Category Archive: Fashion Rules, Theory

Wardrobe 101: Get Your Look Together.

I mentioned the other day that I’ve been working on a theory of how to build a work wardrobe; one that allows you to take 5 minutes to get dressed in the morning,… Continue reading

Wardrobe 101

  I have been thinking a lot recently around how to build a wardrobe, and have developed an approach that works for me.       The steps are: 1. Choose a look:… Continue reading

3 Colours

I found myself today telling my daughter the Three Colours Rule. This was a rule I was told as a teenager and I believe it is true, though I don’t know the history… Continue reading

Grow up

One of the challenges being over 40, is remaining fashionable without being tragic. Here’s my latest theory how to keep it age-appropriate for me. Don’ts. Never wear head-to-toe trends – I accidentally did… Continue reading

Looks I love

I love the mustard colour: I love this short floral skirt with long jumper: I love the athletic cut of this dress: I love her hair, the cut of the jacket, the skinnies… Continue reading

Wardrobe Pyramid

In this article in Real Simple it talks about: Staples Statement pieces Evening standards Showstoppers You also often see talk of “Spend” versus “Save” (or similar). For me, my pyramid is: Work –… Continue reading


I’ve been thinking a lot of this quote at the moment: “When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to… Continue reading


Is it Spring 2013 already in the Northern Hemisphere? It is according to They have 6 key trends for Spring 2013. Here are my favourites: The Art of Contrast Veiled Looks Collage… Continue reading

Wardrobe Essentials – Real Simple

A wardrobe check-list from Real Simple (I’ve edited the list just a tad): Tank – black, built-in bra, ribbed cotton [mid butt length. Variety of flattering colours] White and Black T-shirts – short… Continue reading