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Check, mate

By Jan Shure, August 22, 2011

Unlike womenswear trends, which change so fast it is hard to keep up, menswear trends tend to evolve gradually, which means similar looks are often reworked from season to season.

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Open the doors on fresh style

By Jan Shure, August 16, 2011

North London style hounds will be in fashion heaven with the latest shops opening this summer at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in NW4.

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Bumps on the road to style

By Jan Shure, August 10, 2011

When it comes to buying maternity clothes, the holy trinity of affordability, practicality and comfort are invariably invoked.

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Going on vacation? We're on the case

By Jan Shure, July 25, 2011

In my perfect life there would be a Packing Fairy. She would possess the exquisite taste of a Tom Ford and the ruthlessness of a Mary Portas. She would tip-toe through the window the night before a holiday and as I slept, she would carefully extract all the pieces I need for a perfectly co-ordinated vacation wardrobe together with all the essential toiletries, hair-care, sun-preps and cosmetics.

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How to invest in style

July 18, 2011

It will not be news to you, dear reader, that we are well into the summer sales.

Nor is it news that there are some very fabulous bargains to be had due to a combination of the economic downturn and our utterly ludicrous climate, affording us 90-degree heat in April and Februaryesque temperatures in June.

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Plunge into the past for poolside chic

By Jan Shure, July 11, 2011

At the risk of annoying a reader who emailed the JC Letters page in April to enquire whether I was in the pay of the BBC press department because of my frequent mentions of Mad Men, I am forced to refer to That Programme once again. (In mitigation, m'lud, I haven't mentioned it since April!).

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Feel the power of print

By Jan Shure, June 27, 2011

Prints and patterns of all kinds tend, metaphorically speaking, to bring me out in a bit of a rash. But since last year, when flower prints were having a moment -thanks largely to the genius of London-based Erdem - the florals have been joined by fruit, birds, animals, fish, butterflies and geometrics across every kind of garment at every price point.

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The high street rocks

By Jan Shure, June 20, 2011

The high street may be coming under the scrutiny of Mary Portas in her role as High Street Tsarina, but for savvy women across the UK, the high street is already their first stop when hunting down fabulous, fashion forward clothing and accessories.

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Frocks that rock

By Jan Shure, June 6, 2011

Women, it seems, like a nice frock. No matter how hard the designers try to wean us off dresses and back on to separates, we (and I emphatically include myself) are resisting. The message from the designers is: "Getting trousers or a pencil skirt to work with a shirt or a top isn't that hard. Get over it."

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Amazing lace for summer

By Jan Shure, May 27, 2011

When Kate Middleton chose lace for the bodice and trim of that divine wedding gown, created for her by Sarah Burton, design chief at Alexander McQueen, the new Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t just honouring tradition, she was being perfectly on-trend.

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