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 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


  1. I'd style the jumper with a black skater skirt with a white horizontal stripe and a pair of acne ankle boots.

  2. Hi, I'd like to wear the jumper with a neon orange pencil skirt and a vintage purple mohair oversized coatigan ( mixed coat cardigan thing ) but shoes I'd keep to plain black flatforms . Thankyou nikita

    1. congratulations you have won the jumper from the blog this week! please email me your address to send to nataliehartley5@gmail.com
      thanks for entering and following the blog!
      natalie x

  3. That Warehouse jumper is awesome, dead ringer for the JW Anderson one! xxx

    South Molton St Style

  4. I would love to see the jumper with some baggy oversized lightwash jeans with big roll ups.

    To give the look a relaxed feel I'd add a pair of simple white pumps.


    The above would make a simple base for accessories to brighten things up!

    Therefore the styling would be important to lift the look:

    A high top knot (loose / scruffy) with a red scarf - think early 60's.

    Super red lipstick

    Big statement red cuffs and/or bracelets (I'm thinking plastic / resin)

    And a oversized but practical good quality tan leather shopper bag.

    Perfect for Saturday morning vntage market shopping!

    1. sadly I have had no reply from the winner of the jumper in that weeks blog so have happily chosen your idea as the runner up and you win the check jumper from warehouse! thanks for taking the time to enter and email me your address so can send it to you!
      Natalie x

  5. Oooh! Looking goooooood!
    Soooo I reckon I would go all 'check mate' and monochrome. I'd pair it with my Topshop block check denim leggings.
    Perhaps add a touch of 'Cherry Pop' with my red Dr Marten 1460's and a slick of matching lipstick, a mess of red curls and throw my camel coloured wool coat over the top of it all to cosy it up a treat!

    Lucie x