If you're lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere fabulously hot and glamorous this holiday season then you've no doubt been giving your holiday wardrobe some careful consideration.
What to wear poolside can be a tricky style dilemma for some as we're not used to being so exposed. Have no fear! We're here with some expert advice to ensure you select the right swimwear for your body shape so you can kick back in confidence this Summer.
Gare de l'Est, Paris
It's not usual for me to write a personal post, but a couple of weeks ago whilst catching up on summer holidays with friends over a coffee, I was asked how on earth I managed to pack for a three week rail trip around Europe with just a backpack. So here it is - my capsule train-friendly backpacking wardrobe with room for a few little luxuries.
Embrace your romantic, creative side and try this Summer's hottest trend with these top tips.
Boho is back for Summer 2015 with prints, fabrics, embellishments and shapes all nodding to the 70's. Saint Laurent, House of Holland and Tommy Hilfiger all showcased crochet, fringing and flares on their SS15 catwalks so you can bet that it’s going to be in a store near you this season.
You don’t have to embrace this trend from head-to-toe to keep your look current for the season ahead. With a few small additions and some simple styling tweaks you can easily incorporate boho into your existing wardrobe.
June is here and with the promise of warmer weather on the horizon in the UK we're looking forward to hot days, chilled drinks and lighter, brighter outfit combinations.
This month it's all about how to wear white this Summer - from Lights to Deeps, your white colour combinations are covered. Embrace white this season - a classic hue that evokes a luxurious, classic and understated style. Shades of white work beautifully to lift any look and instantly make you feel ready for warmer weather and longer, sun-filled days. How you wear your whites will depend on which dominant colour category you fall into - read on to find out more...
Summer is the season for dressing up and special occasions - from a day at the races with friends to family weddings, there are lots of excuses to get glam!
Hats have been an accessory of the chic and sophisticated for decades but in recent years the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Zara Phillips Tindall, Katherine Jenkins, Dita Von Teese and even Lady Gaga have made hat-wearing current and fun.
A fabulous hat is the perfect way to give your look the WOW factor and there are a multitude of options to choose from, whether it's small and simple to fabulous and flamboyant - the question is, which to go for?
This month we've collaborated with milliner Beth Hughes to offer you some expert advice on choosing the right headwear for your special occasion this Summer.
So far, summer 2014 has been more we had hoped for on the weather front - but this can be a challenge for your work wardrobe. Sartorial etiquette varies between companies but regardless of what you do and at what level, your appearance is sending messages out to your colleagues, your peers and your bosses.
Follow these tips to make sure you keep cool whilst looking the business at work:
The sun is out which means there is no better time to embrace colour. How you wear your colours will depend on how you like to dress and what looks good on you. It will also depend on where you work and how you spend your free time.
Below are some colour combinations for each dominant colouring that will make you look good and feel good. There is something for work, something for play and colours you can wear with white - this season's freshest look.
Colour combinations for a LIGHT colouring
Colour combinations for a WARM colouring
Colour combinations for a CLEAR colouring
Colour combinations for a DEEP colouring
Colour combinations for a COOL colouring
Colour combinations for a SOFT colouring
Wonderful British summer events, be it large or small, often seem to be tainted by wet weather. Wimbledon, Edinburgh, the family picnic, a weekend at the seaside. If you want to get through those unexpected summer showers and still look great, follow our top tips below and don’t let rain stop play!
Best bets for the wet:
Perfect for keeping you dry when the skies open and easy to roll-up and pack away when the sun comes out again.
Patent oversized bag
Stylish but practical. Rain will roll off your patent bag like water off a duck’s back keeping all the contents perfectly dry. With a bag this size, you can fit in all the essentials, and your parka to boot!
Floral laminated bags Think Orla Kiely. Colourful, laminated shoulderbags that are pretty and practical. Everything stays dry I inside and the outside can easily be wiped clean.
OK, so the event you’re at is too smart for wellies; you’d better opt for cork wedges instead. Your feet will be elevated a few inches from the puddles and cork is near-impermeable, which is why we use it for wine bottles!
Stay straight or get curly
A downpour or even fine drizzle can create havoc with your hairstyle. If you can bear to hide your crowning glory under a hat, now is the time!
The hat can be a neglected accessory, frequently being assigned only to special occasions. However, the truly stylish among us will enjoy topping off an outfit with a smart, quirky or fashionable hat. The high street has an array of styles for summer; cowboy, bakerboy and floppies are the big trends this season.
So don’t let the rain put you off having fun, keep smiling, it’s only water!