We live in a world where fashion trends are thrown in our faces constantly. Glossy magazines dictate what you should and shouldn’t wear with each coming season, and the ease of celebrities’ interaction with the public through social media sees followers attempting to imitate the look of their favorite models, musicians, actors, and socialites. It’s not all too surprising that sometimes we find it difficult to keep up. As soon as we purchase one fashion staple, the fad seems to have passed, and the item is cast aside as we chase the latest trend. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Why follow the crowd when you could have your own distinct, standout style? Perhaps Ralph Lauren put it best when he once said: “fashion is transient, trends come and go. I believe in style, not fashion”. Here’s everything you need to know about curating your own, individual style rather than relying on trends that come and go in what often feels like minutes.
Shopping is one of the most enjoyable times you could indulge in (assuming you have money) but we can get easily carried away. In fact, it’s entirely possible to go on a spending spree and come back with plenty of new garments yet still have enough cash left over to get home. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of tips that will help you make the most of your next big shopping spree so you can look stylish without making a huge dent in your wallet.
As the summer holidays end and Autumn approaches, holidaymakers are turning to snowier climates for their next break. Ski trips are a great option for families, couples or groups of friends that love to keep active while also having a relaxing getaway, and allow you to soak in some beautiful scenery from around the world. Whether you’re a frequent skier or this is your first time, make sure you take a look at this guide to some of the essential items you need to pack for your trip.
If, like me, you are a working Mum that has just over 2 weeks to kit the children out with their new school uniforms (replace the scuffed shoes, torn edged trousers and chewed jumper sleeves!) you will want to get as much as you can in a “one stop shop”. John Lewis is just that. John Lewis challenged me to find everything I need in their school uniform shop, and I managed to get everything I needed for under £100.
The existence of fashion trends date back hundreds of years. They signified to show how much extra money and leisure time you had. They signified your level in society, suggested your connection to royal families, that sort of thing. It would begin with whatever the reigning party, king or queen, liked – and the faster you caught on and followed suit, the better it indicated you were to observant of their tastes.
You may recall last Summer I had a little rave about a new website I came across: Love the Sales. The site that lists fashion items, that are just in the sale! Well, I wanted to give you a little update because I think it's brilliant and you could grab yourself a bargain before the Summer holidays arrive – find your maxi dresses and a spare pair of shorts for the kids!
I love shopping, but in this heat you want a shop that has it all and a great online shop to boot! Debenhams have a jam packed holiday shop, everything from luggage, clothes and accessories to make sure your Summer is the best. In one stop I ordered aftershave, clothes for Daddy and the children, a hat for Mummy and luggage. Great for busy Mum’s trying to get sorted for the annual Summer holiday.
If you like your man to look smart, this year, you are going to be a very happy woman. The laidback hipster look is still going to be hot, but more and more men will be pairing their jeans with a nice waistcoat or a formal jacket.
I had the pleasure of choosing some fashion items for Hubby recently from Mainline Menswear. It is a super website that has many mens fashion items, from over 85 brands all under one roof. They also work closely with JD Sports too! I chose a couple of items for Hubby to take on holiday and it’s great that he is still wearing them today.
Preparing for a baby is a very happy time, but there is a lot that you have to get done before your new born arrives. With all of my pregnant friends around me, it got me thinking about the things you really need. What do you need to purchase in advance in order to be certain that you have everything that your baby could possibly need once he or she is home with you? Check out my tips on what you need to be totally ready for baby’s arrival. A very special life event.