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!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The pastel jumper.....

June InStyle

Monday, 28 May 2012

Candy Stripes.....

This week candy stripes are ruling my world!  Want to win these amazing topshop jeans in the final look? Leave me a comment on the blog or tweet me @nataliehartley telling me what your favourite outfit is and how you would wear the jeans yourself and I will pick my favourite answer and send you the jeans, then wear them your way email me a picture of yourself wearing the jeans and will post on the blog and tweet the picture!  Easy and fun, good luck! 

TIP...this skirt shape is a very flattering length but if its slightly too short for you then balance it with a loose shirt tucked in at the front to create shape the neutral grey of this looks great against the strong colours and wear with some fun sunglasses to finish the outfit
shirt by h&m http://www.hm.com/gb
skirt by motel rocks http://www.motelrocks.com
sunglasses by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...I have layered this silk striped blouse over a simple slip dress and the white blazer is a good contrast against the candy colours and peach making this look slightly less cute
shirt by warehouse http://www.warehouse.co.uk
slip dress by 3.1 phillip lim http://www.net-a-porter.com
jacket by cos http://www.cosstores.com

TIP...these are my favourite printed jeans the stripes are great for making your legs long and lean and add a simple pastel coloured t-shirt to soften the outfit but the 50's style sunglasses make this outfit more interesting and glam
t-shirt by zara http://www.zara.com
jeans by topshop http://www.topshop.com
sunglasses by asos http://www.asos.com

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Another week another prize!  This week you can win the whole of the second look!  As before tweet me @nataliehartley or leave a comment as to which your favourite of the 3 looks from this weeks blog are and why or how you would wear it and will pick my favourite comment.  Then send me a picture of how you wear it and will post it on the blog/ tweet it.  Good Luck! x

TIP...florals are a great way to wear head to toe print and I have opted for a tighter fitting outfit for the tucking the shirt in for shape and have worn with a stiletto look out for steel toe caps (big for winter too!)
shirt and trousers by fairground http://www.dollyrocks.co.uk/fairground-m8
shoes by asos http://www.asos.com

TIP...I love this outfit the loose sleeveless shirt also looks great tucked in but the loose pyjama style trousers look best with heels to avoid a literal 'got out of bed' look!
top and trousers by evil twin http://www.asos.com
heels by lacoste http://shop-uk.lacoste.com

TIP...a traditional pyjama shaped top looks great unbuttoned to act like a jacket worn over a white tee and loose trousers is a very cool laid back summer outfit the pastel colours look great and not too girly when worn with brogues
paisley pyjama top by asos http://www.asos.com
silk fronted t-shirt by reiss http://www.reissonline.com
trousers by full circle http://www.fullcircleuk.com
brogues by zara http://www.zara.com

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

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The winner is.....

Well done to Lucy Morgan who won the sunglasses!  I love how she has worn them with a strong lip colour and crisp white shirt and kept it all very minimal and fuss free...its all about the glasses!

Sunday, 13 May 2012


Win the blouse from my first look!  tell me your favourite outfit tweet me @nataliehartley or leave a comment I will pick the best one, send you the shirt then wear it your way email me a picture and will post/ tweet it! good luck!

TIP...I love black and white stripes and trousers are a great way to wear them the downward stripe adds length and wear with a simple shirt look for collar details like these studs and match with metallic platform shoes
shirt and trousers by zara http://www.zara.com
shoes by nine west http://www.ninewest.com

TIP...colour blocking with black and white gives this look a sporty feel wear the dress for day with trainers and shoes for night
dress by french connection http://www.frenchconnection.com
shoes by guiseppe zanotti http://www.giuseppezanottidesign.com

TIP...black and white accessories are all you need these flatforms are the summer must have and use a clutch as a day bag against an all white out fit for an extra detail go for an aline midi length skirt and break up the white with a stripe vest
jacket and skirt by raoul http://www.raoul.com
shoes by ld tuttle http://ldtuttle.com/home.html
bag by pierre hardy http://www.matchesfashion.com

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

What I did in LA.....

I was lucky enough to be flown to LA with miss selfridge and be taken to all the vinatge hotspots there!  it was one one the best trips have had and i recommend it to everyone!  for a better look get the new June issue of instyle....