I was always like investing in a good boot come fall. Whether they're flat, over the knee or wedged, they're just about the only thing that will keep you warm when the weather makes a turn for the worse.
This season the options on the high street are particularly strong, especially at Zara, where there's a selection of styles ranging from a suede wedged style to their ongoing Chelsea boot. For something a bit more special, head to Reiss for their Martine heeled suede and leather ankle boot that will work in just about every scenario so is definitely worth the £179 price tag. For daytime, French Connections biker style is perfect for running around in.
Do you work in a shop but have always wanted to be a stylist?
Do you look in magazines and constantly feel like you have the potential to do that, too?
Have you been longing for a fashion equivalent of the X Factor?
Well, you're in luck. Last week Lorraine Candy, editor of British ELLE, invited The Fash Pack - and other influential websites and bloggers - for a breakfast at the Mayfair Hotel to reveal an exciting project that we'll be helping along.
In the wake of its 25th-anniversary celebrations, ELLE is launching 'Shopgirl to Stylist': a six-month national talent search to discover the unsung heroes residing on the shop floors of the British high street. "This is a unique and exciting project which heroes the men and women who literally style the nation," said Candy. "They deserve more credit for what they do, and we'll give them that in the pages of ELLE." If that hasn't won you over already, the winner of the competition will get the opportunity to shoot and independently style a full editorial that will appear in the magazine, and will also have an internship and undergo an intensive mentoring scheme from the ELLE fashion team.
The competition, which is being run alongside big British retailers like French Connection and Whistles, will help kickstart the wannabe stylist's career. "Our winner will get the big break she's always dreamed of," said ELLE Fashion Director Anne-Marie Curtis. "She'll have the profile and the contacts she needs to start her life as a fashion stylist."
Styling Tip: If wearing sequins on your clothes are a bit too much but you still want to incoporate the style into your wardrobe, stick to sequins on bags and accessories for a subtle take on the trend.
Dark and dreary winter months doesn't mean your wardrobe needs to be the same. Inject a bit of fun into your wardrobe come fall with sequins. If you're daring, go for a statement sequin dress for evening or like at Ashish, wear a basic outfit and make your sequins the focal point.