About Style Guile

Thank you so much for popping over to this page. If you’ve arrived here, I’m guessing that it’s because you’re interested to find out more about what you can expect from the blog, or maybe you’ve been reading for a while and you’re just interested to know how all of the pieces of the jigsaw fit together.

OK so I’m getting on a bit now. Next year I will be 50. I don’t consider myself to be in the least bit aspirational or inspirational (I find those phrases a bit up your own butt) but I have learnt a little about myself, and a lot about styling, along the way.  And because I’ve been around for a REALLY long time, I’ve also learned a little bit about beauty, interiors and lifestyle too. And now that two of our children are adults, occasionally – just very occasionally, I get the chance to go on some lovely trips away (sometimes with Mr G, sometimes without!) So as well as writing about fashion, sometimes also write about beauty, interiors and travel.

When it comes to the fashion side of things, Style Guile is designed to offer outfits which work on a daily basis for busy women and which reference different trends, different brands and different price points. I also try to include the odd dollop of humour into my posts and a pinch of irony. No-one in fashion should take themselves too seriously.

Style Guile’s feet are very firmly on the ground.  So, if like me you are a busy working woman, doing your best to juggle all of those glass balls, whilst occasionally dropping the odd one and where trying to step out of the front door looking half decent, rather than step off the world, is your aim for the day – Style Guile may just be for you!

Even if you aren’t the same shape or size as me, I hope that you can take inspiration from the outfits that I show.  Whether it is the colour combination of the clothes, the accessories that I use, the shapes of the pieces or the advice that I give, I hope that there will be something for everyone.  If you feel under-represented please drop me a line and I will see what I can do to rectify it.

I really hope that you enjoy reading Style Guile as much as I enjoy writing it. And thank you so much for reading!


  1. Fiona
    April 5, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    I am so glad I stumbled across this blog via twitter – really really very pleased – I'm sat nodding about the juggling yet trying to do this, that and all inbetween! Oh and look half decent at the same time!

    • StyleGuile
      April 6, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      Hi Fiona – thank you for your comment. I too am pleased that you found Style Guile. Happy reading!

  2. Veronica
    April 8, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Looked you up after reading Easy Living Magazine. So glad I did! Thank you for this blog – would love to pull off your style 🙂

  3. StyleGuile
    April 15, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    Hello Veronica – thank you for your lovely comment. So pleased that you like the blog. Beth

  4. Amanda
    April 20, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Decided to take a look after seeing you in both Essentials & Easy Living. Fabulous blog!!! X

  5. StyleGuile
    April 24, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Hi Amanda – have I been in Essentials too or was it Woman & Home? Really pleased that you like the blog. Thank you, much appreciated! Beth

  6. Kirsty
    April 27, 2012 / 10:07 am

    I've just found your blog via another website and I'm loving it already. I could really do with some ideas. I'm 42, 5'7" and a size 16. My friends always say I look smart – but I don't always want to look smart. Sometimes I'd like to look sexy or trendy or quirky. I do need to look smart for work – I'm a PA – but I'd like to introduce some of those other elements too (without spending a fortune).

  7. Anonymous
    May 13, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Hi. I've recently come across your Blog thanks to the Daily Mail and I'm absolutely hooked. I'm a mum of 4 youngish (8,10,12&14) kids so shopping on a budget is a must so I love the fact that you get clothes from shops like New Look and Penneys as even if I think I'm totally skint can usually afford to buy something! I look forward to checking in to see what you're wearing.

  8. Emma
    July 6, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Hi. Bring back the daily outfits – I love looking at what you wear each day. It inspires me to try harder with myself (plus I am a bit nosey)!Emma

  9. debbies daily dressing
    August 16, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Hi BethAm trying to find the Woman and home magazine where you found the details of how to start a blog? got the may 2012 one and it wasnt in there, any ideas, love your blog and want to set my own one up but needed the magazine that you found out all the info in, any ideas?? thanks Debbie

  10. Sharon
    September 12, 2012 / 3:38 pm

    Hi BethThank you so much for providing me with much needed wardrobe inspiration, and also brilliant shopping ideas!

  11. Attune Womenswear
    April 16, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Hi BethWe love the blog!It'd be fantastic to get your thoughts on our collection: http://attunewomenswear.comLet us know what you think.Thanks!

  12. Small
    March 31, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Stumbled upon you purely by accident and very pleased I did 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    August 31, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Just to let you know I am loving your website..wearable outfit ideas. I wish I lived closer to you for a complete makeover.

  14. Pink Mum
    June 26, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    I love how your blog reflects that you are a full-time worker as well, like myself. I've only just started out in this blogging journey-and love it when I get the time