Cool as a Co-ord

You may or may not have noticed but fully coordinated outfits, or co-ords as they’re affectionately known, are having a bit of a moment and have been for some time now.

Take everything you’ve ever thought was wrong about fashion, so matching your prints and patterns, but in separate items, and throw that out the window.  If you want to look effortlessly cool throughout the summer this is the look to go with, and surprisingly it works for every and any situation, we’re talking beach chic, special occasion outfits, everyday girl about town and even workwear – take a peak below.

(All images via Pinterest)

Looking at the inspo images you can see how easy it is to go from pretty and girly to sports luxe or office appropriate.  It’s also really simple, no nonsense dressing because the look and style is already put together for you in two simple items.  Don’t be shy though and add your own spin to an outfit if you’re comfortable doing so.  Maybe you could trying colour clashing a t-shirt or cami with a blazer and short or trouser co-ord, this will also brake up the print if you’re feeling it’s a little too heavy.

However you want to try this look the high street stores and online retailers are packed to the rafters with different options. So, before you hit the shops think about what items you already have in your wardrobe, as you may have pieces that will work well when teamed with the co-ord items separately – the outfit options could be endless!

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Summer White Out

Have you been reading the papers or seen the news?  Apparently we are on the cusp of a wonderfully hot heatwave in the UK, it’ll probably last a week and that’ll be the summer over in a flash, but if there is ever a time when it’s right to wear white it’s during the summer time when it’s hot, hot, hot!

I know, I know – White!  It’s a tough colour (or non-colour) to wear if you have kids, take public transport or just live a normal everyday life, but it’s also incredible stylish, chic and as we all learnt at school, it reflects the light and heat so effectively an all white outfit should keep us cooler than fashions other favourite ‘colour’, black.

Just take a look at the below all white outfit inspo – everything from street wear to beachwear and lots more in-between.

(All images via Pinterest)

It’s so hard to write this without any of the cheesy white gags, but are you now feeling that everything could be ‘all white’…..Sorry!

It’s not a look that should be saved exclusively for your wedding day, but if you’re a wedding guest steer well clear, unless otherwise directed by the bride.

So have I got you thinking this is a look you fancy trying whether you’re home, or away on hols when it’s often much easier to do with a little bit of sun kissed skin, then take a look at the below and feel free to get in touch with your all white outfits I would love to see them.

Pretty Little Peasent

Hello my name is Josie and I’m addicted to buying boho blouses! Well I’m just addicted to buying clothes in general, but at the moment I seem to be accumulating a substantial collection of these little boho beauties.

I don’t know whether it’s because I’m pregnant and can still wear a size 10 in these voluminous tops, or if it’s just this style of dressing conjures up images of me (post bubs) in my denim cut-offs in some far flung destination, well maybe just Ibiza sipping cocktails at sunset, that has me reaching for my wallet every time my little eye spies a tassel and embroidery detail.

Whatever the reason for my latest lusting there is a great selection on the high street with the summer stock trickling in, so if you are looking for a suitcase essential that you can also rock right now with your everyday denim look no further.

Queen of laid-back catwalk cool, Isabel Marant, always always pulls this look off so spectacularly, but of course in a Parisian understated way and her SS16 offerings were no exception.  You’ll see some inspo from her catwalk show below and you can see how easy it is to take this bikini beach cover-up to high fashion, everyday essential.

(All images via Pinterest)

Feeling the love and the free spirit of this beautiful little boho blouse? Here are my high street favourites….Peace!

Snug and Stylish on Christmas Morning.

I bet you’ve already planned what you’ll be wearing Christmas Day, something casual but cool, with the right amount of sparkle to impress but not enough that something could fall off and into the Christmas dinner, almost choking uncle Charlie!  But I bet you haven’t thought about what delights you’ll be waking up in.

In my household most of the pictures taken on Christmas Day happen to be first thing in the morning – when it’s present opening time.  This has, in the past, led to some awful moments being captured including bad hair, pillow face and worse still, some unbelievable outfit combinations. Having now learnt from past Christmas morning fashion disasters I now add a new pair of pyjamas to my festive shopping list essentials.

One of my favourite places to start the hunt for perfect PJs is at Yawn.  Just one quick browse at their yummy imagery has me dreaming about snuggling up on the sofa in a pair of their super-soft pyjamas.  Allow yourself a little slice of luxury in one of Yawns’ scrummy night shirts, PJ or short sets.  Soon you’ll be living by their mantra – Phone off, kettle on, pyjama time!

All images courtesy of Yawn.

But if you’ve missed the last of the guaranteed deliveries for Christmas, and still want to be snug and stylish on our favourite festive morning here’s a selection of my high street hottest.

Heres to a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year