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, 30 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone for following the blog this year and hope you all have a great 2013 ahead! Next blog update with the new season starts next Sunday...

Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Jacket.....

The jacket has been seen in many different guises this winter and below are some of my favourites like the bomber, the military and the biker but all have been worn in very different ways!  This week WIN the metallic bomber jacket from the second outfit (a style seen through spring/ summer too) just tell me how you would wear it by leaving a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley deadline closes in a week....good luck!

TIP...update the biker jacket look with colour if you go for an animal print like this match the red in the jacket with burgundy and a pillar box red roll neck worn under gives it a cool modern edge, why not try half turns ups instead of the usual rolled hem
jacket by christopher kane
roll neck by m&s
trousers by topman
shoes by alexander wang
sunglasses by giorgio armani

TIP...update a party dress with a sporty inspired jacket but the metallic print means this dresses it up add metallic brogues for an alternative to heels but still feels like you have made an effort!
dress by asos
jacket by topshop
shoes by sonia rykiel
sunglasses by house of harlow 1960
socks (tights cut into socks) by emilio cavallini

TIP...I have kept this look dark and added a white shirt under a knitted top with the buttons done up it all adds to a structured look that suits this type of jacket, jeans give it a more relaxed vibe but keep them black as both dark navy and black work really well together...try it!
jacket by rokit
shirt by  by malene birger
jumper by whistles
jeans by topshop
shoes by zara

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Seventies.....

The finale of the christmas giveaway how would you wear the iconic missoni scarf....tweet me @nataliehartley or leave a comment below for your last chance to win...deadline Monday 17th December...good luck!

TIP...this scarf is the perfect addition to outfits clash with another print or match with other autumnal colours like this felt khaki hat which gives the look an edge
scarf by missoni at the editeur
hat by brora

Friday, 14 December 2012

The All In One.....

Hot off the press new designer Alexis Barrell is soon to hit exclusively at my-wardrobe for spring.  Be the first to wear it as this is not in the shops yet!  For more info on her follow her @alexis_barrell.  Want to win this denim all in one? Tell me how you would wear it leave a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley for your chance to win deadline tomorrow night...good luck!

TIP...get yourself into the all in one this winter great for parties its a cool alternative to a dress and worn with heels the longer leg can add height when worn with heels just add a red lip for added glam rock 
all in one by alexis barrell (stocking exclusively next spring at my-wardrobe)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Trouser Suit.....

The trouser suit has dominated the catwalks this winter so get your hands on this more subtly printed version!  Tell me how you would wear it leave a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley for your chance to win...good luck!

trouser suit by topshop
t-shirt by dries van noten at liberty
sunglasses by the row at linda farrow
boots by balenciaga at matches

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Hairy Scarf.....

update an old coat with this mohair scarf...how would you wear it?  leave a comment or tweet me @nataliehartley for your chance to win the scarf below....deadline tomorrow night...good luck!

TIP...play with texture mohair, wool and denim, I love this multi coloured scarf with means you can also add accessories to tie in with the colours, clash it with a coloured oversized jumper or just keep it simple as I have and let the scarf do the talking!
scarf by river island
coat by zara
jeans and jumper by topshop
shoes by pollini

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Minimal Coat.....

Today you can win this amazing funnel neck wool coat just tell me how you would wear it leave a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley...winner announced tomorrow night...good luck!

TIP... a simple minimal coat in a pale colour is key to this winters trends the pvc elbow patches give this a futuristic edge and a simple shaped coat works really well with these loose mens printed trousers just roll up the hems and add a boot
coat by h&m
trousers by kenzo
jumper by opening ceremony
boots by balenciaga

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Oversized Clutch

Win this great oversized clutch bag!  how would you wear it? Leave me a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley for your chance to win!  Deadline is tomorrow night....Good Luck!

TIP...the 60's is a trend thats seems to be here to stay for winter and continues for spring summer so clash your monochrome prints with this great pop art inspired clutch and remember the bigger the bag the better and wear with heavy boots and beeny hat to give this a more individual take on the trend
dress by josh goot
boots by new rock
bag by primark
beeny hat by madeline thompson

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Sleeveless Jacket

Everyday for the next week I am giving away something that I am wearing on each of the daily updates  for you to hopefully get just in time before the holidays.  Leave a comment below each of the outfits or tweet me @nataliehartley how you would wear the piece that I am giving away and be in with your chance to win everyday for a week starting today!  Good Luck!

Today I am giving away this leather sleeveless jacket......how would you wear it?!

TIP...a leather sleeveless jacket is great under big coats or over clothes like I have here, add a statement jumper and roll the hems of trousers or jeans for a 50's twist look flat brogues are cute with this outfit as they give an edge to the outfit but balances out the look and adds to the effect of an oversized jacket
jacket by topshop
jumper by balenciaga at matches
jeans by paige
brogues by zara

Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Sweater.....

Its not about a novelty jumper, this year the sweater is the best winter investment.  No longer seen as something for the gym these jumpers add cool to your outfit and can be dressed up or down but the best way to make the sweater modern is by adding a crisp white shirt underneath them all..... 

TIP...the slogan top is back and you cant get cooler than the opening ceremony sweatshirt (plus its under 50 quid!) I love the 3/4 sleeves and have gone for a mens size as this gives a better oversized shape great with skinny black jeans and boots
jumper opening ceremony
shirt by g star

TIP...why not try a sweater in a strong colour the white shirt pops against it and the slashed detail on the front stops this looking too casual add a printed trouser 
sweatshirt by MM6 at urban outfitters
trousers by christopher kane
shirt as before

TIP...this check is a great investment print as this is going to be a huge thing for next season too so invest now in ode to the late 90's wear with a clashing check or loose mens jeans witht he hems turned up
jumper by jonathan saunders at urban outfitters
shorts by diesel
shirt as before