Fab guest blog by stylist Katie from Decadent Beauty.

I always remember my first experience of a style consultation. At the very end the consultant stood up and took off her jewlery, belt, shoes and lippy and was left looking.. well, unfinished. It just really drummed into me the importance of the final step, accesorizing. So here are some of the clothing range, which you will find at Mermaid Cove and some finishing touches from Trend Tonic and other highstreet shops. Spending money on a few pairs of shoes, a couple of belts, one or two bags and a fabulous earing collection (all in your perfect colours) can help change the look of an outfit from day to night or just plain fashion to style and glamour.

Clear & Cool

I often try and encourage women to try colours and not just run to black. However I love the sleeves here. They shimer and shine and reflect lots of beautiful colours. I’ve added a pop of colour in the belt and earings and would recomend a tinted lip balm or red gloss to finish off the look. I love these sparkly wedged trainers to pull the outfit together. Who says we can’t be stylish and comfortable.

Top: Mermaid Cove, Earings: Trend Tonic, Belt: What to wear Boutique, Trainers: Newlook

Light & Cool

This light and delicate combination creates a softer look. Teal is a cheat colour but next to this cool pink it looks light and bright. A little teal liner and soft pink lippy would be the cherry on the top here. The puff sleeve top add a romance to this look.

Top: Mermaid Cove, Earrings: Trend Tonic, Bag: Red Cuckoo, Belt: What to Wear Boutique


Mustard has been a very popular colour the past few years and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Show it off against a cream top. But not any cream top, a fabulous fluffy sleeved cream top, very on trend! Keeping with the warm theme i’d recomend a warm orange lipstick or gloss. Don’t forget to tie it all together with a hint of mustard or orange in the belt.

Top: Mermaid Cove, Belt: What to Wear Boutique, Earrings: Trend Tonic, Bag: Red Cuckoo

Light & Cool

This is the perfect example of how much a subtle change can make and big difference. The previous top was cream and warm, but this white top would look far better or pink skin and ash, silver or platinum hair. The fresh white fluffy sleeves look stylish against the lilac and mint. Wear with a navy or black jegging.

Top: Mermaid Cove, Shoes: Newlook, Earrings: Trend Tonic, Bag: Red Cuckoo

All Colour Types

Teamed with black this denim jacket would look great on cools, deeps and clears but teamed with different colours this beeded and fringed jacket would suit anyone (depending on their style personality of course). Because we wear jackets open, the colour is not directly under your face making this jacket sutable for any dominant type. Use the different colour beeds in the jacket to inspire your look.

Jacket: Mermaid Cove. Boots & Bag: Newlook, Earrings: Trend Tonic

For more information and finding out your perfect colours contact Katie via her website www. decadentbeauty.co.uk, For any of the tops seen here visit www.mermaidcove.co.uk

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