UK Clothing

Can A Fast-Fashion Detox Change Our Shopping Habits?

Lauren Cowdery | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Lauren Cowdery

But the majority of my wardrobe is still pre-loved, with well over 50% of items from second hand sources. Of the remaining items, the majority are at least two years old and have been worn multiple times, so I'm allowing myself the occasional purchase going forwards.

Is Ethical Clothing Expensive?

Wendy Graham | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Style
Wendy Graham

Something I hear a lot from people is that they would love to shop more ethically, but ethical clothing is just too expensive. And I do get that. When money is tight it's only natural to want that budget to spread as far as possible.

The Environmental Impact Of Clothing

Sam Williams | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Style
Sam Williams

Christmas is approaching fast, the high streets are alive with shoppers, and presents are mounting up ready to be wrapped. Among the most popular of gifts are clothes; after all, we love to look good. But, do we really need them?

Seven Reasons You Should Start Dressing Like Your Mum

Loulou Storey | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

So here are my seven reasons, taken from advice given to me over the years, as to why I think you should start dressing like your mum and I think these reasons, regardless of your age are going to help you to feel stylish and gorgeous everyday.

9 Clothing Nightmares You Have When You're Really Short

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Style

For those of us who have been shortchanged in the leg-length-department, a floor sweeping gown is just not an option. Unless of course you love being...

The Black Polo-Neck - Yes Please

Arabella Noortman | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Style
Arabella Noortman

Worn on the right person, it is beyond words (although I shall continue to try and capture the essence of this garment using such linguistic containers; limited though they are). Think of Audrey Hepburn in her black turtle-neck in Funny Face. Nothing expresses a sense of gamine joie de vivre better than her in that outfit. She made that sweater iconic.

Fear of a Black Hairstyle - Cultural Appropriation? No Thanks

Roger Dubar | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Dubar

Asking people as a matter of courtesy to be sensitive to issues of cultural appropriation is one thing. Laying this request out as a demand that people conform with unchallengeable rules of behaviour is a quite another.

Bare Boobs and Burkinis: Inside the Empowered Woman's Wardrobe

Rachel King | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Style
Rachel King

From Susan Sarandon to Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Theresa May ripping women apart for their appearances is nothing new. And whilst judging a woman based on her outfit choice is puke-inducing at the best of times, at the worst it can be something far more unpleasant.

The Elephant in the Wardrobe

Trewin Restorick | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Style
Trewin Restorick

The fashion industry flourishes on creativity, innovation, beauty and glamour. It is also an industry addicted to speed. New ranges hit the high street at ever increasing rates meeting a huge consumer demand for the latest trends.

Last Minute Love Tokens: Late Gift Inspo for Valentine's Day

Sarah McGiven | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

You will most likely plan to dash out when they're preoccupied with something else in order to lovingly surprise them with your thoughtful gift but by the time that moment comes it will be 20 minutes until the shops shut and you will be at least 30 minutes away from them anyway.

Four Things You Wish You Knew About Your Clothes

Marianne Caroline Hughes | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Style
Marianne Caroline Hughes

We want to feel able to make a difference with our own impact on our planet and the people on our planet. However when it comes to something as basic as getting dressed in the morning, we're already lost. So what would be helpful for us to know about the clothes we're wearing?

My Eight Great Festive Gift Ideas

Bwoywonder | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

With the highly anticipated 7th offering, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not so far away in a distant galaxy now, there is nothing like embracing the hype with these knit jumpers from numbskull.co.uk. You don't have to be a big fan to appreciate the clever way in which iconic characters from Star Wars have been infused in these traditional pullovers.

Curtis Kulig x TOPMAN: When Art and Fashion Combine

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Curtis Kulig, one of my favourite contemporary artists, has teamed up with my favourite High Street brand TOPMAN for a definitive collection of his fine art imagery married with luxe fabrics to create a wardrobe for the modern day gentleman.

Dress Code: No T-Shirts (Unless You Want to Go to Jail)

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Over the years I reckon we've all had our run-ins with dress code authoritarianism. Requirements to wear suits ("lounge suits"). Being told you've got to wear a shirt with a collar. Or a tie. The need to turn up in "smart" attire. Or footwear that isn't a pair of trainers. Or trousers that aren't tracksuit bottoms. Tops that aren't football shirts ...

Japanese & Distressed Denim: Latest Look For Summer 2015

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Denim may be the only fabric that can have a run all season without losing its essential characteristics, tough, durable and at times quite heavy. I have picked 2 brands that have chosen to run with the denim look as part of their SS15 releases, both prove denim that is back for summer 2015!

'Thong Bodysuit' Advert Has American Apparel In Hot Water Yet Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

An American Apparel advert has been banned for sexualising a child, after a complaint that an ad for a 'thong bodysuit' showed a girl baring her butto...

INTERVIEW: Designer Todd Lynn on Dressing Bono in Toilets and the Long Hard Road to Success

Vincent Dignan | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Dignan

Todd Lynn has been called Rock and Roll's best kept secret. He has designed clothes for U2, The Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson, and Courtney Love. He also recently designed all the costumes for Beyonce and Jay-Z's Run The World Tour.

Lizzy Clothing: #GetLizzy Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

LIZZY is a street wear brand that carries the mantra, aspire to inspire, a fundamental part of its design and represents its place of conception, Lond...

Deadly Denim - The Darker Side of Firetrap

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

A story on fashion is not my usual Huffington fair, but I actually started my writing career working for an alternative fashion magazine called Sinzine and studied fashion at college back in my New Romantic youth.

To Pocket or Not to Pocket...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

To be honest, I never even really thought about my shirts. It's a shirt, it serves a purpose, which is to not show up at the office naked... If I liked the color and it fit, consider it bought... Of course it had to be comfortable too. But a pocket? Really?

30 Fascinating Facts About Fashion Psychology

Karen Pine | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

What you wear affects you psychologically. It can profoundly alter your mood. It also influences how others respond to you. And the visual illusion created by cut and fabric dramatically changes the appearance of your body. Your clothes can affect your job prospects, your love life and even your self-image.

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.

Getcha Street On

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

These three collections take street influences, from classic 90's hip hop style, Kawaii and the gritty London realness that is the Tube, and turn them into super cool, easy to wear, edgy fashion for men and women, that references London, New York and Tokyo style.

Blood Brother: AW14 Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Blood Brother seemingly gives a nod to the fashion of 80's movie Back To The Future 2, which coincidently was set in 2015. Stylist Max Clark solidifies my claim by using a model with a similar look to the films antagonist Biff Tannan.<

Try the Tassel Trend

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

It's a bold High Summer look that's currently populating high street stores and designer boutiques alike, particularly in the form of holiday kimonos, but choose your weapons wisely and the pieces you pick up now will see you through next season too.