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Make more than one statement with this power pairing of key accessories and a chic little black dress. An animal print heel is a great wardrobe highlight piece. Use it to add an element of interest to a casual jeans and basic tee look, or to vamp up a sleek day-to-night lbd. You can do the same with a statement clutch and pair of lust-have drop earrings. Natalie x

  1. Reiss dress £195, 2. Topshop earrings £12.50, 3. Ted Baker bag £109, 4. River Island heels £35.

 

 

 

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There really are no rules when it comes to ultra-versatile wardrobe pieces. Take this black stretch wool dress by DVF. It’s the perfect work-to-party piece. Add in a must-have faux-fur jacket which will update casual looks and also give that finishing touch to evening outfits. The two-tone pumps keep this outfit in the daytime zone … but evening-friendly too if heels aren’t your thing. Complete your look with a shoulder bag with a hint of animal print and a quirky statement earring. You can just as easily switch the shoes for a trainer, or an ankle boot or strappy evening sandal for 3 totally different moods. Natalie x

 

1.DVF dress £306, 2. Mango earrings £9.99, 3. H&M jacket £49.99, 4. Topshop shoes £29, 5. Faith bag £35.

 

 

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You can really put your favourite LBD to the test now that we are teetering (in strappy high heels) on the brink of office parties, Christmas parties, cocktail parties romantic festive dinner dates. Here are some fabulous high street pieces to give a different spin to this waist-cinching number. Natalie x

 

1. H&M jacket £29.99, 2. Mango bag £39.99, 3. ASOS heels £42, 4. Dorothy Perkins dress now £22.50, 5. Mango coat £59.99, 6. Zara bag £19.99, 7. Dorothy Perkins sandals now £17.

2015-10-20-1-dress-2-ways-RTHave fun with layers when it comes to thinking of stylish day looks. Use a day-to-night LBD as your base and build up your fashion story around this perfect template. Clash bold colours bolds a modern art inspired feel. When it comes to neutrals think textures and tones. The season’s 70s suedes and global traveller inspired textures lend themselves perfectly to this. Buckle up in a boot and accessorise with a pair of sunglasses. Natalie x

1. Jaeger coat £499, 2. Jimmy Choo sunglasses £279, 3. H&M cardigan £39.99, 4. Tory Burch boots £515, 5. French Connection dress £90, 6. Toms sunglasses £82.05, 7. Alice & Olivia cardigan £345, 8. Chloé boots £715, 9. Zara coat £59.99.

QUESTION: I am looking for some casual and also smarter but stylish ideas (for a creative work office) for this Topshop dress I bought.

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ANSWER: A little black dress – whether it is a tailored/fitted shift or a softer body skimming jersey dress is the ideal blank canvas to dress up or down. You can wear this so many ways. Here are some ideas with pieces you can switch around from casual to smart-casual looks:

1. Mint Velvet biker gilet £119: –  The stretchy jersey fabric and flattering twist front knot detail gives this dress a great sporty feel which is an ideal way to think about wearing this for more casual looks such as pairing it with a denim or bomber jacket. This biker style gilet is on trend for this season and gives a contemporary feel to outfits:

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2. Adidas trainers £70: – Invest in a pair of fashion trainers. The latest Celine s/s16 show styled cool trainers with smarter flowing trousers elevating them to a more formal status. You’ll never look at a pair of Nike or Adidas in the same way. Go for one of the classic styles in a neutral tone or opt for a vibrant fun animal print or bold bright:

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3. Topshop bag £40: –  Have a bit of fun with your accessories. An oversized clutch bag will double as the perfect day bag if you are not prone to carrying your whole life in your bag. Faux-fur is a fun way to dress things up and this faux pony hair bag in a wild shade is a great way to jazz up an LBD by day for a great casual weekend look:

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4. Faith shoes £49: – For your creative work environment, dress things up with a stylish lace-up sandal or court (take your pic). Don’t forget that your on-trend trainers will be the perfect ‘travel shoe’: –

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5. Mango blazer £69.99: – A white blazer will add polish to any look and whether you are going out for a dinner date or want to look ultra-chic at work or simply spruce up a casual look, this jacket ticks all the boxes:

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6. Karen Millen bag £145: – This is a smart day bag and a good alternative to a roomier tote. It also gives your smart-casual looks a bit more edge. For evening simply swap this bag for your clutch:

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7. H&M earrings £6.99: – A little bit of bling never hurt anyone and these earrings will look great by day or night, smart or casual:

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2015-09-15-haute-high-2-looks-RTI have had my eye on those bug eye clutch bags, no pun intended, but seriously what a fabulous piece of fashion fun to liven up those morning school runs or just popping out for a newspaper and coffee moment. It’s all very fashion week street star style all of which has kicked off this last weekend in New York. Take a quick detour on the new voguerunway.com and lap up the gorgeous moody Givenchy show with intricate face-lace for make-up or Victoria Beckham’s bright coloured harnesses which add a complete new meaning to the concept of layering. Whilst designers are showcasing their new spring/summer 2016 inspirations we’re all indulging our inner autumn/winter 2015 fashion egos. See how a trim of bright coloured faux-fur adds a completely new dimension to a basic khaki parka. Layer this over your simple black work dress and style with a must-have fashion trainer. Suddenly that morning commute to work takes on a whole new stylish dimension. Who knows you might even find yourself being snapped by one of those street style photographers. Natalie x
HAUTE: 1. Fendi bag £480, 2. Diesel coat £260, 3. Stella McCartney trainers £365, 4. Sportmax dress £465
HIGH: 1. Topshop bag £22, 2. Topshop coat £70, 3. Zara trainers £39.99, 4. Jaeger dress £99.

 

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We love a little black dress or two or three. It’s often life’s best solution to the what-to-wear dilemma. Especially for a night of romance –  you want to look fabulous and not worry about what you are wearing. Jazz things up with a hip biker style jacket in a lightweight tweed …texture is tactile after all! Use your multi-tasking accessories to ‘colour-in’ your look. Then dazzle. Natalie x

1. Vanessa Bruno jacket now £354.41, 2. Reiss dress £179, 3. Anton Heunis earnings £85, 4. Dorothy Perkins bag £9, 5. Burberry London sandals £425.