Keeping things short & sweet, and continuing on from my last post. Today I'm sharing two new secrets in my personal style arsenal. 


1) The power of tonal dressing. Working in fashion over the years I've (for better or worse!) shortened the amount of time it takes to size someone just by looking at their outfit. Some of the chicest men and women I know dress in head-to-toe one colour, the shoes must match the bag, must match the shirt. Whether it's teal from top to toe or #AllBlackEverything the power of monochromatic dressing is one that can't be denied. There's also this clickbait Harper's Bazaar article that makes the rounds every few months, outlining 'How to Dress Rich'. Tonal dressing is high on that list, and having worked in luxury fashion - I can assure you that the richest of women always match their croc Birkin to their aubergine mink coats. Wearing one colour (in varying tones) makes for an effortless look, that whispers money!



2) On the opposite end of the money, spectrum comes tip #2, my (not-so) secret weapon, ASOS. As much as I love designer duds, I simply haven't gotten to the point where a full Gucci runway look is in the budget. Instead, I head to sites like ASOS or H&M and check out their premium or studio lines, for elevated basics in luxe materials or quirky twists. With this outfit, I was able to get all 4 pieces [minus the Bottega clutch;)] from ASOS.  The suit is made in partnership with Harris Tweed, the majority of whose other collaborators are found on Savile Row. The boots, biker jeans and oversized jumper have quickly become wardrobe staples - cost-conscious and durable enough to live up to TK wear and tear. Another bonus of getting all your outfit from one retailer is that the design team has taken the guesswork out of getting dressed. The tones of the jumper and tweed jacket match up perfectly, #NoFilter needed ;) 

You can shop my ASOS outfit below ... 

Harris Tweed suit from ASOS//  Longline sweater with tabs (similar) from ASOS // Coated skinny jeans by ASOS (on sale now!)  // Boots by Frank Wright via ASOS  // Portfolio by Bottega Veneta