Wardrobe Revisited

Jan 29th, 2019 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 10 min read

In my latest article with Vantage Point magazine, I worked with Alison discussing her own wardrobe and creating new outfits from clothes she already had – we split up two-pieces, played with new colour combinations and made loved items work for her life now. For the full story, more images and Alison’s own comments, see below.   This stripy Boden shirt came with a pale…

14 creative ideas for your own wardrobe

Jan 21st, 2019 Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

This is a great time of year to experiment with clothes you already have. Take everything out of your wardrobe and even the process of putting back in again will remind you of items forgotten.  Here are a few creative ideas to try:  Add a summer shirt under your knitwear to add a unique collar Go raw: unmade hems add a creative edge, avoid too…

Sale Shop Clever

Jan 8th, 2019 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

Happy New Year to you – now, take a deep breath and relax. Yes there are sales but don’t panic as there will be more discounts and if you miss a specific item this time, don’t fret, other options will be out there. The modern way to look at sales is to replace clothes you actually need, not just to buy a random item because…

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The Shoe Fits

Nov 5th, 2018 Fashion, Printed Articles Kirstie 1 min read

My latest article published in Vantage Point. Scroll down for the second page. ” You may have sorted the outfit but sometimes getting the right shoe is the hardest part….”

Nothing to Wear

Oct 30th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 4 min read

You’re rushing out and want to wear something special but have ‘nothing’ in your wardrobe. Well, nothing that you love anyhow…going-out clothes can be tricky. So buy the one thing that will always work, look and feel amazing. A fail safe item, a fall back classic that rarely, if ever goes out of fashion. A silk shirt. Done up, tucked in or layered over a…

Put a Sock In It!

Oct 11th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 5 min read

Every time I go to put my summer clothes in the attic, the sun comes out and cosy clothes stay put. I am now looking forward to the colder climes so I can actually wear my heavier knits and cashmere jumpers…winter hurry up (controversial possibly!) I don’t need much this season but footwear as ever is on my shopping list. Something to suit cooler days…

Trending: Oversized Cardis

Sep 16th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 5 min read

I have realised that I select fashion trend moments depending on my own ‘Comfort Tick Box’ requirements, and oversized dad-style cardis will work for me this Winter: Cover bottom ✅  Cosy ✅ Easy to layer ✅ Easy to find at all price points ✅ Four ticks plus they are perfect to wear over slim fitting layers and shorter skirt/opaque tights combo. To prove the point,…

Layer Layer!

Aug 31st, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 3 min read

With autumn just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for cooler months, in fact my favourite time of year, instead of wearing the lightest cotton dresses the time has come to layer up. Yay! One easy transition is to keep wearing your floaty summer dress and add a knit over the top, shown perfectly by Hussein Chalayan’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Soft and willowy with…

How to wear strappy dresses when you don’t like your arms

Jul 17th, 2018 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 3 min read

The simple crop t-shirt has been my life saver garment in this heat. No, I’m not baring midriffs but popping on top of sleeveless dresses – it means my waist is free of restrictions, no tucking-in dilemma and my arms are covered for going out.  I don’t hate my arms but feel more confident with a sleeve of sorts, and then at home when I…

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