Outfit of the day | Printed skirt

Coco Mama Style | octer | topshop skirt

Skirts are having a moment right now as dresses take a back seat for a while. Wrap styles, tie waists and A-line shapes are all big news in the world of skirts and the length to wear? Why, a midi, of course. Style notes As a general rule, the most flattering skirt length on most women is just below the […]

Celebrity style | Holly Willoughby

celebrity mum style | holly willoughby

I wrote yesterday about building an outfit and shared my Easy Outfit Formula in terms of putting together colour and print for a balanced look but what this doesn’t cover is shape. There’s a difference between getting stuck in a style rut and having a failsafe outfit combination which you know flatters and you can reach for […]

VIDEO | Spring Summer trends: The bomber jacket

cocomamastyle | trend video | bomber jacket

The bomber jacket is hot on the heels of the blazer as the day-to-night jacket staple and if the Autumn Winter previews I’ve seen recently are anything to go by, it’s an outfit topper that’s here to stay. For a more grown-up look it’s less about the padded nylon numbers and more about lightweight, dressier fabrics in […]

How to wear | 1 dress 6 ways

how to wear 1 dress 6 ways cocomamastyle

As much fun as buying new clothes can be, do we purchase carefully and think whether a new item we’ve just picked up really will work with what’s already in our wardrobe? Sometimes it’s hard to say no when that new top/bag/dress [insert any item here!] is calling us but it definitely pays not only […]

Rock the must-have colour for 2013

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Those trend-setting colour gurus Pantone declared THE colour for 2013 as 17-5641 – that’s Emerald to you and I! – And just when you get one new colour on your shopping list those fast-paced Pantone peeps are one step ahead, already listing their top 10 colours for Autumn 2013. Phew. But before you give up […]

Ways to wear: camouflage

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I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve raved about wearing prints for mama-duty to disguise marks and sticky fingerprints, so it’s even better when the ultimate hide-all print – camouflage – is bang-on-trend. You may think camo should be left to the military (which, by the way is another hot trend this season!) or perhaps that it […]

Steal their style: Mrs and Miss Beckham

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Following on from the mama and me post (which by the way got a resounding ‘Yes’ for the cute factor and not a suggestion of naff-ness!) what better mother/daughter style to inspire than Victoria and Harper Beckham. As Victoria tweets pictures of their coordinated (not matching!) outfits laid out together ready for the day you start […]