Hot weather and getting your legs out!

Legs blog

So far this summer I hope you’ve got your legs out at least once? It’s been so hot in the UK, I’m sure everyone is struggling with what to wear.

Prior to the heatwave I know a lot of women were running into shops purchasing their new summer stock of hosiery. It’s a struggle knowing what to wear with the British weather at the best of times; do you wear the summer skirt outfit for work or the pretty summery dress to a wedding.

Women don’t want to be left without some coverage on their legs: the weather can turn bad and you’re left shivering whilst waiting for your taxi or sitting in a chilly church wedding.

So for the normal British summer I would suggest going on the higher denier end of sheer hosiery. Select a 12, 15 or 20 denier– you’ll get a little more coverage but still a nice sheer look for summer.

Now let’s get back to this heatwave!

If you just can’t bring yourself to have bare legs at work, whatever the weather! Try some of these tips:

  • I would suggest you go for a very fine denier maybe a 5, 8 or at most a 10.
  • Select a great colour that matches your natural skin tone (you don’t want orange legs and white arms!).
  • Go for a hold up or stocking; this will allow your body to breath (but if you don’t like hold ups or stockings then make sure the tights you buy have a cotton gusset).
  • Choose a sheer toe, an unreinforced toe or a barely visible shadow toe reinforcement to enable you to wear a nice open toe shoe or smart sandal.

Have a look at this to help you select the perfect pair for you!

If you work in London City’s Square Mile then check out our new shopping directory. In this first part we have put up we have focused on hosiery and lingerie. It should help you find the nearest place to get your tights – or order them online and pick them up instore!

Take One Great Dress – A New Years Resolution!

For New Years I don’t think people should just start resolutions willy nilly. If you don’t feel motivated and willing to put the effort in there simply is no point. I believe you can start resolutions any time during the year; you don’t need to wait for the New Year. Saying that, I have decided on a resolution for myself; have a big clear up of my clothes and organise my wardrobe more efficiently. I hope that this will not take me the whole of 2013 to achieve but will make 2013 a more organised year!

I’m hoping that by re-organising my wardrobe it will through up any gaps that need to be purchased, as well as things that can be given to charity.

My plan is this:

  • Go through my wardrobe and select key pieces I wear a lot, are useful and I’m keeping, such as-

Black dress, pencil skirt, white blouse, well fitting smart trousers

  • Then I will go through my wardrobe and try and find all the combinations of clothing and accessories that will go with the items I selected; this could be turning it into a coffee with friends look, turning it into a meeting outfit, a meal out combination or a smart work look.
  • I’m thinking of photographing the new outfit ideas so I can plan my week and daily outfits with them.

Below is an example of how I hope to make it work.

  • You have the casual brown look with slouchy bag and fab over knee boots.
  • Then there is the evening look with touches of gold, a statement ring and killer heels.
  • A smart day time look with Mary Janes and sophisticated bag, downplayed for casual with knitted hat and leather jacket.
  • Finally a work look with a smart cardigan, a great Jill Sander bag, flat pumps and a cute bow belt to finish it off.

Take One Great DressTake One Great Dress by kerryanda

Working it 9-5 in easy glamour

Working it 9-5 in easy glamour

Antonia Zander crew neck sweater
$1,030 – stylebop.com

STEFFEN SCHRAUT silk blouse
$140 – stylebop.com

Elie tahari coat
$550 – nordstrom.com

Elie Tahari wide leg pants
$198 – nordstrom.com

Pencil skirt
£125 – lkbennett.com

Maison Martin Margiela long boots
$1,290 – aloharag.com

Reed Krakoff hinged cuff bracelet
$1,195 – reedkrakoff.com

Linda Farrow Luxe cat eye sunglasses
£290 – brownsfashion.com

Supertrash square scarve
€80 – supertrash.com

All Saints leather belt
$50 – allsaints.com

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