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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.

 

 

 

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Update your outerwear for the new season with a longline looser fit grey jacket. Go for a heritage feel with tweed textures or check prints. It’s the easy throw-on-and-go cover-up that gives your weekend denim looks an instant fashion refresher. Mid-heels from Versailles inspired decorative kitten heels to retro feel block heels are the answer to your perfect run-around Saturday to Sunday shoe…with a twist. Natalie x

  1. Weekend Max Mara jacket £415, 2. Maison Labiche top £60,3. Paige Denim jeans £340, 4. Tom Ford sunglasses £388.98, 5. J. Crew heels £218

 

 

 

 

2016-08-26-one-look-RTHere’s something sharp and chic for the bank holiday weekend. It’s the perfect outfit for long lazy lunches, movie nights or just because you want to look and feel fabulous when you pop out for that weekend coffee or to go new season shopping. These sculpting high wasted jeans are ankle length which means they’ll really draw attention to these fabulous flats with a snakeskin print detail. Switch basic tees for a fluid blouse that will double up for your back-to-work looks. Topshop has these great quilted ‘puffa’ like bags that are the perfect weekend alternative to totes. I’m all for a bit of evening bling during the day and these Miu Miu earrings add a luxurious touch to any run-around look. Natalie x
1. Miu Miu earrings £240, 2. Topshop bag £42, 3. ASOS flats £25, 4. Warehouse top £35, 5. H&M jeans £29.99

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Monochromatic gingham gives an easy-to-wear shirt dress a fabulous fashion update. This piece from Toast has a fuller skirt and a longer length, which means once you’ve cinched yourself in at the waist you’ll create that gorgeous retro silhouette which really belongs on the cobbled streets of Positano. Go for a contrast coloured platform sandal in one of the hit berry shades of the season and add a statement earring and oversized sunglasses. For a low-key look channel that librarian-chic charm and style your dress with patent brogues and a satchel bag. Natalie x

1.Toast dress £139, 2. Mango earrings £9.99, 3. Giorgio Armani sunglasses £202, 4. M&S bag £29.50, 5. LK Bennett heels £275.

QUESTION: What new pieces can I buy to update my capsule wardrobe looks?

ANSWERS:  We love the appeal of versatile fashion and on-trend pieces can always slot easily into capsule wardrobes along with those all important fashion basics. Sometimes it just takes on pieces to give you a fresh perspective on your entire wardrobe.

1. Tara Jarmon top £145: Blue is one of the big colours of the new season from must-have denim looks to bolder sea blue shades and patterns. This silk blouse is a wardrobe keeper. Style with a pencil skirt and open front cardigan for work, jeans and a strappy sandal for a night out, and denim shorts and wedge sandals for a fabulous holiday look:

garment-2520432-32870432. Mint Velvet trousers £69: One of the catwalk trends of the season is what we like to call ‘Utility Chic’. What this means is fashion with a military flavour to it…think functional in feel but ultra stylish. Colours are low-key like khaki, stone, navy and greys and fabrics have a fluid silky look to them. Cargo pockets (big or small) are key detail of this look. These trousers slot into that mood without being overly trendy. They will work perfectly with casual tees and slim fit jumpers as well as a silky blouse like the Tara Jarmon one above for a smarter look:

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3. Ted Baker jacket £229: We often talk about updating wardrobes with a leather biker jacket. It’s the type of piece that gives a modern or edgier feel to all outfits from dresses to jeans. For some people though it can be a bit too edgy. There are a lot of great lightweight textured tweed versions of a biker and these really are a good addition to any wardrobe especially if you can find one in a neutral shade. You will get a lot of use out of this Ted Baker number. Style with jeans or your trousers above and a pair of animal print flats for a casual weekend look. Come the wedding season this is the perfect partner to any fabulous occasion cocktail dress or long evening number:

 

garment-2518597-32836924. Jigsaw sandals £149: This is a great day shoe to take you from work-to-weekend. The block heel gives you the comfort with the height:

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5. Banana Republic bag £89.95: Use your accessories to introduce prints to your wardrobe:

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6. M&S dress £59: …or splash out with one of the season’s must-have patterned dresses. Stye with neutral tone accessories by day and come the evening why not add a wild contrasting touch of colour with a clutch or sandal (see below):garment-2511109-3264562

7. J. Crew sandals £228: These shoes are a great alternative to a work day court but also double up as the perfect piece for an evening or occasion outfit:

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8. Isabel Marant earrings £135: It’s all about earrings this summer. Whether you want to try out those cool ear cuffs or go for something more classic. Drop or chandelier earrings don’t just have to be worn in the evenings. Dress up your day looks with a bit of glitz:

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1outfit-orient-150129-rtDesigners like to take inspiration from far flung locations. This season they turned their fashion fantasies to the Far East. Just look at all those fabulous exotic floral prints and patterns not to mention kimono detailing in sleeves – think subtle or full on. For a stylish spring event layer up your look with this fluid kimono style Dorothy Perkins jacket as a slinky cover-up over Whistles’ chic print dress. These sharp sugary colours need an icy metallic to pull the outfit together and these Charlotte Olympia heels give an art-deco flavour to the look. I love this M&S cuff – it’s a great high street version of one of my favourite jewellery brands Philippe Audibert. Natalie x

1. M&S bracelet £15, 2. Whistles dress £200, 3. Dorothy Perkins jacket £35, 4. Warehouse bag £15, 5. Charlotte Olympia heels £795.

 

QUESTION: Can you recommend what to include in a capsule wardrobe for the new season. I work in a smart casual work environment and am also a mum. I mainly shop on the high street.

ANSWER:  A capsule wardrobe is the best way to get maximum use out of each item in your wardrobe, so a mix-and-match collection should be a selection of clothes you absolutely love wearing and look fabulous on you!

1. Gap Dress, £39.95: – A versatile dress is a wardrobe must have – one that can be worn to work with heeled courts or ballet flats and with flat ankle boots on the weekend. We love this grey number by Gap as the accentuated waist will give you a gorgeous silhouette whilst the pleated skirt softly glides over your hips and bottom. Plus at under £40 you can’t really go wrong!

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2. Reiss Trousers, £49: – Navy trousers are a great alternative to jeans and can easily be worn to work with flat loafers or lace up brogues. Instantly smarten up the trousers with a pair of brightly coloured strappy sandals and a tucked-in blouse:

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3. Oasis Blouse, now £15: – Pale mint is a gorgeous shade to wear now that New Year is out of the way and Spring is peeping round the corner. Team with the tailored navy trousers or wear loose over a pair of slim fit jeans. Compliment this beautiful pastel shade with a simple necklace or pair of delicate earrings:

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4. Banana Republic jeans, £55: – When it comes to jeans, it’s all about getting the perfect shape for your body. Slim leg as apposed to skinny will be a really fab style for you as it will help balance out your proportions without swamping you like a wide leg or boyfriend jean would. Darker blues are often more flattering and the illusion of a slimmer, longer leg is created by the shading down the centre. For casual errands or days out with the kids, pop on a breton stripe sweater. For an smart/casual office outfit, swap with the Oasis blouse and a soft fluid blazer:

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5. Uniqlo sweater, £24.90: – We all love a cosy knit sweater and let’s face it, in England you can wear them all year round! Neutral shades always look timeless so we’d suggest a pale colour that can be worn over a pencil skirt for work or with your new pair of jeans. Pop on a printed fabric scarf to add some pattern and colour to your look:

garment-2459812-31762816. Banana Republic Skirt, £55: – A pencil skirt with a slightly high waist is a great style for you as the structured fit creates a flattering slim line. Classic prints are a playful yet sophisticated way of breaking up your outfit so look out for colours that are versatile and can be matched with a bright, pastel or neutral top:

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7. Oasis Bag, £38: – complete your capsule wardrobe with a bag for all occasions! A grey shoulder tote bag is a great option as it’s large enough for all the necessities and more. This leather option will be hard wearing and can be slung on when you’re in a hurry. Plus is will only get better with age: Karen x

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