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, 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


  1. Probably should say the first look shouldn't I? Especially since I have those trousers too:) But nope, the second look wins my heart.. If not only for the shoes I also think your bun looks so perfect with the whole outfit!

    1. congratulations! you have won the blouse this week from my blog! great comments made me laugh! whats your twitter name and will announce on that too but email me you address so can send you the shirt!

  2. I really love the first outfit! Looks so classy and elegant! (Love the shoes)

    Moda Descomprimida

  3. Love the first outfit, a simple, classy silk shirt brought up to date with studs, combined with quirky stripes and this season's must have shoe combo, platforms and metallics! Would love to show you how I would wear it too. Emily x

  4. Am I too late? I would wear the shirt with my vintage mint green midi skirt with double buckle belt and these shoes http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190658033311
    I coudn't describe them in a way that would do them justice so I thought would just add the link. My man's leather watch and voila :)

  5. As the weather isnt very nice at the moment, I would wear it with a jumper and have the color on show. I would have the lot tucked in to my highwaisted jeans and a fab pair of high heels!



  6. I love the first outfit! It's just so smart and foxy, and at the same time it's fun and sassy - it's so you :)

    I would wear it with a boyfriend-style jeans with the chilled fit and the dirty wash, high heels and wassup-attitude :)

    Greetings from Norway! Tatjana

  7. i ADORE the third outfit, so simple, elegant and timeless, and the accessories go perfectly. i can see this outfit in the south of france!

    hope i can show you how i'd rock that gorgeous shirt.

  8. Love the first outfit. The black and white stripe trousers really compliment the blouse with an edgy yet elegant look! The silver shoes add that last minute wow factor!

    I would love to show you how I'd wear this blouse :)