3 ways to wear the print-clashing trend

3 ways to wear the print-clashing trend


Truly in tune with the season’s penchant for all things extra, spring’s savviest dressers are eschewing minimalism in favour of a more playful look, courtesy of clashing prints. Scary in theory, yes, but super chic in reality and since anything goes here, it’s remarkably difficult to get it wrong. Whether you’re drawn to florals or animal prints, bold hues or subtle earth tones, the slew of prints on offer this season means there’s something for everyone. So forget any misconception of committing a fashion faux pas, this trend is so wrong it’s right, we promise.


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Look 1:

Geometric prints

If you feel like throwing some shapes this spring, look to geometric and graphic patterns. Mixed prints in the same tonal range look more put-together than not, so use a colour scheme that runs throughout the outfit for a more cohesive clash. If you’re not typically a 'loud' dresser, opt for one that's more neutral like a stripe – it’s easy to style with a ditsy geometric, floral or leopard print because it's so understated. Draw on block colour shoes and chunky gold hoops to anchor your outfit.




Look 2:

Animal Instinct


They’ve been stalking the street-style scene for some time now but animal print is set to rule the fashion kingdom for the foreseeable. There’s an urban safari of animal print accessories out there this spring so you can really go wild with your choice. The neutral tones of zebra, leopard and any other zoological motif look great when spliced together and when teamed with a bright, block colour. Pull the look together with a graphic tee, your favourite denim, and cat-eye sunglasses.




Look 3:

Florals. For spring

So florals for spring may not be ground-breaking (thank you, Miranda Priestly), but thanks to our new-found penchant for spirited print clashing they’re looking more exciting than ever before, with everything from acid bright renditions to vintage and chintzy motifs back on the menu. Yes, that’s right – your grandmother’s living room is now right on trend. Whether you prefer delicate micro-florals or their grown-up and blown-up counterpart, clashing florals (particularly in boldfaced colours) have a seriously modern appeal. Team different florals together or clash them with geometric prints for a little-less-twee twist.




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10 pieces to wear to a spring wedding

10 pieces to wear to a spring wedding

Spring is well and truly here, and alongside the blooming flowers and April showers come a slew of wedding invites to mark on your social calendar. But what to wear? To take the stress out of the dress code, we've handpicked a selection of fail-safe spring wedding outfits - from statement skirts to chic suits and the prettiest of dresses. Now, to just get you to the church on time.




Michael Kors Pink Blazer


A dress may be the first thing on your wedding guest shopping list, but this season, consider a suit instead. Look for pale or pastel hues (except white of course), then add a slinky blouse, statement accessories and fun, summer mules to lift the ensemble. If you can’t decide between a suit or a dress, do both - and try draping a tuxedo jacket over your shoulders in a floaty midi dress.

Michael kors, Pink Blazer, £265



Phase Eight Amira Lace Sleeve Jumpsuit


If you're ready for something new this wedding season, a stylish jumpsuit makes for a refreshing change from the classic wedding guest dresses. This contemporary style with short, eyelash lace sleeves is elegant and chic. We guarantee it’ll be your go-to throughout spring and summer.

Phase Eight, Amira Lace Sleeve Jumpsuit, £140



Allsaints Flores Hearts Dress


If you’re heading to a more casual ceremony, maybe an afternoon garden party or a back-yard ‘do, then a simple printed mini dress could be just the thing. We’ll be teaming this sweetheart-printed style with a low, block heel sandal and statement earrings to keep the look on the right side of dressed up.

Allsaints, Flores Hearts Dress, £168



Warehouse Spot Print Frill Midi Dress


When it comes to prints, if you’re looking for a new contender that’s not of the floral variety, this might just be the one. The classic polka dot has been sported by all the style greats, from Elizabeth Taylor to Julia Roberts. Pair with white heels and pearl hair slides.

Warehouse, Spot Print Frill Midi Dress, £69



French Connection Chante Lace Mix Dress


This pretty lace dress comes with a flattering sheer panel, giving the illusion of a plunging neckline while adding a little more coverage. Because of its detail, you can afford to keep your accessories minimal with a strappy sandal or court shoe and clutch bag – although we would really prefer a matching glass of red.

French Connection, Chante Lace Mix Dress, £150



Coast Tori Halter Jumpsuit


An instant mood booster if ever we saw one, this hot pink jumpsuit from Coast provides a welcome change from the classic pastels and spring florals you normally spot in the pews, while the nipped in waist and wide legs will flatter every body type.

Coast, Tori Halter Jumpsuit, £129



Oasis Twist Neck Chiffon Midi Dress


Could sage be the shade your occasionwear wardrobe has been calling out for? Oasis’ twist-neck chiffon dress would indicate so. This super-flattering silhouette will nip you in at the waist and the pleated skirt will skim over your lower-half, while still giving you some serious swish on the dancefloor. Pile on plenty of embellished accessories.

Oasis, Twist Neck Chiffon Midi Dress, £75



Oasis Button front midi dress


Warmer weather and bright colours are a match made in heaven – so embrace full-on exuberance with bold, block colours. To really multiply the effect, throw in some clashing, coloured earrings or strappy sandals. This royal blue will look equally chic mixed with beach-worthy textures and accessories like woven raffia sandals and straw clutch bags – perfect for a wedding abroad.

Oasis, Button front midi dress, £55



Coast Harper Jacquard Skirt


Yes, you can wear mismatched separates to a wedding – it’s a sure way to look effortlessly cool in the pews. This floral jacquard style will look uber-chic with a white shirt and pointed courts for a more formal look, or if your event is a little more casual, add a luxe silk camisole or puff-sleeve blouse, gold earrings and statement mules.

Coast, Harper Jacquard Skirt, £179



Michael Kors Bloom Dress


Not only are they seasonably suited to spring's new blooms, but a floral dress conjures images of sunshine-soaked summer days (which can't come quick enough, we say). This midi dress, with its bell sleeves and highlighter-bold hue, reinvents the typical floral number.

Michael Kors, Bloom Dress, £215

The new denim rules

The new denim rules


With a fresh new season comes a chance to update the most hard working portion of your wardrobe – your denim. We know too well how easy it can be to fall in love with one pair of jeans and then wear them every day from that moment on, but there is plenty more fun to be had by embracing all these spring styles. For the season ahead, denim takes on a nostalgic feel, whether it be styling a pair of coveted indigo straight-leg jeans with a retro blazer or investing in a Western-style denim dress. Keep reading for your spring denim dressing 101.


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The cuts to know

We’re calling it: straight leg jeans might just be the cut of the season. Sacrificing stretch in favour of more rigid styles might sound sartorially risky, but once you find your perfect fit, you’ll realize that these vintage-look, leg-lengthening styles are incredibly flattering – especially when high-waisted. When it comes to length, we suggest a crop just above the ankle to avoid bunching and show off your favourite footwear. If you can’t bear to part with your steadfast skinny jeans (we really don’t blame you), then opt for styles that eschew fussy details and fraying for the fresh simplicity of deep indigo or black with polished top-stitching.




How to style


When it comes to our beloved blues this season, it’s definitely not OTT to double up on your denim or even wear it top-to-toe. Try teaming a tailored denim jacket with a culottes-style jean or mix straight, white bottoms with a longline denim coat, there are  plenty of ways you can play with just a couple of styles. Alternatively, swerve the jeans altogether and opt for a super-chic denim shirt dress paired with a statement bag and boots for a cool look with minimal effort.




Fresh colours

For us, blue rigid denim and classic black skinnies will forever be an integral part of our fashion repertoire, but if you do feel like venturing into something a little more adventurous, we suggest dabbling in some alternative colours and fun, printed styles. Just like your failsafe denim staples, a printed style will look chic with a simple tee and leather jacket or mac. Feeling a little more daring? Throw on a leopard print or stripped shirt and embrace the print clashing trend.




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Why beige is anything but boring

Why beige is anything but boring


Move over black - there’s a new staple on the fashion block. No longer just a filler colour for your wardrobe, beige has stepped up to claim its position as the fashion-forward shade of the season. A palette of soft colours like oatmeal, biscuit, and caramel dominated the catwalks for spring 2019, and unlike some, is a trend that actually translates easily into real life. Sure, creamy hues and off-whites aren't exactly ground-breaking, but blimey they’re chic, packed with timeless appeal and a welcome refresh for those of us who always wear black. Still not convinced? Let these looks remind you why beige is anything but bland.


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Spring suiting

If you feel like injecting some neutral hues into your 9-5 wardrobe, just apply them to tailoring. Nothing says chic quite like a camel coloured blazer – except, perhaps, a two-piece. Spring suiting will be a big player when it comes to this season’s trends, and smart separates in a neutral tone are a refreshing alternative to black. When we’re finally reunited with warmer climes, a short suit will be your cool, corporate saviour.

"Temper the drama of pops of pink by adding a beige blazer into the mix and keep your accessories minimal."

Ismene Collman Cotton High Waisted Shorts, £45, COMING SOON. Gant Stretch Linen Blazer, £245, COMING SOON.






Perhaps the chicest way to wear colour this year is to take a head-to-toe approach. Ideal for when you need to look good in under 10 minutes, tonal dressing is the kind of no-fuss style solution that’s ideal for a Monday morning. The key is to opt for oversized silhouettes, mix several shades of beige and experiment with textures. Layer it with a fun pair of glasses, trainers or a statement pair of sandals – something that keeps it modern and brings it to life.




Dip a toe in

There’s no better way to take a trend for a test drive than with some clever accessories. Start with an easy-to-wear base of deep indigo wide-leg jeans and a patterned blouse, then throw in a chic bag and ladylike courts in a sandy shade. You’ll be surprised how much swapping out your classic black heels and bag will lift your favourite outfits for spring and keep them looking right on trend for the season ahead.

"Neutral accessories are some of those magical pieces that work for every occasion, from a summer wedding to a business meeting."




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Bags to brag about

Bags to brag about


We may have to wait a good few months before we can really embrace spring’s latest looks (without also accessorising with goosebumps, that is), but there's one fashion item that we’re adding to our wardrobes imminently: handbags. Impatient types are in luck - many of our favourite 2019 bag trends are already ripe for the picking on the shopping circuit. From ladylike top handle bags to luxe-look croc-embossed styles, we've rounded up the spring bag trends we can't wait to get our hands on this season.


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Tote 2.0

Micro handbag trends are great and all, but if you're the kind of person who carries their life in their bag from dawn to dusk, you need a sidekick that doesn't mess around. You’re in luck - the roomy tote bag trend is on the upswing for SS19, and not only are they back, they’re supersized enough to accommodate the woman that wants to take everything with her – and we mean everything. If the parachute-sized bags of the runway are a little OTT for your morning commute, a sizeable tote will do the trick.




Slouchy grab bags


Whether it’s an oversized tote or a diminutive bucket bag, the range of slouchy and hobo bags on the SS19 catwalks suggests a definite move away from the ultra-structured handbags of seasons’ past toward styles that are a bit more laid-back. Soft, supple and perfect for slinging over your shoulder as you dash out of the door, these styles will be the perfect partner to those dreamy boho dresses and rope sandals come spring.




Top-handle bags

Many a fashion throwback will be trending this year - ‘80s power suits and bleached denim are just two of our favourites. In the world of bags, however, stay poised for the return of the ladylike top-handle handbag. These super sophisticated shapes will add a practical and charming detail to any outfit. They work with pretty much any get-up, but we're teaming them with a checked, oversized blazer and some pearl-adorned hair slides to really channel your inner ‘extra-from-The-Crown’.




Bucket bags


Bucket bags were high on the fashion agenda last year and our penchant for this shape shows no sign of waning - when a bag is just as fashionable as it is functional, what's not to love? Whether you’re drawn to a sleek, minimal design or want to be bold with a trail of tassels, there's a bucket bag for us all. If you need extra incentive to take one for a spin, don’t forget that they’re deceptively spacious - so forget packing light and fill ‘em up.


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The return to glamour

The return to glamour


We may have emerged from the depths of winter, but the heady heights of summer, holidays and sun still feel a lifetime away – let's face it, we could definitely all do with a little less bleak and a little more chic right now. So this spring, join us in our anti-minimalist rebellion, celebrating fun and feminine fashion and the joy of getting all dolled up. Whatever your sartorial threshold, you’re sure to find some treasures that will persuade you to kiss minimalism goodbye and embrace all things embellished, printed, textured and downright glitzy. Being overdressed has never felt so good.


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Extra, extra

We’ll be the first to admit, we’re losing it a little bit over these accessories, aka: the very definition of glamour in shoe and bag form. Obvious Instagram appeal aside, a pair of statement heels or a stand-out bag can uplift just about any outfit, whether it’s a simple daytime look of straight-cut jeans, a white tee and a trench or a sleek little black dress for your more snazzy occasions. One thing’s for sure, you’ll definitely have yourself a conversation starter with any of these show-stoppers.




Press print


After a good few seasons of minimalism, we’re heading into a print renaissance, with brazen florals and animal prints taking centre stage for spring/summer. The real key to this trend is to break down those mental fashion faux pas barriers and experiment with the prints you love. Try splicing together graphic animal prints, bold, saturated florals or stripes, and oversized checks to achieve that ‘oh, just something I threw on’ effortless style. Wall flowers need not apply.

Sofie Schnoor Ivalo Leopard Dress £106 COMING SOON



Dress up

Calling all maximalists and magpies – SS19 has some truly exciting and seriously glamourous updates to offer your eveningwear. This season will see styles that flutter between fantasy and classicism, with OTT proportions and romantic details like shimmer, ruffles and bows turning up the volume on after-hours attire - think Villanelle in Killing Eve. This will definitely hit the sweet spot for those who relish a chance to really dress up when it comes to after-hours style. For a more dialed down day-time look, just slip on a pair of trainers and an oversized coat with a ruffled midi.






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How to Style Trainers

How to style trainers


Gone are the days when trainers were solely saved for athletic endeavours. Over the past few years, they’ve broken free from their gym-bag bounds and are now sweeping the street style scene as well as the runways. We’re calling it - sporty footwear is the cool choice for, well, pretty much everything. If you’re feeling inspired, take a browse below to get your fashion kicks.


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Styling suits with trainers

To update your weekday wardrobe this year, try elegant suiting in traditional monochrome styles or pretty pastels (set to be a major trend for spring), and then add trainers. They may not be your go-to work footwear, but they'll provide the casual finish that heels are missing and keep your 9-5 look on the right side of dressed-up. A box-fresh white pair are easy and versatile but a coloured pair or a flash of leopard will freshen up a classic outfit. The best part? You'll be comfortable for a day on-the-go and look effortlessly cool.

“The trainer trend is here to stay. Dress down your favourite co-ords with these styles.”




Dress down your dress


Wearing a pair of trainers with a knockout dress was arguably the look of 2018, and for good reason. You get to look smart in a frock, but not too OTT, thanks to the addition of casual trainers. The trend is set to continue long into 2019, so try pairing some sporty kicks with a floor-skimming frock for the perfect antidote to feeling overdressed, or bring out the '90s vibes in your pinafore mini dress by adding a chunky-soled style. If dresses aren't for you, combine with a printed midi skirt and a soft knit for the same chic finish.

“Embrace flowing midis in statement prints and retro mini styles, then off-set them with trainers.”



Off-duty chic

For whatever’s on your weekend to-do list, trainers are the perfect comfy sidekick for everything from errand running to brunching. A classic trench coat looks effortlessly stylish when paired with something simple like jeans and a cream knit but steps into serious cool-girl territory when worn with fresh, chunky trainers. Alternatively, play up to the athleisure trend by teaming a sporty-chic trouser or a retro puffer jacket with your trainer of choice. Accessories and jewels should be kept to a minimum, as anything too fussy will counteract the cool vibe we're aiming for.

“All-white trainers look amazing with basics and minimal pieces, such as classic knits and black trousers.”






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Show your lingerie drawer some love


Show your lingerie drawer some love


Gone all Marie Kondo and parted ways with all your lingerie? Fear not, for we've a whole host of beautiful bras, sets and new underwear brands to bring a little joy back to that top drawer. From the hottest colourways to the next generation of chic nudes and additions from our newest lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, these are the pieces to add to your basket this spring.


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Underwear can often be unpractically embellished or patterned, but this season there’s going to be a rise in the “naked” underwear look that involves going back to basics with tonal nudes and minimal monochromes. This trend is all about embracing our natural silhouettes with body-contouring bras and seam-free knickers – there’s not a niggling strap mark in sight. Instead, think soft cups and delicate balconette styles in pretty laces and dainty fabrics. Perfect for your daily lingerie line-up.


From intense fuchsia and cherry red to mid-tone pistachio and lavender there are a multitude of reimagined colours primed to be a major trend this year. And there’s nothing to lift those mid-winter blues quite like an injection of colour into your underwear. Slipping into a pretty sunshine-hued bra can lift the spirits almost as much as the real thing, we say. While bold colours may not be for everyone, subdued pastel shades are flattering on every skin tone and, not to mention, seriously pretty.


There’s something about slipping into delicate lingerie that turns our everyday stroll into a little more of a strut—even if no one else knows it. Sheer fabric is sensual in a minimal way, and is both practical enough to sit discreetly under a tee and more titillating than your run-of-the-mill t-shirt bra. Delicate lace cups and scalloped trims are guaranteed make you feel your most beautiful self, especially when they come in sultry black or soft pastels of the season. Look to Agent Provocateur for inspiration on how to break into splurge-worthy lingerie. There’s something for everyone; from classic to daring. And with every style, you’ll feel like you’re wearing a work of art.


The best transitional jackets for spring

The best transitional jackets for spring

Now that the sunshine has *finally* arrived, it's no longer pre-emptive to update your wardrobe for warmer weather. This may have us dreaming about slip dresses and raffia accessories already, but let’s face it - we do live in England and are under no illusion that a stylish jacket is a necessity. Not only is a lighter layer needed to help us through spring’s unpredictable climes, but a new coat is a sure-fire way to update your look for the new season in one swift purchase. Just so you don’t have to miss out on those aforementioned rays of sunshine for shopping purposes, we’ve done the leg work for you and collated the best of spring’s jackets to see you through this season and beyond.


1. Blaze the trail

Allsaints rowan lea blazer


From the runway to the high street, this smart jacket has cemented itself as a must-have wardrobe hero that works from boardroom to bar. This checked number is definitely one of our new-season standouts. Give a whole new meaning to the tried-and-tested jeans-and-tee combo by shrugging on a blazer of choice, or add a tomboy edge to a slip dress with an oversized style, cinched at the waist with a leather belt.


Rowan Lea Blazer




2. Return of the mac

Levis Kate Trench


The trench coat’s fashion reign is unstoppable, with utility styles and oversized silhouettes ruling the runways this season. We love classic styles rendered in spring's choice palette of classic fawn, biscuit and khaki. In an ode to the vintage tone of the new season, make like French girl icon Francoise Hardy and take your trench with a touch of mod by pairing the timeless outerwear with a black turtleneck and oversized white sunnies.


Kate Trench




3. Wax

Barbour Oulton Wax Jacket


The classic wax jacket gets a well-deserved update with Barbour international’s Oulten jacket – designed using rich cotton with a wax finish. Lightweight enough for brighter days and suitably splash-proof for those inevitable spring showers, this heritage-inspired piece conjures up images of post-Sunday roast strolls in the countryside.


Oulton Belted Wax Jacket




4. Spring greens

LK Bennet Kaylee Trench


Every colour in the spectrum has had its time in the sun over the past few seasons, from ketchup red to Millennial pink, but this season, it’s all about green. For a real peacock piece like this, keep your base layers simple with black jeans and a neutral knit or grey tee to make the coat really pop and add a pair of western-style boots to keep the look contemporary. Onlookers will be positively green with envy.

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Kaylee Trench Coat




5. Biker chic

Allsaints Balfern Biker


We can't overlook a cult classic when it comes to our spring cover-ups. Our coat collection (and our hearts) will always have space for a classic biker. Edgy, simple and effortless, this piece goes with everything from floral maxis and trainers to vintage-style jeans, band tees and ankle boots. This style is all the proof we need that white leather can, in fact, be super chic.


Balfern Biker




6. Cosy quilt

Tommy Hilfiger Packable Down Lightweight Jacket


Puffer jackets have proved their worth this winter, and if you’re sad to see yours relegated to the back of your cold-weather wardrobe, then we have a solution. Fitted, slim-line and featuring a detachable hood - this lightweight gilet is perfect for sunny days with a nip in the air and will easily fold up into your tote if you start to get a little hot under the collar. Well, here’s hoping.

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Packable Down Lightweight Jacket




Introducing spring's biggest trends

Introducing spring's biggest trends

Congratulations, you made it out of the darkest depths of winter. Your reward? A whole host of glorious new spring trends to indulge in. From hot-off-the-press prints to so-delicious-you’ll-want-to-eat-them pastels, these are the trends you can start mingling into your wardrobe now.


1. Kick like a mule



With minimal effort required but maximum sophistication achieved, if you aren’t already slipping into a pair of bejewelled mules then you will come spring. Perfect for adding a prim and proper touch to your favourite jeans or giving a cool, yet comfortable edge to a maxi dress for those special occasions.

Steve Madden, Foley Karisma Leopard Mules, £99.99


2. Bow out

Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress w Bow Detail


It’s all in the detail as far as this spring trend is concerned. Whether big or small, bows will be the whimsical little additions to be found on everything from summer blouses and dresses to jewellery and hair accessories. Get ready to reacquaint yourself with Blair Waldorf's embellishment of choice.

Carolina Cavour, Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress, £80


3. Check - in


If you thought checks were strictly a winter thing, think again. Not only are they sticking around for another season, but they’ve been supersized. The pattern itself is bigger and bolder and looks great on an oversized coat or bag. This beauty happens to come in one of our favourite shades of the season. Win, win. 

Mulberry, Small Leighton Bag, £1,150


4. Animal Kingdom

Surprised to see animal print all over again for spring 2019? It could be easy to assume that these wild motifs reached their peak last year, but according to the runways, they will still be a style staple for the foreseeable future. This season sees an update with bold colours, graphic designs and the introduction of giraffe print. 

Damsel in a Dress, Aimee Animal Print Blouse, £89


5. Golden Child

Hello, yellow. Warm, saturated and luxurious yellow is set to be the shade of choice come spring. Go bold and wear statement pieces in canary hues or subtly nod to the trend with a sunny print. Either way, this hue is sure to lift your spirits - let's just hope we get the weather to match its cheery disposition. 

Biba, Stripe portobello faux fur coat, £180


6. Frill Seaker

Ladylike dressing reigned supreme on the SS19 runways, as seen in the rise of frothy frills and other hyper-feminine details. A ruffled, flower-print wrap dress might have positively prim connotations, but when styled with chunky white trainers and gold hoops, is pure cool-girl goals. 

Warehouse, Ruffle Floral Midi Dress, £69


7. Pistachio, please

We’re calling it – it’s time to fall back in love with ice-cream pastels. Cool pistachio and other chalky tones are updating last season’s sugary shades for a contemporary edge that’s already a favourite with the fashion pack. Hailed as the new neutral, this newly grown–up colour is sure to become a cornerstone of your wardrobe. 

Dune, Dinidoting Circle Hardware Tote Bag, £73


8. Down to earth

If you’ve been a black devotee this winter, then maybe it’s time to lighten up. Earth tones are back in a big way - from sand to tan, cream and khaki. Nude is most definitely the new black and this classically feminine mix of colours will compliment any skin tone. Being described as ‘beige’ has never felt so good. 

Karen Millen, Classic Trench Coat, £199


9. Say a little prairie

A romantic, delicate, feminine dress with low hemlines and plenty of frill and ruffles; the boho dress is a great staple to have in your spring collection. We’ll be opting for a style with clashing prints and teaming with chunky trainers to keep the look up to date. 

Michael Kors, Agiate maxi shift dress with waist tie, £510


10. All about metallics

Whistles Chapel Foldover Clutch


You probably already know that metallics are a big deal for spring (who could miss those colours?) but now the proof is in the pudding, thanks to the flock of editors and influencers hitting the streets for fashion week in steels and silvers. We love daring pops of mirror-shine silver to make any outfit pop.

Whistles, Chapel Foldover Clutch, £69




Valentine's day gifts to buy yourself

Valentine's Day Gifts to buy yourself

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be about showing your love for someone else. This year, we say indulge in a spot of self-care and treat yourself. Whether you’re taking a night out to binge watch your favourite boxset, burning that special candle you’ve been saving for months, or investing in some luxurious lingerie, make Valentine’s Day all about you. Take a peek at our edit of celebratory treats worthy of the label 'To me, From me'. You deserve it.


1. For the magpies

A fancy makeup bag is something that can make your everyday routine feel that little bit more special. Essential, no, but nice? Definitely. Besides, when you think your favourite lipsticks are some of the most precious cargo carried with you every day, it's worth keeping them safe and secure. 

Coach, Metallic Cosmetic Bag, £60


2. Heaven Scent

Forget the look of love, smell is much more evocative. Garnering something of a cult following, Gucci Bloom’s combination of tuberose, jasmine, samba and lily of the valley makes for a sophisticated bouquet of floral scents that even the most flower-adverse perfume wearer can get behind. 

Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum 100ml, £99


3. Hands free

A practical accessory that looks good too? This stylish cross-body is the best of both worlds. Perfect for when you’re on the go, this structured mini-bag lets you be hands-free without sacrificing a high-fashion statement. You may have never considered using a green bag as your daily go-to, but this will go with just about anything and is made of vegan leather to boot. 

Inyati, Winnie Crossbody Bag, £49


4. A trip for the senses

Indulge in a sensory trip to Paris with one sniff of this candle. Filled with the fragrance of almond, vanilla, white musk and black cherry, you don't have to be a connoisseur of chic to recognise the top-shelf appeal that comes with its stylish typography and minimalist design. 

Urban Apothecary, Almond Macron Candle Glass, £40


5. A date night dream

A silk shirt is an indispensable day-to-night staple. Get ahead of spring’s neon trend in this vivid, highlighter hued, bloom print that is sure to turn heads. Layer it over jeans paired with flat boots for a relaxed feel or throw on with a black-leather skirt for a statement outfit after-hours. 

Whistles, Luella Bloom Silk Shirt, £196


6. Good hair day

A treat for you and your locks, the GHD Platinum Styler delivers safer-for-hair heat that allows you to straighten and curl your tresses without the damaging consequences. Whether you love a sleek, straight ‘do or soft waves, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them. 

GHD, Black Platinum Styler, £165


7. Winter warmer

Great news folks - puffer jackets are cool news this winter. From bold prints to larger than life proportions, this outerwear trend has risen from streetwear roots to rather high-fashion territory. For a more wearable take, you can treat yourself to a slice of the fashion action with a down-to-earth weekend-worthy piece from Barbour. 

Barbour, Camier Quilted Funnel Neck Jacket, £196


8. Must have hues

From the shimmering pink of Bang Bang to the deep, sultry burgundy of Privacy, this in-demand palette contains every cherry hue imaginable, making it perfect for helping your beauty look transition from day to night. And with staying power that will keep your eyes looking freshly applied all evening long. 

Urban Decay, Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, £42





How to dress for New Year's Eve

How to dress for New Year's Eve without looking like a glitter ball


Wave goodbye to 2018 and the pressure of finding the perfect New Year's Eve outfit with our favourite new pieces. Whether you relish any excuse to add glitter and sequins to your look or you prefer to keep things a little more classic, you'll find something to see in 2019, in style.


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Monikh Dale wearing black Whistles wrap midi dress and velvet platform heels



For some, New Year's Eve is the biggest night of the year and no expense can be spared on the outfit. It’s no surprise then that sequins and velvet soar to the top of searches, alongside metallic and silk. This year we're wearing ours in the form of flattering midis and thigh-skimming minis. There’s no better way to start the new year than in your finest threads.


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There’s no hard and fast rule that says thou shalt wear cocktail attire on December 31st. In fact, the trick to looking effortlessly stylish is often to take the opposite approach, keeping your clothes simple and classic—think jeans and a nice top (the age-old going out outfit formula that never fails). Just add a few carefully selected accessories and a pair of statement heels for that extra special NYE touch.


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Not a dress kind of girl? They're not the only one-and-done option for New Year's dressing. If you're keen to try something a little different this party season, jumpsuits are a chic alternative. The options are endless: backless, halter-neck, wide leg, tapered, sparkly, minimal – we guarantee there’s one to suit you, whatever look you’re going for.


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10 Style Resolutions

New Year style resolutions

We don’t like to stick to that old cliché ‘new year, new you’ (you’re already fabulous to begin with, trust us), but there is something to be said for that inspiring clean slate the new year offers. Consider it less of a fashion resolution and more of a fashion revolution. Feeling inspired? Take a peek at the just-in pieces that will get your pulse racing this January - no gym required.


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1. Park it

Superdry, Classic Rookie Fishtail Parka Coat


Whether rugged and outdoorsy or fur-lined and sleek with a cinched in waist, the classic parka is the coveted cold-weather staple you can dress up or down this winter. Nod to the utilitarian roots of this trend and team with lace-up boots.

Superdry, Classic Rookie Fishtail Parka Coat, £99.99



Hobbs Laura Boot


There’s no escaping snake print this season. Bags, shirts, trousers, you name it – we want it in this print. But to get in on the trend in a wearable way, opt for an ankle boot to instantly reboot your everyday wardrobe staples.

Hobbs, Laura Boot, £199



Hugo Boss Neika Jersey Top


Make sportswear work harder this year by sneaking active trends into your work wardrobe. Jogging pants work with knits and heels, and athleisure sweaters can dress down statement flares for a cooler edge.

Hugo Boss, Neika Jersey Top, £109



Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses


Winter sunshine calls for signature shades to be paired with a classic coat and some cosy knitwear. Timeless styles such aviators and wayfarers will see you all through to summer.

Ray-Ban, Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses, £136



Giorgio Armani Rouge D`Armani Matte Lipstick


To refresh your beauty regime, step away from the smokey palette and focus on your lips. A touch of rouge is all you need for a chic finish.

Giorgio Armani, Rouge D`Armani Matte Lipstick, £30



Whistles Animal Devore Frill Top


Frills, tassels, bows - say yes to it all. There's no guilty pleasures when it comes to style this year. The SS19 runways were awash with these feminine details. If you're not normally one for fuss, give this trend a nod by donning a few romantic ripples or bow detailing.

Whistles, Animal Devore Frill Top, £129



Inyati Coco Top Handle Crossbody


There's no simpler trick for transforming an outfit than adding a fresh new bag to the mix. The Inyati coco bag makes a serious case for the coveted top handle trend and is made from premium vegan leather to boot.

Inyati, Coco Top Handle Crossbody, £75



Michael Kors Raglan Sleeve Midi Dress


This year the bohemian vibe comes with a touch of luxe; think flowing dresses and printed silks that scream Mediterranean getaway. For those of us who won't be seeing sun for months, start introducing the neo hippie trend through print dresses you can team with boots and knits until summer.

Michael Kors, Raglan Sleeve Midi Dress, £215



Carvela, Son Ankle Boots


Lace-up combat boots were the footwear trend of the '90s, popularised by the grunge scene of the decade, and now they're back for another outing. Pair them with a floral dress or mini skirt to give your look some edge - we blame Holly Willoughby's jungle style for our current obsession with these fashion heavyweights.

Carvela, Son Ankle Boots, £189



Whistles, Stallion Print Shirt Dress


Thinking it's about time to switch up your go-to winter uniform of jeans and jumper? Try a shirt dress on for size - they're set to be one of the most-coveted dress styles of spring. Wear now with a fitted turtle neck and slouchy boots and then slip on some statement sandals and grab a crochet bag for your next getaway.

Whistles, Stallion Print Shirt Dress, £139

The best activewear for the New Year

The Best Activewear For The New Year


Looking for a boost of workout motivation this January? Well, don't sweat it - a New Year’s resolution is a whole lot easier to keep with the right activewear, so now's a great time to get your workout wardrobe in shape. Whether you're a keen yogi or you're in need of some new running gear to head outdoors after a Christmas of hibernation, here's our edit of the top activewear picks that will have you (star) jumping for joy.


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The last thing you want in a yoga class is to worry about what you’re wearing. Go for leggings in soft fabrics, tight-fitting tops which won't fall over your head midway through a downward dog, and low impact sports bras which will give you room to move. A neutral colour palette will mean your kit will double up as casual wear - perfect for a post-yoga brunch.

"Find your zen in outfits that flow with your body."

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Whether you're doing your couch to 5k or are a fully fledged marathon pro, your summer running regime should start with some hardworking leggings and vests. Running after dark? Go for sports bras in bright colours and opt for printed designs that'll break up your look. Finally, invest in a fitness tracker that'll help you improve your time and keep you safe.

"Colours, layering and reflection are all running must-haves."

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For serious swimming, you'll need a one-piece in a supportive and flexible fabric. Well-fitting shapes will streamline your body and help you get those lap times down. Whether you have an hourglass, pear or athletic figure, there’s a style for everyone. Don’t shy away from bold designs, instead show off your curves with colour blocking and prints. Or for more support, try halter necklines and underwired cups.

"Dive in with supportive shapes and finish your laps in style."

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With beautiful views and an excuse to get away from it all, what’s not to love about walking? When it comes to your kit, comfort is key, so invest in light jackets and breathable leggings that'll cover you for any weather eventuality. Invest in crop tops for extra support and, of course, a sensible pair of shoes. Hiking boots are the obvious choice but for shorter leisurely walks, your favourite trainers are all you need.

"Accessories with your favorite backpack and keep your essentials close."

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What to wear for Christmas day

What to wear for Christmas day


Christmas Day is a very different affair from one household to another, so dressing for the day will be too. For the magpies among us, we're all about celebrating classic festive finishes - if there’s ever a time to embrace sparkles, gold and velvet, then December 25th has got to be it. For others, the festive break means revelling in the never-getting-out-of-PJs mind-set until the new year. No matter what your stance is on the dress code of the big day, we've collated the Christmas outfit inspiration for whatever traditions you’ll be honouring come Christmas day.


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Lady in party outfit with lurex sparkly pleated midi skirt



Whether cooking the turkey yourself or going out to a restaurant with all the extended family, some family traditions include getting dressed up for Christmas dinner. The perfect excuse to introduce some sequins and velvet to your sartorial portfolio like Katherine Ormerod (@katherine_ormerod), editor of Work Work Work, we say.

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Lady in blue satin pyjamas



If the main aim of your Christmas Day is to just be together in front of the telly, making your way through of a box of Quality Street (and trying to steal the purple ones) then make sure you're doing it in ultimate comfort with some luxe loungewear a la fashion stylist and writer Monikh Dale (@monikh).

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Lady in embellished festive jumper



If your Christmas Day outings are a little more low-key, like venturing on an appetite-inducing walk or calling on loved ones with special gifts, then cosy layers and classic Christmassy finishes are a no-brainer. You can nod to the festivities with subtle sparkles and festive fair isles.

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Party Accessories to start drooling over

Party accessories to transform any outfit

With party season fast approaching, now is the time to start curating your accessories wardrobe. Get it right and a stand out piece can transform almost any outfit. Slip on some beautifully embellished slides with your 9-5 tailoring for Friday night drinks, add a killer pair of disco boots to your favourite boyfriend jeans for a Saturday night on the town or swap your tote for a fluffy marabou clutch when you’re heading to the office party. But don’t just take our word for it, these party-ready accessories will sell themselves.


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1. No slings and arrows

Ted Baker Mikali Sling Back Pompom Shoes


Opting for a smaller heel means you can dance that little bit longer. This pair happens to come with a touch of festive glitz and glamour, making it the perfect party kitten heel. Plus, who could say no to pom poms?

Ted Baker, Mikali Sling Back Pompom Shoes, £120


2. Ruffle some feathers

Issa, Marabou Feather Clutch


Does anything feel more party-ready than a flourish of feathers? Pair this conversation starter with chic tailored trousers and a blazer for an on-the-money androgynous look.

Issa Marabou Feather Clutch, £45


3. Magic stars

Dune Magick Star Strappy Heeled Sandals


Gold, strappy and adorned in glittering stars, you can’t get much more ‘Christmas party’ than these Dune sandals. But if you can’t go OTT at Christmas, when can you?

Dune, Magick Star Strappy Heeled Sandals, £90


4. Good as gold

Arlettis Crocodile Print Small Cross Body Bag


The mock croc bag is perfectly in tune with the season's '70's vibe, and this chic metallic style will rack up some serious style points. Just the thing we were looking for.

Coccinelle, Arlettis Crocodile Print Small Cross Body Bag, £350


5. What a stud

Dune Orrnate Studded High Heel Ankle Boots


Prepare to give the disco ball a run for its money with these glittery boots. Pair with denim or cigarette pants for a shot of after-work glitz, or slip on with a party dress when you’re going out out. This season, more is more.

Dune, Orrnate Studded High Heel Ankle Boots, £185


6. Think outside the box

Issa Meghan Cigar Box Clutch


Box bags are everywhere this season, quickly replacing the usual clutch come Saturday night. Nothing grounds an elegant outfit quite like a heavy accessory, especially one that comes with a little gold hardware and festive glitter.

Issa, Meghan Cigar Box Clutch, £45


7. Going flat out

Dune Cathlene Beaded Backless Point Toe Court Shoes


Our summer love affair with the mule is set to continue long into winter thanks to beautifully embellished pairs like these. Pair yours with frothy chiffon dresses or smart tailoring for easy day-to-night drinks

Dune Cathlene Beaded Backless Point Toe Court Shoes, £99


8. You've got mail

Vivienne Westwood Private Envelope Clutch


Don't do sparkles? Opt for a subtle pop of colour instead. This slim-line red pouch will last you long after the festive season and will come into its own when paired with a simple black outfit.

Vivienne Westwood, Private Envelope Clutch, £130


9. Sky high heels

KG, Ashton Sandals


A party starter in their own right, these beauties offer a festive twist on the classic black strappy sandal thanks to their galaxy of glittering stars. Just add your favourite party dress or tailored co-ord for those big nights out.

KG, Ashton Sandals


10. Knot your average

Ted Baker Agentah Knot Bow Leather Cross Body Bag


Fancy adding a twist to your party bag repertoire? With bow detailing and a sophisticated gold chain strap, this adorable companion is ‘knot’ your average bag.

Ted Baker, Agentah Knot Bow Leather Cross Body Bag, £139


11. Off the chain

Carvela Griffin Sandals


A classic style with an edge; these deco-style sandals come with an embellished chain trim and a deep V throat for a leg-lengthening appearance. Perfect for any occasion you’ll be taking your favourite little black dress to.

Carvela, Griffin Sandals, £139


12. Walk the wild side

Dune Daelyn High Vamp Open Courts


Wild things, we think we love you. There’s great news if you’re a forever fan of leopard print  because it’s staying firmly on the fashion menu for the foreseeable. Make a simple outfit roar a little more or go print clashing to please your most out-there self. .

Dune, Daelyn High Vamp Open Courts, £85


13. Evening attitude

Michael Kors Whitney Large Shoulder Bag


All the evening attitude you need in bag form. If you’re looking to your Christmas wish list this year and need to drop a few hints to a loved one, we recommend ‘accidentally’ leaving your laptop on this screen.

Michael Kors, Whitney Large Shoulder Bag, £295


14. Purple rain

Spectacular Ankle Boots


Sock boots are proving their staying power this season. They fit like a glove and the sleek shape wears well with virtually your entire wardrobe. Now we’ve sold you on the style, why not experiment with an unexpected fall colour with this eye popping purple pair?

Carvela, Spectacular Ankle Boots, £179