How To Clean Training Shoes

garment care Jul 09, 2019

A little time and a little elbow grease can transform your tired training shoes. You know we love our Superga trainers at ASKAY and they work hard for their money all year round, but especially so during the summer. Gardens, beaches, streets and bars they go everywhere, but what to do when they are looking a little worse for wear? 

All you need is some baking soda, a nailbrush or old toothbrush, a Johnson's baby wipe and a little bit of time. That's it! Simple. The baking soda will...

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What Is The Best Underwear For White Trousers?

style advice Jul 06, 2019

How old were you when your mum stopped buying your knickers? When it was no longer about wearing little girl pants and you didn't want your mum to know what you wore? 

For me it was probably around the age of 16, but there have been various occasions when shopping with mum in the years since when grabbing those essentials from Marks & Sparks she has still insisted on paying for them. Please note how that last sentence was worded. She paid for them. Didn't choose...

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Secrets to Style Success

 
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How To Dress Smart Casual For Summer

style advice Jun 28, 2019
 

This week I'm showing you how to dress smart casual for summer using my simple 1,2,3 steps to easy style formula!

The principles apply to all outfit planning, or style and colour combinations. Once you have mastered the 1,2,3 style formula you will wonder why now one told you about this before now! 

Enjoy!

Stylish Wishes

 

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Is it ok to wear gold and silver jewellery together?

accessories style advice Jun 18, 2019

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Something I come across often with my private clients and our members here at ASKAY is that many have very sentimental and precious pieces of jewellery that are made from traditional yellow gold such as wedding and engagement rings. They struggle with the idea of wearing a non-matching metal cocktail ring on the other hand.

But I say yes! You absolutely can. What you have to remember is that your hand with your...

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How To Find The Best T-Shirt For Your Body Shape

Often considered as a not very exciting basic garment, the humble cotton t-shirt is found in every woman’s wardrobe. But there is much to be gained from having the right kind of t-shirts as part of your capsule wardrobe. 

Here is my checklist of things to look for to make your t-shirts flattering and easy to wear, rather than dreary and leaves you disregarding its value. 

Neckline

Let me repeat. Neckline. Vital to how a garment frames the face. Throat grabbing styles are...

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Fashion & Technology

style advice Apr 18, 2019

Easter weekend signifies the height of spring with imagery of fluffy chicks and yellow daffodils surrounding us which means from here on in it’s time to start thinking about summer! Life in Guernsey where the seasons start a little earlier than most of the UK it means that the daffodils are almost all over and I spent a couple of hours the other weekend recusing four ducklings from a drain they had fallen into. You can thank Hamish for alerting me to them, as he was insistently sniffing...

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Different Ways To Wear Necklaces

accessories style advice Apr 15, 2019

Layering necklaces is a really simple but effective way of looking super stylish. It's a style tip that works so well to transform an otherwise basic look into a stunning outfit, and one I encourage you to experiment with.

Try to follow my guide for the ideal length for a short necklace and then for the longest one, aim to reach your tummy button. The rest is up to you! 

I hope these ideas inspire you to try wearing necklaces in different ways, do let me know what...

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Springtime Declutter

style advice Apr 11, 2019

Do you have too many clothes?

It’s that time of year when it is a great idea to declutter your wardrobe. Are you feeling overwhelmed when you open your wardrobe doors or can are you wearing the same few things again on repeat and finding your other times tricky to put together into a new look? 

Decluttering can reveal a whole new lease of life for clothes you already own. But before you dive in there and immerse yourself in the memories certain outfits will bring, take 10 minutes...

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Spring Compliments

style advice Apr 05, 2019

I witter on about only buying items you need and love. About how it’s OK to stay with a formula or theme once you’ve established your style DNA. Well, this week whilst researching for the Look Books in London my very own style halo received a little polish and upgrade.

I was wearing the outfit I demonstrated on day 9 of my 30 Day Spring Challenge and not once, twice but three times in one day what I was wearing brought compliments. People approached me and wanted...

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