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Here’s a little bit of all bright. Take one weekday dress, ditch the tote and corporate courts and add your favourite accessories in clashing punchy sorbet shades. Switch the dress for jeans and plain grey tee as a low key alternative. Natalie x

  1. Weekend Max Mara dress £150, 2. Burberry London sunglasses £213, 3. Dune bag £55, 4. Chloé flats £325.

 

 

 

 

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Pastels like florals are a perennial spring/summer fashion favourite, perfect for occasion looks but also for that easy breezy smart-casual cool. Give a sharp edge to these soft sorbet shades with metallics, crips whites and a touch of black. This colour palette is a good way to transition out of your heavier winter knits in dark tones and into lighter cotton knits in ice cream shades. Remember, if pastels aren’t your thing use an accessory like sunglasses or a pair of earrings to test drive this trend.  Natalie x

1.Carven jumper £250, 2. DVF trousers £306, 3. Linda Farrow sunglasses £355, 4. Mango bag £29.99, 5. Zara shoes £39.99.

 

 

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Dorothy Perkins is one of those high street stores that always does a good dress – like this Bardot style. You might not be swanning about the South of France but at least you can channel that Brigitte Bardot look thanks to the off-the-shoulder neckline. (The dress also comes in black). With inklings of summer holidays filtering through into stores go day-to-night with a straw tote and clutch. Who can resist a novelty cat? Black gives a strong edge to any pastel shade, perfect for an evening look, whilst a gold wedge sandal is a fabulous beach-to-bar must-have. You can easily style this dress with your denim jacket for a city break look and with a biker jacket or tuxedo blazer for an evening. Natalie x

1.Topshop sunglasses £10, 2. Collection Weekend by John Lewis bag £28, 3. Zara heels £39.99, 4. Dorothy Perkins dress £30, 5. ASOS earrings £8, 6. ASOS bag £25, Reiss sandals £150.

 

 

 

 

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Every wardrobe needs one of those instant top-to-toe ‘wow’ looks. Something that you can just ‘throw’ together because you know it will all work. That thrown together look takes a bit of planning and capsule wardrobe building. If you like particular colours – for example pastels – build some of your key wardrobe pieces around these favourite shades. Whilst a sugary pink and edible mint green look fabulous with ice-cool crystals and metallics (as above) you can just as easily style this dress with a strappy black sandal (not a court shoe as it is too heavy) and black clutch for a bolder feel. This fabulous feathered cropped jacket would work a dream with jeans (black or blue) – ditto the clutch. And there you have it: gorgeous key pieces to work into perfect wow looks. Natalie x
1. New Look earrings £7.99, 2. Dorothy Perkins bracelet £10, 3. Vince Camuto bag £106.14, 4. Coast dress £175, 5. Ted Baker jacket £349, 6. Michael Kors sandals £120.

150303-blog-haute-high-RTHandbags, like shoes, can swing the direction of an outfit any which way. These chic shoulder bags in a cupcake pink are the perfect day and night bags. If you’re travelling and want to keep things light pop one of these into your suitcase. Style by day with a fresh cotton shirt dress in an on-trend denim or cool floaty white maxi and wedges; by night pair with a slinkier cocktail dress or jeans + evening top + strappy sandal combination. Both high street and designer have a rainbow selection of colours so you won’t be spoilt for choice. Which way will you go? Natalie x

1. Chloé bag £833.96

2. New Look £12.99

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Uptown, downtown that’s where we’re taking our skirts this season. From below the knee to midi-length (that’s just hitting the calf) summer is long and languid. A full skirt + longer length gives a great proportion balancing act even if you feel like your legs have been chopped in 3/4. Nothing that a pair of heels can’t solve. Take a full-bloom and dress it up or down. Obviously it’s still freezing out there so spring’s sprigs need a cosy cashmere in a slinky slim fit for a bit of evening glamour. Layer up with faux-fur and style with a stud detail accessory. Every rose needs it thorn after all. Feeling breezier as we edge our way towards spring (soon I promise) keep your florals flirty with a soft blush. Create a bit of city chic cred with one of our favourite wardrobe essentials: the denim jacket. Invest in a cool tan sandal or wedge. It will be your go-to shoe for the season. Natalie x

Lunch: 1. Lulu Frost earrings £125 2. DKNY top £220 3. Paige denim jacket £200 4. Jigsaw sandals £149  5. Whistles skirt £140

Dinner: 6. M&S jumper £79, 8. Miss Selfridge bag £16, 7. Mango coat £69.99, 9. Valentino heels £630

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I love this time of the year! Even though it’s beyond freezing and I would like to wrap up in a duvet and high heels I can’t help but lust after all the fresh new fashion filtering into stores and online. Pinks and blues and every variation thereof are two key colours for spring. This full skirt in a surgery pink is from M&S and the strong monochrome geometric prints are a great way to make a pastel go for bold. Whilst I wouldn’t usually advocate going top-to-toe blue these differing shades and textures in our designer hits break up this volume shade. Those Saint Laurent tribute pumps come in a perfect-with-everything tan leather too. I love the bomber style of this textured off-white Iro jacket, it makes for a change from classic tailoring and it will take you form day-to-night. Don’t limited any of these dazzling chandelier earrings to evening outfits, have a bit of fun with casual jeans looks … by all means dress up next time you pop out for the papers and a coffee! Natalie x

HIGH STREET: 1. French Connection earrings £11, 2. Zara sandals £59.99, 3. Karen Millen jumper £80, 4. M&S skirt £36, 5. River Island jacket £60.

DESIGNER: 1. Iro jacket £280, 2. Alexander McQueen skirt £395, 3. Alexander Wang top £375, 4. Oscar de la Renta earrings £317, 5. Saint Laurent heels £580.