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How To Wear...

If you’re struggling to get to grips with a difficult piece of clothing or you’re not sure how a certain trend will fit in with the rest of your wardrobe, swing by our How To Wear pages for top tips, outfit picks and some advice on what to wear with what, and how to work those tricky high fashion items into your wardrobe. Work the trends without the stress with a little help from us!

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How to wear and not to wear H&M to London Fashion Week

Okay okay, so even us fashion editors can get it wrong sometimes! I couldn't resist putting this post up. That's me on the right in the first photo, wearing the leopard print panelled H&M leggings, next to Siam Goorwich... Read more »

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Trend alert: Menswear - Kate Moss and Leighton Meester suit up

Ooh we do love a trend at CQ! While women dressing up in typically male clothes isn't something new, the ole' tuxedo certainly does seem to be making a comeback on the celeb circuit lately. Starlets everywhere are ditching... Read more »

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Outfit Pick: Transition wear

It seems summer has left us momentarily, which is no use when you're staring at a wardrobe full of floaty dresses and shorts! Time for a transition outfit to bridge the gap... The gold spatter-effect jacket is such a... Read more »

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Summer Style Solution: The Harem or Carrot leg trouser

Harem trousers cleverly combine a tailored look with a breezy slouchiness which makes them perfect for summer smart. We've compiled a selection which will keep you cool without baring all! All Saints' designers... Read more »

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Heatwave High Fashion: How to look smart in the summer sun!

Heatwave dressing isn't easy, the temptation to slide into beachwear is great but you must resist and stay true to your fashion loving ways! I've come up with a few tips and tricks to ensure you stay looking cool in the... Read more »

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How to wear: Playsuits

Generally speaking, playsuits are one of the trickiest items to wear but with our fab selection it needn't be a hassle. There are no hard and fast rules, but look for something that flatters your figure, a defined waist will... Read more »

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It's sheer m'dear: American Apparel vs. House of Holland's mesh dress

There is no time for modest mouses in this American Apparel version (above, left) of House of Holland's spandex mesh dress (above, right). Their micro-mini long-sleeved nylon sheer dress leaves very little to the... Read more »

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Celeb Gallery: stars show you how to wear high waisted skirts, trousers & jeans

High waisted items may seem tricky to pull off at first, but they can actually be very flattering if you pick the right item for your body. Here's a gallery full of celeb inspiration that might help you pick your perfect piece,... Read more »

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Star style: How to dress for the cold and still look chic

[Images: Rex Features] - click image to enlarge Being from the Antipodes, where winter tends to be more like the summers I have experienced here, dressing for the subzero temperatures of a London winter doesn't come... Read more »

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Go for wet look leggings this New Year's Eve

Goofing around in outfit number two and one, click image to enlarge We dipped a toe into the wet look trend last year , but now the Sass and Bide Black Rat leggings herald the arrival of wet look into the... Read more »

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La Redoute bring us relaxed partywear that's glitter free!

If that Miss Dior Cherie video has got you clamoring for a bit of Parisien chic, then look no further than La Redoute for the kind of pared-down partywear that's often hard to find on the UK high street (where it's not a... Read more »

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Get your feathers all ruffled with Hobbs' pretty cocktail dress

I always thought feather trims were best left to photographs and red carpet occasions only. Stories of feather-trimmed gowns - even couture ones - moulting like crazy are legendary. Rumour has it Fred Astairs sang "feathers,... Read more »

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Uniqlo enlists the help of London's style mavens to create The Style Council

Uniqlo are already well known in fashion circles for being purveyors of the kind of understated cool that only the Japanese can do properly. But now they've enlisted the help of some of the UK's trendsetters to create the... Read more »

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Sarah Chalke shows us how to wear the high waist

One of the questions that CQ is most frequently asked is 'how do I wear a high waist'? Because of that, I'm constantly on the lookout for good examples of the trend. Last night, when I finally got round to watching *that*... Read more »

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CQ Gallery: Ten of the best - tartan, check and plaid!

Last week we showed you how celebs have been tackling the trend for tartan, check and plaid clothing . Now it's your turn to get in on the act. Here are ten of the best items available now (or soon) on the UK high street that... Read more »

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Trends: pleated and cropped trousers

Click image to enlarge Pleated and cropped trousers are a great alternative to skirts or full-length trousers in this temperamental weather. The carrot-leg silhouette is big news for autumn and with a pair of mid-heel... Read more »

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Bikinis for big boobs: What to do?

With my holiday looming nearer and nearer I'd made all the usual preparations. I'd religiously buffed, scrubbed and fake tanned , I'd been dieting so my thighs wouldn't look Godzilla like in this summer's ra ra... Read more »

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Bring out your brollies! It's time for some wet weather fashion.

It's a bit wet today isn't it? With the UK primed for flash floods and super storms, now may be the time to talk about weather-proofing your wardrobe. The obvious way is to go for a waterproof coat, like the much... Read more »