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, 21 December 2014

The New Going Out.....

I am a big fan of dressing casual things up and clean simplicity is key for me to go out with and to start this idea for you there is nothing more versatile than a collarless white shirt.  This week you can WIN the one am wearing so for your chance to enter simply leave a comment below or on my Instagram or Twitter
deadline Sunday 4th January...good luck!

TIP...look for a collarless style shirt it gives a more elegant and dressed up approach to your look adding jeans to dress it down and the gold heel makes this look perfect for a laid back new years eve

shirt by Mih
jeans by topshop
shoes by chloe

Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Coat.....

Searching for the perfect winter coat...here it is!  I love something simple and oversized ideal for layering and this week you can WIN this wool coat by Banana Republic.  Just leave a comment below or @nataliehartleywears or @nataliehartley to enter, deadline is Monday 22nd December...good luck!

TIP.. the perfect way to wear this coat is add a hoodie and a pair of jeans and wear with a good boot but these bigger shaped coats do mean you should balance the look with something more fitted underneath to give your leg a slimmer look its all about balancing sizes

mens jeans by Levis 501
boots by zara
jumper by nike
vintage sunglasses by yves saint laurent

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Hoodie.....

Sportswear has become an acceptable way of dressing outside of the gym and designers have been hugely inspired by the hoodie, this is one of my favourite styles and in leather keeps your outfit on trend but stylish enough to wear out and about.  This week you can WIN this ASOS one that I am wearing just leave a comment below or on my Instagram or RT the blog on Twitter to enter...deadline is Monday 8th December...good luck!

TIP... add a pair of straight leg cropped trousers to dress up a simple basic liked this hoodie wear with a simple heeled ankle boot to also stop this outfit from looking to 'street' the idea is to stay grown up and sophisticated with a touch of sport and layer a polo neck underneath for another detail 

leather hoodie by asos
navy roll neck by uniqlo
trousers by carven

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ripped denim.....

Its all in the rip and this Winter cut off your hems, waistbands or sleeves it's the easiest trend to copy and by doing so gives denim an instant update plus the cheapest way to update your wardrobe 

TIP... go for head to toe denim but the ripped hems break it up plus adding a shine to a top like this also breaks up the look and add colour through a bag

jeans by levis
bag by fendi

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Knits and Navy.....

This winter my colour palette has turned blue, but not just any blue but navy blue.  Its a really adaptable colour and is a softer alternative to black and looks great worn head to toe which will limit efforts you make and still look effortless and cool

for extra effect why not try a head to toe knitted option its the new tracksuit super comfy yet super stylish (or I think so anyway!)

jumper and trousers by marques almeida
sunglasses the row

photographs by johanna nyholm

Sunday, 26 October 2014


Its all in a hem...
these are two ways to wear your trousers this winter the standard roll or the seventies turn up, either way you choose its all about small details to give your outfit an individual touch.  This week you can make a start yourself and WIN the J Brand jeans and wearing in the second outfit just leave a comment below or on my Instagram @nataliehartleywears or Twitter @nataliehartley
deadline Saturday 1 November...good luck!

TIP... roll up the hems of loose skinny leg trousers for a more bohemian vibe and it looks great worn with ankle boots and allows you to show them off so try something bold like a strong colour or shape

dungarees by citizens of humanity
polo neck by banana republic
shoes by michel perry

TIP...the seventies turn up works best on a straight leg trouser and ideally jeans like this are great as the tonal underneath gives a good hem contrast 

shirt by jw anderson
jeans by j brand
suede trainers by jimmy choo

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Flare.....

The Flare is back or at least the trouser leg is getting wider for those who don't want to digress too far back!  This week am giving a reader the chance to WIN a pair of these grey velvet flares  that I am wearing below just leave a comment below or on my Instagram or Twitter to enter...deadline is Saturday 25th October, good luck!

TIP... add a military style cropped jacket to these high waisted flares and wear with a loose white t-shirt and remember flares always look more flattering with a heel for those nervous to wear them

vintage jacket by pierre balmain
velvet flares by mih

TIP... this look ticks two more trend boxes; head to toe grey and the seventies but this is your way to wear the flare for day add a hoodie but get your name on the back this is the latest way in customising  and 'say my name' is the perfect seventies spin on modern day clothing (see link below to get your done on one of their newest designs)

hoodie by rag & bone
flares by mih
shoes by prada

Thursday, 16 October 2014

World Food Day....

show support, wear the t-shirt and #watchhungerstop

'building a world with zero hunger' (Michael Kors)

Monday, 13 October 2014

Juicy LIVE

Get your JUICY on!


5 people can WIN a ticket to this amazing event happening this weekend at Westfield White City plus each winner receives an amazing goody bag on the day too! 


just answer the following question:

Which city does Juicy originate from?

Tweet your answer to me @nataliehartley or leave a comment below or on my Instagram @nataliehartleywears and I will notify the lucky winners tomorrow

Good Luck!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Think Pink.....

This weekend I was reflecting on the shows and inspired by the Moschino show and Barbie pink, its a colour I don't normally wear but seeing so much of the seventies around I wanted to show you how I would wear pink inspired by that decade and having seen a lot of towelling fabrics this crop top seemed the perfect match to the Barbie mired phone cover from the Moschino show...and that brings me on to this weeks prize to WIN the much infamous phone cover!  Just leave a comment here or on my Instagram @nataliehartleywears or retweet my blog through twitter @nataliehartley to enter, deadline is Saturday 18th October...good luck!

TIP...this is the way I would wear pink, colour block it, adding it to burgundy and denim which are both favourable colours for this winter and ones that will continue to next spring I am wearing a crop top in towelling fabric that gives a nice texture to work against denim (plus it's very seventies too a trend that is going to hit us very soon if not already since the recent shows) 

towelling crop top by base range
denim jacket by gap
towelling trousers by juicy couture