We all love a T-shirt and jeans for a casual look, but sometimes it needs an injection of smart to go from school run or dog walk to lunch with friends or a trip to a bar.
Adding a blazer or jacket, a handbag with a pop of colour and some great jewellery along with a pair of heels creates the smart casual look we all love.
There are a fabulous choice of blazers on the market, plain, patterned and variations of check prints. This houndstooth check is from Next and has two front pockets trimmed with a navy cording and looks fabulous teamed the the jeans and T look. Add a pair of heels, whether shoes or boots and some statement earrings and you have that smart, casual look.
This Red Herring beige, heritage check coat is a favourite of mine and is on sale at the moment in Debenhams, a perfect piece to dress up or down so great value for a great look.
Slogan T shirts are huge this season and there are some great choices in the stores, they vary quirky quotes to named labels.
The big, statement earrings are still huge this season as seen at Paris Fashion Week with earcuffs, large crystal dangles and tassel earrings still being at the height of fashion. We are spoilt for choice on so many stunning options available in all our highstreet stores!
Once you have your essential pieces you can add your favourite shoes, bag and a pop of colour with your favourite lipstick! I love the Revlon matt balms, long lasting and a choice of fabulous colours that keep your lips moisturised.