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Fashion Tips

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!

Enjoy…

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

Stressful packing for a weekend away

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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