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.
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.
Working with a personal stylist may seem excessive initially, but when you put it in to perspective, it is actually a very shrewd investment - in your career, your future, in YOU.
Helping women to look and feel good is not about ‘style over substance’. What you wear affects how you feel, how you perform, how you behave, and how other people perceive you, which is why clothes are such an important weapon in your arsenal for career success.
What is it about a classic trench coat that has seen it survive through decades of fashion changes? Loved by stylish people across generations, and available from high street to luxury brands, the classic trench is an ultimate timeless classic through and through.
While the overall relaxation of dress codes have given women the opportunity to show more of their personality in what they wear, it is also a minefield and an extra job. What to wear has become another thing to add to the ever-growing list of pressures on working women, a pressure that only increases the higher they climb.
With the seasons changing you never know if you need a big warm jacket or a lightweight waterproof and luckily UNIQLO have the answer with their fantastic range of cold weather solutions ready for you to layer up, pack away or get cosy in.
My book launch was so much fun! It was a great way to celebrate with clients, business associates, and friends. Book sales profits of £618.29 were donated to Smartworks Charity. Ella Dodd, the West London Manager, came along to say a few words about the brilliant work that Smartworks does to help women back into work. Here are some photos of the evening.
The reviews have been flooding in for my book Look Like The Leader You Are… Can we make it to 50 by the end of the month?
Long gone are the days when, if you were at all price conscious, you would have to head to the busy high street optician to buy your glasses. The last few years has seen an explosion of independent eyewear brands offering modern, chic styles, that do not cost the earth.
Vince is one of my favourite luxury brands, with uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. They offer simple, understated, yet beautifully cut clothing in quality fabrics. I especially love their silk tops!