The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Category: Fashion

Your SS17 style: SORTED

6 Mar 2017

With London Fashion Week giving a serious nod to all things hyper-feminine I’ve asked Sarah Gillmore one of my fave local stylists for her top tips on realistic and practical ways we can work the SS17 obsession with big sleeves, florals and ruffles into our wardrobe. Luckily, Sarah says, there’s lots of ways we can incorporate femininity fash without the need for flouncy dresses and skirts (I’m more of a jeans and pumps kinda girl).

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Muddy SOS:

18 Dec 2016

Whether it’s a Christmas or New Year party you’re going to, it’s the time of year that accentuates all those gaps in your winter wardrobe, right? And I for one, recently had a realisation – somewhere between running around after the Mudlets, work and Christmas shopping for the entire family I had completely lost my style mojo. Even if there were hidden gems in my bulging wardrobe, in the last minute whirlwind of getting ready (taxi’s here in 10 mins!), I could never find them.

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Alternative Christmas ideas you’ll love…

13 Dec 2016

So, did you watch the grand finale? No, not X Factor – the last episode of Planet Earth 2 – of course! Sir David Attenborough delivered a stunning, unforgettable and emotionally charged swan song to the series. (If you missed it, you can watch it here.) Anyway it made me think that this year’s Christmas Gift Guide could be a little bit on the greener side. So here’s some ideas that are stylish, original and a bit thoughtful all wrapped up in one… Ta-da!

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Heart-warming goodies for your home

31 Oct 2016

The Danish concept of hygge is quickly spreading its warmth across the world.

From slipping your feet into warm slippers to snuggling up on the sofa in a candle-lit living room – add these things to your home and create that cosy feeling that, up until now, we’ve never really had a name for…

And here’s where you can buy the goodies:

1. Faux Fur Throw, Cox & Cox, £225.00


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20 Oct 2016

It feels like forever since I’ve been excited about a fashion brand, so it feels good to have a little sashay down Designer Avenue with Winser London. Hero Brown, the Muddy founder and editor over in Bucks/Oxon put me onto this brand and even though it’s only been around since 2013, primarily as an online-based brand, Winser London has already made a big splash nationally. And there are now pop up shops around the UK, plus concessions in John Lewis and Harvey Nics.

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We all need a little Hygge

14 Oct 2016

There’s a word that’s attracting a lot of attention at the moment and – unless you’re intending on living under a rock for the foreseeable – you’re likely to be hearing it even more as the autumn/winter rolls in: hygge. Pronounced hoo-ga. A Danish word, it roughly translates to ‘cosiness of the soul’ and is a concept that the Danes embrace (with gusto) to get them through the long, dark months (of which there are six in Scandinavia – can you imagine?

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Try this: Style Clinic (the best £10 I’ve spent in ages…)

11 Oct 2016

Like you, I know how I should shop. I should be ruthless, organised, minimal. I should seek out those crucial ‘key items’ for ‘building my wardrobe of wearable classics’. But do I do it? By T.K.Max, I don’t! ‘Capsule’ pieces? *Insert snort of laughter here* – ‘chaotic’ and ‘confused’ more like. A ‘5-piece French wardrobe’? *Snorts coffee right across the room*… I really love that idea. But I have never, ever shopped this way.

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