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If you’ve made a resolution to improve your working life, remember the  old adage about dressing for the job you want, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Let's give Megan Fox - and all new mums - a break

Could Megan Fox give me her night nurse's number? We could do with a few more hours sleep in our family

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Tonight's fashion awards bring to a close an exciting year for style. Look at who will have their fingers crossed later

Gold dress £40, riverisland.com; necklace £40, asos.com

Party dresses: Short, sharp frock

Clockwise from left: 1. Black boots with brown top £150, dune.co.uk; 2. Suede and leather boots£345, Russell and Bromley, 020 7629 6903; 3. Black leather boots £190, cosstores.com; 4. Suede foldover boots £100, asos.com; 5. Studded heel boots £110, topshop.co.uk

Fill your boots

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Amol Rajan: True patriots know hereditary monarchies stink

Of the many absurd claims made on behalf of our monarchy, possibly the most ridiculous is the idea that it is politically neutral. In my experience, whenever you argue with monarchists about this subject, they resort very quickly to verbal crutches about the ability of monarchs to command the affection of the whole public. They don't have political views, you see, and therefore can't be divisive figures.

Rod Stewart's book is the gift that keeps on giving

The tousle-haired singer's autobiography makes for a more than diverting read - and there's a great comic prose stylist behind it

All white now: jacket £38 and skirt £35, both from Topshop, topshop.com, sandals £32, Urban Outfitters, as before

The Isle of White: A sartorial palette cleanser

Whether bright or bracing, summer is a perfect time to experiment with a sartorial palette cleanser, be it cool, clean or clinical.

Jean Dreamer: Fringed top £18, and bracelets (worn throughout) £14 per set, all Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.co.uk; leopard print top £60, MinkPink, minkpink.com; shorts £39.99, Zara, zara.com; leather belt £60, Replay, replay.it; backpack (worn throughout) £45, Aldo, aldoshoes.com; globe necklace £6, Asos, asos.com; necklace, stylist’s own

Jean dreamer: Hot denim essentials

Soft, unstructured and in a rainbow bright palette, don't discount denim as a wardrobe staple when the mercury begins to rise

Wet suits: Surf style meets high fashion

Surf style meets high fashion, no waves required

Grey jacket £85, matching trousers £40 both by Asos, asos.com; polo shirt £20, belt £10, Topman, as before; pocket square, £17.95, Mango, as before

A suitable boy

Whether you’re looking for a formal three-piece suit or relaxed linen tailoring, the high street has plenty to offer. Be sure to keep the silhouette neat and narrow for the most modern take on a menswear classic. The hardest decision to make? The size of the spots on your pocket square.

Sainsbury's steps cautiously into China

Sainsbury's is expected to post a 5 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to around £700m for the year to 17 March on Wednesday.

The brand has quickly, and carefully, cultivated a following among downtown scenesters and fashion industry types

Any colour, as long as it's black

Johan Lindeberg brings decades of denim expertise to his latest label. Peter Lyle meets the designer

Iconic Diana dresses on display at Kensington Palace

From today members of the public will be able to glimpse five of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana on display at the newly reopened Kensington Palace.

Album: The Magnetic Fields, Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Domino)

Love at the Bottom of the Sea marks a return to The Magnetic Fields' abrasive electropop, which isn't always to the songs' advantage.

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