Styling Lola

The Lola dress is such a wardrobe hero. Fitted without being overly clingy, stylish but not so distinct that you can only wear it once a year and available (of course) in a rainbow of colours from practical coffee or navy to statement scarlet and turquoise. In short, the Lola dress is your new little... Continue Reading →

Beat the winter blues with colour

January is often reported to be the most depressing month of the entire year. By the end of the month new year's resolutions have been broken, the weather shows no signs of improvement and the festive spirit has well and truly worn off. Why not fight the blues? Colour is known to have an enormous... Continue Reading →

When Melissa met Gretchen

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the award-winning American author, blogger and speaker, Gretchen Rubin. Her thought-provoking books on habits and happiness have sold more than three million copies worldwide and consistently top The New York Times bestseller lists, and she was over from the States to give a series of interviews... Continue Reading →

Colours for Life – by Melissa

One of the joys of doing what I do at Kettlewell is being able to see the impact on other people, whether it’s a teenage goddaughter having her clothing personality analysed for the first time or a lifestyle blogger having her colours refreshed  after 25 years. It takes me back to the first time I... Continue Reading →

Perfect prints for every palette

While plain coloured clothes can form the building blocks of any wardrobe, prints really can be your wardrobe heroes. Whether you're highlighting your best bits, camouflaging your, erm, less best bits, trying to find an effortless way of incorporating colour or simply embracing this season's floral trend, prints can solve a multitude of wardrobe dilemmas. The other... Continue Reading →

Co-ordinated colour clashes

Every few years, another colour clashing trend comes around, and while some of us embrace it with huge confidence, the rest of us tend to sidle around it slowly, keeping our outfits nice and safe and, at most, 'neutral with a pop of colour'. Well, it's 2017 and the trend has cycled round again, but... Continue Reading →

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