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, 27 January 2013


This is how would wear the sporty trend this season, opting for colourful accents mixed with metallics and strong shapes it is a great update to a trend that generally comes around each year.  This week as well I am giving you the chance to get into this trend early and you can win the dungarees from my final look!  Just tell me how you would wear it by leaving a comment below or tweeting me @nataliehartley closing date to enter is saturday 2nd feb...good luck!

TIP... this season the sweatshirt is the new jumper I love this printed one and the colour block strips gives it the sporty edge I have worn with loose jeans and heels and the metallic belt is a good finishing touch and match with metallic sunglasses which is a great way to buy into the trend for those looking for a little simpler way to wear this trend
jumper by preen
jeans levis
shoes by sergio rossi
belt my own
sunglasses by prism

TIP... neon accents are a great way to update this trend this year wear with a sleeveless waistcoat instead always do up and wear like a top but keep it oversized
leather waistcoat by sandro
trousers by les chiffoniers at selfridges
shoes by dkny

TIP... try dungarees for an alternative to the all in one but for a sporty twist wear with the straps down and add a loose t-shirt and bomber style jacket (the oriental print is another top tip for the new season!) look out for metallic strips and colour block heels on footwear
jacket by h&m
top by sonia rykiel
dungarees by free people
shoes by just cavalli
taylor headphone by frends at avenue 32

Sunday, 20 January 2013


This week I am wearing florals; go bright or clash them, from ditsy to oriental there should be a floral out the for all tastes.  The pieces are I am wearing are soon to come but if you love this trend then be in with the chance to win the t-shirt from my second outfit all you have to do is tell me how you would wear it, so leave a comment below or tweet me @nataliehartley the deadline is next sunday 27th january... good luck!

TIP... look out for sheer pieces this spring and with the floral embroidery keep this looking fresh and modern I have styled it with silk trousers keeping the colour tones similar and added a simple pointy shoe in black for an 80's power twist this is a great look for work with a blazer and slip or for night kept sheer just add a citrus lipstick shade like tangerine
shirt by hobbs
trousers by lk bennett
shoes by boden

TIP... for a cooler easy way to wear this trend find a print added to an oversized t-shirt or sweatshirt and wear with leather for a tougher finish but the a line skirt gives this a feminine feel again I have added a metallic boot as these are probably one of my favourite boots for summer great with everything and a good addition to update old clothes!
jacket by alexander wang
t-shirt by next
leather skirt by asos
hat by marc jacobs
boots by laurence dacade

TIP... Oriental flowers are a strong theme for spring clash your prints with your top and I have added a metallic block heeled shoe which bring this look up to date also if you haven't invested in a bomber jacket yet then make sure you do its the perfect summer cover up and goes with all new season trends
jacket by fanny and jessy
top and shirts by whistles
shoes by aldo

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

It's all about Dries van Noten.....

This summer my I am all over Dries van Noten, inspired from one of my favourite decades, the nineties, it brings back good memories but in a more grown up way than I would have worn it back then. These are some of my favourite looks...

Sunday, 13 January 2013

True Blue.....

This week its all about the color of summer BLUE! It's a versatile colour and cobalt is key but mix you your tones for the latest way to wear the trend! This week you can WIN the check jumper from the first look just tell me how you would wear it by leaving a comment below or tweeting me @nataliehartley.  Deadline Sunday 20th January... Good Luck!

TIP... I am very into hats at the moment and love these cotton 60's inspired domed ones in blue to finish off the outfit a print worn underneath helps break up head to toe colour and have styled it with this oversized suede bomber jacket which looks great with the girly skirt but both have a sporty element that ties it altogether
jacket by monki
jumper by warehouse
skirt by sandro
shoes by kenzo 
hat by y3

TIP...double denim never goes away and is a great way to wear this trend look out for patchwork denim details like the shirt I am wearing different tones of blue denim look great when mixed altogether
denim coat by monki
shirt by asos
jeans by genetic denim
trainers by nike

TIP... taking inspiration from the ss13 dries van noten show (my favourite show of the season) its all about playing with check the big 90's print inspired by kurt cobain so I have clashed the shirt and trousers (things don't need to match perfectly) and thrown over a mens jumper and blazer the metallic shoes gives this a modern twist
jumper and mens pyjama bottoms by mens gap
blazer by mens tommy hilfiger
check shirt by joseph
shoes by ld tuttle