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, 24 June 2012


This week you can win this amazing check blazer that I am wearing in the first look!  how would you wear it?  tweet me @nataliehartley or leave a comment below or on Facebook with your ideas and I will select my favourite by friday 29th june...good luck!

TIP...I have styled this jacket with a nude blouse to seperate the prints but love the hard black stripes that clash against the checks but keep the colours similar to stop the outfit looking too crazy and still stylish
jacket by baum und pferdgarten http://www.asos.com
shirt by cos http://www.cosstores.com
belt by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk
trousers by zara http://www.zara.com
sandals by chloe http://www.chloe.com
sunglasses by chanel http://www.chanel.com/en_GB

TIP...grunge up a check shirt with a loose pair of jeans I think the levi 501's are making a come back and these are actually my boyfriends pair but have rolled up the hems to show of a pair of amazing boots go for details with buckles to toughen it up (cut the sleeves of an old check shirt for a cheap alternative
shirt by joseph http://www.selfridges.com
jeans by levis http://www.asos.com
boots by barbara bui http://www.barbarabui.com/gb
bag by zara http://www.zara.com
sunglasses as before

TIP...these trousers are my mens pyjama trousers but as anything goes I have worn them with my navy slipper shoes but kept the top half cool and laid back with a white tee that freshens it up and the silk trench gives this a more grown up look and makes the trousers look less like pyjamas!
silk trench by full circle http://www.fullcircleuk.com
tee by zoe karssen http://www.zoekarssen.com
pyjama trousers by gap http://www.gap.com
slipper shoes by penelope shelvers http://www.penelopechilvers.com
sunglasses as before


  1. that jacket is fantastic I would wear it over a navy knit dress with a pair of classic ballet pumps for a really chic look, I think the jacket would add a bit of quirkiness to any style, love it (but then I do love jackets!)
    Love the whole pajama look too you look so chic. xxx

  2. The queen of mix & match, love the striped pants!

  3. Congratulations to Astrid Gras who wins the check blazer from this weeks blog! Looking forward to seeing how she wears it! Thanks to everyone who entered!

  4. you have an amazing wardrobe. check out how i organized all my stuff @ www.21pointsbetween.com

  5. i think your should use more colorful dress.... All are you showing nice. But make more attractive......................
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