December must haves

This winter, make sure you are knitted out with three of the best trends this winter: 
1. Ankle boots. Each season we see clothing trends mirrored in shoe trends. This season is all about embroidery, velvet and patent. Embroidery is for the more daring, making any outfit instantly a statement look. I already bought mine from Asos back in August, but they are only getting bigger and better and more embroidered! Velvet is a more subtle way to jazz up your ankle boots, making them look extremely luxurious and plush. Or go one step further and combine print and velvet, why not!? Last but not least is the patent boot, which has been around for years but has been reinvented using bright colours and tonal prints, what’s not to love?

Here are a few of my favourites:

2. Staple skirts. Embroidery and velvet also feature in skirts, with the addition of pleats and tulle midi’s. Dress them up or down, add flat shoes or heels, these skirts can take you anywhere. My favourite is the pleated midi skirts, team these with a chunky roll neck during the day and transform to a plain Bardot top for the evening. 

3. Winter knitwear. No one wants to look like they are wearing thousands of layers during the winter, regardless of how cold it is. Make sure this winter you combine the latest trends with comfortable cables. These knit picks will be sure to do both st the same time, double tick. 

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The Gladiator Edit

Whether they’re short or long, buckles or lace ups, gladiator sandals are the shoe to buy this summer!

They come in all colours and shapes to suit every style and for every occasion. Personally I do think the long length versions may become tiresome and lose their novelty value but they do look great at a festival or on holiday, but just watch the tan lines! If your not sure either, go for a simple short style in a vibrant metallic or statement white. There’s even the option to combat cold winter nights with the shoe options.
Here are my top ten from the high street right now! Which are your favourite?

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1. Dorothy Perkins, £32.  2. Aldo, £39.  3. Aldo, £58.  4. New Look, £20.  5. Topshop, £39.

6. Steve Madden, £58.  7. Carvela, £130.  8. H&M, £20.  9. Topshop, £29.  10. Zara, £19.

Summer weddings sorted

The dreaded dilemma of what to wear for a summer wedding.

For a start, there’s no guarentee that the wet stuff won’t begin to fall and ruin your short and sleeveless summer tea dress and make you feel utterly ridiculous when your stiletto’s begin to sink into the wet grass. Whats more, is it normal to go more casual or is the prom queen-style dress still the preferential choice. What do you do to combat every situation in order to have a perfect day?

1. Above all, stay classy: A wedding is made up of sitting, walking, eating, drinking and dancing, therefore the number one rule is to be comfortable but try to remain looking effortless all day and night.

2. Shoes: Stiletto’s are just a no no, unless you are wonder woman and can survive 10 hours with your feet stuffed into uncomfortable 6″ heels. Instead, go for a statement chunky sandal to compliment a simple dress or a strappy nude block heel to prevent overpowering your outfit. If you still can’t hack the heels don’t be ashamed to pull out your flats when the dancefloor is calling. However there are some perfect printed courts on the high street recently so it’s worth a look.

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Top Row (left to right): Primark £12. Topshop £59. J.Crew £240. Asos £42.

Bottom Row (left to right): Asos £35. Office £60. Office £65. Asos £40.

3. Hair: a simple up-do will stay in place throughout the day and through a potential long journey to the reception venue. Plus, it will not be affected by any suprise gales that come your way. Whereas hair that is left down may begin to misbehave during the day without any notice leaving you in a sticky situation.

4. Dress: Here’s where it gets tough so I’ve picked out a few of my faves from the highstreet to make the decision a lot easier. Don’t forget to take a simple throw on jacket for the evenings.

5. Accessories: The saying ‘less is more’ is definitely true. Keep it simple and don’t overthink it.

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Left to right: Warehouse £80. Whistles £120. Topshop £55. Topshop £98. Oasis £65. Primark £15.