why i do what I do.....

I am now Fashion Director at Glamour magazine but following on from the success of my weekly column in the Sunday Times Style magazine I thought I would bring this page to life every week and also give you the chance to comment. This page is not for me to dictate what you should be wearing but to offer ideas on how to put wearable outfits together. Its not what you wear it's how you wear it!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Dress Coat.....

Its the alternative layering...the dress coat is extremely versatile a two in one piece and this week you can win this navy one from COS, just leave a comment below or on my Instagram and retweet the blog on Twitter for your chance to enter, deadline Saturday 7th February
good luck!

TIP... turn a coat into a dress or vice versa add a flare trouser and polo neck for that seventies feeling plus wearing black, navy and cream is the recipe for simple winter dressing

coat by cos
polo neck by uniqlo
flares by topshop
sunglasses by ray ban

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo....

Launching in Uniqlo today the new collection by the infamous Ines de la Fressange and these are my favourite pieces 
you can WIN the check shirt in the second outfit just leave a comment here, on Instagram or retweet the blog on Twitter
deadline Friday 30th January

TIP... layer a roll neck under a dress for a 90's feel to the look but also great to add warmth to summer dresses

TIP... I love the pre rolled hem jeans and indigo denim is a perfect wash for a more dressed up feel adding check for in instant update
(WIN this shirt!)

TIP...its all about head toe toe white this spring so get ahead simple a tailored trouser and polo neck 

TIP...try a crop trouser and a bold coloured ankle boot complimenting the red and blue stripes of the shirt

TIP...simple details like the drawstring trouser make these trouser super comfy and make sure you tuck the shirt in at the front to show off the bow detail but untuck at the back for a relaxed approach

TIP...the a line skirt fits perfectly into the seventies trend this year and keep simple with a white shirt and knee high boots

all clothes available at uniqlo

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Oversized Scarf.....

TIP... looking for the perfect blanket/scarf this is my must have buy available in grey too I have chosen it in a neutral beige which looks great with pretty much everything especially more brown tones like this coat just wind round the neck once and you are done!

scarf by banana republic
coat by celine
jumper and trousers by marques almeida
trainers by nike

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The New Season.....

Some of my favourite pieces to start the new year with 
this is what is in store for you for the season ahead

photographed by jen carey

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The (Dior) Earring.....

it's a game of two halves.  this earring has it all, firstly its half marble (of which I am obsessed with right now), it can be slotted together and worn as one single earring (all the rage right now) or put in as two separate pieces that hang at different heights (my preference).  This earring has moved on from the single pearl craze of last season and this for me it the ultimate accessory.  I am not madly into wearing earrings but you can't go wrong with the simplicity of this.  its a must have piece and probably a collectors item in time too so worth the investment now.

earring dior

Jesse J.....

This month at glamour 

Jesse J 

wearing customised jumper and cowboy boots, yeehaa

(photographed by damon baker)

Sunday, 21 December 2014

The New Going Out.....

I am a big fan of dressing casual things up and clean simplicity is key for me to go out with and to start this idea for you there is nothing more versatile than a collarless white shirt.  This week you can WIN the one am wearing so for your chance to enter simply leave a comment below or on my Instagram or Twitter
deadline Sunday 4th January...good luck!

TIP...look for a collarless style shirt it gives a more elegant and dressed up approach to your look adding jeans to dress it down and the gold heel makes this look perfect for a laid back new years eve

shirt by Mih
jeans by topshop
shoes by chloe

Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Coat.....

Searching for the perfect winter coat...here it is!  I love something simple and oversized ideal for layering and this week you can WIN this wool coat by Banana Republic.  Just leave a comment below or @nataliehartleywears or @nataliehartley to enter, deadline is Monday 22nd December...good luck!

TIP.. the perfect way to wear this coat is add a hoodie and a pair of jeans and wear with a good boot but these bigger shaped coats do mean you should balance the look with something more fitted underneath to give your leg a slimmer look its all about balancing sizes

mens jeans by Levis 501
boots by zara
jumper by nike
vintage sunglasses by yves saint laurent

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Hoodie.....

Sportswear has become an acceptable way of dressing outside of the gym and designers have been hugely inspired by the hoodie, this is one of my favourite styles and in leather keeps your outfit on trend but stylish enough to wear out and about.  This week you can WIN this ASOS one that I am wearing just leave a comment below or on my Instagram or RT the blog on Twitter to enter...deadline is Monday 8th December...good luck!

TIP... add a pair of straight leg cropped trousers to dress up a simple basic liked this hoodie wear with a simple heeled ankle boot to also stop this outfit from looking to 'street' the idea is to stay grown up and sophisticated with a touch of sport and layer a polo neck underneath for another detail 

leather hoodie by asos
navy roll neck by uniqlo
trousers by carven