Gosh it’s been a while hasn’t it? The summer is whizzing by, the high street and online stores are filling with knits, coats and boots to tempt us into the new season, but I’m still styling wedding guest outfits and helping women add finishing touches to their holiday wardrobes so the summer isn’t over just yet.
I’ve been busy styling clients, working on photo shoots (yes, autumn fashion and dare I say it, Christmas looks!) and compiling trend reports for the new season as well as fitting in some time out of London and a quick family city break to Paris. If you follow @cocomamastyle on Instagram you will probably have seen all of our summer activity but if not – and I know not everyone uses the app as regularly as me! – do take a look. But I don’t want you to miss out, as I share lots of daily style tips and outfit ideas over there, so I’ll be sharing quick and easy to read concise posts over here too to make sure you get that style fix and tips even if you’re not a social media addict.
Dream big in Paris
New season styling
Great British seaside
Something for the weekend
Here’s a bit of weekend style inspiration with a new season twist that’s totally wearable. You may have some of these components in your wardrobe already or may just fancy some new additions. Scroll down for tips and links to shop as always.
A parka is always a great wardrobe essential especially for mums. This lightweight version from Mint Velvet has a large hood which drapes into the collar so it will actually cover your head – it’s amazing how many hoods don’t actually do this. Khaki will go with everything, apart from more khaki, unless you are hoping to camouflage yourself in the park from your children of course.
Stars are going to be everywhere this autumn/winter so take a look at what’s left of the sales for any starry bargains to be had. Think accessories, denim, knits, tees and dresses; everything is looking stellar this season.
Need a break from skinnies but boyfriend jeans feeling too baggy? Look for a slim straight jean. They work well with both heels and flats and crop styles (if you’re under 5’6) will work better length-wise.
If you don’t have a metallic shoe (or two) in your wardrobe, invest now. They will go with everything and add light to lift any outfit so you can go dark all over without bringing down your mood.