I love wearing hats at the moment, I find they can either brighten up an outfit or even change the overall look.
There are so many different styles around but I chose this berry wide brimmed felt fedora to add a splash of colour to a black and white outfit.
As it’s extremely mild for this time of year I’m wearing a check blazer with a black knee length skirt and a cotton off white roll neck top. I also wear the hat with winter coats and it looks equally as good.

 

Plaited Felt Hat from M&Co
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I was invited to two Christmas parties recently and I had an amazing time at both events.
The first was for a local charity and held at Letchworth Hall Hotel in Hertfordshire. It was a chance to get really dressed up and put on some sparkle. I don’t usually wear colours this bright but this red lace sleeveless fit and flare dress from New Look was perfect for the occasion. I added a pair of gold high heel shoes from Dorothy Perkins.
The next event was for a dinner party at a local restaurant so I needed something a little more sophisticated. I chose this long emerald green silk jacquard print dress from Monsoon and added a pair of diamanté strappy high heels from a local boutique called Anne Maries.
For both outfits I used a gold diamanté clutch bag from another local boutique called Jules Accessories  (you can find them on instagram at @julesaccessories).

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I’ve had this floral dress from Dorothy Perkins in my wardrobe since the summer but, as with many dresses, I’m able to wear it all year round. I love this one as it’s feminine but dark enough to be able to style with a heavy winter coat and boots. It was a chilly day when we shot these photos so I definitely needed some warmth. The black faux shearling, faux fur collar coat compliments it well and comes from Wallis and the camel boots add a slight vintage feel and are from Dune.
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