Posted: October 15, 2015 10:29am

I am all about finishing outfits! I have tended in the past to buy something because I love it, just for it to languish in my wardrobe, unworn, as I have nothing to go with it.

After spending time with some great stylists I am learning to use what is within my own wardrobe.

You need to take the pieces you really want to wear  and see what is missing. If you are stuck email me and I am happy to help.

In my case I had bought gold lame trousers and a pair of Whistles kick flares.I cannot see the  trousers online; I bought mine in-store but this Warehouse pair is really similar. Nothing really worked with them.

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I was tipped off by a stylist friend to the power of teal, and I invested in one blouse by Marni in a divine teal colour to go with both these pieces.

Teal is great at breaking up black, but can also act as a neutral, and looks great paired with red.

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So one blouse finished all these outfits! As it is an investment piece it will elevate the eBay /vintage and highstreet buys to pieces I feel comfortable wearing in any setting. It also dressed up my dungarees, which I love, but am always afraid of looking a bit ‘mutton’ in .

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Teal is such an underrated colour and I love how it works on your skin, and lifts any outfit! If you have items in your wardrobe and you don’t know what to pair with them, please send us an email at

catwalkschoolgates@gmail.com

Here are my best teal pieces, next week I will be looking at the power of python print.


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