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Living room alcove ideas – 10 stylish solutions for nooks and niches

These living room alcove ideas are elegant as well as practical.


15 chic blouses we'll be living in this season

Just add jeans for an effortlessly cool look


The French bob is the chicest way to wear short hair this season—these looks prove it

All the Parisian girls are doing it; here’s how you can too…


How to dress posh – even when you’re not

As good as some of the high-street fashion chains are, there are times when you might regret not putting slightly more effort into your shopping. Turning up at a party and discovering two other women in the same Zara/H&M/Cos dress as you is one of them. Literally, common. Granted, genuinely posh people don’t use the word ‘common’. Or the word ‘posh...


Bedside table ideas – 15 looks for rooms of all shapes and sizes

We've rounded up bedside table ideas for all sorts of spaces, guaranteed to add both style and function to your bedroom.


Shop Lorraine's autumnal look

Here's where to shop her look...


Style expert shares essential accessory for women over 50 - 'nothing looks more chic'

A style expert spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about three accessories women over 50 need to invest in today. Buy these and you'll look younger instantly.


New Look fans praise £37 'shower-proof' gilet with 'perfect sized hood'

"Lovely lightweight long gilet, it's also shower proof & the hood is a perfect size, love it!"


12 comfortable dresses that'll serve you in the heatwave and once autumn hits

Find your new favourite frock


Enjoy some 'me time' with these all-weather she sheds

Move over man caves, these days it’s all about she sheds. These tiny spaces are dedicated to joy, hobbies and self-care – a little oasis for ‘me time’ with fabulous decor and filled with brilliant DIY ideas. Take a look at some of our favourite she shed ideas and be inspired to create your own...


See the Maje x Lila Moss collection: a London gal twist on the chic French label

And we can't wait to shop


I've bought no new clothes this year - and it's completely changed my approach to fashion

It's been a journey.


The butterfly bob is set to be autumn's hottest hairstyle

Pretty much everyone can pull it off.


Three tricks to make high-street outfits look high end

There are three tricks to making any clothes look a million times better. 1. Choose decent fabrics (nothing will make a cheap synthetic or badly produced silk that creases the moment you put it on look better). 2. Experiment with textures to provide interest and keep the eye moving. 3. Last, but equally important, ensure they fit properly. Too tigh...


According To Fashion Week, It's Time To Start Embracing Your Hair's Natural Texture – Here's How

Time to put down the straighteners.


The 5 autumn trends our editor in chief is buying into

From the colour of the season to this year's hero dress style


The Effortless Items a VIP Nordstrom Stylist Says Everyone Needs

Wardrobe staples.


From cherry cola lips to pastel eyes: 5 beauty trends taking over autumn

Beauty experts break down the coolest new looks to try this season. By Prudence Wade.


The silky M&S dressing gown that makes us feel like a film star

Relax in both comfort and style


Stylish sweatshirts to buy now and wear with everything

A surprisingly versatile wardrobe essential.


Seven suit styling tips for women

The look that’s set my heart a-thumping, fashion-wise, this autumn? It’s not a taffeta dress, leopard-print coat or gobstopper earrings. It’s a grey suit. Something about the suit – its elegance, its refinement, its Scandi cool – means it hasn’t left my mind. Suits have been looking very, very good lately. For proof, see Emma Watson in a white, dou...


New Season: How to wear the ‘Cortado style’ and ‘Latte-makeup’ trends without looking like a flat white

Have we gone coffee mad? Ed Sheeran teams up with Starbucks for Pumpkin Spiced Latte promotion as ‘Cordao style’ and ‘Latte Makeup’ take over


5 colors to decorate with if you're over 'quiet luxury' but still want your home to look rich

If you are ready to leave quiet luxury behind – but not quite ready to embrace maximalism – then you will want to decorate with these five colors


Seven lifestyle changes that lower risk of depression

Moderate drinking and a good night’s sleep are among seven healthy lifestyle changes that can more than halve the risk of depression, scientists have found. Experts at the University of Cambridge examined health data from almost 290,000 British people – of whom 13,000 had depression – to find out what factors could be playing a role. They found tha...


Interior designer Emily Henderson's new sunroom is the ultimate light and airy space – experts love its 'vibrant' feel

The new sunroom of interior designer and stylist Emily Henderson is a sophisticated and feminine space – experts weigh in


Six ways to stay stylish during next week’s Indian summer

We didn’t dare to believe it would happen, but after a non-starter of a summer, we are being granted a small stay of execution next week when, just as everyone’s back to work and school after the holidays, temperatures are set to (sort of) soar to the high 20Cs. It’s hardly a heatwave, but it will be warm enough for a last warm weather dressing hur...


I never know what to do with my long hair, but since getting the 'concave cut' my daily styling routine has been so much easier

I'll never get 'just a trim' ever again


These 'Quiet Luxury' nail looks just ooze subtle sophistication—here's how to recreate them

'Quiet Luxury' nails are the latest understated but effortlessly sophisticated trend coming our way...


Skincare Tips And Makeup Prep With Model Pritika Swarup | My Five Minute Face | Marie Claire

Model and skincare entrepreneur, Pritika Swarup is the ultimate multi-hyphenate woman on the go. Embodying her effortlessly cool style and traditional ayurvedic beauty treatments, Pritika teaches us how to capture that clean girl look in just five minutes!


These Heatwave Buys Will Keep You Cool Now But Will Make Great Autumn Outfits, Too

How to dress for a heatwave when it's nearly autumn.


Wear old and new together to look effortlessly stylish

What Bay Garnett doesn’t know about vintage isn’t worth knowing. During her 25-year career as a stylist, both at Vogue and as editor of cult Nineties fanzine Cheap Date, Garnett has worked with all the greats, from Kate Moss to Chloë Sevigny to Anita Pallenberg. As the first stylist to include vintage pieces in luxury fashion shoots, there couldn’t...


Grey is the queen of colours – this is how to pull it off

If you were under the impression that grey is a boring colour, allow me to correct you. There are so many more shades than 50 (FYI, EL James) and when you discover that, your wardrobe will become more interesting, sophisticated, and even expensive-looking. Grey may not have a glowing reputation – grey area, grey weather – but monochrome’s middle gr...


Fashion’s most famous window-dresser reveals the luxuries in his own home

What does luxury mean to you? Feeling swanky and optimistic. Do you have a favourite watch? For years I wore the Heuer Monaco with the blue face, the one that Steve McQueen wore in Le Mans. I still dream about that watch. What luxury can’t you live without? I am addicted to Frédéric Malle perfumes, either Géranium pour Monsieur or Angéliques sous l...


Kitchen island styling ideas – 8 ways to make a practical space look beautiful

Simple, designer approved, ways to style the heart of your kitchen.


"I swapped city life for a rural farm and forage food - my homegrown supplies last six months and we sell alpaca poo"

A mum swapped city life for a rural farm and now forages food, has homegrown supplies to last six months and sells alpaca poo. Karee Upendo, 35, and her husband, Avery, 35, decided to move to a homestead when they found themselves working 12-hour days and felt they didn’t have enough time for their kids. The couple realised they were happiest when on an adventure – on a farming tour or travelling – so decided to look for an "escape" in the woods. Karee found a six-acre property, and sold their $195k seven-bedroom house in Racine, Wisconsin, US – moving 800 miles to Hampton, Georgia, US. Now the couple and their children – Alex, 16, Aven, nine, Asher, four, and Solea, nine months – forage Chanterelle mushrooms, beauty berries, and peppers on their land to make meals such as mushroom pizza and dandelion soup. They grow over 80 different edible wild plants and vegetables and barter with local farmers for their meat – swapping their excess edible wild grown food. Karee says she is at her “happiest” since leaving their busy lifestyle behind and moving to the farm. Karee, who owns the homesteading farm with Avery, said: “We’re pretty much self-sustainable. “We have three to six months of preserves. “I felt like I was losing my mind before. “I was never as happy as I am right now. "If the apocalypse happened, we could sustain ourselves off our land alone. "We've tapped our own well for water, have solar electricity and have created a permaculture food forest." The family sell their alpaca poo to gardeners and horticulturist all over the globe to make a living. Karee said: "Our alpacas bring in a large portion of our income. Their fibre and poop is a gold mind. "We sell 'magic beans' to gardeners and horticulturist worldwide. We sell s**t for a living." Karee said her late grandmother, Mae, 69, taught her about foraging from a young age. After meeting Avery, the pair started raising their family in Racine, Wisconsin, and worked long days – Karee as an educator and her husband as a handyman. Karee said: “We were working 12 hours day and so tired at the weekends. “We had everything we say you should want but we were completely unhappy.” The couple decided to “sell everything” they owned for a slower pace of life on a homestead. Karee said: “We were always trying to escape life. We wanted to make life the escape.” They moved onto their new land June 2021 – which had a cabin which needed “a lot of work”. Karee said: “There was mould throughout. “We started working on the homestead. We wanted to make the money from the homestead.” By October 2021 Karee and Avery had built two cabins on their land for guests to stay in – and now run foraging workshops. The pair also grow vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes - and even harvest the oil from beauty berry leaves to make their own mosquito repellent. They keep 180,000 bees on a one-acre bee apiary and make their own honey and keep chickens to fertilise the land and provide them with eggs. Karee said: “Growing up I didn’t see black people represented in the farming industry. “People say they have never seen a black woman beekeeper or farmer – I get that message most days.” Karee makes her meals from mostly foraged foods from her land – or local produce – and challenges herself to cook dinner from 50 per cent foraged food on a Sunday. She said: “Every Sunday we have a forage, catch or harvest challenge for the family, which means 50 per cent of the meal has to be one of those three. "It’s a food forest.” She makes mushroom pizza – from homegrown Chanterelles and peppers – and mushroom ravioli. Karee uses canning to preserve their food – and stocks of three to six months in her pantry. The family also use wildflowers for herbal medicine – and don’t use any modern medicines apart from cough drops. Karee said: “We don’t buy medication. “We eat dandelion soup.” Karee even uses pine needles and lemons to make an anti-viral for cleaning. Karee said: “We have an almost no waste farm, old food and scraps get composted for new soil or made into animal feed. "We repurpose all materials to build our animals enclosures. We’re living in a utopia. “It’s a feeling of unity. “I couldn’t have imagined this life for me and my family in my dreams.”


Friday Favourites: From Mango's viral cardigan to Marks and Spencer's 'Prada dupe'

From celeb-loved styles seen on Rochelle Humes and Frankie Bridge, to new beauty launches from Glossier and Benefit - here's what we are adding to our shopping baskets this weekend


Centenarians share their tips on living long and healthy lives after reaching 100

Centenarians share their unusual tips and habits that they think have helped them get to 100. Growing your own veg, treating yourself and staying positive all make the list


20 new fashion buys to treat yourself to now

We've got all the transitional style inspiration you need


Four easy lifestyle tweaks that could help you live until 100, according to experts

From dietary changes to oral hygiene, a team of experts have shared lifestyle tweaks that could boost your longevity.


6 things people who store bed linen properly always do – to keep sheets in pristine condition

Make hopping into bed a consistent luxury with expert advice on how to store bed linen properly


We’re Fashion Influencers And These Are The 7 New Season Pieces We Actually Want To Buy

Including the high street blazer that will change every outfit for the better.


Michael Caine, 90, says key to living longer life is 'younger wives and no snacking'

Sir Michael Caine has revealed some unorthodox methods he has used to keep feeling youthful and fit.


Tank tops are the 'Quiet Luxury' basic everyone's wearing rn—here are some chic staples plus how to style

Whether it's layered under a crisp white shirt or worn solo for a casual summery look, you can't go wrong with a tank top


Home decorator? 70 secrets interior designers DON'T want you to know

From balancing colour schemes to hanging artwork, planning lighting and even positioning curtains, we've rounded up the best secret interior design secret tips to take your own decor to the next level. Shh – just keep it quiet...


Now's the time to switch up your style...just like Kate

September is the moment not simply to take up again where you left off pre-summer, but to try new stuff and switch things up. In the realm of beauty, embrace a new hairstyle, scent or lip colour.


The Street Style At London Fashion Week Is Full Of Autumn Outfit Inspo

The Street Style At London Fashion Week Is Full Of Autumn Outfit Inspo


Trinny Woodall shares tips on how to wear a white suit

Including how to find the best shade and create the perfect waistline for you.


How to give your bed an autumnal makeover

Snuggle up with our top bedding picks.


I've saved thousands of pounds by making one small lifestyle change

Four years ago, I gave up buying new clothes.


Grandmillennial kitchen ideas – 10 homey looks that are right on trend

A Grandmillennial kitchen combines the best of all worlds: the homespun of your grandma's kitchen with all today's mod cons.