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, 2 June 2013

The Summer Coat.....

By the looks of it we will all be need a good lightweight coat this summer and these are two of my favourites. I am really loving the 3/4 length coat this season and in these lightweight fabrics they are perfect to see you through.  This week you can WIN the coat in the second look just leave a comment below or retweet the blog...deadline Friday 7th June  

TIP... try a minimal shape in a neutral colour and the collarless detail gives this a sharper finish and looks great over round neck shapes brighten the look with a colourful trainer
coat by cos
jumpsuit by topshop
trainers by nike at office

TIP... this coat is still minimal in style but the fuller shape means it is a perfect coat to wear over more fitted pieces of clothing you can also belt this shape tight around the waist and wear it as a dress with the collar up this can be a really sexy alternative
coat by monki
dress by jospeh
shoes by celine


  1. Lovely coats and photography

    Elenka Montesinos


  2. Love both of these. Both ideal for grabbing as you run out of the door for the school run to add a bit of fashion credibility in the playground! @BellaMama49

  3. Such beautiful coats! Been on the look out for ones like these, my leather and denim jackets just aren't working for me at the moment!

    Xo amie
    www.creditcrunchchic.com x

  4. They're both beautiful but my favourite is the second grey one. Grey is so chic! I love longer length coats for all seasons as they cover my bum and also look more streamlined and elegant.

    Thanks Natalie for the opportunity to win. I'm following you and have RTd on twitter as @b_fly77

    1. Congrats you have win the coat this week! Email me your address nataliehartley5@gmail.com

      Thanks for following the blog!

      Natalie x

    2. Thank you for letting me know, so excited to win this beautiful coat! x

  5. My favourite is the camel mack, pins rolls and trainers. I love this look ,so London, relax and ready for fun
    Love it x Awesome blog too. Thank you @LondonBirdLucy

  6. I love these coats; they would really help me step outside the box! I often stick to more fitted styles, but would love to try the looser silhouette. It's perfectly relaxed for summer! Fingers crossed :)

    chuey603 (at) hotmail (dot) com xx

  7. The first coat is amazing Hun x

  8. Oh my god - I need the COS coat in my life... Like immediately!
    Ahh, instant love <3

    Anneli x
    anneliestonia at aol.co.uk

  9. You did a great job, like these very much, very fashionable. I like leather jackets very much, and recently find that cwmalls.com is an excellent site to offer your fantastic jackets.