Black, white, and a strong red lippy – all you need for a bold, clean, polished look.
This stripy shirt feels crisp and clean, with a flesh-flashing split at the side (unless worn with leggings or skinny jeans of course!). The clever detailing at the breast pockets helps create a perky bust, especially when teamed with the pretty, eye-catching necklace.
Now, this jacket is very special. The fabric is comfy and luxurious (and much more expensive-looking than it is). What elevates this piece above the other long black cardies in your wardrobe is the unique crossover detail at the back. Distinctly modern, slightly edgy, a far dressier alternative to the standard jacket or cardigan.
Stylist's Choice: Dungarees
Pastels, Lace and Florals
Dusky, muted pastels to compliment a broad range of skin tones, and soft, sensual, irresistibly stroke-able fabrics make these casuals a wardrobe must.
If your new year’s resolution was to experiment with colour, try this knitted number in a flattering pale blue, for a subtle change that will match many of your wardrobe staples.
Stylist's Choice: Nude Pink Knit Jumper
Jade loves this butterfly top, now I do too! The fabric is gorgeously soft, and the beaded butterflies are perfect for girls like me who know that sparkles aren’t just for Christmas! (I would recommend upsizing as it’s a bit clingy at the hips).
If you’re not a fan of pink (or, like me, you’re a bit hip-and-tummy conscious), this stars-and-stripes-and-sparkles number is made with the same beautiful fabric, and has pulley-bits at the side for a cute ruched effect.
Now, I had my doubts about this collared jumper. I love masculine styles on other women, but any time I’ve tried it I ended up with rugby player shoulders and a monoboob. After a nudge from Paris, I tried it on. And it works. I loved it. The lush material with contrasting linen panels is cut to compliment curves, not fight them.
Stylist's Choice : Cold-Shoulder Top.
Tess recommended this sheer art-deco inspired cold-shoulder top (she suggested pairing it with leather look leggings, but I stuck with sheer black tights). It’s just sheer enough to be a little bit sexy on a night out (it would also work with a slinky black vest for extra coverage), but it could be dressed down for the office – it works very well with the cross-back jacket I told you about before. Again, this is something I wouldn’t have picked up myself, but I'm so glad I kept an open-mind - thanks Tess! Yours have an online customer chat too – take a chance, you might find something you love!.
I love this set. The bra has four hooks and a wide back for extra comfort and support, and the matching knickers have a comfy waistband, a cheeky sheer back, and come with removable suspenders. Guaranteed to brighten up any grey January day!
I’ll never love shopping, but the lovely ladies at Yours Bristol made it so much easier and more fun, and with a wider range available online, there’s no reason not to give them a go!