GMTV stylist Mark Heyes on this season’s must-haves


Mark Heyes Fashion fixes can be brilliant mood lifters but fashion trends tend to change on a weekly basis at the moment, and trying to keep up is expensive and exhausting.

Don't get me wrong, as a stylist who trawls London's West End every day of his life, I love a good 'fashion must-have' purchase, but the mentality of disposable style can sometimes get out of hand.

Thankfully certain looks are always on trend and simply never go out of fashion, and it's these particular designer looks that really interest me. Thankfully my book 'Get The Look' will give you all the fashion knowledge to dress like a designer-savvy fashionista on a tiny budget.

A great example of this could be the simple combination of a black V-neck, a crisp white shirt, some long pearls and a black rose corsage. Instantaneously this outfit screams Chanel. The same can be said for a fitted blouse and pencil skirt with a hint of lace and some leopard shoes. It's got Dolce & Gabanna written all over it!

The book lists 10 designer looks that are all absolute classics and will take an age to date. There are extra hints and tips to help start you off with your new-found image, and my gorgeous, lovely models are all shapes, ages and sizes. Proving each and every one of you can 'Get The Look'!

As for autumn/winter 2010, the must-have colour for the season has got to be camel – and a camel coat or cape is THE chicest of investments.

One word of advice…you'd better be quick because they're already selling out! As far as flattering fashion goes, it's great news for everyone… wide leg trousers are back with a vengeance! Watch as they skim those hips and melt away those pounds! For something more ladylike, think prim and proper with full floral skirts and cutesy cardies.

If camel's not your bag, the other must-have coat of autumn/winter '10 is the aviator – think cosy shearling, luxe leather and hey presto! This style works for any shape or size and is slightly more wearable than a cape!

As for keeping warm with your knits, chunky Nordic prints led the way on the fashion show runways and are set to be massive on the High Street too. Team your cosy knits with fun furry boots or hiking styles with hefty heels and even comfy wedges too. For everyday flats, brogues are another winning look and look great with some masculine tailoring.


  1. shirley donlevy August 30, 2010 at 8:10 am -  Reply

    mark heyes is simply the best there is
    he is very clever and i for one will definatley be buying his book, its great hes on qvc well done qvc for being at the forefront of fashion,with mark on board you cant go wrong.

  2. Markyfan August 30, 2010 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    Would be lovely to have Mark as the new QVC fashion guru, a guy that really knows what he’s talking about!

  3. Paula Hodgson August 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Nice to read could QVC sell these items Marks talking about as I hate shopping on the High St?

  4. maggie paton December 1, 2011 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    mark do you remember a couple of months ago you had a silver dress wich was ruffled at the front on the show wich also had a bolero jacket to match could you please let me know where i can get that dress and jacket
    thanking you

  5. Lesley clark October 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    Dear mark I hope this reaches you I need your help. I’m so frustrated with the fashion world my writing on behalf of my beautiful 24 year old daughter. If I can I’ll try my very best and cut this short but i find that so hard. Right here goes mark…. Basically simone got discovered when she was just 16 she went down to London as we live in Yorkshire (Beverley) really enjoyed modelling it was tough for simone at the time as she was the best thing since sliced bread .. Myra from premier and Alice from models1 was arguing over simone all the time as simone was told she was going to grace the cover of vogue and a the top mags… In the end for a young girl this proved a bit much for simone she came home went back to school progressed to uni and got herself a degree ( she,s not just a stunning face… Haha) she always loved her modelling and missed it. She sent her details off to britians next top model simone went to loads of interviews and got picked for the show (2010) this didn’t last very long as again she was always told your one of our favourites but unfortunate your just to big…. At the time simone was a size 10… Simone is fully awear of the rejection in the fashion world however it’s do frustrating when everyone thinks your a successful model but simone knows only to well that a size 10 in high fashion is to big and this will never change… Fast forward two full years … Simone has now been living in London for a year. Firstly working for J. Production (James.) a d then got head hunted and went to work for no1 Bootcamp. Simone loved both jobs but has always missed her modelling so she decided to give it another go she did her research and found out models1 had started a models+ as simone is now a healthy looking 12/14 and is very toned too. She sent she pictures to model1 and they made an appointment for simone to go in today to meet with them she was so inthuseatic … I know she is my girl but she is stunning and everyone else always comments too. But unfortunately nothing was to come of Simone’s meeting today as models1 said simone was stunning and loads of agency’s would love simone however simone was to pretty for models1 .. Between you and I mark I was really frustated and upset for her.. I was wStching you this morning on Lorraine (10/10/12) and I was watching all your models they looked so lovely and real.. I know it’s a big ask but could you point simone in the right direction with what agency’s she needs to go to or even YOU give simone a chance on your fashion programme on gmtv she would make you do proud honestly mark om not some nutty mother haha I know if you met my beautiful simone you would love her all my girl needs is a helping hand in the right direction by a recognised fashion expert and I thought I’m going to write to mark heyes and hope you would help simone.. She is so professional and has k ow idea I’m even writing to you but I feel I need to help her and if I can I will :-))) so please mark … Please please please give simone a chance she lives in London she is to hand for any work and I k ow you would be so proud of her ….. Simone is beautiful inside and out. ……. :-)))) thank you so much for taking the time to read my essay haha I just hope this reaches you ……
    Thank you from a loving mummy
    Lesley clark :-))) xxx

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