5 Last-Minute Styling Tips To Get You From Monday To Friday

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by Lucy Morris |
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Sorry, but I’m calling it. Summer, time of death: the first week of August.

I knew that after the sun came the storms, but I wasn’t mentally or sartorially prepared for this week of torrential rain and a sky blanketed with grey clouds. I know this year is going fast, but I didn’t realise it was winter already.

To double down on the irony of British summertime, our office still has the air con on full blast like the heatwave never ended. Brrr. Teeth chattering, arms goose pimpled and hair a cold wet mess wasn’t the professional message I was hoping to send this week. To lift my spirits (and my body’s temperature) I’ve got a style resolution to get me through this weather spell: sleeves. Not a mind-blowing diktat, I concede, but it’s the only way to stay warm without piling on the layers. And, as it’s August, after all, that long-sleeved dress will make sandals seem less startling outside of a seaside environment.

I’ve found five women - model Lotte Williams, PR Sonia Lyson, stylists Trine Kjær and Nicole Huisman and H&M buyer Michelle Moldinger Emery - who are full of fail-safe styling tips. Commit their social media handles to memory because they conceive simple yet effective fashion formula’s that gravitate towards the editorial but don’t let practicality fall out of sight. I feel like I’ve found my people.


workwear gallery 16th august - grazia

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ASOS DESIGN, Small Cat eye Fashion Glasses, £10

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ASOS DESIGN, Tie Waist Maxi Dress In Zebra Print, £35

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Dr. Martens, Blaire Brando Sandal Black, £109.99

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Instagram/@ michellemoldingeremery

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Stella McCartney, Chain D-Frame Sunglasses, £250, Matchesfashion.com

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H&M, Crepe Dress, £24.99

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Prada, Quilted Bag, £1320, Net-A-Porter

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Instagram/@ soniafrancex

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Topshop, Fluffy Super Cropped Jumper, £29

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Ganni, Charron Maxi Dress, £205, Farfetch

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Nike, Air Max Plus TN SE, £13495

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Instagram/@ nicole_huisman

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Stine Goya, Freesia Dress, £216

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Minions Boutique, Women's Beach Straw Handbag Woven Shoulder Bag Tote Fishing Net Bech Bag Light Brown, £14.99, Amazon

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Zara, Sandals With Vinyl Strap Detail, £39.99

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H&M, Checked Shirt, £12.99

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Topshop, Cut Out Dress, £95

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Monki, Kitten Heel Zebra Shoe, £21, ASOS

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