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Make an easy move from summer into autumn with one of the must-have dress styles of the season. Think longer in length – either maxi or midi – and bolder in print such as a dark moody floral. This is your ultimate on-trend new season style staple that you can work 24/7 from day-to-night. Natalie x

  1. DVF dress £499, 2. Saint Laurent sunglasses £305, 3. See by Chloe bag £355, 4. Nike flats £69.99.





A little whisper of a summer breeze needs a feathery light cotton jacket in a vibrant print. It’s the perfect piece to give those go-anywhere plain jersey dresses a balmy sunshine twist. Holiday sandals are great summer-in-the-city flats and a chic cross-body bag keeps you handsfree. For evening switch to a metallic heeled sandal or on-trend mule and add a glitzy clutch. Natalie x

1. COS dress £59, 2. Glamorous jacket £45, 3. Isabel Marant earrings £70, 4. Ancient Greek Sandals sandals £185, 5. DKNY bag £170


Planning a weekend break in the sunshine? Soak up the sunshine in a gorgeous bright maxi dress. This piece is channeling the Spanish Influences trend with its flouncy off-the-shoulder ruffle detail and that flamenco lipstick red. A gold heel and clutch will make this an eye-catching evening number. By day, versatile neutral shades are the perfect balance. Create even more definition by looping this rope leather belt around the waist. You could do the same with a slinky gold chain belt like this piece from Topshop £16. I put these wedge sandals in because they are a great summer style and are on sale at The Outnet. You might also like this red crochet sundress from ASOS £38 or this spaghetti strap red maxi from M&S £29.50. Natalie x

1.Alice + Olivia dress £455, 2. MaxMara sunglasses £150, 3. Reiss belt £45, 4. H&M bag £24.99 5. Tory Burch sandals now £85



Crisp linens, cool blues, splashes of animal print, glimmers of gold…thinking ahead to summer dressing and this is a winning fashion formula. This dress would work just as well with a dose of vibrant hued accessories – if that’s your thing. Any spring/summer events that involve gardens, lawns, polo fields or river banks could do with a stylish wedge as opposed to a slinky stiletto heeled sandal. Slip into a jewelled flat sandal or on-trend slide, grab a canvas tote, add oversized sunglasses and you’re holiday ready. Natalie x
1.Anthony Peto hat £130, 2. Roberto Cavalli earrings now £145, 3. Michael Michael Kors sandals £155, 4.MaxMara dress £210, 5. Banana Republic hat £29.50, 6. Banana Republic earrings £22.99, 7. Dune sandals £85.

QUESTION: I’m going to a summer lunch in a marquee this sunday – would like something comfortable and possibly long and pretty!

ANSWER: Your event sounds really great especially for the British summer! If you take a look at your fashion fingerprint you’ll see what items suit you and why. For you its all about balancing your proportions whilst making the most of your defined waist. With that in mind here are some items we hope you’ll love.

1. Banana Republic, Dress £59.99:- Make the most of the sale sand the weather with this gorgeous linen flared skirt dress. This light airy piece means you can enjoy the event in style and comfort. And by simply adding a pastel cardigan you have a look for any eventuality. The flared skirt is great for balancing your proportions whilst the waist tie makes the most of your defined waist:


2. LK Bennet dress now £175:- Another sale gem from retailer LK Bennet who are experts on feminine and chic occasion wear. This dress with its gorgeous prints is perfect for a lunch event, and accessorising won’t be a problem with the great range of colours to pick up on. Again the fit and flare style balances proportions. This dress will work great with flats or a slingback kitten heel, and don’t forget a cardigan to drape over your shoulders.


3. Michael Kors dress £150:- This dress is the epitome of comfort and style with it’s jersey fabric creates a floaty feminine feel. The jewel tone is great for getting into the warm weather spirit. The nipped-in waist is perfect for creating that feminine silhouette. Style with Wedges for moving around on the grass:


4. Hugo Boss, Cardigan £149:- Prepare for anything with neutral cardigan to go with any of the looks you may choose. Wear draped over your shoulders for Parisian chic styled with sunnies and a glass of Pimms!


5. Reiss dress £245:- For a versatile long dress this waist-defining jersey maxi will easily take you from lunch event to evening glamour.


6. Marks and Spencer, sunglasses £15:– And to complete the look add pair of sunnies especially whilst the great weather still remains, like these in a 70’s style. Work the Jackie O look with theses oversized shades

garment-2531475-33071547. LK Bennett heels £170:- If the lunch event is on the lawn your best bet is to invest in a gorgeous pair of wedges. A metallic shade will be an invaluable 24/7 wardrobe must-have. You can take these with you on holiday or pair with a sleek lbd:

thumbnail-2659706-35583598. Dorothy Perkins bag £12:- There are some gorgeous clutch bags out there with hidden shoulder straps and large enough for all your essentials. Bling things up with this piece:


9. H&M bag £14.99:- Alternatively pile on the colour with this vibrant mini shoulder bag. This will also dress up a pair of jeans and heels:


10. Dorothy Perkins necklace £12.50:- Add a stylish statement necklace to your look for an extra dose of daytime glamour. We hope you have a fabulous time: SarahA x


QUESTION:  We are going to Elton John concert in Luca, Toscana in the beginning of July. What should I wear? I am afraid,it can be quiet cold in the evening.

ANSWER: The concert you are going to sounds so fantastic, I’ve heard that Toscana is a really beautiful part of Italy. As the weather is currently around 20 degrees in Lucca, we would definitely advise layering – that way you can start the evening in something summery and add something to cover your arms as the night time draws in.

1. Jaeger Dress, £99: – A summer dress is a great place to start. Opt for something that you can wear during the day, that just requires a cool accessory to turn it into an evening outfit. Wear the neck open and pop on a statement necklace to add a touch of glamour!


2. Asos Dress, £80: – Alternatively a printed maxi dress will be a fantastic option for an evening concert. The loose skirt will keep your legs warm, whilst the floaty fabric is ideal for an Italian evening. This dress can easily be worn for day time sight seeing, add a pair of flat sandals and a tote bag to complete the look:


3. G Star Raw Jacket, £140: – For when evening kicks in, team either dress with a denim jacket to keep your arms warm. Roll the sleeves up to achieve a cool, laid back vibe and pop a cardigan in your back to layer up your outfit in case the weather is colder than expected:


4. Hugo Boss Cardigan, £149: – To ensure you are warm when you leave the concert, grab a fine knit cardi for the journey home. We love this white cosy option by Hugo Boss as it compliments the outfits suggested and can also be worn on your favourite pair of jeans with a simple t-shirt underneath:


5. Monsoon Bag, £89: – Finally, to finish off your look, a lightweight bag to carry your jacket and all important camera is a necessity! Tan goes well with everything and can be worn all-year round for casual weekend chic or with a work-wear tailored outfit. We hope this has given some fashion inspiration, enjoy the concert and let us know how you get on! Karen x


QUESTION: I have bought this Monsoon dress £99 for my niece’s wedding in August. What would you recommend in terms of shoes and accessories?

thumbnail-2638469-3500598ANSWER: You’ve picked a great choice of dress for your niece’s wedding and we’d love to recommend some accessories to go with. The embellishment on the neck line is a great start to looking fab for the occasion.

1. Ted Baker, Sandals £140:– Channel Carrie Bradshaw and go for vintage inspirations with these satin embellished sandals. The versatile shade is great for a wedding occasion and the jewels will keep the style looking glam. You’ll be wearing these more and more throughout wedding season:

garment-2659192-35577572. Monsoon clutch £35:– Team the satin peep toes with this woven clutch from Monsoon. Mixing textures looks great and this clutch should be the perfect size for keys, mobile and lipstick:


3. Dune, Sandals £69:– For a glitzier look, these sandals add just the right amount of glimmer to have you working the dance floor. These will dress up a chic tailored black trouser and floaty blouse for a stylish evening out.


4. Topshop clutch £35:– Keep the metallic theme going with this studded clutch from Topshop, with additional chain for when you’re holding champagne or dancing! Another versatile accessory to really take any outfit to another level.


5. Finesse, Earrings £20:– Wear these studs with the gold selection and go for a smooth finish to avoid a bling overload.


6. Orelia, earrings £12:- These studs work so well with the studded clutch from Topshop, the perfect accessory for an up do. SarahA x