Ann Russell is a freelance writer, fashion stylist and the brains behind award-winning fashion blog Frock Trade www.frocktrade.com
Since completing her Masters in Journalism she's worked in Public Relations and Marketing, travelled the world and fine tuned her creative writing skills.
She now works for a wide range of print and online publications including British Vogue.
When she's not at her laptop writing an article or on location styling a photo shoot, you'll find her relaxing at a local bar or restaurant in Scotland's capital. She has a sunny outlook (even on a deadline) and is unashamedly obsessed with printed trousers.
Despite the fact it's since it's such a rarity, it's still worth making some summer purchases.
I've seen some style hits and misses this week but was truly concerned when I spotted a gent in his 40s stomping down Buchanan street in Hawaiian shorts and not much else. It seems we need to address the dos and donts of men's casual wear... guys this one is for you.
Whether you've got tickets for Centre Court, will be joining the crowds on Murray Mound or just watching on the telly, fashion fans will be hoping for sunshine, great tennis and some style inspiration.
We’ll miss one half of our favourite Wimbledon spectators - the Middleton sisters - due to the impending royal birth but Kate will be back in the Royal Box next year taking up her honorary membership at the All England Club. Rumour has it that she is likely to succeed the Duke of Kent as the club's president when he stands down.
We’re being offered so much choice that it’s sending us into a buying frenzy. Shopping trips with friends are becoming less satisfying as we debate over an endless range of options, and impulse buys are on the up as we settle for something we’re not quite sure about.
Here’s how to to avoid making those bad purchases...
1. Write a list
Let's be honest, packing for a weekend break can be tricky - which of us hasn't packed a family-sized suitcase for a two-night holiday? The key is in the planning.
You can’t plan for all eventualities but having a good mix of smart and casual clothing means you won’t be shuffling into a posh restaurant in your trainers.
Cropped tops are all over the high street and as the weather gets brighter you may be tempted to try the trend. If you don’t possess abs of steel, a cropped top may seem like a silly purchase but if done carefully you can pull this look off.
Celebrities like Diane Kruger, Rhianna, Azealia Banks, Vanessa Hudgeons and Dee Hemingway have all been spotted in short tops. And it appears that abs, like cropped tops, are back in fashion with Olympic role models like Jessica Ennis encouraging us to build a toned, sculpted physique rather than focussing on weight loss alone.
Unfortunately grunge is a hard style to pull off without looking like a hobo. Baggy jeans, studded tops, flatform shoes and beanie hats all lend themselves well to this look, but there’s a fine line between rocking modern grunge and failing miserably with scruffy stonewashed denim and clumpy boots.
Thank goodness the 90s fashion we’re wearing now is only influenced by the decade rather than acting as an entire reproduction (the clothes I wore in the 90s were criminal not cool).
Here are some of my tips for wearing grunge well:
There’s something to be said about the simple pleasures in life of a giant Easter egg and some holiday TV.
But don’t worry the chocolate haze didn’t deter my fashion radar. In fact fashion on the box was at a real high - these five stylish ladies caught my eye.