Knotlace: A Review

With my more minimal approach to dressing, accessories are becoming increasingly important. I have always found a great necklace or statement earrings can breathe life into an outfit. It’s the accessories that make an outfit feel like “me”. They also mean that I don’t feel like I am wearing the same things over and over again.

So when Eva from Knotlace asked me to review her company’s gorgeous bracelets and necklaces, I said yes immediately. These necklaces and bracelets can be twisted and worn in a variety of different ways. They are also just as at home in a casual or corporate environment, depending on how you style them. Read more

The necklace wardrobe

Every woman should have a basic necklace wardrobe. Much like the basics in your clothing wardrobe, a well edited collection of necklaces will offer a go-to in every situation.

Your necklace wardrobe

The addition of a necklace can take an ordinary outfit into extraordinary territory. It can make a plain top look brilliant. Long necklaces elongate the body. Shorter ones bring attention to your face. They can introduce a summer element into a still-wintery wardrobe. They offer pops of colour and fun. They are quick-change artists when you need to dress up or down. They don’t take a leap of faith to wear. And they needn’t cost a lot. What’s not to like? Read more

How to dress joyfully

I have just come back from a rare solo sojourn into town, a lunch coupled with a sneaky look into Zara and Uniqlo.  I browsed sales racks, new season offerings and a barrage of puffer vests – Uniqlo seems quite obsessed.

I also indulged in a bit of people watching.  A lady with short bright orange hair wore a striped orange maxi dress and a pair of orange feather earrings that grazed her shoulders. Another woman wore a short floral dress, boots and a garland of flowers in her hair.

how to dress joyfully

These women are flamboyant dressers and I love them for it. I love that kind of joyful style that encourages smiles all round. The absolute revelling in the creative power of dressing. The women whose fashion I admired had broken free of any of the shackles that can weigh us down when choosing our clothes. They chose for themselves. And I reckon they had a ball doing it.

But how do you get there? How do you get to dressing joyfully? Imagine if choosing your clothes each morning wasn’t a chore, but was something to look to forward to.  Read more