The month for jeans, heels and February deals

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Come February it feels like the year has begun in earnest but this weather can wreak havoc with your wardrobe. As one blogger I know put it: “I don’t want to wear last season’s sequins and tartan anymore but it is too cold for new season pastels.” True that. Silver linings though; at least it isn’t snowing.

With the first pay weekend of the New Year firmly under our belts there is an urge to get trigger happy in the new season offerings. Which trend are you going to buy into?

Stephanie Roper The Wardrobe Angel

Stephanie Roper The Wardrobe Angel

This season we’ve got: Big chunky fierce florals, pastel pink worn in a grown-up way, Art Pop, White on White, Sports Luxe and Nomad. So do you buy now and keep your new season garments on lock-down under your winter coat or do you save your pennies and spend later? If you want to keep yourself out of mischief this early in the season but you want to buy something, try buying denim.

Jeans are what retailers call a ‘bread & butter’ item – people always need denim. Always. And jeans are having a bit of a fashion moment – Red magazine did a huge spread on them last month and in some working establishments jeans are now socially acceptable work wear.

GAP have started their New Year offensive with some very wardrobe worthy offerings so why not use your shopping time this month to seek out your ideal denim?

I love Topshop Jamie jeans: high waisted (which holds everything in and is perfect for my hourglass figure) and 7/8 length which grazes my ankle so looks great with heels.

If you don’t fancy Topshop then try Next Slim and Shape denim.

With a hidden support panel to hold in your tummy and “clever seaming” that basically lifts your butt, the jeans do exactly what they say on the tin. I styled them on a client last week and man do they look good.

And when you’ve bought your forever jeans try these styling tips in the accompanying photos to give them even more life. Til next time…!