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Wednesday Addams plaits and Jurassic Park chic: 14 style lessons

From haute gardening hats, to nettles dresses and sexy necklines, here are the trends that are coming for you for this spring/summer Ellie Violet Bramley, Leah Harper, Priya Elan Wed 19 Feb 2020 07.00EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Afraid of looking like a dunce when it comes to your fashion knowledge? Weve created a cheat sheet for the new season. Minimalism has gone eco Organic wool blazer, 680, vest, 210, and trousers, 460, by BITE. Trainers, 105, by Veja. Styling: Melanie Wilkinson. Photography: David Newby.…

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Am I happier because I’m thinner, or thinner because I’m happier?

Looking in the mirror, I feel happy with my new body shape. But thats not what body positivity taught me to do The first time I felt body euphoria was in an Old Navy dressing room. The floor was sticky with inexplicable customer gunk, a toddler was sobbing in the next stall and I was wearing jeans five sizes smaller than usual. I gaped at my reflection in awe. Its not just that the jeans fit; I could also see my collarbones, which had been hidden under layers of fat…

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How to pack for your holidays from plug adaptors to painkillers

Plan outfits carefully, stack things up Tetris-style and wear your bulkiest clothes on the plane Roll, dont fold, when packing clothes in a suitcase. Folding creases your clothes and takes up more room, whereas rolling compacts them and also makes them easier to fit into tight spots in your case. You can pile things up like a game of Tetris. When it comes to bulkier items such as jumpers, it is better to fold, but try to wear your larger items if you are flying. Not only does this save…

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Forget fast fashion: slow style pioneers on the clothes they’ve worn for decades

As consumers grow tired of cheap, disposable items and haul culture, six people tell the story behind the piece of clothing theyve cherished longest A peek in the average British wardrobe will confirm that we are living in increasingly throwaway times. The popularity of haul culture, high streets and the rise of ultra-low-cost online retailers has got the British public hooked on fast fashion. But it is entirely unsustainable. We send 140m of clothing to landfill every year in the UK, much of it made by workers scratching a subsistence…

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Getting fizzy with it: the Italian wine route that sparkles

An Italian region and a sparkling wine, Franciacorta may not be well-known but it is great for vineyard visits and fine places to eat and stay Put sparkling wine and Italy together and the usual answer is prosecco, but 200km west Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status, making it one of the most strictly regulated wines in the country. Capitolium, and the Unesco-listed Walking tours are available at Infopoint Centro (via Trieste 1/Piazza Paolo VI). And between this weekend and 8 September is the Ricci Curbastros family has…

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