Sunday, 17 January 2010

'Go Nude...'

In all seriousness, now is the time to 'go nude'. Don't panic though, I am of course referring to incorporating clothes and accessories in nude shades into your SS10' wardrobe and not advocating bouts of public nakedness... after all less is definitely more as they say.

So that small issue taken care of and now onto the fashion. Nude shades are obviously synonymous with Spring as most people want to brighten up their lives and in turn their wardrobes after the bright lights of Christmas have been packed away for another year and the doom and gloom of January has crept in. Nude shades were all over the catwalk, from Alberta Ferretti to Donna Karan to Lanvin (see above).

So here's my pick of the top wardrobe updates in nude shades. Adapt them into your Spring wardobe but remember not to wear them all at once!

1. The nude basic tee - so versatile and looks effortless with black or blue skinny jeans, a stylish winter coat and ankle boots. This one is only £6 from New Look and is cropped as well, bonus!

2. Nude brogues - so chic with a muted floral or Parisian style dress for feminine daywear. Try this great pair from Fearne Cotton's range at for £32.

3. The stylish nude day bag - goes with any colour coat and instantly brightens up your outfit and makes it stand out against everyone else's boring black bags! There are loads of great leather ones out there but I am particularly coveting this patent grey and nude tote from for a reasonable £32.

4. The nude evening dress - whilst nude may not seem an obvious shade for going out wear it can be worn with a whole host of accessories and leaves you lots of room to experiment with colours in your makeup. This one is lovely AND affordable, £25 from

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Short 'n' Sweet

I know it's practically minus 100 degrees outside but it's never too early to start thinking about what you'll be wearing when (or should I say if?) the weather improves and outdoor events become appealing again. And one thing you should definitely be wearing Spring is a pair of shorts.

Shorts may seem like a fairly limited choice, restricted to those who are blessed with legs up to their armpits and thighs the width of... well, you get the point. But that is not the case, and there are plenty of different styles of shorts that you can work into different areas of your wardrobe, wherever suits you.

Shorts were prevalent on the catwalk for SS10 in a variety of styles and colours. I've narrowed it down to five styles that will see you through the Spring and Summer months and found some high street versions. Happy shopping!

1. Plain and simple as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim - smart and perfect for workwear, just team with a white shirt. Get the look at Warehouse, £40.

2. Nude - neutral shades are key for this season, as seen at Valentino. Get the look
at Topshop, £30.

3. Colour - on the other side of the style spectrum, colour pop shorts can brighten up the dullest of days. As seen at Stella McCartney, get the look at Miss Selfridge, £28.

4. Print - any print goes, as seen at Dries Van Noten. Get the look at Topshop, £30.

5. Dressy - swap your skirt for shorts on your next night out. As seen at Andrew Gn, get the look at Topshop, £50.

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