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What I'm buying this Summer

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Every Summer season is the same, we moan about the weather, it takes us by surprise and then we don't know what to wear! Summer in the UK you have to be prepared for every eventuality and that means having knitwear, sweaters, jackets, vests, summer dresses and everything in between in your wardrobe! Sometimes this can be abit over whelming and most new clients don't know where to start with their Summer wardrobes.

Firstly by having a wardrobe detox you can then see what you have, what needs replacing and what is missing from your wardrobe that makes getting dressed everyday easy and a joy. I did just that this bank holiday weekend, it reminded me of the great pieces I have from years gone back, new things from last year and cleared out some older pieces that I perhaps didn't wear last year or didn't want to wear this year. 

I then made a list, I encourage all my clients to make a list each season and come up with five things that you want and that would complete your wardrobe. Maybe it's a new jacket, a new jumpsuit or a pair of trousers that can go with all your tops. Perhaps its replacing an old pair of wedges or you want a summer dress in a bright colour, whatever it is on your list write it down and commit to not deviating from the list. This way you are in control of your spending, in control of your wardrobe and building your style through informed choices rather than impulse buys.

I can now confidently be able to buy my pieces for my holiday and daily life knowing that they fit into my wardrobe and style seamlessly.


My Summer shopping list

1. Shorts - it's so hard to find a good pair of shorts! Not too short, a good fabric and that you can confidently walk out of the house in them, not just for holiday! These ones are from Hush, £45.00 and they also come in black.

2. A printed skirt - last Summer I was desperate for a midi printed skirt but never found the right one. This year &other stories has come up with this tropical inspired one, which is sadly out of stock now, not before I brought it though!

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3. A embroidered summer dress - this season summer dresses are really hard to come by, I wanted something midi in length and with embroidery on it. I found this one from Mango and can't wait for it to arrive - Mango dress, £59.99

4. Something spotty - this is my on trend item of the season, I love spots and would love a spotty dress as I could also wear it in the winter with tights and trainers. I think this is the one I love the most from Oysho, but I am still keep my options open before I buy it, Oysho, £39.99

5. A new evening jumpsuit - i love jumpsuits but normally default to my black one in the evening so I wanted to get a bright coloured one for evenings on holiday or date night in the Summer. This one is from Zara, £69.99.

If you need any help with shopping for your Summer wardrobe then please contact me for a consultation.

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Life magazine - Hertfordshire April edition

My latest article in Life magazine March edition, the Hertfordshire editions covering Harpenden, St.Albans, Radlett, Hadley Wood & Hertford. Read about how to style your gymwear when you are not at the gym -

https://issuu.com/fishmedia/docs/life_mags_herts_apr18/80

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Spring into Summer style event

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You are invited to our Spring into Summer beauty makeover event with three stylists who can tell you exactly how to make the best of your assets.
Book your mini consultations or just come along and chat to us all ahead of the new season.

Talk all things Make-up and beauty with Dawn from Nirvana Holistic Beauty based in Harpenden. Her brand new make-up range by Delilah and can be purchased on the day.
I will be there to chat about all things style for the season and for your lifestyle. As an image consultant I can help you find your confidence through your wardrobe.
If you fancy a new hair cut or colour this season then chat to Chantal Salvatore, she can tell you what are the best cuts for your face shape and colours for your hair.

Bring your friends along for this relaxed social event whilst enjoying a drink with your local stylists.


MEET THE STYLISTS

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Dawn - Nirvana Holistic Beauty

Dawn is a professional trained make-up artist and beauty therapist and founder of Nirvana Holistic Beauty.
She specialises in makeovers for any special occasion, including bridal and has been trained by delilah, the distinctive and luxurious make-up brand which is a favourite among celebrities.
Dawns approach to make-up is subtle and understated but will give you the confidence to use make-up in a way that will transform your look.
Voted 'Best New Brand' and finalist for 'Best Face Product' in 2017, delilah is one of the fastest growing British make-up brands on the market.
The make-up is paraben free, dermatologically tested, not tested on animals and environmentally responsible.
Currently sold in Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and online with SpaceNK and now in Nirvana Holistic Beauty.
http://nirvanaholisticbeauty.co.uk/ 07827 278735

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Nina -edits-styling

With over 18 years experience in the fashion industry, my passion is to help you find perfect outfits for your lifestyle and budget. If you feel you've lost confidence, regularly look in your wardrobe and think you have 'nothing to wear' you are not alone, but help is at hand.

All personal styling services are tailored to fit you and your needs, no matter what you have in mind. Each session is designed to work with you, not change who you are or turn you into a fashion clone. Through the consultations you will discover your own personal style, learn how to shop smarter and gain real body confidence. I can give you the tools and advice to look and feel fabulous - all the time!
www.edits-styling.com / 07738497056

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Hair by Chantal

Charles Worthington trained and specialises in CS royal hair extensions. Chantal works out of her own salon in Harpenden and comes highly recommended by all her clients. 
07976 724273

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Clashing colours : Red & Pink

Throw out the fashion rule book with SS18’s brightest and boldest colour-clashing trend

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Forget the fashion rules your Mum might have taught you – modern dressing is all about surprising clashes, and pink and red has earned its status as the new black and navy. There is a kaleidescope of rainbow colours out there for SS18 but these two powerful pulsating colours are the ones to mix and match together this season.

When red met pink it was love at first sight and now the pair are inseparable. Whether it’s fuschia and russet or blush and ruby, these vibrant hues can play-off each other perfectly when handled with a contemporary touch. This colour clash started a couple of seasons ago, with pink having been on trend for a couple of years and red having it's moment last Autumn, now seems like the perfect time toss out the style rule book and ignore everything you’ve ever been told about ‘clashing colours’.

'Do red & pink clash?' yields over 4 million results in google, so what better way to start the new Spring season off in style by stepping out of your comfort zone and mix the two bold tones together in an outfit. The reason they work together is that they are both cool tones, so they both have the same undertone and intensity. If you have a cool skin tone then this colour clashing combo is right up your style street. 


How to style red & pink

 There are no rules, you can wear these two colours head to toe.

There are no rules, you can wear these two colours head to toe.

 They can also be complimentary when worn with darker neutral tones such as navy / blue or grey or even with leopard print.

They can also be complimentary when worn with darker neutral tones such as navy / blue or grey or even with leopard print.

 I would suggest you keep the garments simple in shape and not too fussy.

I would suggest you keep the garments simple in shape and not too fussy.

 If you doing a statement frilled blouse, wear something very simple in the opposite colour on your bottom.

If you doing a statement frilled blouse, wear something very simple in the opposite colour on your bottom.

 The trend is so powerful in colour that the overall styling needs to be constructed of only 2/3 pieces.

The trend is so powerful in colour that the overall styling needs to be constructed of only 2/3 pieces.

 Bold accessories can add to your outfit, be sure they compliment rather than over power it.

Bold accessories can add to your outfit, be sure they compliment rather than over power it.

 

For more style inspiration follow my pinterest board here - Clashing colours : Red & Pink

To test the waters, pull everything out of your wardrobe that's pink and red. See how I have styled my red and pink pieces...

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This colour combo works whether you're heading to the office, shopping with friends, day trips with the kids or out to dinner. So don't be afraid of bold and sultry pops of colour this summer - when you're mixed and matched in tones like these, you're guaranteed a double-take no matter where and when you sport the style.


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