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.