Winter Guard

This season's main trends see the leather dress as one of its key items, alongside the return of the cape to grace the winter streets. One of my all-time favourite garments, its a worthy addition to any collection. From hats and oversized scarves, in furs and tweeds to a bit of eighties, nineties and shiny silver, there is something there for everyone. Here are a few key items you might want to consider investing in if you would like to update your seasonal collection:

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Statement oversized outerwear of bold furs and doubled up wool coats

Hats and scarves: a great style statement and a good way to add colour to your outfit

Everlasting leather: think soft luxe textures, coloured leather dresses, tops and skirts

Animal print top to toe: hard to imagine but it is still one of the hottest trends….

Something tweed: a longer lasting trend in the fashion arena so worth investing in if you like it

Anything shiny silver, rust, garnet, deep greens, sapphire blue and amethyst

Lush silk: dresses, skirts and tops made of silk scarves, the more retro the better  

A statement cape: long or short, patterned or plain wool, lather, tartan or nylon.

Layering: from thin knits to doubling coats, give it a try, you might like it… 

Have fun with it and always DressYourWay, 

Danit

Summer White

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For summer 2018 you will be wise to invest in white, whether you are in a hot or cooler climate. Wearing white is chic, elegant fresh and as timeless as black. However, if you decide to go for it please pay attention to the following:

A classic white blouse is a key basic all year round not just for summer. Short and fitted or a longer tunic cut, worn with a trouser suit or a pair of jeans, it will refresh your collection. Styles and fabrics vary, so let your choice reflect your shape and lifestyle. Take a look at Anne Fontaine's collection for ideas; www.annefontaine.com

Avoid sheer and see-through whites for work at all cost but do wear them away from the office. When you do, remember to always wear nude and NOT white lingerie under white.

Add colourful pumps to skinny white jeans and soft shade heels to white dresses 

Replace the LBD by a statement LWD, the shops are full of options at the moment.

If you feel that white washes you out don't wear it. Replace with soft champagne or a very faint blue to complement your skin-tone.

A white shirt worn with embroidered or colourful bras are, for some, a fashion statement. However, when wearing it to the office or with a white T-shirt it can look a little too 'casual' so consider the occasion.

A white suit in the office can imply superiority to your colleagues and might place you apart from them. Consider this effect and judge accordingly. You might want to wear a white waistcoat with the suit in stone or soft shades of cream instead. 

Wearing white shoes will attract attention to your feet. Choose the style carefully and establish which one will emphasize the finished effect you are looking for. Often, a floral or two-tone design will soften the effect but remember to select a matching handbag. 

Have fun with it and as always, DressYourWay, Danit

Step Into Spring

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The current spring/summer season is packed rich with new and ‘recycled’ styles. These looks offer even the most unassuming and modest, the opportunity to dream while looking chic and current. chic. I, as a known japanofile, particularly enjoyed seeing the strong influence of japanese design on the various runways. 

This time of year is a time to experiment with new. However, if you find change difficult, start small. There is no point in spending money on garments you will never wear just because the industry urges you to do so.  Keep your lifestyle in mind and only when you feel ready, take a little step to experiment with a new design or shade. Done correctly, these additions can transform your personal-style and add confidence to your dressing process. It might even awaken a whole new you….  

Some  ideas to look for are: 

Go bold in shades of green yellow and purple, or romantic in soft monochromes of pastel hues

Try some sheer and translucent fabrics or tule, satin and fringe if you feel it suits your personality

When deciding on an outfit, don’t shy away from combining geometrics dots & florals  

Bejewelled, triple or as evening-wear;  Denim is a key spring item. 

The Parka - dressy or casual, it is a very useful item for the uk spring.

As always, DressYourWay,

Danit