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Fashion Tips

Gorgeous floral dresses you need this spring

Bright spring dress

Spring is here, and what better way to welcome the season of blooming flowers and sunshine than by updating your wardrobe with stunning floral dresses?

As we transition over to the new season, it's time to think of some new additions to your wardrobe and few things say spring as well as the return of the dress. Worn now with trainers, these are the dress styles that will carry you through to bare legs-and-sandals weather.

Staying warm and stylish in the winter months

Layer up with style

As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, staying warm and cosy becomes a top priority for many. However, keeping the chill at bay doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style. Winter fashion can be both functional and chic. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and tricks to help you stay stylish and warm in the winter months.

Layer up with style

Layering is the key to staying warm in the winter while maintaining a stylish look. Start with a basic, lightweight, long-sleeved top and add on from there. Consider layering a chunky sweater, cardigan, or a turtleneck for extra warmth. Pair it with a well-fitted winter coat to keep the cold out while still looking fabulous.

Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autumn

Layer up your outfit

As the leaves start to change and the temperatures begin to drop, it's time to bid farewell to the breezy days of summer and embrace the cosy charm of autumn. Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autumn doesn't have to be a daunting task; with a few strategic choices, you can seamlessly update your look to match the season. Here's a style guide to help you make the shift.

1. Layer up

Autumn is all about layering. Start by incorporating lightweight, versatile pieces like cardigans, vests, lightweight jumpers into your wardrobe. These layers can be easily added or removed to adapt to fluctuating temperatures. Consider investing in a classic denim or leather jacket for added versatility.

Creative ways to dress up your blouses

Pink blouse and coat

Blouses, those versatile and charming wardrobe essentials, hold the power to transform your entire look. Whether you're aiming for casual elegance, professional chic, or a statement-making ensemble. Check out our guide on how to combine your favourite blouses to create outfits suitable for different occasions and personal styles.

Pair with Tailored Trousers

For a chic and polished look, pair your blouse with some tailored trousers. Opt for high-waisted in a complementary colour to create a streamlined silhouette. Tuck your blouse into the trousers for a sophisticated office-ready ensemble, or leave it untucked and add a belt for a more relaxed look.

Stylish ways to wear your favourite dresses

Pink midi dress

Dresses are the epitome of femininity, effortlessly exuding elegance. Whether it's a classic little black dress or a flowy maxi, dresses are versatile garments that can be dressed up for any occasion. If you're looking to add some extra pizzazz to your dress collection, we've got you covered!

Elevate your skirt game

Red skirt and trainers

Skirts are versatile wardrobe staples that can effortlessly elevate your style. Whether you prefer minis, midis, or maxis, these feminine garments offer endless possibilities for creating chic and fashionable looks. If you're looking to give your skirt collection a fresh twist and make a statement, we've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll explore several creative ways to dress up your favourite skirts, allowing you to embrace your personal style.

Clare’s favourites this winter

Casual sweatshirt dress

As we are getting closer to Christmas now I thought I would select a few of my favourites from our autumn winter range. Including an option for the big day!


A sweatshirt dress makes perfect sense at this time of year both for the daytime and the evening. I will definitely pair mine with some tights and boots in the daytime. It is made from 100% cotton and gives you the balance of comfort but with plenty of style.

Dressing for spring

Black floral mini dress with tights and boots

Dresses are not the obvious choice to wear in the colder months and just because spring is around the corner doesn’t mean the weather is any less wintery. Sometimes it’s a little hard to find the motivation to put on any outfit with more than two colours!

As more people are heading back to the office and we feel some glimpses of spring weather a dress might be something you consider more. Sometimes you just want to shake it up a bit! Here are some ways to get the most out of your dresses this spring!

One of the best ways to incorporate some colour and pattern into your early spring wardrobe is to wear a floral dress. Pair with tights or leggings and add a leather jacket. Black-based florals and darker colours such as deep greens or navy blues are always good and work well with tights. Maybe leave those white and cream-based florals until the weather warms up!

Styling for summer

Styling for summer clothes layout

Summer is on the horizon now and with it comes its lighter and longer evenings. This has to be my favourite time of year, with the promise of warmer days just around the corner. I have been busy pulling together some outfits that I can wear now and for the coming season for (fingers crossed!) all the days out and trips we can make – and what I might be able to wear out for a drink or for a nice quiet meal or pub lunch.

Here are a few pics of some outfits to give you a bit of inspiration on what you can put together using our current blouses. I have worn all of these tops already either working from home, to make me feel smarter for work, for weekend walks and on the school run.

We have some new midi dresses arriving very soon so I will also get you some pictures of those very soon too!

I hope you enjoy, Clare x

Clare’s wardrobe go-to’s over the festive season

Festive lights on Christmas tree

Let’s face it – this year has been a tough one when it comes to knowing what to wear. Most of us have traded our jeans for joggers and high-heels for slippers! Dressing up for work and nights out has become much less frequent for a lot of us. I have pulled together a few of the pieces from our collection that I currently rely on and mixed in a few wardrobe staples that will hopefully see you through the next few months of this work from home routine and beyond – when all the lockdowns have passed. I can’t wait! 😊

The drop waist ditsy dress

This dress is so comfy and will go perfectly with some black leggings or tights in this cold weather. A chunky knit can be layered on top when it is really chilly too. I find it perfect to work from home and then relax in it later – after the kids are in bed – with a glass of wine!

Live… in leggings

I have to say I have rediscovered these over the last year and a good pair of black leggings are perfect to wear with one of our mini or knee length dresses instead of tights. They are comfy for working at home and look great with a pair of boots for the school run.

Top 5 tips on how to dress comfy yet stylish whilst #StayingSafeAtHome

Stylish striped top

Yes, we all have our days where loungewear and PJs are our favourite go-tos and the idea of “getting ready” isn’t appealing at all. Or we have days where we throw on an uncomfortable pair of jeans and faded tee…just because they’re there and they’re easy. We’ve all been there – and particularly through lockdown. But often, what we really want is to be able to look chic, with relatively little effort, AND at the same time stay feeling comfy. Sound familiar? While we’re still mostly #stayingsafeathome, we thought we’d share a few tips and tricks on how to achieve both of these things – with ease and simplicity!


Top 5 ways to flatter your shape

Outfit inspiration to flatter your shape

Have you ever wondered what you should be wearing to flatter your figure? Or are you un-inspired by your usual “go-to” outfit choices? Sound familiar? We’re here to help!

We’ve put together a list of 5 handy tips & tricks to consider when you next take a look at your wardrobe or (more excitingly!) when you next decide to purchase online! Feel free to mix ‘n’ match these tips based on your style, body shape and personality. Enjoy…

1) Identify shape & styles that are figure flattering

As we all know; fashion trends are ever-changing and it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to adapt them for our own individual figures. So, why not first of all identify if you’re a pear / hourglass / apple / athletic shape? There are multiple guides and tips across the web on this, but here are just a few dress style suggestions to get you started:

  • Pear shape: Try wearing “Fit & Flare” dresses
  • Hourglass shape: Try belted dresses (or add a belt!) …in shirt, wrap and fit and flare silhouette styles
  • Apple shape: Try smock or swing dress styles
  • Athletic shape: Try cinched waist dresses or dresses with embellishment or ruching 

Outfit tips for a weekend away

Shift dress and jacket

Planning a spring break this year? Here is a useful packing guide to consider, before you start pulling the entire contents of your wardrobe onto the bedroom floor. Forget surplus clothes and mismatched outfits, here are some tips on how to get organised, pack efficiently and without those pointless ‘just-in-case’ items that never leave the suitcase.

Keep in mind all those important, constantly changing, bag weights if you are flying. If you’re driving, catching the train, the same rules apply – multi use items and less is more! With these tips we’ll aim to get you packed into a little 7kg bag or less.

Whether you’re booking a trip to Amsterdam to cruise along the canals, staying in London to check out the art galleries, or having a girlie trip to Folkstone for blustery walks along the cliffs, look no further for some essential packing tips for weekend breaks this spring./

No such thing as bad weather

You know that saying… no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes? Well these clichés are clichés for a reason. You may be able to predict that the weather will be mild during the day and drop a little in temperature at night, but always worth checking the long range weather forecast the week before you leave. Chances of rain are high in spring, particularly in the UK.

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