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, 19 May 2013

Summer Leather.....

Keep leather simple and add a statement pair of sunglasses!  You can win these ones I am wearing this week just retweet the blog or leave a comment below for your chance to win!  Deadline Friday 24th May...Good Luck!

TIP... simple dress shapes are great with a modern boots for a tougher approach to a mini dress go for round toe to compliment the 60's vibe of this outfit
dress by whistles
boots by jil sander 
sunglasses by henry holland

TIP... update culottes and try them in leather and to give this a more modern approach why not try a head to toe leather look as long as you keep the colour palette neutral for a lengthening effect
top and trousers by cos
boots and sunglasses as before

TIP... for those who are hesitant of pastel shades why not try them in leather as this hardens the look of the piece and wear with a simple oversized top for a casual day outfit and add black shoes (my way of colour blocking this summer)
top by zara
shorts by reiss
sandals by chloe
sunglasses as before


  1. I love that Whistles dress in the first outfit - i'm looking for something for my upcoming 30th and this could be perfect!


    That shades are off the hook! :)


  3. AMAZING GLASSES>>> Be a mod, be in a mood or be modern!!! These glasses have so much personality you can be whatever you want with a flick of the lenses up or down!

    Dress with a bright yellow collarless coat and a crisp white shirt underneath! Team with a brown a line mini skirt (just slightly showing from the coats hem) and a funky pair of wooden heel block midi heels and a book under your arm!

    Flick the lenses down for model modern bookish cool or flick them up when you see a hot boy in the library!


  4. Hi.
    I love your blog, I've just found it today, and i love your tips on what to wear certain pieces with.
    I love the simplicity of the first outfit (The blue dress) but the cut of it really makes it a show stopper!

  5. Hi Those glasses would look fab on my wife!!!
    Fingers crossed :)

  6. I've spent far too much time in the sun this week - now I think it's time to get in the shade(s)!