In the grand scheme of things layering up when it comes to dressing really just means investing in a great go-with- everything cardigan. Something you can slip under a jacket and over a dress. It will carry you through the day with all that on-off hot-cold situation that is going on at the moment. It will dress down a dress that you would otherwise have thought is something just for a smarter occasion. Nothing is ever really just for smarter occasions (unless it’s a ballgown or an ultra-bling number) because you can always knits to tone things down. Shoe wise, you’ll need something closed and if you want a welcome break and modern update from the run-around-ballerina then these ghillies (that’s what they are called) are the shoe of the season all thanks to the likes of Isabel Marant. They are a little high maintenance thanks to the ankle straps but the high street has some fabulous numbers so you can give them a whirl. Use your clutch bag by day especially if it something a little less structured and has a shoulder strap. And there you have it – you’ll be prepared for all temperamental hot-and-cold eventualities in the course of 24hrs. Natalie x  

1. New Look earrings £2.99, 2. Mango cardigan £14.99, 3. Topshop shoes £28, 4. Banana Republic scarf £14.99, 5. Dorothy Perkins dress £24, 6. M&S biker jacket now £55, 7. M&S denim jacket £75, 8. Kurt Geiger sandals £220, 9. New Look bag £9.99.

Being fashion prepared is all about getting your wardrobe outfit ready. Shopping pieces that you can mix-and-match whilst giving a fresh trend update is key. For summer occasions, from garden parties to chic weddings, style your perfect tea dress up or almost down. All of these separates and sleek accessories will work perfectly with paired back trousers, swishy skirt looks or jeans-at-the-weekend dressing. For a casual mood style your dress with metallic flats or a strappy tan wedge. Look to brightly coloured sunglasses and cuffs to add a fun colour boost come holiday time. Natalie x
1. H&M sandals £59.99, 2. Dorothy Perkins earrings £9.50, 3. Carvela by Kurt Geiger bag £49,4. J. Crew wide brimmed straw hat £55, 5. Jigsaw dress £129, 6. LK Bennett cardigan £175, 7. Gerard Darel jacket £240, 8. Oasis bag £38, 9. Nine West sandals £95.
One of your perfect for you transitional jackets is a biker style. It’s as much a wardrobe basic as a classic white shirt and will easily work with both day and night looks. Give yourself a monochrome make-over with these pick-and-mix pieces worn any which way. Natalie x 
1. Anton Heunis earrings £105, 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs trainers £192.58, 3. River Island top £26, 4. Tory Burch now bag £227.35, 5. Muuba jacket £234.51, 6. Topshop jeans £45, 7. J Crew sandals £238, 8. Topshop skirt £55, 9. Zara bag £89.99.


Florals! A trend that seems to always be on-trend whether it’s an autumn/winter bloom or a spring/summer blossom. Catwalk trends sometimes feel like they don’t ever change. What does change is the way you wear them. This season, floral prints have a much more indulgent and exotic flavour to them…and so should the way you style them. Go for gold with a luxe layering of colours and textures. The print on this DKNY dress is not your average spring/summer spring. The neon yellow highlights are perfectly accentuated with this plush coloured coat and either of these jewel tone bags. Chandelier earrings turn up the volume…and why not? Natalie x

1. Paul Smith coat £529, 2. Lulu Frost earrings £165,  3. Isabel Marant boots £545, 4. Gucci sunglasses £179, 5. DKNY dress £300, 6. Dorothy Perkins bag £28,  7. Mango bag £29.99, 8. Christian Louboutin heels £425, 9. Isabel Marant earrings £185,

Your wardrobe should work like a jigsaw puzzle, a jigsaw puzzle that is easy for you to slot the pieces into place without too much fuss. Take your perfect for you dress and style it any which way for work, weekend (just add flats) and a wedding or two. Natalie x
1. Jimmy Choo heels £763, 2. Vince jacket £479.18, 3. Jane Taylor Millinery hat £360, 4. Alexander McQueen bag £285, 5. DVF dress £338, 6. Topshop earrings £22, 7. Topshop jacket £49, 8. LK Bennett bag £395, 9. Gianvitto Rossi heels £445.


1. Reiss bag £110, 2. H&M dress £29.99, 3. New Look earrings  £3.99, 4. River Island jeans £40, 5. H&M faux-fur jacket £34.99,  6. Dorothy Perkins top £28, 7. Gerard Darél silk top £170,  8. Topshop sandals £46,  9. Dorothy Perkins skirt £45.