Julie Dickson is a renowned Fashion Stylist and Brand Consultant responsible for styling the new season Hotter photoshoot. Her 25-year career working with fashion magazines and a number of well-known fashion brands means she is well-versed in her field and our go-to woman for seasonal styling tips. Specialising in dressing women in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, Julie is an expert on how to maintain and improve style as you get older. Discover her simple style tips for how to dress some of her favourite Hotter styles from the new season range. How many can you spot from the new Hotter TV advert?
Live life to the full… whatever the occasion.
The loafer is a classic style that should be part of everyone’s wardrobe. I love the Navy and Cream colour combination of Dorset, they’re so comfy you can wear them for a day shopping or a cultural visit to a museum or exhibition. They look smart with straight leg jeans, a crisp white shirt and this fabulous woven Harebell bucket bag. Or maximise the styling possibilities of this smart and sophisticated style and try them with wide tailored trousers and a silky shirt for a more glamorous evening look option.
Live life to the full… in shoes your dog will love.
Active shoe Leanne is a classic Hotter Original that I have chosen to style in the Soft Beige colour option as it is a key shade for the Summer season. They look great with white jeans and a soft pink striped sweater for casual trips walking the dog or early evening strolls in the sunshine. Don’t be afraid to mix-up your look and opt for a less conventional styling combination, dress Leanne with nude jeans and a soft marl top to wear out socialising and be the envy of all your friends.
Live life to the full… in Active shoes.
The irresistible Athleisure trend appears again in Gravity. This best-selling style is part of Hotter’s Active range but a style I think is far too stylish to be kept in the gym! Cropped white jeans and a striped red linen tee means these sporty shoes look smart enough to take you sightseeing in town and, trust me, they are comfortable enough to wear ALL-DAY-LONG. That can’t be bad, can it?!
Live life to the full… in colour.
This soft-as-butter nubuck ballerina flat is one of my favourite Spring shoes… not only does it look pretty as a picture with a sundress and matching bag (ideal for meeting friends for coffee) but it also works with cropped trousers and a simple Breton striped sweater, for days when you need to look more dressed up. These will be the hardest working shoes in your wardrobe – I promise!
Live life to the full… in comfortable sandals.
Due to its ever-increasing popularity, the Maisie sandal is now part of the Hotter Originals collection… and so it should be! Available in five great colour options, this sandal is a Summer footwear staple. Try the Soft Gold hue with a black silk dress for seriously stylish Summer evenings, or team the Coral colourway with white jeans, a cool and crisp shirt and a denim jacket for effortless styling, perfect for any occasion.
Live life to the full… in comfort and style.
One of my all-time favourite Hotter styles has to be Nirvana, a versatile shoe that looks as good with jeans as it does with smarter clothes. Vibrant colour is all over the Spring high street and I’ve styled Hotter Original Nirvana with head-to-toe yellow for a striking look that’s the ideal choice for the Summer months. For an alternative everyday look, pick a pretty pair of loose floral pants where your shoe colour appears in the print- that will help to unify your look and co-ordinate your daily style.
Live life to the full… wherever you travel.
Embrace fashion’s new Athleisure trend by wearing your sporty Hotter shoes for a day in town shopping or meeting friends for lunch. We’ve teamed the brand-new Lily style with this soft knit dress and the result is refreshingly stylish. They also look fabulous with navy leggings and an oversized hoody, perfect for walking the dog or for your weekly exercise class. Comfort and style in one shoe… what more could you ask for?