Effortless summer style is all about mastering the art of the skirt. Find your perfect length and everything falls into place for a breezy summer look.
short - ruched skirt
A great summer length for a huge range of body shapes from apple (you'll have great legs if you fall into this camp, I guarantee), the more petite among us and, conversely, the longer of limb, as well as curvier types who want something that follows their body shape without highlighting every lump and bump (the ruched fabric disguises a multitude of sins). The ruched skirt looks amazing paired with a relaxed top like the cara v neck or tasha top.
When it comes to anti-colour analysis arguments, I must hear 'the majority of my wardrobe is black and I am not interested in ditching it' more than any other reason for not getting an analysis.
You know sometimes all the fashion magazines declare something to be the latest must have, and then five minutes later it's disappeared without trace?
I've always been a huge fan of Kettlewell's ruched skirt, but it's just got even better; now available in two lengths and even more colours, this flatters-every-body-shape skirt is without a doubt the most useful item of clothing you will buy this winter.
Well let be the first to tell you, it’s a challenge.
I am currently trying to plan and pack for a weekend away in Edinburgh which will require me to (a) not die of hypothermia, (b)...
I tend to rotate my wardrobe through the seasons, so I am always hyper aware of the challenges of transition season (spring and autumn) wardrobes.
The new season is officially HERE (and if you wish to leave now and go shop without reading another word, I'll forgive you, and even give you a link).
Assuming you're still here, I've got some tips and tricks for styling my favourite new season pieces to help you look and feel amazing in your colours...
Minimalism isn't a word you hear often in the world of colour analysis. We consultants love to get our clients embracing colour, and minimalist neutral style can often fall by the wayside. However, some people (and I hold my own hand up here) just aren't big wearers of All The Colour. We might go monochrome bright (a la this post), add a splash of colour to a plain outfit or we might stick entirely to neutrals, but actually...
Yes, it's that time again, already. Where did summer go? Never mind, I've got something to brighten those shorter days as we head into autumn. The new season is going to be landing at Kettlewell very shortly, and I've got a sneak peek of my absolutely favourites to share with you.
I used to think the Pantone colour trend reports were a bit of fun, some light colour-based entertainment a couple of times a year that had no particular impact on my life. However, since following the Pantone colour reports I've really begun to notice the way they reflect what's available in the shops, both in terms of clothes and interiors.
Finding wearable looks in among new season trends can be a total nightmare - runway pictures seem to feature such extreme looks that finding something that you might actually be able to put on in the morning and not be laughed at can seem an impossible task.
However, there are a few themes in those extraordinary runway shows which translate into clothes in shops that you might be able to...
I often get two friends come together for a colour analysis. Client 1 is hugely enthusiastic and ready to apply her soon-to-be-newfound knowledge to every aspect of her lifestyle. Clients 2, however, has been dragged along by number 1 and usually opens with, "this isn't really for me, because I just spend my weeks in a suit and my weekends in leisurewear, so really there's no need."
Picture the scene; you've finally been brave and had a personal colour analysis, you're standing with wallet in hand, you're staring at a wardrobe stuffed full of grey, navy, black and white and you're vaguely wondering where on earth you go from here.... Sound familiar?
If you happen to be human and in possession of hair, chances are that at some stage you'll have to deal with the conundrum of it going grey.
As a stylist, I quite often find myself chatting to people about what I do - it's one of those jobs that sounds slightly glamorous (it can be)...
Happy New Year!
It’s a new year, time for new beginnings, a time to look forward to the year ahead. And since what we mainly think about here at Kettlewell is colour...
This Christmas it is all about the wrap dress. With a subtle nod to the 70s trend (Diane Von Furstenburg's original and iconic wrap dresses remain a 70s design classic, albeit it one out of budget for most of us)...
It's definitely autumn now, isn't it? No more attempts at Indian summers, and a mild day is now one that only requires a coat, rather than a coat, hat, scarf and gloves.
Oh, it's so lovely when you all like a blog post. And you loved last week's one on combining colours, if all the emails and comments were anything to go by. Since we had several comments...
Pink has been a Big Thing for the past few seasons, and this one is no exception, with two gorgeous dusky pinks - one neutral, one cool - making it into the Pantone colour trend report. However, if soft pinks don't float your boat, panic not. Pinks are going not one but three ways this winter - soft, deep, and bright - and I promise that at least one of them will work on you, whatever your season.