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Reshape your casual looks with stylish new season twists on our favourite wardrobe staples. Upscale tailored blazers in an autumn/winter texture. Think mannish grey checked wool or go for a luscious day-to-night velvet. Shake it up with a colour contrast clash and style with those trusty check shirts that are perennial winter favourites. Switch trainers for a must-have kitten heel court. Natalie x
1. J. Crew jacket £185, 2. J. Crew top £96.50, 3. Topshop jeans £40, 4. Boden heels £98, 5. Elizabeth & James sunglasses now £172.52


Just because we got all excited about velvet last season doesn’t mean to say you have to kiss goodbye to one of our favourite fabrics now that the new trends are rolling in. Whilst it’s the ideal mood for evening glamour, a little basic grey t-shirt here plus a run-around flat there and you’ve reworked last season into a this season ultra-chic daytime look. Tuxedo jackets are going to start reappearing faster than you can blink – which is a good thing because this wardrobe investment is a great day-to-night and night-to-day fashion piece. Miss Selfridge has given a fabulous floral brocade spin to theirs whitewall work a dream with a pair of jeans as well as your little black dresses. Natalie x

1.Miss Selfridge jacket £65, 2. Mango top £6.99, 3. Elizabeth & James trousers £252, 4. Valentino flats £635, 5. Dune bag £40


Velvet has always been a festive season look. But this year it’s been given a real style reboot as one of the key catwalk trends, and not necessarily just reserved for party looks. There is nothing more indulgent than a plush velvet dress that sweeps all the way down to the floor. This DVF number is a real show stopper. You might also like something like this from the Reformation £315 or this dark purple dress from Wallis £35. Velvet lends itself to all things sparkly like these glitter accessories. You can also go for 100% opulence and style with jewelled bags or shoes and glitzy jewelled chandelier earrings. Natalie x

1.DVF dress £499, 2.Topshop earrings £10, 3.DVF bag £227, 4. J. Crew heels £248




Jacquard, brocade, velvet… textures fit for a queen and a perfect opulent trend for the festive season ahead. Make your party dresses work double time with jackets and accessories you might already own. If you snapped up a mannish velvet blazer, not only will it dress up jeans and blouses but it also adds a chic tailored finish to this dress. Throw in some extra sparkle with black glittery platform shoes and a mini gold bag. For party number two go for a sleek vintage-chic look with a faux-fur cover-up and delicate strappy metallic sandals. Picking up on the warm wintry tones of the dress finish off with a contrast textured day-to-night clutch. Natalie x

L.K. Bennett dress now £280

Mango jacket £69.99
Topshop bag £16
 L.K. Bennett sandals now £180
H&M faux-fur jacket £49.99
Whistles bag £45
Office sandals now £60


One of the most popular shoe styles worn by the fashion pack in Paris during the spring/summer 2017 collections was the black Vans high top trainer, styled with everything from ladylike full midi-skirts to cool cropped frayed hem jeans. ASOS has an exclusive metallic gold pair which will give a turbo-boost to casual looks, like this long knit dress from Jigsaw. Now would be a good time to tackle the sumptuous velvet trend. Look for a day-to-night blazer as your new season cover-up. This belted Whistles’ jacket will shape up perfectly over this dress and any similar stretchy jersey styles. Natalie x

1.Jigsaw dress £159, 2. Zara earrings £9.99, 3. Whistles jacket £220, 4. Vans shoes £70, 5. Mango bag £29.99

2016-09-16-one-look-RT.jpgThere is nothing quite as luxurious in look and feel the texture velvet. Update your cover-ups with a velvet jacket from tuxedo styles to trendy military inspired pieces. Velvet lends itself to deep wintry shades like burgundy or this dark green. It’s the perfect style pick me-up to a pair of jeans. Have fun with Zara’s lace camisole effect t-shirt. It’s a two-in-one take on the last trend of styling silky slip dresses over sportier tees. Natalie x

1. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel blazer £378.72, 2. Zara top £17.99, 3. Paige Denim jeans £230, 4. Topshop shoes £46, 5. DVF clutch £150

2016-09-07-one-look-rtDon’t hold back on the rich, luxurious textures like velvet and brocade as well as opulent embellishments and ‘out there’ accessories. This season you can indulge your inner queen circa the Renaissance, and not just for evening. A velvet heel and a pair of jewelled earrings add that must-have night time glamour to day looks. Use chic greys as your canvas and blend in some of those deep winter tones. Take the theme one step further with a stylish update on basic knits – a rule detail here, a statement sleeve there. Natalie x

1.J. Crew earrings £48, 2. DKNY bag £358.29, 3. Ralph Lauren Polo trousers £99, 4. H&M jumper £29.99, 5. Jimmy heels £495.