Playing it cool: We love upcoming superstar Shailene Woodley’s low-key look

April 4th, 2014

She's the talk of Tinseltown thanks to some major upcoming roles, but actress Shailene Woodley (5'8") opted for an understated look at a recent radio appearance.

We’ve been following this talented star since her lead roles in hit US TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Oscar-nominated The Descendants, alongside Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney. Shailene hasn't slowed down – she's currently busy promoting new film Divergent, and preparing for the release of The Fault in our Stars later this year.

We'll be starting our take on her chic and simple style with this cowl jersey tunic in blackcurrant. The rich purple shade gives this design an elegant feel, and we love the quirky stud details on the shoulders. Finding leggings long enough can be tough for us tall women, so we were pleased to come across these classic jersey leggings, cut to a longer length so you can avoid that annoying gap at the ankle.

Tall ladies don't need staggering stilettos to stand out! Shailene has gone for a small heel, and we'll be following in her footsteps in these Hush Puppy Farland ankle boots. The chocolate colour compliments the purple, and we love the heritage-inspired tweed lining. Pick out one statement accessory to polish off your look: we're currently obsessed with this beautiful Art Deco-inspired Lola Rose Elena necklace.

We might be rushing off to the office rather than a film set or red carpet event, but we'll be feeling every inch the star in this super cool outfit.

Cowl Jersey Tunic with Studs, £40

Classic Jersey Leggings, £16

Farland Ankle Boots by Hush Puppy, £85

Lola Rose Elena necklace, £89

Get shirty: We’re crazy for Cameron’s super cool style

March 28th, 2014

Talented actress Cameron Diaz (5'9") is famous in Hollywood for her bubbly personality and cheerful smile, and the superstar was showing off both during a recent interview with American chat show host Jimmy Fallon.

We've had a serious friend-crush on Cameron since she shot to fame in The Mask in 1994. While latest movie The Other Woman sees her in a more mature role, we reckon she's still just as fun off-screen.

Even though we probably won't be heading out for coffee with her anytime soon, at least we can recreate Cameron’s simple and elegant outfit. A fabulous and properly-fitted pair of jeans is a must for every wardrobe, and we recommend these Camden skinny jeans for tall girls like us who struggle to find denims designed for our long legs. Available in 36 and 38 inches, you can also choose from a range of colours: channel Cameron's casual look in the blue grey shade, or go bold and bright in the red version.

A tailored white shirt is another fashion essential, and we love the ruffled detailing on this cotton stretch pintuck shirt. Copy Cameron and wear with your favourite denims at the weekend, then a add skirt and heels for the office.

Cameron's sky-high stilettos look fabulous while she's settled on an armchair in a TV set, but we bet they're not so practical in real life! For our own take, we’ll be wearing these Kailey Cage wedges by Franco Sarto - sexy, chic and much easier to dance the night away in.

Camden Skinny Jeans, £50

Cotton Stretch Pintuck Shirt, £42

Kailey Cage Wedge by Franco Sarto, £100

 

All white on the night: Jameela Jamil reminds us why she’s an award-winning trendsetter

March 20th, 2014

Radio DJ and TV presenter Jameela Jamil (5'11") is well known to us tall ladies for her talent at putting together a fabulous look, and it's not just us who love her unique style!

Jameela sported this cheeky yet chic all-white outfit to the Rodial Beautiful Awards, where the fashion-savvy star picked up the prize for ‘Edgy Look’. This bright ensemble worked perfectly at the event, with her pastel pink shoes and quirky lip-shaped clutch setting off the bright white skirt and jacket.

We’ll be channelling Jameela’s look with this versatile stretch cotton cami, teamed with a sleek white denim pencil skirt, both cut with a little extra length for tall ladies like us. Featuring an asymmetric zip and trendy pattern, this mini houndstooth wind shell jacket is perfect for covering up against those spring showers in style.

Make like Jameela and forget flats – this tall lady isn’t afraid to emphasise her height in a pair of platforms! We’ll be finishing off our take on her outfit with these nude premium leather courts. Available in sizes 42 to 45 and styled from soft leather, these classy courts are ideal for a day at work or an evening out on the town.

Just like our lovely muse, we’ll be accessorising our outfit sparingly, with flawless natural makeup, a smart manicure in pastel shades, and a simple clutch coordinated with our shoes. We might not have an award to prove our sense of style, but we'll definitely be rocking this take on our favourite icon's look!

Stretch Cotton Cami, £10

Denim Pencil Skirt, £40

Mini Houndstooth Wind Shell Jacket, £119

Premium Leather Court, £100

Style Grand Slam: We love Maria Sharapova’s ace ensemble

February 21st, 2014

We're used to seeing tennis star Maria Sharapova (6'2") looking in control on the courts, but when she's not donning her Wimbledon whites and Lycra, the athlete loves indulging her stylish side.

Maria traded her sports gear for a trendy all-black ensemble at a star-studded event recently. We love the combo of a cosy jumper over a smart blouse, perfect for chilly commutes, and those knee-high boots make the most of her long legs.

We'll be channelling Maria’s outfit by layering a classic black cotton stretch shirt under this fabulous space dye effect sweater. Made from a lightweight cotton mix, this top is an excellent transition piece for this season, and is extra long in the sleeves and body for a comfortable fit for a tall ladies.

Team your tops with these Chelsea slim leg jeans to get Maria's gorgeous low-key style. While they look chic on a night out, especially paired with killer heels, you'll also find us dressing them down with our favourite t-shirt and some trainers for the weekend. That said, when we're wearing these to work, we'll definitely be wearing them with these Farland high boots by Hush Puppies, which are available in sizes 7 to 10. The lace detail and leather add a luxurious touch to this look, while the water-resistant fabric will see you through those spring showers!

Even when she's off the court, Maria's on the ball when it comes to dressing for her height, and we can't wait to try this subtle and chic evening look.

Space Dye Effect Sweater, £45

Cotton Stretch Shirt, £38

Chelsea Slim Leg Jeans, £50

Farland High Boot by Hush Puppies, £120

Wow-factor: work your denims after hours like Kelly Rowland

February 14th, 2014

We've long been fans of Kelly Rowland's (5'8") glamorous onscreen style, and it turns out she's just as fab when it comes to putting together a more laid-back look.

The former Destiny’s Child singer, X-Factor presenter and all-round superstar was snapped looking relaxed in this jeans and blazer combo at an A-list event. Cropped denims are a top trend for spring, and we love how Kelly's cream jacket smartens up her outfit for the swanky setting. 

We'll be channelling Kelly’s style with this classic white stretch cotton cami, layered under this cotton stretch suit jacket. The cosy fabric will help you beat those spring chills, and the versatile cut looks lovely with dresses, skirts and suits besides your favourite denims.

If you do fancy copying Kelly, start by teaming your jacket with these premium crop jeans in a casual mid wash. They're designed to fit tall ladies' long legs, and look just as good teamed with glitzy heels as pretty pumps.

Since Kelly’s outfit is all about comfort, we’ll be adding a pair of these Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox trainers to complete our fuss-free look. For the finishing touch, accessorise with a fabulous piece of statement jewellery – we think this gorgeous Lola Rose Reno necklace is just the job.

Her stunning gowns will sadly never make it to our wardrobes, but at least we can try this understated look for our own nights out.

Smart Cotton Stretch Suit Jacket, £85

Stretch Cotton Cami, £10

Premium Crop Jeans, £85

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Trainer, £45

Lola Rose Reno Necklace, £69

High flyer: Taylor Swift nails glamour on the go

February 7th, 2014

One of our favourite tall girls, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift (5’9″) knows how to play it cool, even when she’s facing down the paparazzi!

Taylor was snapped in this lovely low-key look at LA airport, and we’ll definitely be channelling her style when we’re out and about, starting with her colourful jeans. We love these Camden skinny jeans in red, available in two extra-long lengths designed to fit tall ladies. With a chill still in the air, Taylor’s convinced us to give polo necks a go – we’ll be wearing this roll neck jumper with our skinnies to keep us cosy and chic this season.

Compliment these understated pieces with simple footwear, like these elegant metal trim ballerinas. The smart suede adds a sophisticated touch to your outfit, while the low heel ensures total comfort when you’re on the move. Even better, these pretty pumps are available up to a size 11, so we know you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect fit. 

We’re not ones to travel light, so we’ll definitely be using this Lloyd Baker leather and suede bag, which is big enough to hold all our essentials, besides being seriously stylish. For the final flourish, add your best pair of superstar shades and a slick of your favourite lippy, and you’re ready to face the world!

Camden Skinny Jeans, £50

Perfect Roll Neck Jumper, £40

Metal Trim Heeled Ballerinas, £50

Lloyd Baker Studded Leather and Suede Mix Bag, £90

 

Plane fabulous: get Anne Hathaway’s amazing airport look!

January 31st, 2014

Known for her quirky and elegant style, Anne Hathaway (5’8″) even manages to look cool and confident when she’s just touched down at the airport! 

Finding that balance between comfy and stylish is always tough when you’re travelling, so we’ll definitely be borrowing the Oscar-winning actress’ smart trench look the next time we have a flight to catch!

For our own take on Anne’s airport outfit, we’ll be layering this cable and ladder stitch sweater over this short sleeve crew neck jersey top. Layers are essential when you’re on the move, and these designs are extra long to fit tall ladies - no more chilly wrists or tugging at your top! 

To nail Anne’s laid-back look, add these slouchy boyfriend jeans, styled low at the waist and cut long in the leg, with a rolled up hem detail. Get onboard with the biker trend in a pair of Sandra 09 boots by Josef Seibel. Easy to style and available up to size 44, these boots are one of our go-tos on dressed-down days!

Finally, we’ll be wrapping up in this collarless cotton trench, a trendy twist on the classic cut. Shower-proof your look against the spring weather with this stone-coloured design, which also features a tie belt at the waist for a flattering finishing touch.

Whether you’re flying off for a city break or heading to the shops, throw on your favourite shades and a dazzling smile, and you’ll be looking good wherever you go, just like superstar Anne.

Cable & Ladder Stitch Sweater, £50

Short Sleeve Crew Neck Jersey Top, £20

Boyfriend Jean, £50

Sandra 09 by Josef Seibel, £102

Collarless Cotton Trench, £90

Maximum style: Minnie Driver inspires us with her fifties frock

January 23rd, 2014

Snapped at the Golden Globes, British actress Minnie Driver (5'10") reminded us why we love our LBDs in this fabulous fifties-style number, complete with sparkling chandelier earrings and a gorgeous curly updo.

The Oscar-nominated star has been hitting our film and TV screens since the early 1990s, so she's no stranger to pulling together a stunning red carpet look! The full-skirted dress is a flirty and fun look, especially teamed with her smart high heeled courts and that beautiful bling. We'll certainly be trying this look on our next night out.

Bring out your inner superstar with our take on Minnie’s outfit, starting with this gorgeous fit and flare dress. The dress is available in bold berry, a hot colour for this season, or classic black for a more subtle style statement. We love the simple cut, with its girly flared skirt and removable slim belt detail. Cut longer in the body to fit tall girls comfortably, and with added inches in the skirt for a perfectly flattering length, the dress is effortlessly wearable and easy to style from day through to evening.

Finish off your film star outfit with a pair of these leather almond toe courts, with pointed toe, low kitten heel and cute bow detail. Available in sizes 42 to 45 you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect fit, and the gentle heel will show off your lovely legs to their full advantage.

Accessorise with a statement piece of jewellery and a simple black clutch like Minnie, and you’ll be ready to turn heads wherever you're headed!

Fit and Flare Dress, £75

Premium Leather Almond Toe Court, £100

January blues: Naomie Harris brightens up our winter in cool cobalt

January 17th, 2014

After the sequins and shimmer of party season, British actress Naomie Harris (5'8") reminded us that fuss-free can be fabulous in this stunning blue dress.

We last saw Naomie playing MI6 agent Eve in Skyfall, and the actress is back with her new project Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, in which she plays Nelson Mandela’s first wife Winnie. Promoting the film with the rest of the cast, Naomie teamed her striking cobalt frock with black sandals for a beautiful and understated look we want in our wardrobes!

We're starting our version of this outfit with this square neck dress in bold aquamarine. The flattering neckline, short sleeves and full skirt are instantly flattering, and it's cut just below the knee, the perfect length for tall ladies like us! Dress this versatile piece up for an evening out, or down for a day at the office, depending on your mood.

We love Naomie’s black stilettoes, so we'll be channelling her in these metal trim flat sandals, which set off the gorgeous blue of the dress. They're even available up to a size 11, so no more stressing over finding the perfect fit! Finally, keep away the cold January weather while staying chic with a smart blazer – we'll be wearing this boyfriend jacket with a trendy leather-look PU trim.

Give the sparkle a break and embrace the blues with this understated but sophisticated ensemble!

Square Neck Full Skirt Dress, £75

Metal Trim Flat Sandal, £45

Boyfriend Jacket with PU Trim, £65

Model material: Alessandra Ambrosio pulls off perfect double denim

January 10th, 2014

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio (5'9.5") might be best known as a glamorous Victoria’s Secret Angel, but she loves a good pair of comfy jeans just as much as the rest of us! Nailing that 'effortlessly cool' look we all work so hard to pull off, Alessandra's outfit is great for everything from laid-back days at home to stylish shopping trips.

The superstar has inspired us to try out difficult double denim, starting with the perfect pair of jeans. These straight cut jeans are specifically designed to fit long legs, and come in two dark tones for a smart take on this everyday staple. The key to this tricky trend is finding denim pieces in different shades, so team your chosen pair with this fitted Western-style denim studded shirt in a pretty cornflower blue with embroidered detailing.

We love the way Alessandra's tan boots complement the blue of her top and jeans, so get her style with these low wedge Hush Puppies. Featuring a comfy sole and two-tone detail on the toe and heel, these chic shoes will see us tall girls right through to spring!

Add a final flourish to this low-key look with a dash of scarlet lippy, your favourite shades and this Lloyd Baker large leather shopper, which has plenty of room for everything you need, wherever your weekend takes you!

Buttersoft Straight Cut Jeans, £90

Denim Studded Shirt, £45

Candid by Hush Puppies, £55

Lloyd Baker Large Leather Shopper, £100