Black opaque tights in July, is this a good idea?

No, it is not a good idea. Temperatures in my part of southeast England hovered around 20 degrees. While this is not baking hot, it’s still a perfectly respectful summer temperature, for England.  If we stop imagining that we are a Mediterranean island with unfortunately poor weather patterns and instead embrace the fact that we … Read moreBlack opaque tights in July, is this a good idea?

School’s out for Summer! Top Tips for dressing for relaxing with the family

  I know some of your children have already been on holiday for a couple of weeks, but this week the last few stragglers have pulled on that school uniform for the last few times, and parents have dragged them off to school.  We are all tired of packed lunches, of 6 parentmails a day, … Read moreSchool’s out for Summer! Top Tips for dressing for relaxing with the family

Top 10 occasion wear items you need in your wardrobe or Why I am against buying outfits for a specific occasion

(Hint, it engenders panic that you don’t have a thing to wear, and leads to a bad relationship with your clothes) I stopped making myself dresses for particular occasions a few years ago.  Up until that point I would make a dress for each occasion that I felt merited a new outfit.  This was highly … Read moreTop 10 occasion wear items you need in your wardrobe or Why I am against buying outfits for a specific occasion

Top Tip for cooler July Days

How synthetic fabrics can be your allies On days like today, wear those dresses in your wardrobe which are made from, or contain a certain percentage of, synthetic material.  We generally have some that are not cotton, silk or wool.  Synthetic fabric doesn’t breathe like natural fabrics does, it doesn’t keep you warm in winter like … Read moreTop Tip for cooler July Days

What to Wear when you don’t know what the weather is going to do…….

It’s tricky, it’s July but England is not the Med, it’s a cool, cloudy morning and is it going to rain? Are you going to be too warm or too cold at work? Is wearing sandals going to be a mistake? Do you need a brolly?  A coat? Wellies? How to dress when the weather … Read moreWhat to Wear when you don’t know what the weather is going to do…….