Travel in Style

travel in styleYou don’t need to leave glamour at home when you are jetting off on holiday. Have you, like us, noticed an abundance of casual “comfy” travel gear at the check in desk?  We know that when travelling everyone suffers from the chill of air conditioning, the swelling of feet as well as waistlines, but you would never see celebrities such as Victoria Beckham looking dishevelled as she steps off the plane. We know she has an army of assistants to achieve this, but as stylists we also know that we can all travel in style and still feel comfortable – it doesn’t have to be one or the other, they can go hand in hand.

Think fabric – choose something that will give you comfort, so nothing too restrictive or stiff – try a linen blend (comfort without the creases!) or a t-shirt material. So with this in mind,stick to styles that flatter you.

Think layers – you go through variable temperatures when travelling – so fine layers work better than a shapeless, chunky sweatshirt which will hide your hard earned pre holiday figure 😉 Try taking a pashmina – they take up hardly any space (you can wear it as a scarf or tie it on your bag), don’t crease and even double up as a cover for sleeping children or other halves!

Think shoes – we have no idea why people naturally revert to trainers in a travel situation. They can make your feet sweat, are heavy,can be restrictive and tend to not flatter any stylish travel wear!  There are many easy, comfortable and stylish alternatives on the High Street, from M&S to Primark – try canvas pumps, ballet flats or sandals (Remember the Golden No Socks rule!)

None of this is rocket science, but it is easy when you are busy to overlook the obvious – so get your holiday off to a stylish start this year.

 

 

Fab Focal Points

purple heartWe are all good at focussing on our bad points, but we are firm believers that if you draw attention to the good parts of your body (yes, we all have them!), you will automatically detract attention from those bits you are not so keen on.

An easy way to do this is by using focal points.

A focal point is anything which draws your eye towards it – think: jewellery, belts, scarves, pockets or any detailing.

You can also use colour as a focal point – the eye will be drawn to lighter and brighter colours, so use it accordingly.

So, a top tip is to assess a garment to see where your eye is drawn, then THINK is this a part of my body that I want to draw attention to?

For example, if you want to show off a slim waist – wear a belt to draw attention, or if you want to look taller and slimmer choose a brightly coloured necklace to draw the eye up and in.  Simples 🙂

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New Stock – Autumn/Winter 2013

new dresses

We are very excited !! – New stock just arrived & a new line for us – some fab, (suit all bodyshapes and in a lot of different colourway dresses)  To celebrate these and lots of other new AW stock, we are holding a Sample Evening (when we can also answer any of your style dilemmas) on Friday 13th September from 7.30pm.  Come along, have a glass of bubbly & get stylish for Autumn – get in touch for more details.

Tel: 07775865409  Or  07788883270