VIDEO | Spring Summer Trends: Stripes

cocomamastyle | trend video | stripes

Stripes are next up in my Spring Summer Trends video mini series (watch the previous video here) but it’s not just about reaching for your favourite Breton – though you can still wear it – so this season think bold and bright. I’m easing you into the trend with the subtler end of the striped spectrum as it’s still […]

VIDEO | 60 second style: Shirt Tweaks

cocomamastyle | 60 second style video | shirt cuff roll

Style isn’t what you wear it’s how you wear it. I’m not sure who said this first so if no-one’s claiming it, I shall. OK? Deal. When I’m in a changing room with a client, advising them what to wear and how to wear it, one of the first things I notice is the expression on […]

Outfit of the day | Spring stripes

CocoMamaStyle blog | outfit of the day | stripe shirt | girlfriend jeans

It’s no surprise that stripes featured in Spring/Summer collections this year but – and I hate to disappoint you –  it isn’t just about your staple Breton tees. Think big and bold and look for alternative ways to wear your stripes this season. The Trend Varied directions, contrasting colours and stripe-on-stripe outfit combinations all proved popular […]

VIDEO | Spring Summer Trends: Cold Shoulder

cocomamastyle | trend video | cold shoulder

Watch the first short video in my Spring Summer Trends mini series with top tips on how to work the cold shoulder trend. It’s a trend detail that’s flattering no matter what your age, shape or size and adds interest to your look while also updating your style for the new season. Shop the video […]

Denim Style Guide | Skinny, Boyfriend & Flared jeans

coco mama style | george  | outfit inspiration| skinny jeans

If there’s one item of clothing that I’m asked to help women with more than any other, it’s jeans. With so many fits, lengths, waistlines and washes to contend with, not to mention the endless variations across different brands, it’s a style minefield. And once you’ve found your perfect jean (and want to buy it in every […]

Designer inspired High Street shoes on a budget


It may not surprise you if I told you that it’s possible to buy every high street pair of shoes in this post – that’s 12 pairs – and still have £99 spare before you reach the ticket price of one pair of Saint Laurent boots. Now, I’m not suggesting you go out and splurge £526 on […]

Quick fix under £50 | Zara sale pick

quick style fix under £50 | zara sale shirt | gingham | tunic shirt | style tips | cocomamastyle

Tick off three trends in one with this checked, eyelet pocket, tunic shirt in the Zara sale. Read on for reasons to love it and how to wear it… Loose check blouse, was £25.99 now £12.99, Zara 1. Gingham blow out I wrote about oversized gingham checks at the end of last summer in my Fast Forward to SS16 […]

Outfit of the day | Shirt and jeans

cocomamastyle | outfit of the day | stripe shirt and girlfriend jeans

What an appropriate time to share with you a relaxed fit outfit of the day post, on a long weekend surrounded by chocolate and hot cross buns. I’ve mentioned my falling out of love with skinny jeans before, partly due to not finding the right fit and size for some time now and also probably due to a bit […]

Quick fix under £50 | Ines de la Fressange X Uniqlo blouson

cocomamastyle | quick style fix under £50 | ines de la fressange X uniqlo | bomber jacket | style tips | blouson

For a Parisian take on the bomber jacket trend, first, opt for cotton with its understated matt finish, rather than a retro nylon. Second, choose navy for extra chic appeal.  And third, call it a blouson, not a bomber, bien sûr. Ines navy blouson, £39.90 (sale), Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo Styling ideas Wear with straight leg jeans and an untucked […]

Street Style | London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week street style | coco mama style

The London Fashion Week buzz isn’t just about what’s on the catwalk but also the surrounding streets as they become a hub for trend spotters photographing the latest looks that will be instagrammed and pinned within a few hours. These straight-from-the-street snaps offer something to us normal folk that the catwalks can’t necessarily do and that is offer style ideas […]