Mending Your Clothes is Much More Than Making Do — It’s an Act of Care

Mending Your Clothes is Much More Than Making Do — It’s an Act of Care

Pulling our warm winter garments out of the cosy corners they’ve been sleeping out summer in is often accompanied by the discovery of forgotten wear and tear. While it’s tempting to be frustrated about our past selves' pledge to deal with these repairs “later,” mending clothes can also be an act of care — for both ourselves and the planet.

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What is Transeasonal Fashion and Why Does it Matter?

What is Transeasonal Fashion and Why Does it Matter?

Despite what fashion magazines might have wanted us to believe for decades, no woman in the history of ever has packed her neatly-defined seasonal wardrobe into storage with the changing weather. While there might be an ever-present fashion calendar, we all mix and match our favourite pieces all year round, and this is the foundation of transeasonal fashion. 

16 days ago
How to Have a Seamless Seasonal Wardrobe Shift, Autumn 2021 Style!

How to Have a Seamless Seasonal Wardrobe Shift, Autumn 2021 Style!

The seasonal switch between the last languid days of Summer and the first flickers of dusky Autumn is one of the most significant in the wheel of the fashion year. 

While there might be maudlin connotations to folding away the hopeful summer garms, there is still plenty to celebrate in Autumn’s unmistakable style signature: especially with the theme of the ‘reemergence wardrobe’ shining bright in 2021.

1 month ago
Ice Cream and Crabbing and Spades, Oh my! This Staycation Season is All About British Seaside Style

Ice Cream and Crabbing and Spades, Oh my! This Staycation Season is All About British Seaside Style

There is something deliciously retro about the British coastal holiday, but going hand in hand with the instantly recognisable fairground aesthetics is a seaside style which is just as iconic. 

2 months ago
The Traditional Career Path is Dead; Let’s Celebrate!

The Traditional Career Path is Dead; Let’s Celebrate!

The hashtag #NoWrongPath was launched to show anxious teenagers that their exam results will not etch their future indelibly in stone, but reassurance from us ancient ones carries an unexpected message — the traditional career path is dead; let’s celebrate!

2 months ago
Just How Much Has Our Changeable Weather Shaped British Fashion?

Just How Much Has Our Changeable Weather Shaped British Fashion?

As a national stereotype, we are doggedly obsessed with the weather and it’s no wonder that this sometimes cruel and unpredictable mistress has shaped the fashion of our sceptred isle. UK style might be influenced by our changeable weather, but the drama of our climate is also reflected by the dynamism of the way we dress.

3 months ago
7 Reasons Why Wild Swimming Could Transform Your Physical and Mental Wellbeing 

7 Reasons Why Wild Swimming Could Transform Your Physical and Mental Wellbeing 

It’s strange how an activity which humans have been plunging themselves into for time immemorial can be described as a “craze,” but this summer huge swathes of the UK population have dipped their collective toe into wild swimming. 

3 months ago
The Surprising Reason Tennis Players Wear All White at Wimbledon

The Surprising Reason Tennis Players Wear All White at Wimbledon

The strict all-white Wimbledon dress code is as synonymous with the image of the world’s oldest tennis championship as strawberries and cream, but what are the origins behind it?

4 months ago
The Essence of Audrey: Channel the Dazzling Simplicity of Hepburn’s Style With These 8 Signature Pieces

The Essence of Audrey: Channel the Dazzling Simplicity of Hepburn’s Style With These 8 Signature Pieces

Audrey Hepburn will always be a fashion icon. Unlike many of the contemporaries of her era who oozed a studio-curated sex appeal, Hepburn’s wardrobe was a subtle extension of her poise and grace that felt entirely her own.

4 months ago
From Shirtwaist to Wardrobe Staple: The Surprisingly Progressive History of the Iconic Shirt Dress

From Shirtwaist to Wardrobe Staple: The Surprisingly Progressive History of the Iconic Shirt Dress

The shirt dress has always evoked the image of a powerful, capable woman striding ahead. Despite being a wardrobe staple for over a century, the symbolism of a progressive, modern woman is forever encapsulated in this beloved wardrobe cornerstone.

5 months ago