Fashion galleries

What to wear for a summer in the office

By Tamara Corin, August 6, 2015

Scorching temperatures are hard to deal with in the UK. It's not just our homes that are built to insulate; it's our wardrobes too.

Finding the right transitional pieces that will take you from home to your workplace under a scorching sun without you breaking out in a sweat is no easy task.

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Get your rocks on

By Tamara Corin, July 30, 2015

A simple outfit can be transformed in a second by one of two things - great shoes or gorgeous jewellery. A flash of sparkle can deliver a polished and glamorous finish, whatever your style.

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Aloha! Hawaiian prints herald summer

By Tamara Corin, July 21, 2015

The hawaiian print is back in fashion. Tropical designs have won massive style favour for the simple fact that they make us smile. They may conjure up memories of souvenir shops in far-off holiday destinations, but the loud Hawaiianesque print of vintage men's shirts has been revamped, for women's dresses, swimwear and even shoes.

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Summer holiday extras: Life's a beach

By Tamara Corin, July 18, 2015

Serious sun seekers will notoriously schlepp everything down to the beach or poolside to ensure they are fully prepared for every sun scenario and they look the part while doing so.

Though you may finally have your swimwear sorted, it's the accessories that do all the hard work and create the illusion that you effortlessly live and breathe the summer life.

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Sunny delight - protect yourself from the sun's rays

July 9, 2015

Sun protection has upped its game with new ingredients, formulas and textures promising to keep you safe from the harmful rays of the sun. Here's the lowdown on the great products that are earning their place in our beach bags

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Solar Power: Stand out this summer

By Tamara Corin, June 30, 2015

Buying swimwear is similar to buying jeans: it can take months, sometimes years, to find the right fit and a flattering shape and colour. Also worth bearing in mind when dressing for the beach or pool is that a greater amount of flesh will inevitably be on show.

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Into the sun: holiday fashion

By Tamara Corin, June 25, 2015

I'm an old-fashioned "list" kinda gal. I write lists about lists and love nothing better than crossing off something that has been achieved. Even if a task is not on my original list, I'll put it on my "to-do" list, just to cross it off seconds later. It's almost a kind of therapy of mine.

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Smooth Operator: Ten style updates for him

June 17, 2015

Men can be tricky if not impossible to shop for. But with rails of new seasonal styles on offer, finding fashionable items for the men in your life is easier than ever — which is great given that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday.

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Take a short cut

By Tamara Corin, June 10, 2015

Shorts are the ultimate easy-to-wear summer dressing, but most women avoid them unless they're holidaying in some obscure location and are confident that they won't be bumping into anyone they know.

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