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  • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

    Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

  • The new-season fashion trends to take you into A/W 2020

    Coveting new-season fashion trends to add to basket? We've got the five leading wardrobe wins to nail A/W style, plus the local boutiques to shop them in

  • The shacket: your new sartorial hero

    What do you get when you cross a jacket with a shirt? A shacket, of course! Here's our pick of the best lightweight and affordable options to take you into autumn.

  • New season jumpsuits to buy now

    Chic, comfy and transitional - the jumpsuit is a must-have staple in your summer/autumn wardrobe - no wonder the high street is awash! Shall we go shopping?

  • Our new favourite fashion trend

    Puff sleeves are as du rigueur as a mojito in hand this summer and we've found eight totally wearable sartorial stunners to add to your summer wardrobe now.

  • The final straw: 7 chic hats to buy now

    What keeps you cool, but is this summer's hottest accessory? The straw hat, of course! Nail the trend with one of these affordable woven beauties.

  • Ciara Elliott home

    Style spotlight: Fashion Re:Boot host Ciara Elliott

    The concept is gold: gather a group of trendy women together to buy and sell their pre-loved loot. But who's the brains behind Essex's hottest sustainable-style export? Muddy meets Fashion Re:Boot queen Ciara Elliott for the lowdown

  • Wear the rainbow (and find gold)

    The weather's been pants, but we're giving Joseph and his technicolour dream coat a run for his money with the best rainbow brights. Prepare to be dazzled.

  • Trend alert! Artisanal style

    Delicate embroidery, expert craftsmanship and dreamy fabrics - we're coveting artisanal chic for summer. Here are 14 items to add to your (handwoven) basket.

  • MK espadrilles

    Summer wardrobe spin: new Essex boutique buys

    Need a key piece to elevate your look? These stylish independents just got their SS20 drops. From hero bags and espadrilles to chic staycation staples, here's our edit of the we-want-it-nows

  • 6 pairs of trainers for racking up miles

    Whether you've rediscovered your love of running during lockdown, or just wanted an excuse to escape the house (guilty!), it's essential to have right kit. Try on these for size.

  • Hot new swimwear for summer

    Sunbathing is my specialist subject and the weather's hotting up. Check out the Muddy edit of must have swimwear to suit every shape and size.

  • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

  • The Devil wears joggers!

    Sofa style! Joggers are firmly in vogue - just ask Anna Wintour. Here's our edit of the best to buy now for ultimate cool comfort at home.

  • The best white shirts on the high street

    A style classic, we all need a crisp white shirt in our wardrobe. Here are eight beauties available to buy now that aren't madly expensive so you can buy guilt-free.

  • The fittest new fitness gear

    There's loads of gorgeous new fitness wear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for what's on our wish list.

  • 5 of the best… trench coats

    It's a style classic for a reason - the trench is probably the most chic, useful piece you can buy (banish all thoughts of Inspector Clouseau). Here are our new season favourites.

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