Style Birmingham Issue 57

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Contents FASHION 010 THE HOT LIST The pick-me-ups you need this winter 012 TREND UPDATE Make your wardrobe pop this party season 016 THE NEW BLACK Why brown is the most sought-after shade this winter 018 THE DRESS OF THE SEASON Comfy, casual and stylish - the midi dress is here to stay


020 HOW TO WEAR: THE BLAZER The unsung fashion hero of AW18 022 ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80S Retro pieces with a modern twist at Harvey Nichols Birmingham 034 THE NEW CALUM We sat down for a chat with Calum Best, who chose his favourite pieces from Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham 044 OFF-DUTY ESSENTIALS Get playful with your layering at Next Bullring 060 SO EXTRA Don’t blend in, stand out from the crowd with Selfridges Birmingham 078 LAYER UP Take a look at our seasonal favourites from Harvey Nichols Birmingham

BEAUTY & GROOMING 087 BITESIZE BEAUTY The little bits we’re keeping in our handbags 088 HEAD SHOT Harris Gibbs Hair give us some major hairstyle inspo 094 THE SKINCARE TREATMENT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT Are HydraFacials worth the hype? 097 FEED YOUR FACE The best men’s moisturisers on the market

FEATURES 033 WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT… Is your phone making you unhappy? 040 INDEPENDENT STATE OF MIND This is what it’s really like to run a Birmingham independent


054 MEET THE ‘ENTITLED’ YOUNG PEOPLE These millennials want change, and here’s why 058 THE POWER OF PROTEST How the female voice has evolved over the past 100 years 074 LIFE’S PRECIOUS MOMENTS Why are we obsessed with reliving moments that have already happened? 098 A NEW TYPE OF LEADING MAN It’s time to redefine masculinity 102 THE PLACE TO BE You need to visit these Harborne hotspots 104 ESCAPE TO THE SLOPES Travel to these ski destinations straight from Birmingham Airport 107 MIND THE GENERATION GAP The road to adulthood has never been an easy one, and here’s why


112 FOR THE HOME Refresh your living space with these top interior picks 120 GOIN’ UP, GOIN’ DOWN Everything we’re loving and loathing right now 9