COS is probably my favourite high street store. I love the simple designs and clean lines. It is also the place to go for loose shapes, and for the use of cotton in a lot of the collection, which is perfect for this heatwave we are currently experiencing.
One item they have a lot of is loose trousers, which are a fantastic staple for any summer wardrobe - not only light and cooling in the warmer weather, but they are versatile and flattering enough to wear dressed up or down, with items already in your wardrobe.
Whilst linen tends to be cooler, keeping the fabric smart and crease free can be near impossible, so cotton or crepe is a great alternative. Here are my 3 Of The Best COS trousers currently in stores.
If you are looking for a time saving, smudge proof alternative to traditional eyeliner then why not consider a permanent make up route? Here I talk about my experience of getting tattooed last summer.
The saying tells us you should never judge a book by its cover. But we do, it is human nature. Packaging has a huge impact on how we perceive products and the quality within them and our clothes are just that: our packaging.
To save you having to carry your handbag, work bag, sometimes a laptop bag, and a gym kit it’s definitely worth investing in a smart looking work backpack.
It’s an item I am always on the look out for myself, for my clients, and it’s the most common item my business friends ask me for recommendations on, as they are often working from a different location every day, and need to carry their office in a good looking bag.
Here are my current favourite 3 of the Best Work Backpacks.
Whilst a ‘new you’ is a very fluid concept, and annual reinvention is not necessary to move forward in life, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the first step in my book Look Like The Leader You Are. Reflect.
I have learnt over the years that this step is an important ‘pause’ that helps to understand your current situation and what is needed get to where you want to be.
New to London, the beautiful Parisian brand Sézane had me at ‘Bonjour’. Both stylish and ethical, it is easy to see why I am such a fan of their collection.
All of the steps in my book Look Like The Leader You Are hold their own significance and importance, but the often missed, but essential, first step in any ‘new image’ process is to REFLECT.
The longest journeys begin with the smallest step and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to overhauling your image. How you present yourself is a never ending project of discovery, planning and maintenance but you might be surprised it starts nowhere near your wardrobe at all.
You can’t get more classic and versatile than a black wool coat. Here are my three favourite cocoon styles available at the moment.
Overhauling your image is a mammoth task and one that needs your full attention. The only way to approach such a project is by quite literally starting from the inside out. This process starts with YOU.
Finding the time to get a manicure and polish might seem like unnecessary pampering during your very busy week, but presentable nails are a must. To find the time, and for them to then only last a few days, can be frustrating. Gel polish is the answer, and my favourite is Shellac.