This is my super simple 1, 2, 3 principle to create a capsule wardrobe.
Using only six core pieces and a few accessories you can create a whole range of different outfits to suit your day. Just because we are on homestay doesn't mean we shouldn't be showing up in a great outfit ever day!
This really simple principle also shows how much more creative we can be with much less.
Step 1: Choose one warmth item. What you chose is about your style and your days. It might be a cardigan, a...
No one could have imagined at the start of this year that we would be where we are today because of the COVID19 pandemic crisis.
It’s impacting all of us in direct and ripple effects daily. All sense of norm has gone; priorities and values have shifted as our lives revolve around staying at home, everyday. No makeup, no hairdos, PJ’s all day long if we want. It may even make us question why we put in so much effort previously to go out the door. Was it for others or was it for...
As the temperatures start to tail off, dressing in warmer clothes or more layers kicks in. But what about the quality of our clothes? If we want our clothing to last longer and be more durable, how can we tell good quality from poor? It's not simply a matter of buying something more expensive. It's possible to find really good quality items in High Street chains, but you need to know what you are looking for. As a designer specialising in clothing specifically worn to go to work, quality is a...
Here's a fun little thing to do to adopt into planning what we wear.
Grab a note pad, your phone, post-it notes, just something to scribble on and try this quick exercise below.
Find out how by introducing accessories to your outfit can take years off how you look.
A hoop earring is an instant facelift and can take the focus off a jawline that is starting to sag (harsh but alas true ladies). The hoop really does take years off you and helps adds volume to your face where we most often need it. Lulu uses this trick all the time. Twiggy and Elle Macpherson are also huge fans of the hoop.
If you are one of those ladies who thinks the...
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...
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!
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...
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.
Let me repeat. Neckline. Vital to how a garment frames the face. Throat grabbing styles are...