Barts & Beanies

Bart hats are beautiful – there is an endless choice of knits and gorgeous colourways and you don’t have to be on the ski slopes to wear one. They are equally stylish worn for town or country living, and they have collections for  women and MenBarts hats look good styled with casual or wear to work clothes. above.

Barts Bonnie Bobble hat with faux fur bobble at

Visit the Barts web site and view their history and massive collection for men and women. Google Barts and take your pick from all the suppliers. A good selection from - I’m sat here in my own Barts hat as I type! Get yourself a few to coordinate your wardrobe.

The Sartorialist

My Your Style Post would like to introduce you to Scott Schuman. The ‘Founder/blogger/photographer who began The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.’  From the Biography page of The Sartorialist.

You may well be very aware of  The Sartorialist, but If you have not discovered it yet, It is much more than a documentation on men and women’s street style, so join the thousands that do – or the 462,000 on Instagram!

Winter Whites

white jacket, white sweater,Banana Republic

Moving on…from How to Wear Black. Winter whites can make your wardrobe look super stylish. You may be thinking about the practical disadvantages –  the make-up marks, the washing and those dry cleaning bills…  Suede Moto Sweater Jacket at Banana Republic above – a small price to pay for looking like you have just flown first class from Monte Carlo!

Ultra light down jacket at  Uniqlo above

Cashmere cable roll neck at M & S above. White jean selection at Marisota from sizes 12 – 32.

Bling up your whites - add a Micheal Kors glitzy watch at The Watch Hut add some gold bracelets, (note the Banana Republic bangles above) – Then blush up and bronze up!

No chance to style up on the ski slopes?  Never mind, just pop down the pub for a pint and radiant your winter white style!


How To Wear Black

Wear your black this Christmas layered with sequins, lace or tulle. View the beautiful Simone Rocha Autumn Winter Collection - ( Look 19 on the catwalk strip).

Black is not dense, but textured, the most inexpensive outfit can look glamorous if you get your textures right.  However, I’m very taken with Simon Rocha’s designer collection and would if I could, go that route!

Dorothy Perkins at Debenhams -   Black Cornelli lace top. You could layer a sequin bodice or slipper satin vest underneath your lace top. So many ways to wear this top and endless variations.  Hop around Debenhams designer brands – they have lots of tops to choose from.

Designers Pearce II Fionda’s L B D looks classy and chic. My favourite Christmas combo – sequins with tulle overlay  Pearce II Fionda at Debenhams. 

D.I. Y. Style - Update a sequin dress that has had too many Christmas outings (or top), with a fine tulle overlay. Visit  Joel & Sons for fine tulle fabric, choose the extremely fine delicate tulle.  You don’t have to be a great dressmaker, or too precise to layer or wrap your tops or dress in tulle.

Last minute invite?  Finish off your masterpiece with a spray of fabric glitter from Pullingers here. You could also just spray a boring black top to revive it for New Year be creative!

P.S. Have a Merry Stylish Christmas – sorry for the styling silence, but I will try and post on monthly basis, in 2015!

Patchwork Passion

designer accessories, designer leather bag,

Valentino’s patchwork body bag, may be out of your reach price wise, but patchwork is a trend to look out for. Everything that goes around, comes around again, ( I remember patchwork the first time around!).

By the way – I’m totally hooked on the Valentino collections, they are full of inspiration and creativity, so settle yourself down with a latte this weekend and view the Valentino fashion shows.

leather court shoes,

Next’s paired-down patchwork court shoe, featured above, will add interest to a work outfit or a pair of jeans.

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Patchwork bags galore!  Featured above, from Top Accessories – an English company based in Dorset offering a wonderful array of patchwork bags. I can just imagine one of these bags with a chunky sweater for weekend styling.

leather bags,

This is on my Christmas wish list – blue and buff leather silver studded bag  to style with a pair of J Brand bleached out denims and stone N.Peal cashmere kimono!

Happy browsing this weekend – let me know if you buy anything, and you can send me a comment on my blog.