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Last night I went to a fashion launch at Browns. It was done in conjunction with Gucci and every woman in the store was wafting about in a glorious array of Gucci sunshines colours and wild prints. It made me want to go to Italy and dress head to toe in Gucci prints eating almond granita with a hint of lemon. Failing that, now is a good time to introduce a print and summery colour to your wardrobes to vamp things up. This camisole top from Warehouse has a gorgeous pattern that makes florals look more painterly and less prim. Turbo boost this summery vibe with a bolt of yellow. Platforms are all the rage this season and they will balance out this cropped jeans length perfectly. Now you’re sunshine ready…Natalie x

1.Warehouse top £22, 2. 7 For All Mankind jeans £215, 3. Alexander McQueen sunglasses £251, 4. ASOS sandals £69.99, 5. Jigsaw bag £179.

 

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Mix and match your key wardrobe basics with a few print pieces for a spring/summer trend update. A simple grey cotton t-shirt gives a good low-key balance to a pop of pattern. Whether you want to style this vibrant coloured skirt or pyjama style trousers up-or-down the grey tee is the one piece that will tie everything together for you. Especially when don’t have time to worry about what goes with what. Belted and side-tie waist details on tops are big this season. Perfect for accentuating or creating waist definition. It’s a simple little addition to a top but it gives quite the tailored effect to a more fluid cut trouser and adds even more sculptural shape to a tailored pencil skirt. Keep accessories simple – go for metallics for occasion looks and add a fashion trainer for that casual chic style. Denim or biker jackets give that edge to pretty florals. Natalie x

1.Monsoon earrings £30, 2. Warehouse dress £59, 3. Mango jacket £59.99, 4. Dorothy Perkins top £16, 5. Violeta sandals £69.99, 6. River Island skirt £35, 7.Zara trousers £29.99, 8. Monsoon bag £29, 9. Mango t-shirt £9.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-09-22-1-coat-2-ways-RTGucci, that razzle-dazzle brand, took a decidedly different turn for autumn/winter, one that found it’s inspiration in the mismatched quirkiness of Granny Chic. Colours and prints and textures that should not really go together were expertly paired up to give us one of the big trends of the season. Think Dot. Here you can see how this all translates into your wardrobes. Faux-fur has come a long way and there are some fabulous high street pieces. The good thing about this Boden number is that the blues are muted but still make a bold statement. This means we can blend it into that quirky granny chic style with a dusky pink cable knit and clashing check print trouser in a lightweight tweed. Brogues are very in vogue this season and even I – a dedicated high heel wearer – am slowly being seduced by the super sleek and cool styles available. For a sexier but still very feminine and pretty boho style add a pussy bow detail dress with a smattering of florals in bright reds. Natalie x

70’s STYLE: 1. Boden faux-fur coat £199,  2. Tory Burch earrings £80, 3. The Kooples silk dress £225, 4. Banana Republic bag £59.50, 5. Zara boots £59.99GRANNY CHIC: 6. Zara shoes £49.99, 7. H&M beanie £24.99, 8. Barbour jumper £109, 9. Sonia Rykiel £635

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It’s a perfect pairing that at first doesn’t look so perfect. A little twist of clever layering and you can take those summery dresses from sunshine and strappy sandal days to these current now-it’s-raining-now-it’s-not days. First off the footwear. Add brogues to the ever-expanding list of must-have autumn footwear styles. All this white does give a Great Gatsby style air to this outfit so when it comes to layering your look go for something completely out of the blue. Like this camouflage print lightweight denim jacket. (As a camo alternative you could style with one of those on-trend check shirts – if you do opt for a more oversized style to get that jacket effect.) Drape it over your shoulders worn open like all those street-style fashionistas. If this is completely impractical then simply wear it open. Like the rest of us. For a final touch add a ladylike quilt cross-body bag and paparazzi friendly sunnies. Natalie x

1.Reiss dress £180, 2. Chloé sunglasses £211, 3. Topshop jacket £38, 4. M&S bag £29.50, 5. ASOS shoes £35

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The 70s trend shows no sign of stopping. For autumn/winter the mood is folkloric with a heady mix of textures and prints. Make a start on this trend with a floaty pussy bow blouse in a paisley print. Layer with one of the season’s must-have faux-fur gilets. For a casual look a square cut biker style gilet plus a skinny jean tones down the whole 70’s folksy feel for more of a sleek urban style. By night go for a top-to-toe trend with a wide leg black trouser and cool platform heels. These trousers can be restyled with a fitted neutral coloured jumper and gold necklace for low-key style. Feathers add flounce and flair to gilets and will also make a great pairing with a party dress. Natalie x

CASUAL: 1. Zara top £39.99, 2. Zara gilet £49.99, 3. Warehouse jeans £45, 4. Monsoon bag £45, 5.Topshop shoes £62, EVENING: 6. Topshop gilet £95, 7. Oasis bag £25, 8. Karen Millen shoes £145, 9. DKNY trousers £252

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As we start to think of next season – yes, believe it or not – we turn to pattern and prints and more pattern and prints. The 70’s trend still prevails but with much more of a bohemian feel to it and over at the likes of Gucci and Prada there is an eclectic granny style class of patterns and textures. Ease yourself into this mood right now with a gentle clashing of prints styled with your must-have figure flattering jeans. White undertones keep this look summer fresh. Natalie x

Bionda Castana heels £485 Jimmy Choo bag now £398 Mango top £17.99 Citizens of Humanity jeans £208 H&M earrings £3.99 Mango jacket £39.99

150417-1item2ways-trouser-RTIt’s an all out ‘statement trouser’ season thanks to the retro 70’s trend that swept the designer catwalks. Shapes are wide leg, textures silky and floaty and prints wild, hot and bright. There is no holding back. The best description I have heard of this trouser trend is when the Man Repeller blog called them: bandana pants. And that in effect is exactly what they are – think a printed silky scarf turned into trousers. These styles immediately sing out summer and glamorous beach holidays or poolside posing as well as giving outfits an instant trend update. It’s a wardrobe must-have that will very easily take you from beach to bar, city lunch to dinner. Because your trousers will be the centrepiece you can keep to separates and accessories in neutral tones. On the other hand there are some fabulous matching print top and trouser combinations which make a bold but ultra-chic statement. Balance out the voluminous wide leg with a cinched in at the waist top or go for a floaty layered effect with fluid looser fit blouses. Now where’s that yacht?!….Natalie x
LUNCH: 1. H&M bracelets £7.99, 2. Tara Jarmon top £195, 3. Phase Eight bag £69, 4. Ugg Australia shoes £115, 5. Etro trousers £280.
DINNER: 6. H&M blouse £19.99,  7. Isabel Marant earrings £283.87, 8.Topshop shoes £46, 9. Monsoon bag £45.