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Margaret Howell

Anna Berkeley

Five days, five ways. A blue working day

July 14, 2015

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A smart look with dressy silk faille trousers and a bib front shirt. The rose gold metallic shoe echoed the warmth in the necklace perfectly. Wear the shirt open to make the necklace the focal point or leave it long and have the necklace on top. If you have a large bust it’s best to position necklaces mid sternum.

Shirt by Margaret Howell (, trousers by Jil Sander (, shoes from Whistles ( and jewellery from Fei Liu at Heirloom London (


Anna Berkeley

Three days, three ways: To boldly stripe

April 28, 2015

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Block or bold stripes evoke potent summer memories of deck chairs and beach umbrellas. They scream summer to me. Here I wanted to have a seventies feel with the slim flare and the cork platform wedge.

Top and duster by Margaret Howell (, flared jeans by Mother (, cork sandals by Kate Kuba (

Anna Berkeley

Three days, three ways: A Rye smile

March 26, 2015

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Rye, in East Sussex is well worth a visit; here I am just beneath the castle walls. This smart casual outfit is a firm favourite for weekends with the kids. For warmth I add my Cos fine, wool knit underneath the shirt. Search for slim fitting layers that will not disrupt the line of a lighter top or shirt when it’s worn on top. Layers, layers and more layers – it’s the key to this blasted changeable weather we are having. A lightweight jacket is another must, simply whip it off when you need to and chuck it in a bag.

Shirt as before, jacket by Margaret Howell (, jeans from Acne (, knit (just seen) by Cos (, boots by Office (, sunglasses from Topshop ( and bag from a vintage store.


Anna Berkeley

Three days, three ways: In the army now

March 23, 2015

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Military shirts are notoriously tricky.

Tip number one; keep it simple and unfussy – they don’t need accessories.

Tip number two; think silhouette – loose up top and neat on the bottom.

Tip number three; tone your blues together for a soft summer feel.

This outfit cannily covers the military look, the SS15 penchant for blues, the double denim look (well, almost) and, if you add a chunky shoe,  you have a 70’s vibe. That’s at least three trends in one go..

Shirt by Margaret Howell (, jeans by Mother (, shoes by Kate Kuba (


Anna Berkeley

Three days, three ways: Boiler alert!

March 11, 2015


This boiler suit from French work-wear brand Vetra is comfort personified. Although it does make visiting the bathroom a bit of a mission. For me, it needs some feminine additions to soften it. Add a heel, an obi belt, a bow perhaps, or some low key jewellery. Whatever says ‘womanly’ to you.

I have worn the red Cos knit underneath as you definitely can’t layer on top of it. Similarly, it works with any slim knit or jersey top and a shirt underneath looks particularly modern. Come summer it can stand alone with a pair of strappy sandals and a pendant.

Knit as before, boiler suit MHL (, shoes by LK Bennett ( and obi belt by Dries Van Noten (