Dressing for 'Swinter'
EMBRACE COLOUR: Although we might not be basking in sunshine just yet, it’s time to throw off the blacks and greys of the long winter and take some risks with fresh colours. Even if the temperatures are still in single figures, you can inject new lighter colour palettes with scarfs, jewellery, bags or cashmere. We’ve got amazing silk, wool and cotton scarfs all in vibrant prints and spring colours from VILAGALLO, STORI ATIPIC AND MARELLA, perfect for layering over our softly spun lightweight cashmere by favourite French brand ESTHEME.
LIGHTEN UP YOUR OUTER WEAR: Thankfully winter coats can now be banished to the back of the wardrobe and replaced with lighter weight raincoats and gilets.
ILSE JACOBSEN coats have become something of a classic; the technical details mean they can cope with even the harshest downpour but their neat fit means then can take you from dog walk to town with ease.
Lightweight down is perfect for these in between months, we stock brands PARAJUMPERS AND JOTT, because of their vibrant colours and great cut but also because all their down is ethically sourced.
Lightweight coats and longer line jackets are perfect at this time of year, brilliant over jeans or your favourite skinnies. We love the injection of colour and design details in those from Spanish brand VILAGALLO.
ACCESSORISE: Now’s the time to inject some personality into your wardrobe with accessories. Great bags, jewellery, scarfs and of course, sunglasses. There’s something so elegant about a great pair of sunnies worn with coats, jackets and scarfs rather than beachwear. We love IZIPIZI for their fun colours, lightweight frames and flattering shapes – we also offer prescription IZIPIZI sunnies too!
BUY WELL: Unless you like the ‘bag lady’ look, the key to layering with confidence is to ensure you are buying the right shapes and styles for your shape. The perfect pair of jeans from BRAX or new brand OUI, teamed with fitted cashmere knitwear worn under a beautifully tailored jacket or coat by SCHNEIDER, VILAGALLO OR COSTER is the perfect spring outfit – classic, versatile and able to cope with everything from April showers to a burst of early summer sun … well, we live in hope!