Getting dressed during the hottest days of the year is hard enough without also having to worry about looking presentable in the office. Throw into the mix that here in the UK the weather can turn in the blink of an eye and it can become a daily struggle to get dressed. Read on to learn how to keep things looking more boardroom than beach at the office with mix and match separates and easy to throw-on dresses as well as a few guidelines to keep in mind for your Summer workwear wardrobe.
Stripes are featured on catwalks and in High Street stores season after season. Why? They have a timeless appeal to them whilst also feeling fresh and modern. It's highly likely that many of you already have a stripe or two in your wardrobe.
There is a way to wear stripes to suit all body shapes, just read on to find out how to wear yours...
Sometimes fashion choices are not always the smart choices for our body. If you like to dress stylishly but still want to look after your posture, muscles and joints you don’t have to compromise to move around freely and comfortably. Here are some top to toe healthy style tips from Viv Slater of Move Well Massage to help you look, move and feel great.
According to the Financial Times' resident style editor, Jo Ellison, this festive season it's all about keeping the focus on your top half with "over the table dressing". The theory is simple; people will only see your top half when you're sitting down at your Christmas dinner party, so focus your attention there.
This is a great approach as wearing colours that really suit you on your top half ensures maximum impact; your skin will glow, your eyes will sparkle and you're sure to turn heads for all the right reasons!
With more and more designers starting to lend their name to glasses frames of late, now is the time to pay attention to your next specs purchase!
Your glasses have just as much impact on your outfit as any other accessory, and as they are so prominently placed, it's vital to get them right! It's also important to consider the occasion you're wearing them for, as you may need more than one pair (any excuse for a bit of shopping!)
Dad, brother, boyfriend, husband, son: adventurers, story-tellers, providers, teachers, heroes...but sometimes not always great dressers.
A survey carried out last year stated that "37 is the age men give up on style" - is this true of the man in your life?
If so, then the tips below will help:
Spring has officially sprung, the clocks have changed, ours days are longer and the skies are brighter. Now is the perfect time to take stock of your wardrobe, de-clutter and pick up some fresh pieces for the months ahead.
If you haven't tried florals before then now is the time to give you some inspiration on how to style them for Spring.
Jeans are a staple in every woman's wardrobe, but the style you choose can make or break an outfit. Selecting your denim based on your body shape means you'll be able to step out confidently knowing that they are flattering and fitting in all the right places.
Take a look at the tips below to determine which denim style is your perfect match:
If you’ve watched makeover shows on TV, gazed at personal transformations in glossy magazines, read about celeb personal stylists or perhaps even seen a friend or colleague really up their game in the style stakes, you may have thought that a personal stylist is just for a chosen few or those with an endless clothing budget.
In reality, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
Whilst you may love, adore and wear colour at every possible opportunity sometimes you may just want to keep things classic and simple. This is when a little black dress (LBD) comes in.
Black may not be in everyone's personal colour palette but it is not the colour you wear but how you wear it that makes it a success. You need to consider the fabric your LBD is made from, how much flesh is on show and what accessories and make-up are worn in order to make it work for you.
Katy Dyer is an experienced style coach and corporate image consultant. Based in Thame, Oxfordshire and working across the South-East and beyond she helps people of all ages, stages and backgrounds to present themselves at their very best.