I love this idea and I would like to show you that it is fully worth while. Buying second hand means you can purchase your favourite pieces for cheaper so better for your bank balance and also it helps slow down the production of fast fashion which means you are helping save the planet!
There are so many second hand and vintage online and pop up stores, you can find some pre loved pieces that are perfect for you! Shop around and really find those missing pieces in your wardrobe.
Book a wardrobe session and have a clear out, contribute and maybe make some money from your preloved pieces and find yourself some more!
Be a little careful if buying designer as there aren't as strict rules on selling fakes. You can still find some amazing bargains though!
Vestiaire Collective is focused more on designer clothing and has a strict designer checking! You can get amazing bargains from all over the world!
Vintage and Vogue
Vintage and Vogue is a small business set up by two lovely ladies who love second hand pieces, they have a small studio in Buckinghamshire, it is opened up to the public on specific weekends and they have pop up stores - Visit their instagram for more info
The most amazing specially chosen vintage pieces at amazing prices, these are chosen perfectly! Please go and check these guys out at https://vintagesister.co.uk/
Pre Loved Designer Sales
Taking bloggers designer pieces and selling them PRE Loved.
If you want to rearrange your wardrobe, give away some of your items you no longer love and buy in some that you absolutely love then get in touch for a helping hand :)
Autumn Winter 19 is throwing us so many options! And the high street stores are really performing to get the catwalk looks to you.
We have neutrals and earthy tones but also bright colours (a lot of reds and pinks), suiting, wide leg, cords are back for another season. Leather is a big one for AW, whether it be real or faux, you will find one to best suit you.
I have gone through some key styles and found options in stores. I hope you enjoy this blog, I do love a new season!
I am currently creating a capsule for a client so it gave me the inspiration to blog, I have had summer blues since being back in the UK, however I am back to it.
Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I love leather! I think it works as the perfect transitional fabric, it edges up a mohair soft coloured knit, looks fab with all colours and is a brilliant contrast. For those who have a straighter bone structure (if your bones point out rather than glide) a patent or stiffer leather is better, anyone with a curvy bone structure (softer curves in the bones) the softer leathers and suedes are for you.
From Heritage check to Chanel twee, embellished coats are here to stay this season. Over sized with padded shoulders to more feminine silhouettes.
Organza is a stiffer silk, however high street brands have managed to master it with a polyester. There are the most beautiful feminine styles out there on the high street and designer. The perfect touch to dress up your denim and leather. Chiffon and Tulle are fabrics that give the same look.
Pink and Red
Love it or hate it, pinks and reds are back this season as a combination.
It's all about neutrals this season, I have only done a small selections as there are hundreds of pieces.
Sequins and sparkles for AW19 continuing from Summer, bright and dark sparkles!
If you want to get an Ultra special piece go to Olivia Rubin London, I cannot get pictures unfortunately but check out the website! www.oliviarubinlondon.co.uk
Love these chunky boots, making footwear super practical and wearable!
I hope you have enjoyed this blog and I haven't overloaded the pictures too much. If you want a personalised winter wardrobe, book your consultation today!
For any information on the items please click on the links, I am not paid for or sponsored by any of these brands, it is what I personally love!
It's nearly that time of year again that is Royal Ascot. From Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd June we will be seeing pictures posted on Social media of this famous event.
This also means you have 10 days to find yourself the perfect outfit. If you are struggling I have 2 day appointments this week for personal shopping. You pick when and wear and we can arrange to find the perfect outfit for you!
Get in touch asap if you need help with your Show stopper
Green is a love it or hate it colour for so many people but the real trick is finding your shade. There is so much green in stores and coming in for high summer that you may not be able to get away from it.
Here are a few of my picks of greens in stores now.
If you want to find your shade, get in touch for a shopping trip with colour matches for the season
Below are some mint green shades carried at Olivia Rubin and Rixo. Both brands have gone for print on their garments, these are not as strong as the Ganni but have as much affect. The mint Olivia Rubin pieces are quite icy cool, with the zebra stipe running through, high contrast pieces with maximum impact. The Rixo garments are soft and feminine some are cooler and some are warm giving their customers a shade to suit. Low contrast pieces mixed with white.
Whistles, self portrait, &Other Stories are giving us some green too. See below for some of my top picks.
Ascot, Henley, wedding ready yourself in these shades. They really do have an impact and look beautiful on when you find the right one.
If you are struggling with your wardrobe and finding how to fill it, do not hesitate to get in touch to book your consultation.
Important things to do to maximise your wardrobe
-Go through it and clear out all pieces that are no longer important to it! If you haven't worn something for years, you don't really like it or it doesn't fit with what you have any longer than remove it from your everyday pieces.
-Create a capsule collection
-Make sure the pieces in your capsule work with each other so you can get the best outfits
-Capsules can be colourful, neutral, patterned...etc. These garments are the ones you want to be able to choose from on a daily basis without having the think too hard, they fit your lifestyle and make you feel great!
-Use this capsule wardrobe when buying new clothes. Make a mental or captured picture of it so when buying new pieces you know they will work with what you have already. This will save your bank balance and in the long run, the world we live in.
- When shopping, take a picture of yourself in an outfit. Go away and think about it, if you change your mind, Great! If you can't stop thinking about it, go and get it!
Below are some examples of wearing the same items in different ways:
Left to right
First Row - Ganni Shirt and Ganni wide leg trousers
Ganni shirt (same as above), CoH jeans with White & Other Stories boots
Second row - White off shoulder top (trying on), Ganni wide leg trousers (as above), &other stories white boots
Ganni White shirt (as above) CoH jeans (as above), Air and Grace trainers, MDK Leather jacket
Third row - Whistles yellow dress, black cropped jumper, bomber jacket and boots (as above)
Whistles dress with court shoes
I will be adding more capsule pictures to my feed on here and my social outlets so keep an eye out for the complete story :)
For any advice or to book a session to find your capsule or to build from scratch, do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more
I want to celebrate International Women's day with you all by offering an hour's free styling to anyone who books today!
This could be a personal shopping trip, wardrobe refresh or just having a consultation about what can and will work for you. Use the hour with others or just have your free hour of advise!
It's been a while.
I apologise for not posting for a while, I have been collating pics of trends I feel you need to know about for Christmas.
Talking of Christmas, we are now getting into the party season. You have friends party's, winter weddings, work Christmas Parties that you may or may not want to go to but feel you have too. However, it is about making you look and feel the part and great in what you are wearing.
We have sparkles, pastels, monochrome trends throughout the high street and designer brands. Here are my favourite pieces for the current trends, if you have pieces that you can pull out of your wardrobe to work with these, even better.
Black Friday is here, if you have been eyeing something up for a while and find it discounted, great! Think about what you buy, does it fit in with your other pieces? Will you get the wear out of it for more than one occasion? Try and think ethical fashion!
I want to start off with sparkles, Christmas makes us sparkle mad. This season the trend continues and there is no end of it in stores at the moment.
Winter white outfits are everywhere! Think of your lifestyle, will it be practical?
Blush, Fucsia, pastels, raspberry's ..... Pinks are in! So it's all about finding which suits you
Think big, bold and gems!
You can go for a plain outfit and go Huge with accessories, go delicate but sparkly.
Supporting the independents! Remember the little people, The earrings below are amazing for the current trends. My lovely friend and fellow stylist has started her company Farrow Low, please go and have a look at her facebook page. Her pieces are stunning and very reasonably priced. The link is below for their facebook, where you can place your orders
This is NOT a paid ad. I love her pieces and believe in supporting new and small businesses.
I have been speaking to a lot of women who don't know what to wear through this heatwave, you can't wear your holiday/beachwear or you don't feel comfortable to but also you can't bare the idea of shopping when all you can find is winter knits and coats. AW18 has dropped into stores and more and more wintery pieces are coming through, however I know the high street brands have jumped onto the fact we are having a heat wave and are showing us some easy to wear throw on pieces as part of their new collections.
Linens, easy throw ons and wedding ready pieces. Really simple garments that can be worn into autumn with denim/leather jackets, boots and throw a knit over the top when it gets cooler.
Studio B Fashion
If you've never heard of this online retailer before, go and check her out! She supports new and upcoming brands and you will find some wonderful finds on her website, she stock brands such as Rixo, Baum und Pferdgarten, Gestuz, Johanna Sands, Stone Goya and more. You will find top picks on this website and Bethany's customer service is second to none.
Zara's older, cooler sister comes in the form of UTERQUE! This effortlessly cool brand was brought to my attention by one of my clients and I can't get enough of it. If you like the pieces I have picked, check out their website!
Olivia Rubin is a British designer and is known for her bold prints. I am in love with the collection at the moment. The A line structured skirts with Jackets, the sequins and the bright colour pops to carry us from summer to autumn.
These A line skirts both come with suit jackets for a gorgeous twist for a work look/going out or wedding!
Bimba y Lola
Spanish Fashion with a difference, this brand is on trend but with it's own twist. Oversized pieces are one of their specialties with large accessories. They are on trend but I love the colours and fabrics and you can find some real summer staples.
Links are attached to all pictures. I am NOT paid to promote any of these brands, they are just my top picks at the moment :)
I'm sorry I haven't been on here for a while, I have been researching and super busy with clients but I am still here if anyone needs to get in touch.
I wanted to post about a brand I have recently discovered, I know that everyone is on the search for the perfect summer dresses due to the sunshine looking to stay. Unfortunately autumn winter has started hitting the shops and it is not what we want to be wearing right now, anything summery has been snapped up.
Today I found an investment piece brand. An Italian designer who creates lightweight dresses made from cotton, silk and linen. Gioia dresses are made in Florence, Italy and the website/instagram is well worth a look at https://www.gioiabini.com, their Moto is that 'each dress tells a story'
She looks at body shapes and textures so they work well together and the dresses always look amazing. The softer textures are cut for softer lines and the stiffer cottons/linens are cut on squarer a line shapes to work for different body shapes.
Take a look and let me know what you think, it seems you can only get them at Matches.com currently but I am super excited about these dresses and think they will be making their way into everyones wardrobe as their go to summer piece.
The square necked maxi dresses, great to add shape with a more structured diamond woven cotton. Coming in pale blue, pink and an off white. These are amazing dresses for anyone that loves their shoulders, wants to show off their waist or give the illusion of hips.
These 2 are super pretty dresses, with slightly thicker shoulder straps, a sweetheart neckline and a ruffled hem. You will bring out the girly part of you. These look great are 100% linen to keep cool and they come in different prints and colours. The length is great for the heat wave. This is a lovely shape for a lot of women, I think the straps could be worn on of off the shoulder.
Then there are the shirt dresses, great to keep cool and be protected from the heat.
Have a look below and see what you think and if you love them as much as me :)