On a misty Autumn morning we drank coffee and caught up with ES editor and all round wonder woman Chloe Street, to talk style hacks and the do’s and don’ts that get her through the busy party season. Here she shares her 7 top tips to fail safe super style…

1. You can never go wrong with a little black dress…
Cliché I know but so true. Rather than opting for that oh-so-of-the-minute high street number though, I now make efforts to invest in one or two more classic dresses or jumpsuits each season, then satiate my magpie-like craving for sparkle in the accessories department. I’ll buy fun earrings from Zara, colourful shoes from River Island (you can find gems in there if you’re prepared to trawl) and dinky bags from Mango.

Above Chloe wears Harmur’s Mini Dress in Smoky Black

2. Denim is always a good idea.
Whether a denim jacket thrown over a cocktail dress or a good pair of jeans with a ‘party top’ and heels, throwing a little denim in the mix takes the edge of dressier looks – which means you can pull off something a bit OTT fabulous without looking like you tried to hard.


Above Chloe wears Harmur’s Classic Top in Smoky Black

3. Don’t be tight with the tights
Fashion girls love a bare leg however I personally am too much of a wuss to brave sub-ten degree temperatures with my pins out, and am thus heavily into black tights. My tip? A single pair of Woolfords or Heists might be twice the price of an M&S multipack but boy are they ten times more outfit (and general vibe) enhancing.

4. Swap makeup for skincare
Rather than glittery eye shadow or statement lipsticks, I tend to focus my cash and energies on good skincare. A daily dousing of hyaluronic acid serum (if I could bathe in Dr Barbara Sturm’s I would), a glycolic acid exfoliant every few days plus pre and post-party sheet masks (I adore Tatcha’s) are my go to glow givers.
Failing that, Laura Mercier’s longwear liquid under eye concealer and the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter are lifesavers when disguising sleep deprivation.



5. Wear the heels
You bought the fancy heels. You love the fancy heels. You’re scared to wear the heels because London’s vibe is so dress-down and who knows, they might rip your toes to shreds… but who cares? Always err on the side of over-dressed and if they hurt, well, that’s why they invented Uber.


6. My favourite Harmur this season has to be…
The smoky black halter Classic top top. Pair it with matching silk palazzo pants and it magically transforms into a jumpsuit, or pair it with ripped jeans and frankly you’re ready for anything. Come summer I’ll wear it with wide legged white jeans and some By Far strappy sandals for a Riviera-ready look.

Chloe is wearing the Harmur Palazzo pants and Classic top in smoky black

7. The best Christmas parties are…
The at-home drinks parties that turn into late night hoolies. I’ll wear a Harmur Classic top, Joseph skinny leather trousers, bejewelled flats, and one of the velvet Chinese jackets I had made when I lived in Hong Kong.

Special thanks to the be-a-utiful Blake’s hotel for letting us play dress up in their stunning Corfu Suite. Photographs by HARMUR’s all time fave, Anna Stokland.

It’s that wonderful time of year where blossom is appearing, making your day brighter when you step out in the morning. Blue skies and sunshine are showing more often… at last!
Let’s not get carried away though. It’s not mid-summer quite yet, and there is still a chill in the air.
We love to style our tops with a thin jumper underneath. One of our favourite combinations is the Harmur Criss Cross, with a thin sweater as a base, tied at the front. This way you can nip in the waist and show off the wonderful lace-up back, whilst keeping warm.
We love to find new ways of wearing our tops, so let us know on Instagram how you choose to style yours.
For an evening event in this weather, pair your Classic Harmur with a bold tuxedo look. When you take that jacket off you will be sure to turn heads and have a bit of an edge, whilst remaining sophisticated.
The possibilities are endless! Backless doesn’t have to wait for the sunshine.

Let’s talk about silk – Weightless, soft and luxurious.
At Harmur we love the feeling of silk. The feeling it has on the skin, and the feeling we have when wearing it. It’s the ultimate luxury. Our tops are either made entirely of sand washed silk, or lined in it, so that your skin is caressed with the most beautiful texture.
The silk that makes each of our tops unique is sand washed silk. This is basically silk that has a different texture to the usual, shinier silk you may be more familiar with. Sand washed silk is much more velvety, almost suede like in finish. It feels super soft and drapes beautifully. It’s a more matt like sheen that ups the luxe factor and nails understated femininity.
We like to say that Harmur tops give you the feeling of being undressed in silk. 
Using sand washed silk means that every batch we buy can be slightly different. We love this, because it means that each Harmur top is entirely unique; nobody will ever have the same item as you. All of our colours are unique (you have no idea how long it took us to get that Dusty Sapphire just right)
It truly is unlike any other material, and we are lucky to be able to say that our Classic Collection is entirely crafted of this fabric, by our team of amazing female Harmur seamstresses, in house at the Harmur studio.

We are a mother – daughters trio, who together have created a brand that women will love. Whats even better for us, is that we get to work together to make that happen.
Together, we decided upon using sand washed silk to create our Classic Collection. The fabric we use feels gorgeous against your skin and has an amazing fluidity unlike any other. Everyone who touches or wears the silk we use cannot believe how beautiful it feels. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Launching in March 2017, we have our Classic Collection. This is a series of three styles of backless tops, the Classic, the Drawstring and the Criss-Cross. In colours that are timeless and elegant, this collection will always be available from Harmur. Their versatility is fantastic – we can dress them down to wear everyday or add some sparkle for a more glamourous look.
What we are all about..
Harmur tops are backless, meaning that we can show some skin whilst remaining demure and elegantly sexy. So many girls we know don’t always want a top that shows too much on the front, so we are redefining low cut.
We have been busy researching cuts, styles, fabrics and desires for the future collections and we can’t wait to share our products with you all. Every Harmur top is checked meticulously for quality. We want to give you a top to keep forever, to love and to give you confidence.
In the meantime..
Have a look through out Instagram for inspiration on how to wear your Harmur from some of our Harmur Muses.
Please comment, email, and let us know what you think and what you would like to see in the future! We are so looking forward to sharing our brand with you.
With love,
HARMUR xo

At Harmur, we want to make women feel sexy, empowered and beautiful. We’re all about feeling sexy and yourself, without having to abide to the obvious sexy rules…
International Women’s Day, which was celebrated across the globe recently, has brought to light the power and brilliance of females across time. We are always inspired by women who own their sexy and enjoy their femininity.
In the past, ‘sexy’ has been a word some women may shy away from. At Harmur, we are all about a ‘sexy’ that is beautiful and feminine, that empowers women, for themselves. We believe that if you look good, you feel good, and vice versa.
The Harmur sexy is not about showing off your cleavage, (not to say we’re about hiding it either). We want our tops to highlight the beautiful feminine figure, nipping in at your smallest parts, the neck and waist, subtly showing some skin in a uniquely beautiful way. They create a mystery and a wow all at the same time.
‘No sexier way to Walk Away’ we say.
We think that if you look and feel great in what you are wearing, not feeling uncomfortable, you can get you can get a real buzz and excitement.
We love the fact that we can look sexy and ladylike, fun and demure. There’s no one way fits all with us, we hope that you wear your Harmur how you want to and feel empowered by doing just that.