Style Your Summer Wardrobe


Welcome to the summer instalment of Style Your Wardrobe. A fabulous new show on QVC Style that helps you maximise the clothes already in your wardrobe, offers stylish inspiration on new outfit ideas and rounds up the biggest trends for the coming season.

With the arrival of summer we’ve teamed up with QVC Fashion Expert Katie Powell. Katie is also a personal stylist and the shopper behind The Wardrobe Insider, one of London and Surrey’s leading Personal Styling agencies. Working round the clock to ensure women feel amazing in their clothes and helping them understand what works for them, Katie is always excited to help her clients achieve that unstoppable confidence through their wardrobe.

Katie Powell QVC UK Stylist
We caught up with Katie behind the scenes on her latest shoot, to ask her about the inspiration behind the looks she has put together for this season, here’s what she had to say…

“The summer is around the corner ladies and that means a fabulous new ‘Style Your Wardrobe’ instalment for you all. As a personal stylist and shopper, I am totally passionate about all things style, but most of all helping women feel beautifully confident in their clothes and helping them to create a wardrobe that they are totally proud of! Where to start? Well it’s all about having the right clothes in your wardrobe to work with and the QVC fashion cupboard is a great place to start.

Katie Powell and models on QVC Style
For high summer, there is a whole host of trends that have filtered through from the designer catwalks, to get very excited about, as well as some gorgeous old favourites that have been reworked into great new shapes… cue, the world of jumpsuits.

One of my favourite looks for you all is the ‘cold shoulder’ trend, seen at Chloe, Issa and Proenza Schouler when it came to the international runways but it’s at QVC for you right now via the ever cool Attitudes by Renee collection. ‘Cold shouldering’ is such a chic way to stay cool and tick a very fab trend box at the same time! In black and khaki, this top is a real must-have for your wardrobe and will look wonderful with so many other pieces, from its jeans to shorts and palazzo pants.

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If colour is your thing, then be sure to check out my ‘Orange is the new Black’ look – it is THE colour of the season and with designers like Michael Kors leading this zesty tone, it’s definitely going to be a big hit. When it comes to colour psychology, it is actually renowned for its warmth, positivity and sense of rejuvenation, so not only will you look great, but you will feel great wearing it too. Perfect! Colour is the quickest way to liven an outfit up, so give it a go and have fun with it ladies.

The key with these trend pieces though is that you need the staples in your wardrobe to build them into full outfits. With that in mind, I have dedicated one of my looks to the ‘Capsule Wardrobe’; the foundations to your style and the key pieces that you will always rely on. Navy blue trousers and white loafers are a must have!

Now when it comes to trying something new for the summer season, why not check out my ‘Jump suiting’ look for the new gaucho style that will be everywhere; I pick my two favourite prints from Tiana B and Kim & Co to show you how to dress them up for a party occasion or down as a shorts and T-shirt alternative. We also have the long line waistcoat which is one of the hero pieces for the season, and when it comes to cost per wear for our wardrobe it’s such a useful and chic piece.

Finally, if you’ve got a super holiday booked in the diary and you’re looking for an effortlessly stylish look without compromising on comfort, then I’ve got it covered with my ‘Beachwear Glam’ and ‘Stay cool without baring all’ looks – your one stop for all things sunshine! Exciting!”

Tune in to QVC Style on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 10am for some great style advice from Katie and to see the fashion to see you through the Spring/Summer Season 2016.

Stay gorgeous folks

Dates for your diaries
QVC Beauty Discover Summer Skin – Wednesday 20th April @ 9am
QVC Extra Laptops & tablets on Easy Pay – Thursday 21st April @ 8pm
QVC Style Fashion Flash Sale – all day Sunday 24th April
QVC BEAUTY: sky 668 – freesat 801 – freeview 35 – freeview HD 112 – online
QVC EXTRA: sky 673 – freesat 802 – freeview 35 via connect tv – online
QVC STYLE: sky 678 – freesat 803 – freeview 35 via connect tv – online

1 Comment

  1. Dawn Walker May 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    11.5.17 Katie I truly loved your red block heels shoes today – please can you let me know where you bought them from as I would love to purchase them too

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