Use Netflix for your Fashion inspiration in February

I am no style queen.
There, I admitted it.
In fact, I have very little in the way of personal ‘style’ at all – life’s too short for more than jeans mixed with an array of cardigans/jumpers for me.

But I do find myself watching TV and yearning a little… whilst I wouldn’t want to dress like Rose Selfridge every day, I totally covet Agnes Towler’s incredibly embroidered workwear and nifty hats. And the way that the (evil horrible hateful… come on, we all know it’s coming) Delphine Day accentuates her curves is a genius I can only marvel at.

Where did it go? The pride and the personal effort?
Those ladies from 1915 would have been horrified at stepping out of the house with a hair out of place – why do we care so much less? Men and women alike – we all just have a little less style about us now, don’t we?

I know we’re all busy, and the need for gloves and ‘stays’ rightfully vanished long ago. But as I get older, I increasingly find a little style goes a long way.

I am constantly on the hunt for fashion inspiration wherever I go, whatever I do. For me Netflix has become a one-stop-shop for ideas. Whether I am organising a high fashion photo-shoot based on the fabulously manipulative Claire Underwood from House of Cards, or a summery sport-lux feature drawing motivation from the preppy cheerleaders in Bring it On, I can always find something to spark my creativity. Let’s face it we don’t always have the time or money to keep buying into the latest trends, so using the characters to inspire the way you put an outfit together from your own wardrobe is always fun. The key is to trust your instinct, and always be comfortable in what you are wearing.” – Natalie Hartley, Glamour Magazine Fashion Director

So there y’go. My fabulous tea dress can be teamed with a few 1940’s accessories a la The Help, and I shall continue in my search for some embroidered tops and cardigans just like Agnes Towler’s.

(mind you, my current Netflix obsession is Quantum Leap – whilst Sam dips through the decades with ease, and I love to watch the fashions and the cars, I’m pretty sure I’ll not be emulating any of Al’s amazing ‘style’…)


Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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