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, 29 April 2012

The New Nautical.....

With all the rain this week the blog has gone nautical and in hope that the sun will come out you also have a chance to win the religion sunglasses in the last shot!  all you have to do is leave me a comment, tweet me @nataliehartley or facebook me with the outfit that you love the best and I will pick someone at random on wednesday 2nd may to win them. once you have them send me a pick of how you wear them and will tweet and/ or post up on the blog...

TIP...if you like sticking with the traditional natutical colours why not try adding spots to clash with the stripes for a more up to date look and the trainers in white with red trim are the perfect finish 
top by apc http://www.net-a-porter.comjeans by parisian http://www.newlook.comsunglasses by giorgio armani http://www.armani.com/gbtrainers by converse http://www.offspring.co.uk

TIP...this is a great look for work and culottes are a great nod to nautical but in beige is not so literal I have styled with a denim shirt buttoned up to the collar and the neck tie finishes the outfit try it in spots or stripes to add a print 
shirt by h&m http://www.hm.com/gb
culottes by hobbs nw3  http://www.hobbs.co.uk
scarf by margaret howell http://www.margarethowell.co.uk
shoes by guiseppe zanotti http://www.giuseppezanottidesign.com
sunglasses as before 

TIP...mix up the widths of your stripes stick to the same colour throughout and  have added another nautical colour through the shoes I have gone for a masculine twist with a pair of brogues
shirt by aubin & wills http://www.net-a-porter.com
shorts by spirit http://www.spiritfashion.co.uk
shoes by grenson http://www.grenson.co.uk
sunglasses by religion http://www.religionclothing.co.uk

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Desperately Seeking Yellow.....

Battle of the Looks!
so this week its a battle of the yellow outfits! which of the two looks do you prefer?! comment below, tweet me @nataliehartley or facebook me your favourite outfit and will pick someone at random to win the head scarf am wearing in the post. Then send me a picture of how you wear it and will post the winners look on the blog....simple!

TIP...yellow can come in all shades from mustard to pastel I have mixed them all up in this outfit and broken up the shades with animal print the headscarf is the perfect finish for a bad hair day! Play with colour in your trainers too the high tops give the outfit a more modern twist
silk blouse by banana republic http://bananarepublic.gap.eu
trainers by marc by marc jacobs http://www.marcjacobs.com
headscarf by karen millen http://www.karenmillen.com
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

TIP...make a silk dress more casual and layer a crop t-shirt over it and a simple biker jacket the boots are fab and a perfect summer flat great with everything but good for dresses to give the outfit an edge keep the tones neutral throughout with the more pastel yellow shades
dress by zara http://www.zara.com
t-shirt by asos http://www.asos.com
jacket by citizens of humanity http://www.net-a-porter.com
boots by all saints http://www.allsaints.com
accessories as before

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The White Dress, May InStyle

I love this shirt dress from LaLa Berlin I have shown you 3 ways to wear this but it could also be used as a great cover up or alternative kaftan for the beach!

Sunday, 15 April 2012


TIP...double denim is great for summer try a denim jacket but keep it oversized if you are wearing short shorts and the finishing touch is my favourite obsession a pair of cowboy boots these are a customised pair I bought in LA but any short style will do!
denim jacket by topshop http://www.topshop.com
shorts by minkpink http://www.asos.com
boots my own

TIP...I love a washed out men's denim shirt great with a pair of striped trousers, keep the blue tones throughout and then add a coloured boot
trousers my own
boots by michel perry http://www.michelperry.com
earrings by stephen webster http://www.stephenwebster.com

TIP...a jumpsuit is my version of a dress its a one stop shop and needs very little thought this one I bought from gap a while a go but most denim brands have done a similar version just wear with a great pair of shoes and keeping the cowgirl in mind I love these with the gold toe cap (a trend to look out for this winter)
jumpsuit by gap http://www.thegap.co.uk

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sportswear, May issue, InStyle UK

shot by arved colvin smith

Monday, 2 April 2012


TIP...I love loose silk shorts they are great with simple basics and have dressed it up with heels and a cute biker jacket in fabric to soften the outfit look for multi strap laces for a sexy take on a sports inspired shoe
Jacket by rag & bone http://www.rag-bone.com
cotton vest by cheap mondays http://www.cheapmonday.com
shorts by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...isabel marant is the queen of sexy casual clothes if you are opting for a printed denim then why not play with textures and add an oversized summer knit you can afford to wear heels if you are keeping the top half baggy and understated
jumper and shorts by isabel marant http://www.net-a-porter.com
boots by united nude http://www.unitednude.com

TIP...culottes style shorts look great with a tucked in button up shirt why not try a denim shirt for a more modern look and I have added a loose blazer as with heels the length of the shorts worn with a jacket means it could be a great work look but I love these tribal high tops to add colour and texture
shirt by isabella oliver http://www.isabellaoliver.com
shorts by white tew http://www.bengtfashion.com
jacket by moschino cheap and chic http://www.moschinoboutique.com
trainers by gerard darel http://www.isabellaoliver.com