Fashion

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London Fashion Week: The super seven

In the four-stop whirlwind they call fashion month, New York is renowned for polish and sophistication, Milan for high-octane glamour, and Paris for legendary houses like Chanel and Dior.

Adorn me!

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The fastest way to update your wardrobe (no need to spend hours in the fitting room), jewellery can make all the difference to an outfit, and you don't have to spend a fortune, either.

Step up your summer shoe game

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There's another heatwave on the way, which is as good an excuse as any to invest in some jazzy new shoes - and what a choice you've got right now.

Heard the buzz?

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Did you hear about the swarm of bees that descended on a branch of Topshop a couple of summers ago, trapping customers inside?

Keep it Rio

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With the 31st Olympic Games just days away, all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro, but you don't have to travel all the way to Brazil to capture the colourful style of the seaside city.

Millie'ing around

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For someone who's just got back from four days (and nights) of partying at Glastonbury, Millie Mackintosh is looking enviably fresh and energetic.

Put on your sunset strip

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There wasn't just one highlight hue on the SS16 catwalks, but a beautiful range encompassing the kind of rich, fiery shades only visible as the sun goes down.

Hey, shady lady

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A straight-off-the-runway designer dress is something most of us can only dream of owning, but a pair of sunnies from our favourite catwalk brands? Now there's an affordable way to stay on-trend - without saying goodbye to several months' salary.

Water babes

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Remember last summer when that Protein World billboard featuring a skinny, toned and tanned model, asking 'Are you beach body ready?', went viral?

Nifty picks for rad dads

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Previously overshadowed by the attention-grabbing womenswear events, the men's fashion weeks, which take place in January and June, are going from strength to strength - with more designers showing every season, and garnering more column inches, tweets and celebrity attendees in the process.

Be a fashion frill-seeker

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Easily the prettiest component of the 'more is more' mood that characterises SS16 is the return of all things ruffled, from Proenza Schouler and Oscar De La Renta's flamenco layers, to the delicate frills at Lanvin and Alexander McQueen.

Stripe for the picking

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Forget florals. Stop with the spots. This season, the only print you need is of the linear variety.

Wedding clashers

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When it comes to getting dressed up for a wedding, there are so many 'rules' to follow that most end up being a sea of men in boring grey suits and women in humdrum floral frocks.

Bright and breezy

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Been dreaming of casting aside your winter woollens and frolicking bare-legged ever since the spring/summer designer shows, way back in September last year?

Spring's dreamiest denim

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As resilient trend-wise as the fabric itself, denim never really goes out of style, and it's put in a particularly strong showing this season.

Nicely Dunn

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Early one grey Tuesday morning, a fleet of stylists, make-up artists and publicists is milling about in the hallway of a plush hotel suite overlooking London's busy Strand.

Join the pyjama party

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Talk of 'day to night' dressing is endless in fashion, but for spring, designers were working in reverse, bringing sleepwear into the waking hours.