Shading it

Warmer than white, cooler than cream – grey is the perfect neutral, it’s no wonder it’s been hotly tipped on interiors trends for the past few years. Personally, I just can’t get enough. When I went to pick a colour for my walls in my house I went for a pale grey tone. It’s an really easy starter-off shade, especially for a interior paint-aphobe like me, as it is still close to white but gives that little bit of edge. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of colour but usually when it comes to interior accessories – I have pillows, rugs, vases in a riot of colour but it can be really intimidating/risky/scary trying to choose a colour to invest in for your walls so, naturally grey was the perfect choice.

There’s far more than paint on offer in all shades of grey so for effortless chic home styling, mix and match different tones of versatile grey in accessories and furniture for a big dose of understated glamour. Dark and light tones will give contrast and depth to a room, while mixing in pastel shades of pink, metallics and clean lines bring an contemporary edge. If going for a monotone grey colour scheme for a room, add interest by mixing in natural textures like wood, wool and faux fur and graphic prints. Good to know that grey is actually super calming so will works really well in a bedroom, office, or sitting room. Get ready to embrace the most stylish neutral with some interior inspo below.

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  1. Vases, Bloomingville 2. Cushion, M&S 3. Pendant Lamp, French Connection  4. Rug, The Rug Market  5. Chair, My Habit 6. Rug, Sonia Rykiel Masion 7. Toaster, Kenwood 5. Couch, Industry 6. Clock, Urban outfitters 7. Hexagon Shelf, Urban Outfitters, 8. Lamp, Urban Outfitters 9. Side table, Amara

Monday Must Haves

I know it’s super sunny out today but I’m all about bringing on the chill. Between the layers and the autumnal hues, I just can’t wait for winter. Who doesn’t prefer a little bit of a/w fashion? So this weeks Monday Must-haves is all about buying pieces that will get you in the autumnal mood. These pieces are perfect to wear now and then will bring you straight through to winter. From snakeskin shoes to statement skirts – here is what I’m wishing for this Monday afternoon.

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  1. T-shirt, Alexa Chung for AG, 2. boots, Isabel Marant 3. skirt, J,Crew 4. shirt, Finery 5. runners, New Balance 6. bra, Other Stories 6. shoes, Finery 7. leather jacket, Whistles 8. bag, Saint Laurent 9. Skirt, Jonathan Saunders

Raw Hide

If there’s one jacket that’s be on every fashion list this year – it has to be suede. Why? Well unless you’ve been living under a rock, the 70s trend is the fashion era of choice for basically the one of 2015.  While you could go full-on retro in a suede trench, there’s no point just yet as you’ll just be sweating in your suede – why not try the little sister – cropped style instead. Guaranteed to replace your leather biker or bomber as the go-with-everything, mid-season layer it really is the perfect transitional topper. See how to wear it below!

One way to modernise suede? Go for a bright shade in a modern shape.

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The black biker gets a softer upgrade in a gorgeously muted hue.

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A cropped suede jacket in tan is what fashion dreams are made of.

 

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A suede jacket doesn’t have to scream boho – thrown over an all black everything outfit it is impossibly chic.

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Nail the 70s trend with a mustard suede jacket and flares. Big shades are always a good idea too.

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Suede squared? Head to toe suede is definitely a do.

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When it gets colder – double up and layer your jacket under a camel coat.

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Shop the look

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  1. Mango 2. Mango 3. Simply Be 4. Asos 5. Mango 6. Asos 7. Isabel Marant 8. Dorothy Perkins 9. Next 

Pom Pom Hooray

Cute, fun and extra furry, what’s not to love about an extra bit of fluff on the side? Where craft and fashion collide, pom-poms are glorious balls of fun, guaranteed to add a smile to your face.

While poms-poms certainly were the accessory du jour hanging from your handbag this past year, they’ve stuck around again on way more than just your arm candy. In a fluffy riot of fun, the crafty little balls are popping up on everything to hats, shoes, coats and knits.

Go on shake your pom pom…

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Shop the look

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  1. Shoes, Asos 2. Gloves, River Island 3. Bag, Asos 4. Coat, Stella McCartney 5. shoes, Asos 6. runners, Asos 7. bag, Asos 8. Hat, River Island 9. Shoes, Boohoo 10. shoes, Asos 11. earrings, Rock and Rose 12. Shoes, Asos 

Here’s how I wear my pom pom shoes 

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Copper Crush

If in doubt or when i’m trying to describe something to someone, I always bring it back to the world fashion. It’s my thing – everything relates back to fashion. For real. So copper is to homewares, basically what rose gold is to the jewellery world. It’s having a moment and how you style up in your home is how you could totally style up rose gold in wardrobe…simples. Perfectly paired with neutrals – think soft grey, white or black it works well against classic textures of wood, marble or tiles. But for a more fun vibe, it looks super pretty pared with pastels or pops of colour. Go on and cop on to the charm of copper and shop my picks below.

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1. Lampshade, Liberty 2. Place Mat, Occa Home 3. Vase, April and the Bear 4. Utensil Pot, Notonthehighstreet 5. Wall Decal, Gilt Groupe 6. Copper pots, Notonthehighstreet 7. Alphabet letter, Oliver Bonas 8. Hanging vase, Urban Outfitters 9. Soap Dispenser, Urban Outfitters 10. Lamp, Notonthehighstreet 11. Candle holder, Occa Home 12. Table, Oliver Bonas 13. Print, Notonthehighstreet

The Boho Blouse

Not just for your holidays or a festival, the boho blouse or sometimes known as the peasant blouse, is an easy warm-weather essential. The cool girl way of wearing it? Teamed with your skinnies or leather for perfect weekend wear.

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1. Model pic : & Other Stories 2. Topshop 3. Topshop 4. Michael Kors 5. Mango 6. Stella Mccartney 7. Talita

Is pyjama dressing back?

Forget what went on the plane with Ms.Moss last week, I’m more interest in what she was wearing on her holliers. Always ahead of the pack, it seems she’s reigniting fashion’s love affair with pyjama dressing. Plus it’s sticking around for autumn/winter with cozy-chic printed separates ruling the catwalks at Derek Lam, Rag & Bone and Michael Kors. 

Certainly not a novel concept, pyjamas-out -of the-boudoir have been knocking around since 2012 and you’ve probably ignored it. Yes, I know,  the notion of wearing your jimjams with anything but a cosy bathrobe does seem ludicrous but welcome to the weird and wonderful world of fashion. 

The sure fire way of making this chic not chav? Go for printed or patterned silk trousers and button down tops. No two year old cotton pjs need apply. Accessorize right and apply plenty of swagger. Scroll down for some style inspo on how to wear the silky sets.

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Head-to-toe pajama dressing can be really intimating, but cute separates can work really well. For instance a pajama-style top with jeans or a silk trouser with a t-shirt like me in the pic above. It’s a more subtle take on wearing your Jim-jams out of your house. 

Mini trend – Culotte jumpsuit

Culottes and jumpsuits separately can scare the bejesus out of the most seasoned fashion pro, put the two together and you’ve got double the fear.

Sound too hard to wear? It’s actually much more flattering than the traditional all-in-one just bear in mind proportions making sure it hits at the right part of the leg, mid-calf to be exact and finish off with a chunky shoe. Blocked heel mules and the culotte jumpsuit make a really pretty partner.

If it still seems scary match a pair of culottes in the same colour or print as a top for a fail-safe cheat way of working the trend.

Will you give it a whirl?

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1. Asos 2. Topshop 3. New Look 4. Topshop 5. Missguided 6. Oh my love 7. Whistles 8. Cameo

Walk the line

Chic, leg- lengthening and slimming (thanks to the awesome properties of vertical stripes) – say hello to your new summer staple. Horizontal stripes have been hogging the fashion limelight, for, eh, basically forever, but it’s time to try its flattering little sister, the vertical. Whether you go for slouchy, billowing or floor-skimming, just make sure they come in a wide for maximum impact.
Will you wear some seriously statement striped trousers? Scroll down for style inspo, shopping and see how I wear mine…

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And celebs have been getting in on the action as well, most recently Victoria Beckham and RIhanna – who do you think wore it best?

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When I jetted off on my holidays, see previous post here – they were the perfect warm weather staple

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1. Next 2. Petit Bateau 3. Topshop 4. Finery 5. Oasis 6. River Island 7. Miss Selfridge 

We scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream…

No, this post isn’t about how to look stylish when holding an ice-cream, although who wouldn’t want to look like Eleonora Carsi when munching on the frozen stuff? Girl crush central.

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Nor is it about slathering yourself in pastels resembling sweet sorbet shades, but that wouldn’t be a bad thing either.

Instead it’s all about the humble ice-cream print. Wahey! I love anything kitsch or cute – give me an item of clothing with a burger, watermelon or pineapple any day, stick a face on it and I’m sold. So I’ve super happy to see the toothache inducing print recreated in clothes form. See below for some sweet shopping inspo.

See, kitschy prints can still look grown-up and chic, pair them with neutral tones to really make it the cute print work for everyday.

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And before you think it’s just a melt-in-the moment thing, check out Peter Jensen’s icecream-tastic resort 2016 collection. Want. It. All.

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Get the look now…

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1, Top, Asos 2. Shoes, Asos 3. Iphone case, Asos 4. Iphone Case, Asos 5. Iphone Case, New Look 6. Skirt, Au Jour Le Jour  7. Top, Topshop, 8. Earrings, Wolf & Badger 9. T-shirt, Au Jour Le Jour 10. Clutch, House of Holland 11. Jumper, Markus Lupfer 12. Bag, Sensi Studio 13. Earrings, Botica