If these pants could talk, they would say, “Behold my sparkliness, my stretchiness, my nineteen-seventies-mermaid-inspired fabulousness. I’m going to change your life.” This summer I have discovered the beauty of the summer knit trousers. I took them and ran with them, and in them. Continue reading “Summer Knit Trousers”
I was recently appointed the new London Resident Editor for Luxe City Guides to my absolute delight. Aimed at the more sophisticated traveller, Luxe City Guides gives you the insider guide to the world’s major cities across Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia. I always describe it to people as being a very cool friend you have in each city who tells you where to go for the best, exclusive places to eat, drink, shop, chill and get your dose of local culture (without bumping into the track-suit wearing tourist hoards).
This got me thinking about my city break wardrobe. With the amount of travelling I do, I am constantly planning city break outfits, primarily for trips to Europe. And I am the kind of person who feels better when I think that my outfit is working for me. A bad outfit can affect my mood (not for the better). In those situations, I usually claim it’s because I’m hangry so as not to appear completely materialistic to whichever poor buggers are travelling with me at the time.
So what are the ingredients of a fail-safe, mood-enhancing city break outfit? Continue reading “My City Break Wardrobe”
In my never ending quest to find the perfect trousers that will transform my life and revolutionise style as I know it, I have stumbled across the paper bag waist. Continue reading “For Your Consideration – The Paper Bag Waist”
Now that London’s never-ending and brutal winter has come to an end, I have ceased questioning my life choices, only to find myself grappling with a new complication. I’ve written before about my challenges in dressing for summer. This time, I’m digging a little deeper. So deep, in fact, I’ve discovered and had to face some stark realties about an unhealthy relationship I have with my summer wardrobe. Continue reading “My Complicated Relationship with my Summer Wardrobe”
Nothing says Summer like linen. As soon as you see it in the shop, you immediately picture yourself in it, lounging gracefully on a poolside chaise longue, spritz in hand, laughing delightfully at a joke you just made.
But it’s not all sunshine and spritzers when it comes to linen. It is notoriously difficult to wear. You only have to look at it sideways for it to crease. And no matter how much you iron or steam those creases, it will never return to its pristine, just-off-the-rack condition ever, ever again. Is it even possible to wear it without creasing? Continue reading “How to Wear Linen”
I have written a lot about colour in recent posts, from tonal blocking to colour blocking. Call it a return from a monochrome wilderness to the fold of brightly coloured sartorial wildebeast. And the latest hue to come into my sights is red. Here, I solve the dilemma of what colours to wear with red. Continue reading “What Colours Can I Wear with Red?”
I’ve been searching for the perfect black trousers for years now. They exist in my mind, yet I have found them to be the most elusive item of clothing. Seriously, how hard can it be? Continue reading “My Search for the Perfect Black Trousers”
As nuptial season approaches you may find yourself having to plan wedding guest outfits for the onslaught of festivities ahead of you. And while I’ve got mine sorted (see here), I got to thinking about the various weddings I’ve attended, and the various tables I’ve been placed at by the bride and groom. I noticed a pattern forming, and have narrowed them down to the five main types of tables. Not only that, I have come up with your social strategy should you be allocated a seat at any of them. Continue reading “Weddings Guests – Five tables you might find yourself at”
I recently posted about tonal blocking – where you dress head to toe in different shades of the same colour. Just to mix things up a bit, and consider all things colour-related, today I put to you the concept of colour blocking – composing your outfit of block of colours that exist on opposite sides of the colour wheel. Read on, and revolutionise the way you approach your wardrobe… Continue reading “Colour Blocking – the Clash”
I’ve long been an adherent to tonal blocking (the art of dressing in different shades of the same colour), but the problem was that the “tone” I used to block was black (I know, I know, black isn’t really a tone). However, in recent years I’ve embraced colour, and with it, the joy of tonal blocking in a vision of pinks and mauves, burgundies and dusty rose, emeralds and khakis. Continue reading “Tonal Blocking”