West Surrey Style is changing!

Title! West Surrey Style is changing from a beauty and lifestyle blog into a more fashion and business focused resource. I am working on restarting my fashion business now that the world is opening up a little more, and it made sense to combine it with the blog. So this means that The Outfit Angel,Continue reading “West Surrey Style is changing!”

How to shop without trying anything on

In this strange time, one of the unfortunate realities, at least here in the UK, is that when you’re out on the high street, you can’t go into a fitting room to try anything on. All the fitting rooms have a sign that says ‘fitting room closed’. Darn you Covid-19. Trying on clothes is halfContinue reading “How to shop without trying anything on”

The importance of comfortable shoes

I’ve blogged about this before, I’m sure I have, but it’s about time for an update. I’m getting older. We all are. Time marches on and there comes a point when your body, specifically your spine and your feet, say ‘no more’. No more what? No more shoes that leave your feet in agony. I’mContinue reading “The importance of comfortable shoes”

Autumn fashion staples

Tis Autumn, the season of golden leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and all the things I love about the world. Autumn is my favourite season. I can legitimately leave behind all the worries about heat exhaustion and not owning enough pairs of shorts and dive into my tried and true autumn staples. Fashion changes seasonally, butContinue reading “Autumn fashion staples”

5 Style Tips from Grandma

My dear late grandmother may not have been the most fashion forward of ladies, but she was always impeccably dressed. The styles of the 40’s and 50’s were her defining era, and she carried over a lot of lessons from those into her later years. She also taught me a lot about how to dress,Continue reading “5 Style Tips from Grandma”

Revamping an old favourite: saving my Coach handbag from the bin

I’m having a massive clearout at the moment. My entire family is – we have to clear out Grandma’s bits and we’re also taking the time to have a good sort out of our own stuff. My eBay selling list has never been so full, and it feels good. Clothes and accessories are part ofContinue reading “Revamping an old favourite: saving my Coach handbag from the bin”

A flash of red

Red. It can be a really divisive colour. There are those who love it, and those who think wearing it is too ‘daring’. It’s a colour that can evoke both danger and passion. And it’s a colour that it’s very, very easy to get wrong. There is a whole spectrum of shades of red –Continue reading “A flash of red”

The Illusion of Glamour: What really happens at a fashion show

(Stock photo from Pixabay) Outwardly, a fashion show seems like the most glamorous event, doesn’t it? The clothes look incredible, the models are flawless and everything is perfect, right? Yes, for the audience it is. But for those of us behind the scenes, it’s very, very different. It was recently Fashion Week in one ofContinue reading “The Illusion of Glamour: What really happens at a fashion show”

Gothic Shoot – Final Images

They’re arriving! The final edited images from the Gothic-Themed Photoshoot are here – there’s more to come but they’re filtering in. Shoot credits: Model: Lora Clark MUA: Viktoria Kohl Stylist: Me Photographer: Andrew Boschier Location: Hambledon Church I love these three images in particular. There are many, many more but these are the three that stood outContinue reading “Gothic Shoot – Final Images”