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Spring Essentials

Spring is a time of unpredictable weather, and those sudden cold snaps mean we need to mix our winter wardrobe with new spring pieces to stay comfortable. Here are a few tips on incorporating the latest trends into your winter wardrobe to help you shake off winter while staying warm! 

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Breastfeeding in Style

  Once you have got the hang of breastfeeding, it is so liberating to be able to go out and about without having to worry about preparing bottles (and with substantially less paraphernalia to lug about). Having the right clothing is absolutely essential though – it makes your breastfeeding life SO much easier if you are not having to wrestle with poorly-adapted tops or the risk of stripping to the waist just to feed your baby. Or trying to manoeuvre a scarf over you and baby to maintain your modesty. Aka+Pip has some great options available. The best styles tend to be the easiest to manipulate, allowing you to quickly and discreetly pop baby onto the breast. For this reason,...

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4 tips for 'Dressing for Success' when you are pregnant

My friend Sarah was feeling humiliated and angry. Seven months pregnant, she was at an important conference for work, when her ‘reasonably priced’ maternity pants split down the seam. It was only the second time she had worn them. « I was seriously hacked off. Here I am trying to hold it together, convince people to take me seriously, that  my work is worth investing in despite this looming life event. I mean, already they are making assumptions about my commitment just because I am pregnant, and then the only professional looking thing I could find to wear lets me down. » This got me thinking about how much we judge people by the way they dress and present themselves, and how...

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Pantone's Colour of 2020 - How to Style it

Pantone have recently announced their colour of the year for 2020 : Classic Blue. This is a stark departure from the sophisticated and optimistic ‘Living Coral’ of 2019. Pantone’s choice of colour for 2020 marks a shift towards introspection and reflection, but its a great colour to wear, and here are a few suggestions for raising the style temperature of this cool colour.

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