Three Prints That Never Date

We're all about safe bets and what we mean when we say that, is buying something that we know won't date. Great for the pocket and even better for the environment. With this in mind, we bring you three prints that will guarnatee years of wear. In fact, we hope that you wear them out before they date!
1. The Stripe
Who doesn't love a good Breton stripe? Actually to be a true Breton, it should have 21 stripes, each representing a Napoleon victory because sailors were wearing stripes..

The Ever-So Versatile Shirt Dress

We’re told that the shirt dress is going to be a trend item this year. We say it’s an absolute classic. It never dates, so it’s a great time to invest in something that you’ll wear for many seasons to come.
Here are our tips for getting the most out of your shirt dress.
If you have a waist, belt it. Hourglasses can add pounds to their frame by not showing their gorgeous curves. These dresses often come with a matching fabric tie belt, but you can easily add a different one to make the outfit y..

Winter Blues

Industries across the world will be dipping into their blue dye pots following Pantone's annual colour of the year announcement at the beginning of December. This year, it's quite simply, classic blue. A shade that sits between our own true blue and royal blue.
It's a shade that works well on Deeps, Cools and Clears particularly, but there's a blue for everyone, and the trick is to find one that is perfect for you. That said, 'no' is a word that we use rarely becaus..

Life’s Little Essential; The Humble Scarf

Well we’re certainly into scarf season aren’t we? It’s always a shock when temperatures drop in November and the humble scarf becomes our best friend again.

As you would imagine, scarves have been worn since ancient times, although they were originally used to mop the brow and were known as sudariums (sweat cloths). In fact throughout history, they remained functional items until the 19th Century when they became a real fashion accessory.
These days, there is a vast choice of scarves, from ..

Fall Back In Love With Your Wardrobe

We’re all about building a wardrobe of outfits that will stand the test of time, and this is something that we talk to our clients about. It’s especially pertinent in times when sustainability is at the top of many people’s agenda.

But there is a risk that you will tire of the same clothes, and wearing the same outfits over and over again. That’s when rash purchases happen, and we’re sure regret will be something that you will feel, not too far down the road.
So, here’s our guide to help you ..

Swish It!

In our quest to buy less, wear more, we thought it would be useful to take a look at swishing parties. Swishing is the latest craze in ethical shopping, and if you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a fun and social way of revamping your wardrobe by swapping unworn, good quality clothes. Totally guilt free and kind to your purse! CMB consultant, Sarah Harris recently organised a swishing event in her local community, for a charity dear to her heart. You can find out more here

Here are Sara..

Ditch The Black This Autumn

Most people have black in their wardrobe, some have little other colour in there. But it isn’t always the most flattering of shades, particularly as we get older. It has a tendency to cast shadows around the jowls and highlight fine lines and wrinkles.
So what shades can we introduce into our wardrobe in place of black?
LIGHTS (Cate Blanchett)
Your look is light and delicate and wearing black close to your face can make you look tired and unwell. Try swapping this out for medium grey or ros..

All White

White is white right? Wrong. There are over 1,000 shades of white to choose from and some will look better on you than others.
We treat this colour as a neutral because it really is remarkably versatile, and can be worn tonally or teamed with virtually every other colour there is.

Your best white will very much depend on your own colouring. During a colour analysis, we assess your skin tone, hair and eye colour. When combined, these three things tell us a story, your story. We can then recomme..

Peas In A Pod

Fish and chips, knife and fork, cheese and wine, Ant and Dec. Things that fit together and were meant to be together! We have a perfect partner too; colour me beautiful and Kettlewell. Why? Because the people at Kettlewell ‘get’ colour and are as passionate about it as we are. The company was formed almost 20 years ago by husband and wife, John & Melissa Nicholson. Melissa had her colours done on a miserable winter day and was disappointed to be told that her spring shades wouldn’t be available ..

Image Matters For Men

Women may still be fashion’s biggest spenders but when you look at how fast sales are growing, men now lead the race. Ladies you have competition!
We hate to generalise but traditionally we see lots of men who are happy to leave the task of clothes shopping to their better half. Nothing wrong with that at all, but there’s definitely a growing trend for men to shop for themselves.
You have 30 seconds to make a first impression, which can last up to 15 years. Whether you’re in the boardroom or t..