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Last updated: 10:09 GMT, 15 November 2019

This season's key pieces

Get in the festive spirit! The five best Christmas markets in the UK

With only six weeks until Christmas we're finding it hard to contain our excitement. So why not head to a Christmas market this year?

How to create the best ever Christmas Eve Box

Christmas has lots of traditions. And one of the more recent traditions is the Christmas Eve box. o why not take part this year?

10 things you only know if you've given birth...

Giving birth is... interesting. And whether you went through this life changing experience recently, or it's been 20 years since you had a child, it's not something you forget.

Remember, remember the 5th of November: 8 fascinating facts about bonfire night!

We're all familiar with the tradition of fireworks displays and the burning of the Guy, we've rounded up some more fascinating facts about one of our favourite nights of the year.

It's Bonfire Night! Here's how to cook up a storm with 4 easy recipes

With Bonfire night nearly here, we're looking forward to some fireworks and 5th November fun. But one of the best things about Guy Fawkes Night (at least in our opinion) is the delicious autumnal food we love to come home to after being outside in the cold, crisp air.

Going to a winter wedding? Here's how you can dress for a formal occasion in the cold

You may think that wedding season is over. But lots of people love the idea of creating a winter wonderland for their nuptials.

Don't forget the boys! New season style for the men in your life

If you feel like giving your man a little style update then take a look at our pick of the AW19 menswear stories from the designer catwalks.

Half term horrors? 5 last minute school holiday activities they'll LOVE

How did half term come around so fast? But don't worry, we've found some fab things to do this half term that will be sure to keep them happy AND make the week go quickly.

Trick or treat! Spooky Halloween costumes made easy...

While there has always been a bit of trick or treating in the UK, Halloween and all it entails has become a much bigger deal in the last few years. And while some people like to get crafty and create their perfect costume, for those of us who are time poor and in a hurry, we need an easier solution.

Get set for autumn! Quick and easy ways to update your home for the new season

It's not just our wardrobes that need an update when the new season arrives; our homes do too. From welcoming cushions to mood lighting, here are some easy ways to create the perfect, cosy home for autumn and winter.

Pride of Preston! How Matalan is going back to its roots

Matalan is well loved for its stylish clothes and high quality homeware and now the high street brand is going back to its roots with a brand new flagship store opening back where it all began; Pres

The Instant Edit's Inside Scoop! What the fashion editors will be working this season...

We've asked three fashion experts to let us in on the trends they'll be rocking this season, helping us to narrow AW19 down into something more manageable.

From throws to pyjamas: Here's how to get cosy at home this autumn

October is here and autumn is well and truly underway. And while we love being outside at this time of year there's nothing we like more than making our homes into a haven from the outside world.

Let's go outside! 4 of the best autumnal walks worth wrapping up for

We love this time of year. It's not totally freezing, the skies are blue, the air is crisp and the leaves are turning the most beautiful shades of gold, orange and red. So if you're like us and love to be in nature as much as possible before the winter arrives, then check out these wonderful walks around the UK.

Cool kids! The best autumn buys for your little ones this season

October is upon us so we definitely can't pretend it's the summer anymore. And while you may have got your own new season wardrobe sorted, what about your little ones?

We love autumn! And here are 9 reasons why

Summer may be long gone and October may be here, but there's no reason to feel blue. Embrace this most fantastic time of year with our top nine reasons why we love autumn.

6 last minute Grandparents' Day gifts they'll love!

We celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, but what about Grandparents' Day? It's the perfect opportunity to show them how much we appreciate all they do for us.

Paris Fashion Week: Street style in the City of Lights

Fashion month is coming to an end and after New York, London and Milan we're in the ultimate fashion capital; Paris. So we've scoured the avenues and rues and found four top trends worth trying out this season.

Student accommodation on a budget! 7 ways to make your halls your own

So you're off to university. Maybe you've already moved into your halls of residence or your second year student digs. Making your college accommodation welcoming, warm and non-depressing is easier (and cheaper) than you think.

Get together for Alder Hey! Help Matalan raise money for the children's charity this

Today Matalan launches its 2019 campaign in support of Alder Hey. And this year's collaboration is promising to be its best yet.

Feeling the chill? Keep out the cold with a new winter coat

This time of year really is the best when it comes to fashion. And it's right about now we start looking for our new winter coat.

London Fashion Week: Street style stars show us how to work it this season

It's the last day of London Fashion Week but what a week it's been. From tailoring to knits, we run down the hottest looks at London Fashion Week.

The Instant Edit's guide to the best winter sun destinations 2019

Summer is only just over, but if you're already dreading the cold dark months ahead then why not start planning a winter getaway? We've rounded up 5 destinations, both near and far where you can let your shoulders drop and soak up some winter sunshine.

The top 40 baby names of 2019 so far...

If you're expecting a baby in the not too distant future, you've no doubt been obsessing over the name you'll give them once they arrive. So take a look at the most popular names of 2019 so far.

NYFW street style: What the front row is wearing this season

Fashion Month kicked off in New York last week and as ever we're as obsessed by the street style as we are by the clothes being strutted down the runways.

The accessories edit! Here are the AW19 trends you need to know now...

A new season is upon us. And by that we mean, a new fashion season. One of the easiest ways to update your look is to add some new accessories into your arsenal.

Denim days: How to wear it for (almost) any occasion

Ah denim. How do we love thee. We're not sure what we'd do (or how we'd ever get dressed) without it. But if you're in need of a bit of inspiration the read on. From jeans to skirts, here's how to rock denim whatever you're up to this season.

Need a style update? Here's how to rock autumn's biggest trends with pieces that'll last

As sad as we are to say goodbye to summer, we can't help loving the crisp days, crunchy leaves and of course all those fantastic new season trends that finally come our way.

Small but perfectly formed: 10 ways to make the most of a pocket sized space

Not all rooms are created equal but big isn't necessarily better. In fact, as we all know, good things come in small packages. But if you've got a petite place and are unsure how to make the most of its proportions then read on.

10 things every fresher should know

So you're off to university. You're leaving home for the first time, fending for yourself and embarking on your next major life stage. Here are 11 things every fresher needs to know...

New term style! How to make the school run your runway

The holidays are nearly over and the new term is about to begin. You've got their uniform, lunch box and school shoes sorted but are YOU ready for the reality of the school run?

Get autumn ready in the season's hottest denim trends

It's still summer but if you're a fashion fiend you'll already have one eye on the September issues. And some of you may still have summer holidays to come but if you want to get a head start on the biggest trends then start with a wardrobe staple; denim.


Summer holidays are on the way people and we could not be more excited. And while we're all over the vacation clothes bit, we're turning to the SS19 catwalks for accessory inspiration.

Ah the great British summer. So sunny, so warm, such long balmy evenings. Oh right, that's Spain.

Congratulations! You're expecting and no doubt you're over the moon.

The new season is here and there are some seriously good trends to get involved with.

Spring has finally arrived and it couldn't have come soon enough.

Throwing a baby shower is a relatively new concept in the UK but if you fancy throwing one either for yourself or for your pregnant friend, we've put together a guide for all you need to know.

If you're tired of seeing your man in the same old jeans and T-shirt, why not give him a little style upgrade?

Toddlers; terrible or terrific? Well, as any parent of toddlers will know, they're a crazy combination of the two.

It's that tricky time of year once more. The sun is shining but there's a crisp chill in the air. We don't need our winter coats but it's not warm enough to go out without some kind of cover up.

Spring may be on the way but the reality is we're staying in until further notice. So let's make a Hygge haven.

As anyone who has had a baby will know, staying chic while pregnant can be a challenge.

Fashion month is rolling on and while we're sure some members of the fashion caravan are beginning to wilt, there was little evidence at Milan Fashion Week.

London fashion Week is done and dusted for another season and what a fabulous few days it was. And we're already eager to rock the AW19 looks we saw on the catwalks.

Wednesday night saw the music industry honouring its best and brightest at the BRITs.

Shrove Tuesday is one of the best days of the year. Who doesn't want an excuse to eat pancakes all day? But we must now give up something for Lent.

This Friday 8th March is International Women's Day and if you're unsure what it's all about then read on for our guide to what it is, how it began and how you can get involved.

London Fashion Week is over for another season but we're still obsessing over the fabulous, and sometimes well and truly weird, street style looks from the last few days.

What is it about going on holiday that's so stressful? From when to pack to how to entertain the kids, read on and become a serene traveller this summer.

Denim; how did we ever live without it? This material is a bona fide wardrobe must have.

From late night pep talks to giving great advice, these mums and daughters reveal why they're the best of friends.

We all know the dangers of smartphones. So it's no wonder so many of us are worried about the effects mobile phones might have on our children.

Halloween is just a couple of days away so if you're planning a party for your little ones but haven't quite got around to the actual planning, then never fear.

Ramadan is coming to an end so it's time to start thinking about how you'll celebrate Eid this year.

Easter is on the way and while for some all that means is a four day weekend (woohoo), for others it's an opportunity to get together with friends and family for a springtime celebration.

There's a day dedicated to everything and one of the most fun has to be Pink Flamingo Day!

Easter is almost here and if you're like us you'll be looking forward to gorging on lots of delicious Easter eggs while enjoying a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend.

Happy Siblings Day! What would we do without our brothers and sisters?

Being a parent is amazing. But it's also a constant battle to get stuff done, stay informed and do it all without losing your mind.

If you're like us you'll have been busy freshening up your look but don't forget your accessories.

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Or is it? Yes winter is over and yes, we're one step away from summer but what about the bad stuff that comes in the months from March to May?

Festival season is about to kick off and as ever it'll be starting in style with the phenomenon that is Coachella.

This Saturday marks Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday. At the age of 93 and after 67 years on the throne she's the ultimate Style Queen.

Whether you're a first time Maid of Honour or a seasoned pro bridesmaid, planning a hen do is a daunting task.

Weekend One is done. Coachella 2019 kicked off last Friday and this most stylish of festivals has already been a feast for the fashion obsessed.

Animal print: Once the preserve of soap opera barmaids everywhere, but now so ubiquitous it's basically a neutral.

We've been waiting with baited breath and now the moment has finally arrived. Today the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first child.

The 2019 London Marathon takes place this Sunday so why not get in the mood with our top ten fascinating facts about this legendary sporting event?

When did children's birthday parties get so complicated? And expensive?

Mother's Day is around the corner so just for fun we've taken a poll and rounded up our favourite mother-daughter duos from the celebrity world.

If, like us, you want to rejuvenate your interiors for the new season but don't want to spend a fortune then no problem. Read on for ten easy ways to breathe new life into your home.

Oh May how we love you.
You spoil us with not one, but two bank holidays and for this we will forever be grateful.And what else do we Brits like to do on bank holiday weekends but have a barbecue.

Being a first time mum can be daunting. There's so much to learn and the shopping list of things you need can seem endless, especially when you're on a budget.

When it comes to fashion mavens, we're overwhelmed with inspiration for ultra chic womenswear. But what about the boys?

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. We've speculated, wondered and become increasingly excited and finally the royal baby has arrived safe and sound.

This Sunday is Father's Day so it's time to appreciate our dads and all they do for us. And it's a great excuse to put together a list of some of our favourite celebrity father and son duos.

The Spice Girls are back. Well, four of them are anyway. Yep, Baby, Scary, Sporty and Ginger are back in the rehearsal room, putting together the ultimate reunion tour.

Hattie Bourn is a blogger who is all about family. And while she loves holidays together, it's the simple things that make her happy.

Today is the International Day of Yoga, so to celebrate we've put together a beginner's guide for anyone who has always wanted to try it but hasn't quite got around to it.

It's that time of year when our diaries start filling up with special occasions, family parties and must-do events and you can kit out the whole family at Matalan.

It's the FA Cup Final this Saturday so why not get the gang round and watch the match at an epic party?

It's that time of year again when we all become tennis-obsessed. And we also become obsessed with not only the courtside style but the all-white kits rocked by our favourite tennis stars.

Glastonbury is almost upon us so if you were lucky enough to get a ticket this year then we're sure you're already in a heightened state of anticipation.

Soccer Aid 2019 is on its way so if you want to check out what's happening this year then you'll find everything you need to know in our guide below.

When we think of summer holidays we immediately think of swimwear. So check out the best beach looks from the SS19 catwalks.

Children start to have opinions about what they want to wear from an amazingly early age.

If you feel your look needs an injection of something new as we move into the summer months then consider giving it a fruity finesse.

Summer holidays are on the way and if you haven't decided where to jet off to yet, then why not head to somewhere different this year?

What could be better than jetting off on holiday with your family in tow? Those two weeks every summer are sacred and we spend the rest of the year dreaming about them.

We love a long-haul trip as much as the next intrepid traveller but sometimes we want a holiday that's a little closer to home.

Festival season is here so read on for our guide to what to pack and how to survive this summer.

Summer holidays are on the way so it's time to start planning your getaway wardrobe.

It may only be spring but as always we're already dreaming about our summer holiday. Who better to consult for some style inspiration, after all, than these mavens of all things cool and chic?

Whether you've got a little prince or princess Matalan's gorgeous childrenswear will make dressing them up easy and affordable.

We love the first two weeks in July. We're all preoccupied with a tennis club and if you're like us then you'll also be a keen follower of the court side style on display.

Summer holidays are on the way so it's time to start planning your getaway wardrobe.

Summer is here and we're just a little bit excited. And if you're like us you'll be stepping up your exercise regime.

World Baking Day is definitely one celebration we can really get behind. Who doesn't love a freshly baked cake, biscuit or pie?

Happy 6th birthday Prince George. To celebrate the occasion we're taking a look at just ten of the times he's been incredibly cute.

While holidays are exciting and the anticipation is part of the pleasure, if we're honest it's all a bit stressful.

A day at the races is always a rather fabulous and fun affair.But Royal Ascot is the most glamorous of all. And the most strict when it comes to what you can wear.

We thought they'd never come, but the summer holidays are here. But if you want to relax into the long break completely then why not get ahead on next term now?

It seems to be a law of nature that the children of celebrities are always incredibly cute and we can't deny how adorable this little lot are.

Spring is here and summer is only weeks away so if you haven't updated your wardrobe then now is the time. Say hello to the return of tie dye.

Summer holidays are on the way but not all getaways are the same so when it comes to planning what to pack in your suitcase, one plan doesn't fit all.

Let's take this opportunity to appreciate the teachers who have worked so hard for our little ones in the last 12 months.

Summer! Where have you gone? We had that fabulous sunny Easter weekend and ever since we've been stuck in some kind of autumnal fuzz.

It may officially be the summer but of course, you wouldn't know that if you looked out of your window.

Holidays in far flung destinations are wonderful, but if you're staying at home this summer then there's no need to feel like you're missing out.

Summer is only just over, but if you're already dreading the cold dark months ahead then why not start planning a winter getaway?

Summer isn't just about swimwear. So why not try one of the stealth summer trends?

We spend so long planning what to pack in our suitcase before our summer holiday, we forget to plan what we'll wear to the airport.

Wedding season begins in April and goes strong until mid-September. But August is when we hit peak wedding.

Fancy giving your home a revamp but not sure where to start? Well, just as you would with your wardrobe, look to the catwalks for inspiration.

The last bank holiday weekend of the year is nearly here so how are you going to make the most of it?

Like lots of mums, blogger Annmarie likes to get ahead of the game when it comes to getting back to school ready. So read on for how she gets organised and her tips for choosing uniform.

We know we long for the summer for most of the year but here are our top six reasons why we're happy the summer holidays are nearly over.

The summer holidays may have only just begun but it's never too soon to get ready for going back to school.

We've been looking forward to the summer holidays since, well, January 1st. But it's the middle of August and already the cracks in the summer holiday fun are starting to show.

The summer months may mean holidays and beaches but let's be honest; we spend most of it stuck in the office.

They were once a tiny baby, then a troublesome toddler. You sent them off to their first day of school with a tear in your eye and what feels like only five minutes later, they're now preparing to leave home.