InStyle cover August 09 Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Jenny Gage and Tom Betteron

Sick of wearing the same old ensemble and suffering from the ongoing credit crunch? Well, here at InStyle we've got it covered. Check out our fast fashion fix pages, filled with an array of new dresses, denims, T-shirts and floral numbers, and you'll be well on your way to getting that summer wardrobe you've always dreamed of.

Not only have we solved the problem of smart dressing but lucky for you we have also come up with a complete guide to smart shopping. With expert advice on hand from designers Alice Temperley and Rupert Sanderson, and with some great DIY customisation tips from designers Sonia Rykiel and Phillip Lim, there's everything you need to know to ensure that you have all the essentials this summer.

But it's not just fashion we have covered. We've also put together an essential hair special with 126 easy tips and instant tricks to ensure your locks stay luscious all summer long.

Plus, The Proposal star Sandra Bullock reveals her own personal ethos of keeping it real and living by her own style rules and spills the beans on marriage, how to work a broken nose and brownies.....mmmm!

Pick up your August issue of InStyle, on newsstands now, or subscribe to a whole year of expert fashion and beauty by clicking here.

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By Beatrix Zwart