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My Spring shopping list


Every new season I write a wish list and I encourage clients to write a shopping list of the wants and need of your wardrobe. Firstly though you need to asses, edit and detox your wardrobe. This is a hugely important starting point as it gives you clarity , reminds you what you have, what you loved last year and what you need to replace. Once you have detoxed your wardrobe and have invested in the basics that can be worn day in and day out, you now need to think about the seasonal items that give your style personality.

Each season my advice is to invest in just five fashion‑forward statement pieces to update your look. The idea is that limiting your choice will make you think more about what you buy, so there will be fewer regrettable impulse purchases. Plus, you can invest more in high-quality pieces that you’ll love for years to come.

So now is the time to make your five piece list for Spring Summer. Think about your budget and stick to it and by writing the items down you can always refer back it to throughout the season - it will ensure you don't impulse buy without consulting your list first.

If you need some inspiration, here is my Spring Summer five piece list (some of which I have already brought).


  1. NEW WHITE TRAINERS - The trend is to ditch the trainers this season and when the weather hots up I will be getting my toes out in sandals but for now and again into Autumn a pair of box fresh white trainers is a must-have to make my outfits look fresh. Adidas Stan Smith’s are a fail safe option for me and for my clients, but this season I am going to invest in a pair of VEJA trainers. Now just to choose which pair.

2. PINK BOILERSUIT - the jumpsuit and now the boilersuit is my go-to item in my wardrobe. I love the denim jumpsuit that I brought from Topshop in December, as this is black I would like a lighter one for Spring Summer.

3. MINI CROSS BODY BAG - the trend for bags is going mini and micro, some are totally impractical but I do like the idea of not carrying alot in my everyday cross body bag, especially for the evening. So I have my eye on a couple of coloured bags that will be an investment item for me.

4. UPDATED BLAZER - I have worn and worn my check blazer from Mango that I brought last year so I feel that I need a new one because it’s abit worn and I like wearing blazers to consultations with clients and also over dresses in the summer. I want another check as I like having the pattern, but not sure what kind yet so I am keeping my shopping eye out for the one I want and that I know will last my through Autumn too.

5. THE PERFECT MIDI DRESS - The midi dress has been on trend for a number of seasons now and the retailers offerings are going from strength to strength. I found my perfect evening one last season, the animal print from Whistles dress, so now I am on the hunt for a summer day version of this.


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50 Shades of Denim- Edits guide to the denim revolution

Denim is having a serious moment and I'm not just talking jeans. Easy to wear pieces get a SS15 update. The Seventies are back! And denim is the key, from overalls to shirt dresses, jackets and button through skirts, it's an easy trend that can filter into everyone's wardrobes. First seen on the Prada, Stella McCartney and Chloe catwalk shows this season, it's all about the feminine silhouettes and you have an instant style update. If you are feeling brave bag youself a pair of kick flares, it wouldn't be a Seventies revival without the return of the flare!

For more inspiration check out my pinterest board -

1. The Jumpsuit -

Atterley Road Chambray Jumpsuit £75.00

2. the dress -

Denim shirt dress, Warehouse £42

3. the skirt -

Alexa Chung for AG jeans, Matches Fashion £175

4. The flare jean -

MOTO Jamie Flared Jeans, Topshop £40

5. the dungaree -

Ripped denim dungaree, Zara £39.99


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