Style for Life

Part I: The Casual Coffee Meeting

Photo: J K Murray |  @j_k_murray

Photo: J K Murray | @j_k_murray

How to Style 3 Classic Occasion Types for Spring/Summer | Part I: The Casual Coffee Meeting

In association with Isabella’s Wardrobe. With special thanks to the team at Radisson Red, Glasgow. Shot by J K Murray.

When it comes to clothes, my philosophy is simple: be yourself! As a stylist, I help people connect with their individuality and channel the power of fashion to fortify inner confidence. That doesn’t have to mean bright colours or bold looks that turn heads. It’s simply about finding and honing your own personal style.

Creating an Unforgettable Look

Many people tell me they struggle to create cohesive outfits, so I selected 3 classic occasion-types and describe how to style a look for each. First up, a business-casual look that will work for a coffee meeting or if you’re a mum on the run! I’ve also added a ‘desk to drinks’ style tweak, so keep reading!

At the heart of each look you create, should be at least one statement piece. Often, this will dictate the colour palette from which you’ll build your outfit. Here, the Stella McCartney joggers take centre stage. The floral print makes a bold statement, while the green acts as our highlight colour. Pairing with monochrome flatforms accommodates a busy, schedule and looks über-modern. The green cashmere sweater adds colour and the leather jacket brings a tougher edge.

Work work work it!


Accessories maketh the outfit! Never forget them. Adding a necklace highlights the face, and the floral clutch creates a fun pattern-clash against the joggers.


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Desk to Drinks Style Tweak


Hardworking women need hardworking wardrobes! Simply pop on a pair of sparkly earrings, remove the sweater and swap boots for stilettos. Drinks-ready in minutes… just add lipstick!


~ Shop the Look ~


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Miuccia Prada once observed: “fashion is instant language.” Wise words from an incredibly talented woman. It’s the same for me – fashion is my way of communicating with the world.
If you’re struggling to say what you want with clothes, whatever the reason, get in touch - I’d love to help you!

Thanks for reading. Leave your thoughts on this look in the comments below! Don’t miss Part II: Date Night!


Note: This post is adapted from my article in Insight Magazine. Read the full feature here.