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, 12 August 2012


White is the perfect blank canvas for most outfits but be brave this winter and wear it head to toe and to start you off you can win the jacket from the second outfit!  So leave a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley and let me know how you would wear it and my favourite idea will win! You have until Friday 17th to enter good luck!

The kilt is a big skirt style try it in a longer length and wear with a sporty inspired bomber jacket but I have added black boots to bring the white trend up to date go for lock heeled knee boots for the latest update nd we will all need a pair of winter sunnies!
jacket by mother of pearl
skirt by maison martin margiela
boots by chloe
sunglasses by miu miu

Why not take a pair of tux trousers and wear them for the day they look great with a simple jumper and this boxy white jacket is the perfect cover up as a short jacket shows off the peg leg and high waist then add these creepers in black and white for that mod twist
jacket by raoul
jumper by 3.1 phillip lim
trousers by dkny
shoes by underground

Its going to be a big hit the puffa jacket will be seen in all styles and colours but play with textures and wear with a simple knitted pencil skirt practical and I styled it with flat 60's minimal boots another big shape for winter shoes
jacket by uniqlo
skirt by tzegoh
boots by tibi
hat by marc by marc jacobs

photographs by matthew smith


  1. Oh it is a fab jacket - loving all white and the styling is absolutely perfect - i guess if i had to do it differently i would go for a more seventies feel - there is something quite 70's about that jacket - a high waisted flare leg - sandal with block heel - no platform and a blouse with pointed collar - a bit miu miu current season cut - maybe thin belt in the trsrs - farrah meets miu miu xx


  2. I'm definitely going to give this a go - but will need to stay away from coffee otherwise I'll drip it all over me... #fail

    South Molton St Style

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  4. I would love to pair the olcay gulsen white high slit skirt with a fabulous white rag and bone knit t-shirt and silver accessories. the jacket would pair so perfect with the look.

    olcay gulsen skirt: http://www.olcaygulsen.com/shop/details/3/high-slit-skirt
    rag and bone top: http://www.rag-bone.com/three-quarters-sleeve-nordic-tee-/d/3020?cs=1&CategoryID=187

    great blog!
    -Remington Rebeil