FASHION

Bucket hats are the most sought-after headwear style this autumn

Traditionally, during autumn and winter we see the year-on-year return of the beanie, to such a point that the fashion industry has remastered the classic accessory time and time again. However, this year a new style is taking over and it’s one that you’ll recognise as it’s been an up and coming trend, especially during […]

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FASHION

Four wardrobe staples perfect for layering this autumn

Autumn weather is unpredictable, this week alone has seen sunshine and warm weather mixed with chilly winds, that have us periodically putting on our jumpers and taking them off again. It’s times like these that have us stood in front of our wardrobes on a morning wondering what to wear. Do we dress for rain […]

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FASHION

Seven ways to breathe new life into your wardrobe without shopping

Feeling bored of your wardrobe? We know the feeling, however as the nation has been hard-hit by COVID-19 this year and most families are struggling financially, we say – hold onto your money! Instead, breath life into the wardrobe you already have with these helpful tips: 1. Rethink the way you wear your clothes There […]

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MAKEUP

Eight orange makeup looks worth trying this autumn

With life in and out of lockdown it’s probably been a while since you got yourself all dolled up, but as the weather changes you may find yourself wanting to pick up those makeup brushes and play around a little bit. This year has seen a major influx in orange makeup looks, from celebrities like […]

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FASHION

Seven stylish coats to keep you warm on your lockdown walks

As second national lockdown has been put in place until December 2. While unpleasant news, the colder weather is likely to keep most of us indoors. We all understand that getting our daily dose of fresh air and exercise is good for our mental health and according to Walking for Health staying active can improve […]

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BEVERAGES

Five tasty cocktails to put the spark back into Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is nearly upon us, and as various displays across the UK are cancelled it appears like so many others it’s going to be a stay-at-home event. So let’s put some spark back into the evening with some festive cocktails. 1. Toffee Apple Sour Cocktail What we love: Toffee apples, obviously. 2. Bonfire Margarita […]

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HAIR

Highly reviewed hair masks for dry hair

Autumn is here and winter is on the way which means cold weather and with it temperatures likely to make your hair dry and frizzy. As we moved into a second national lockdown that requires hairdressers to once again close, we should consider adding weekly hair masks into our hair care routines to ensure our […]

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RECIPES

Have a cosy Bonfire Night at home with these DIY snacks

Bonfire Night is enjoyed by many across the UK as they gather with family, friends and even strangers at local or national landmarks to watch the fireworks. This year due to the coronavirus pandemic, many firework displays have been cancelled. However, there is still some fun to be had, so gather the household and try […]

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FASHION

Seven jumpers to keep you warm and cosy on Bonfire Night

The Autumn nights are getting colder by the day and Bonfire Night is around the corner. While we are unable to gather at group events normally organised by city official as many have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19, some families may still decide to safely set fireworks off in their gardens, watch […]

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NAILS

Nailed It: Autumn nail art we’re loving

From cute foxes to golden leaves, these nail designs have caught our eye. North East… Wild Side Why we love them: They’re simple, sparkly and perfect for the season. Stylish & Spooky Why we love them: The detailed designs are super clever. Pretty Pumpkins Why we love them: They’re the perfect orange shade. Elsewhere… Halloween […]

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RECIPES

Five highly reviewed pumpkin cheesecake recipes for autumn

We’ve thrown it back to the classic pumpkin pie popularised in America and traditionally eaten on Thanksgiving. However, here in the UK we tend to prefer our pumpkin spices in our coffee. But, there is one dessert that does bring out little island nation together and that’s cheesecake, it’s silky, smooth and goes down an […]

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RECIPES

Enjoy at home Halloween snacking with these DIY treats

The option of trick-or-treating this year will be leaving a lot of parents in a tough situation. While the government hasn’t released any official statement on whether the activity will be allowed, some parents may be uncomfortable sending their kids door to door interacting with strangers for sweets – for obvious reasons. However, children don’t […]

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LIFESTYLE

Six influencers giving us all the autumn feels

Our Instagram feeds are all things pumpkins, golden leaves and lattés thanks to these lovely ladies. In the North East… 1. Carolyn Be inspired: Click here for the best boots for an autumnal adventure. 2. Caitlyn Be inspired: Click here for some frightfully-good cocktail recipes to pair with your sweet treats. 3. Lauren Be inspired: […]

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BEAUTY

Inkspiration: The autumnal tattoos we’re loving

It’s been a good while since any of us at Style-and-Wear HQ had a tattoo – and we’ve been falling in love with so many autumnal designs. Here’s our favourites Pretty Pumpkin About the Artist: Molly Garnham is from Suffolk and she can be found at roughdiamondtattoo.com. Buzzy Bee About the Artist: Hannah goes under […]

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HOMEWARE, LIFESTYLE

Six new makers to have on your radar

Recent times have seen many creators becoming – well, more creative – and these are our favourites that you should keep an eye on Their creations could even make perfect Christmas gifts. In the North East… 1. Hannah Why we love her: She uses her tattoo-style designs to create amazing homeware. Where to buy: etsy.com […]

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LIFESTYLE

National Pumpkin Day: Our top picks

Oh my gourd! October 26 is national pumpkin day – here’s every way you can appreciate the winter squash we love throughout autumn. What To Wear: Halloween Pumpkin & Slogan Graphic Sweatshirt / £9 What To Eat: Pumpkin pie What To Drink: Pumpkin spice latte The Perfect Scent: Bath and Body Works medium candle Don’t […]

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Why autumn is the perfect season for running

Often at the beginning of every year people set New Years resolutions, and make grand plans for the year ahead, however 2020 has proven itself to be a year of inaction due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although we had to spend summer 2020 in lockdown, it proved as a catalyst for many to pick up […]

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FASHION

The subtle Halloween accessories you need

So you don’t want to go all out for Halloween? That’s okay – we’ve picked the best, most subtle and most cute accessories for spooky season. Halloween Spider Web Temporary Tattoo / £7.50 Why we love it: The delicate and intricate design. Spider Earrings / £6.99 Why we love it: The zinc content of the […]

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FASHION

Four denim trends we’re loving this autumn

It’s likely that during lockdown many people (myself included) took a break from wearing denim jeans – instead choosing something comfier, like athleisure wear. However, jeans are a wardrobe staple and have been for generations, with ever-evolving shapes, silhouettes and designs. There were some exciting looks on the A/W20 runway this year, and the denim […]

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FASHION

The must-have pyjamas for a Halloween night-in

Halloween is fast-approaching, and parties may be off the cards for many, so we’ve picked the best Halloween pyjamas for a cosy night-in watching scary (or maybe not so scary) movies. After all, you can still look the part even if you’re not leaving the house. I’m A Ghost, Duh Halloween White Nightie / £10 […]

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HOMEWARE

Seasonal Scents: The best candles for autumn

Treat your senses, and your home, to these autumnal aromas. Forever Sunday / £15 Why we love it: The strong and sweet scent for a lazy day. Sandalwood / £12.99 Why we love it: The beautifully-patterned glass holder. Pumpkin Spice Latte / £14.99 Why we love it: The perfect scent for spooky season. Hocus Pocus […]

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NORTH EAST

Pumpkin Picking: Our top picks for the North East

That time of year is creeping up on us – so it’s time to head to the most spooky spots for pumpkin picking. Brocksbushes Farm Shop 10th – 31st October in Corbridge Our highlight: Refueling on homemade cakes and scones onsite. Down At The Farm 24th–31st October in Houghton Our highlight: A giant indoor pumpkin […]

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MAKEUP

15 Instagrammers to inspire your Halloween makeup looks

Halloween is around the corner and while this is normally the time of year we all get dressed up and go to parties dressed as scary reimagined characters from stories, films or everyday life the unsettling reality is that this holiday may be affected by COVID-19. However, just because we may have to stay home […]

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PLAYLISTS

Halloween at home playlist

Whether you’re excited for Halloween this year or feel a little let down by 2020 always remember music makes the world go round. While your Halloween plans may be more low key than previous years there is no reason you can’t put on some music and dance the night away – party of one – […]

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FASHION

Autumn has some amazing shoe trends here are seven of them

As we move further into the autumnal season shoes become a focal point of fashion. For all women there are two main categories of shoes, practical and “the ones that match your outfit”. However, the shoes that fall under category two normally look fabulous but aren’t so practical or can feel like you’re walking on […]

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MOVIES & TV

Nine thriller-horror movies to watch this Halloween

The Halloween season is upon us and that means a lot of things, trick or treating, parties, costumes and horror movies. This year Halloween is going to feel a little different as social-distancing will mean a lot of very fun traditions may not be happening. But there is one tradition that can still be enjoyed, […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, RECIPES

Five highly reviewed pumpkin pie recipes for autumn

Pumpkin spice has become so synonymous with the autumnal season that during this time you can find “pumpkin spiced” everything, from lattes to donuts. However, it all started with the humble pumpkin pie, traditionally eaten in America at Thanksgiving. While we don’t celebrate this holiday in the UK, we’re throwing it back to the original […]

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MAKEUP

Pumpkin Spice: Four autumnal eye palettes

As Autumn arrives, we’re updating our make-up bag for the changing season. Take a look at our best palette picks. 1. 5 Couleurs Couture – Jungle / £48 What we love: Nude and autumn leaf shades 2. Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette / £43 What we love: Cranberry and brown toned hues 3. Morphe X Jaclyn […]

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BEVERAGES

Nine hot drinks to keep you warm this autumn

There is something so comforting about this time of year, the leaves change colour, the sun sets sooner and it gets a little colder. Now that it’s officially the time of year where everything becomes about pumpkins and gingerbread, it means seasonal drinks will begin to takeover Instagram. While going to Starbucks or Costa may […]

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FASHION

Nine of the best wearable A/W fashion trends for 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s nearly that time of year and you know what we’re talking about. Even if you’re not a fan of the cold, and you’re enjoying this on/off heatwave we’ve been experiencing there is one thing you will be looking forward to and that’s PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! We will officially welcome autumn on […]

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Nine ways to beat stress at home

Day to day life can get pretty stressful, and lately stress has had a big impact on many UK households. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire country, with more than 65,000 deaths and more than 2.6million people claiming unemployment benefits leaving thousands of homes suffering financially – it’s not a leap to say […]

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