The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Surrey Edition

Category: Fashion

Win a £500 new season wardrobe!

8 Mar 2017

Bored to the back teeth of being cocooned in jeans and huge jumpers? Yup, us too. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce a brand new competition to reboot your wardrobe for spring. Fancy a whopping £500 gift voucher to spend at chic, elegant womenswear brand Winser London? Of course you do. They will kit you out beautifully.

The Wisner London collection is available at the House of Fraser stores in Guildford and Oxford Street, London, with the full collection available at boutiques in Gerrards Cross and Marlow, Bucks. The winner is can also choose to have a personal styling session at the Bucks boutiques if they fancy an afternoon out in that part of the world, complete with a celebratory glass of fizz.

Read more

How to do London Fashion Week (if you’re not Anna Wintour)

14 Feb 2017

London Fashion Week used to be a case of ‘if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in’ but these days the biannual round of fashion shows are a much more democratic affair. While you’re still unlikely to find yourself snuggled up front row next to the editor of French Vogue (wearing sunglasses indoors and a ‘whatever’ expression mandatory), there are plenty of other ways to get involved. With the AW17 collections being showcased in the capital from 17-21 February, Muddy’s Kerry Potter – a glossy mag journo escapee and veteran LFW attendee – has some ideas for soaking up the fashion vibes, even if your FROW ticket got (*cough*) lost in the post.

Read more

Eco fashion: Five easy ways to cut clothing waste

1 Feb 2017

With the SS17 fashion season almost upon us and frosty days forcing us inside, now is as good a time as any to look inside our wardrobes. Not an open-the-door-then-force-it-shut-quickly type of look. But a good honest look at what you wear, and what you don’t.

I found out recently that the average UK home owns about £4,000 worth of clothes, about a third of which goes unworn. And between us we have £30 billion worth – yes, 3-0 billion – of unused clothing sitting in our closets. That’s a lot of clothes. It’s quite shocking isn’t it?

Read more

Fashion that plays to your strengths

6 Dec 2016

Got a part of you that you’d rather downplay (err, yes!), or an attribute you’re happier to flaunt? Check out, an online fashion boutique I discovered recently with a clever filter system that helps women play to their strengths.

What’s more it’s aimed at over 40s not by patronising us with safe styles, but by curating some lovely pieces from across a range of labels that tick the boxes of what real women have told the founder they’re looking for.

Read more

Supercool pop up sale shop alert

11 Sep 2016

Oh glory be! So excited to tell you about this super fab pop up shop. If you love the designs in Courtyard in Guildford, you’ll be chuffed to hear about the sale pop up store, just a few doors down from the main shop in Angel Gate.

I came across Courtyard during the 2016 Muddy Stilettos Awards, and now I can’t make a trip to Guildford without calling in.

Read more

How to rock denim this season

7 Sep 2016

I’m a jeans girl through and through. I wear them most days, and when I’m not wearing jeans it’s because I’m either still in my pyjamas, or all of my jeans are in the wash. Even then I’ve been known to fish a pair out of the basket and spritz with some Coco Mademoiselle (don’t judge me).

Admittedly I gave them a bit of a rest over summer, but now that these autumn days are rolling in quick, I’ve reignited my denim devotion.

Read more
The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Surrey Edition