Why we need to change our attitude to fashion

IF you do one thing today, watch Stacey Dooley’s BBC documentary on the fashion industry. Why? It will change the way you think about fashion. We live in a ‘buy it now’ society. See something on Instagram that you like? A couple of clicks and it’s yours. Social media influencers have literally built careers from…

LEOPARD PRINT: The best pieces next season & how to wear them

HOW many is too many?… Because at last count, I have four. Varying shapes, lengths, patterns – that makes it fine in my book. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock lately (and in this heat, can’t blame you), you’ll know that animal print is everywhere for the new season. Now, I’ve been sold…

MARKS AND SPENCER: Autumn-winter collection

I for one am extremely excited for the new autumn-winter collections about to hit the high street. The September issues of all my favourite magazines are coming out. This is the best time of year to be a dedicated follower of fashion. If you’re into tailoring, dresses, blazers and a bit of daytime glam –…

MEGHAN STYLE: The Duchess look on a high street budget

LOTS ofย fashion-y people are talking about ‘The Meghan Effect’ and whether we expected the new Duchess to be more directional with her outfit choices. Our Meg’s in a bit of a no-win situation if that’s the pedestal we’re putting her on. She’s trying to fit into a family steeped in hundreds of years of history…

Wardrobe detox: How to get the most out of your clothes

I HAVE a passion for fashion. I love putting outfits together, talking about style and – obviously – shopping. But therein lies the problem. Shopping costs money. And, until I learn how to grow that stuff on trees, I only have a limited supply of funds. I, like many women, am guilty of standing in…