In recent weeks a blog article I wrote on “What not to wear to a funeral” has received multiple hits… [Read more…]
Graduations are generally formal occasions…so start channelling the Duchess of Cambridge look – rather than Lily Allen or your own inner rock chick.
You’ll be wearing a gown with a silk…or “Full Academic Dress” including a mortar board, so find out the length of your gown and choose a skirt or dress that looks right underneath. If your skirt is too short it’s just going to look odd… [Read more…]
The sales are in full swing at the moment, and you’ll know that the sales are a good time to buy a new winter coat or raincoat. While black is a practical colour – let’s experiment this year and inject a bit of colour into our outer wear, to brighten the gloomy winter days. [Read more…]
I groaned when I heard that the Turtleneck had made a comeback for the AW2013-14 season.
Why? Because this neckline can be particularly hard to wear. [Read more…]
As I write this article, the thermometer is dropping below zero and more snow is forecast at the weekend. Staying warm is my top priority for now.
So first things first – what should I wear? To help decide what to put on, you need to prioritise. Some areas of the body are more important than others, when it comes to staying warm. Here is my suggestion:
- First of all, keep your body warm and then your
- Hands and wrists and finally your
Dressing in layers helps trap warm air near to your body and is more efficient than wearing just one thick item. If you start with some thermal underwear – not only will you have a warm inner layer – you’ll end up looking slightly slimmer as you won’t need so many other layers.
Skinny knits are an ideal next choice for warmth to wear under a chunky knit. Shades of camel, grey and winter white are great basics to go with other items. If you can, choose natural fibres, as they’re warmer than synthetic fabrics. Cashmere, which can be quite expensive, has a fine texture, is very light, soft and strong.
If you need to go out then there are plenty of stylish coats to choose from and this is an ideal time to buy a new coat as the sales are still on. A puffa coat is ideal for all weathers, and duffle coats and parkas are great for more casual wear. If you’re going out in a snowstorm – make sure your coat is waterproof. Keep your head warm and stylish with a choice of an aviator with shearling, a beret, a knitted beanie and choosing a camel colour, or grey or burgundy – will show you know your fashion trends. While high heel boots for ladies may be stylish, wellies or flat shoes with rubber soles, that don’t absorb water, are best. Finish your look with a bright scarf. This will keep you warm inside or out, and stop heat leaking out from around your neck and don’t forget gloves. There are many colours and styles on the market. Consider what you want them for and what materials you like. Wool or leather may be warm but Gor-tex fabrics are better in the snow and wet.
If you don’t have to go out it’s still important to keep moving, even if it’s just doing a bit of cleaning or making a cup of tea. Make sure you eat some nutritious hot meals and hot drinks.
How we dress for funerals these days is often dictated by the wishes of the deceased. So for some funerals, it is entirely appropriate to wear bright colours and summer dresses (in the warmer months, naturally).
Most of us would considering wearing a dark suit and sober tie for men and women a simple dress or skirt with jacket or coat. [Read more…]
I love this infographic from paintersoflouisville.com If you’re thinking of painting a room this autum – take a look at the best colours for each area of the house… [Read more…]
I’ve just finished reviewing my August copies of UK (Harper’s) Bazaar, Vogue and In Style magazines…and whether you call it “A Rose Bouquet” (Vogue), or “Blush Up” (In Style), what all these magazines have in common, is that they’re thinking pink for AW2013. [Read more…]