Selecting Stylish Sunglasses

The incomparable Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of style in her "Manhatten" sunglasses in Breakfast At Tiffany's. Sunglasses can not only add glamour to an outfit but are also fabulous for camouflaging less-than-bright or puffy eyes. And, now that Summer is here they really are an essential part of our wardrobe.  Quite apart from looking stylish, they will also shield yo...
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Colour Me Kettlewell

Many of my clients already know and love Kettlewell but for those of you unfamiliar with this brand, they specialise in good quality easy to wear basics in a vast range of gorgeous colours which they categorise according to "seasons". If you're unsure as to which of their seasons would be most flattering on you or would just like to have the opportunity to try before you buy, c...
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Capsule Holiday Wardrobe

  Do you dream of looking effortlessly stylish on holiday? Of always having something appropriate and comfortable to wear? And, best of all, fitting it all into a single suitcase as carry-on luggage?* If the reality is that you end up packing stuff "just in case", have multiple over-stuffed suitcases and still have nothing to wear that makes you look and feel fabulou...
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Lockdown Style

Pictures of Nicola wearing different outfits
Over the past few weeks, quite a few people have suggested that I write a style guide on what to wear during lockdown. I must admit I have hesitated to do this till now because the last thing I want to do in these difficult and stressful times is suggest that we should be focusing on what we look like. Goodness knows there are far more important things to worry about…. BUT ...
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Key Trends For This Spring-Summer

Massimo Dutti shorts suit
We may be confined to home with our social lives having ground to a necessary halt, but nonetheless wearing something we look and feel good in can still lift the spirits. Anyway, this situation won't last forever and let's keep the faith that, at some point this Summer, we'll be able to go out and about again. Here are some of the key trends for this season, and the good new...
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Complimentary Styling Morning

Join me for a complimentary styling session where you can view, try and buy the new Spring-Summer collection from Danish brand, Friendtex, along with some new season pieces from perennial favourite Kettlewell Colours in a relaxed, sociable environment. Both brands offer quality, easy to wear styles for women of all shapes and sizes. These clothes and are not available on...
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Complimentary Styling Afternoon

Join me for a complimentary styling session where you can view, try and buy the new Spring-Summer collection from Danish brand,  Friendtex in a relaxed, sociable environment. Friendtex offers quality, easy to wear styles for women of all shapes and sizes. These clothes and are not available on the High Street and can only be purchased in the UK via a handful of stylists ...
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Complimentary Styling Evening

Join me for a complimentary styling session where you can view, try and buy the new Spring-Summer collection from Danish brand,  Friendtex in a relaxed, sociable environment. Friendtex offers quality, easy to wear styles for women of all shapes and sizes. These clothes and are not available on the High Street and can only be purchased in the UK via a handful of stylists ...
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Complimentary Styling Morning

Join me for a complimentary styling session where you can view, try and buy the new Spring-Summer collection from Danish brand,  Friendtex in a relaxed, sociable environment. Friendtex offers quality, easy to wear styles for women of all shapes and sizes. These clothes and are not available on the High Street and can only be purchased in the UK via a handful of stylists ...
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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Do you dream of having a carefully edited wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in?   Is the reality that: Your wardrobe is a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time. If ...
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Travelling Light

Now, I don’t want to sound smug but the fact is I am rather good at travelling light. I can virtually guarantee that my husband Nick and I will have the smallest, lightest bags in the airport check- in queue. Back in the day, we used to travel with a single suitcase between us until we realised that if it went astray we would literally have nothing to wear! Nowadays we spli...
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Colour Me Slimmer

Image c/o The Sunday Times Style   A column of colour Dressing in one colour or similar shades from top to toe is very slimming as a column of colour elongates the frame giving a leaner silhouette. And the good news is that you don't have to stick to black.  Black may be slimming, but so are navy and charcoal and chocolate brown. In fact any deep colour will work,...
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Complimentary Styling Evening

Join me for a complimentary styling session where you can view and try on the latest collections from  Friendtex and Kettlewell Colours in a relaxed, sociable environment, with no pressure to buy. Friendtex is a Danish company specialising in quality, easy to wear styles for women of all shapes and sizes. These clothes and are not available on the High Street and can onl...
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Complimentary Styling Event

Join me for a complimentary styling session where you can view and try on the latest collections from  Friendtex and Kettlewell Colours in a relaxed, sociable environment, with no pressure to buy. Friendtex is a Danish company specialising in quality, easy to wear styles for women of all shapes and sizes. These clothes and are not available on the High Street and can onl...
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Complimentary Styling Evening

Come and see the fabulous new collection from Danish clothing company, Friendtex and their sister company, Once, which specialises in sustainable fashion. Join me for a complimentary styling session where you try clothes on  in a relaxed, sociable environment and get honest, expert advice, with no pressure to buy. Friendtex and Once specialise in quality, easy to wear st...
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Selecting Stylish Sunglasses

At this time of year the accessory that tends to get the most wear is usually our sunglasses. It’s certainly true that the addition of a pair of sunglasses to your look gives you an undeniably cool edge - but how do you go about finding the perfect pair for you? With a plethora of shapes, shades and sizes to choose from we’ve put together our definitive guide to choosing ...
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Why White is Right, Right Now!

One of the first things I’m often asked when people come for a colour analysis is “Can I wear black?” Black dominates many of our wardrobes and one of the main reasons people give for wearing it is that “It goes with everything”. However, whilst black may not actually clash with other colours, there are in fact few that it actually enhances. For Summer, choosing a lighter...
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Winchester Fashion Week Talk – Summer Style Update

I'm delighted to  have been asked to give another talk at the lovely Hotel Du Vin in Winchester for Fashion Week. In this year's talk I will offer practical advice on how to update your wardrobe so that you look stylish and  and current. I'’ll show you my pick of what the High Street has to offer and guide you through which styles flatter particular body shapes (and thos...
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Summer Style

I love this time of year when the shops are awash with the new season colours and styles. Over the past month or so, I have been talking a lot about Summer Style -  on  BBC radio Solent, at Winchester Fashion Week and my own Seasonal Update events -  so I thought it would be useful to summarise some of the key trends for you on my blog. Pastels There are two broad colo...
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The Art of Layering

The shops may be awash with Spring/Summer styles but it’s still be distinctly chilly out there so, if you’re going to splash out on new season styles now, you’ll definitely need to add some layers for warmth. In fact, given the unpredictability of the great British climate, layering is a sensible way of adjusting to changing temperatures year-round. After all, how many d...
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