This months guest blogger is the lovely Marie Barry -Murphy from The Beaut Mum blog.  Marie is a busy mum of four with a love of all things fashion, beauty, baking and running.  Here she shows us how to get the most out of your wardrobe by cleverly styling up one key item in three different ways.


Autumn/ winter is a magical time of year the morning air has a slight chill and the leaves are slowly beginning to fall from the trees, displaying browns, yellows, burnt orange, colours of Autumnal fashion ! With this in mind I decided to take a key item and show you how to style it in a number of ways. Making your wardrobe & hard-earned cash work for you. Well isn’t that what every woman wants? All of us have murmured the words “I’ve nothing to wear”. If you shop and buy on impulse, your wardrobe reflects that. You end up struggling to find outfits among a collection of randomly bought pieces that are hard to mix and match. It’s like applying your makeup if you only have a few random items then you can’t create the perfect canvas. Let me show you how to pull together three different looks with one key item of clothing!


Key item, the Denim skirt a piece that never dates & is always in fashion. This is from Next & at only 28.00 euros you can’t complain.

Look 1: Day



A camel wrap coat over a stripy roll neck top an ankle boot then pop of colour with the mustard cross body bag to lighten the whole look. You would be a yummy mummy at the school gate or later for lunch with the girls! Easy pieces that are both cosy and comfortable are key when you’re a busy stay at home or a working mom.


Look 2: Evening



Look 3: Work Wear

Using the denim skirt again but adding a white blouse and a pair of fabulous over the knee boots. A sassy slick office look. Black leather gloves are a must for protecting ladies hands in the cold weather and really make the look classy & sophisticated.



There are three very different looks with one key item, the denim skirt. You don’t need a lot of clothes to look good consistently. Just like you don’t need a fortune to look stylish. However whatever you do own, you should be wearing, loving and feeling gorgeous in every time you put it on. And this is what I aim to do for myself and my clients, take the hassle out of dressing and bring back the fun!

All items available on Opera Lane.