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The 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.
Everything’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.
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,
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.