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Show your lingerie drawer some love

 

Show your lingerie drawer some love

 

Gone all Marie Kondo and parted ways with all your lingerie? Fear not, for we've a whole host of beautiful bras, sets and new underwear brands to bring a little joy back to that top drawer. From the hottest colourways to the next generation of chic nudes and additions from our newest lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, these are the pieces to add to your basket this spring.

 

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Shape

Underwear can often be unpractically embellished or patterned, but this season there’s going to be a rise in the “naked” underwear look that involves going back to basics with tonal nudes and minimal monochromes. This trend is all about embracing our natural silhouettes with body-contouring bras and seam-free knickers – there’s not a niggling strap mark in sight. Instead, think soft cups and delicate balconette styles in pretty laces and dainty fabrics. Perfect for your daily lingerie line-up.


Colour

From intense fuchsia and cherry red to mid-tone pistachio and lavender there are a multitude of reimagined colours primed to be a major trend this year. And there’s nothing to lift those mid-winter blues quite like an injection of colour into your underwear. Slipping into a pretty sunshine-hued bra can lift the spirits almost as much as the real thing, we say. While bold colours may not be for everyone, subdued pastel shades are flattering on every skin tone and, not to mention, seriously pretty.


Texture

There’s something about slipping into delicate lingerie that turns our everyday stroll into a little more of a strut—even if no one else knows it. Sheer fabric is sensual in a minimal way, and is both practical enough to sit discreetly under a tee and more titillating than your run-of-the-mill t-shirt bra. Delicate lace cups and scalloped trims are guaranteed make you feel your most beautiful self, especially when they come in sultry black or soft pastels of the season. Look to Agent Provocateur for inspiration on how to break into splurge-worthy lingerie. There’s something for everyone; from classic to daring. And with every style, you’ll feel like you’re wearing a work of art.




 
 
 
 
 
 

The best transitional jackets for spring

The best transitional jackets for spring

Now that the sunshine has *finally* arrived, it's no longer pre-emptive to update your wardrobe for warmer weather. This may have us dreaming about slip dresses and raffia accessories already, but let’s face it - we do live in England and are under no illusion that a stylish jacket is a necessity. Not only is a lighter layer needed to help us through spring’s unpredictable climes, but a new coat is a sure-fire way to update your look for the new season in one swift purchase. Just so you don’t have to miss out on those aforementioned rays of sunshine for shopping purposes, we’ve done the leg work for you and collated the best of spring’s jackets to see you through this season and beyond.

 


1. Blaze the trail

Allsaints rowan lea blazer

 

From the runway to the high street, this smart jacket has cemented itself as a must-have wardrobe hero that works from boardroom to bar. This checked number is definitely one of our new-season standouts. Give a whole new meaning to the tried-and-tested jeans-and-tee combo by shrugging on a blazer of choice, or add a tomboy edge to a slip dress with an oversized style, cinched at the waist with a leather belt.

Allsaints

Rowan Lea Blazer

£258

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2. Return of the mac

Levis Kate Trench

 

The trench coat’s fashion reign is unstoppable, with utility styles and oversized silhouettes ruling the runways this season. We love classic styles rendered in spring's choice palette of classic fawn, biscuit and khaki. In an ode to the vintage tone of the new season, make like French girl icon Francoise Hardy and take your trench with a touch of mod by pairing the timeless outerwear with a black turtleneck and oversized white sunnies.

Levis

Kate Trench

£130

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3. Wax

Barbour Oulton Wax Jacket

 

The classic wax jacket gets a well-deserved update with Barbour international’s Oulten jacket – designed using rich cotton with a wax finish. Lightweight enough for brighter days and suitably splash-proof for those inevitable spring showers, this heritage-inspired piece conjures up images of post-Sunday roast strolls in the countryside.

Barbour

Oulton Belted Wax Jacket

£249

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4. Spring greens

LK Bennet Kaylee Trench

 

Every colour in the spectrum has had its time in the sun over the past few seasons, from ketchup red to Millennial pink, but this season, it’s all about green. For a real peacock piece like this, keep your base layers simple with black jeans and a neutral knit or grey tee to make the coat really pop and add a pair of western-style boots to keep the look contemporary. Onlookers will be positively green with envy.

LK Bennet

Kaylee Trench Coat

£295

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5. Biker chic

Allsaints Balfern Biker

 

We can't overlook a cult classic when it comes to our spring cover-ups. Our coat collection (and our hearts) will always have space for a classic biker. Edgy, simple and effortless, this piece goes with everything from floral maxis and trainers to vintage-style jeans, band tees and ankle boots. This style is all the proof we need that white leather can, in fact, be super chic.

Allsaints

Balfern Biker

£318

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6. Cosy quilt

Tommy Hilfiger Packable Down Lightweight Jacket

 

Puffer jackets have proved their worth this winter, and if you’re sad to see yours relegated to the back of your cold-weather wardrobe, then we have a solution. Fitted, slim-line and featuring a detachable hood - this lightweight gilet is perfect for sunny days with a nip in the air and will easily fold up into your tote if you start to get a little hot under the collar. Well, here’s hoping.

Tommy Hilfiger

Packable Down Lightweight Jacket

£165

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Introducing spring's biggest trends

Introducing spring's biggest trends

Congratulations, you made it out of the darkest depths of winter. Your reward? A whole host of glorious new spring trends to indulge in. From hot-off-the-press prints to so-delicious-you’ll-want-to-eat-them pastels, these are the trends you can start mingling into your wardrobe now.

 


1. Kick like a mule

steve-madden-leopard-mules

 

With minimal effort required but maximum sophistication achieved, if you aren’t already slipping into a pair of bejewelled mules then you will come spring. Perfect for adding a prim and proper touch to your favourite jeans or giving a cool, yet comfortable edge to a maxi dress for those special occasions.


Steve Madden, Foley Karisma Leopard Mules, £99.99

 


2. Bow out

Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress w Bow Detail

 

It’s all in the detail as far as this spring trend is concerned. Whether big or small, bows will be the whimsical little additions to be found on everything from summer blouses and dresses to jewellery and hair accessories. Get ready to reacquaint yourself with Blair Waldorf's embellishment of choice.


Carolina Cavour, Carolina Cavour Print Chiffon Shift Dress, £80

 


3. Check - in

 

If you thought checks were strictly a winter thing, think again. Not only are they sticking around for another season, but they’ve been supersized. The pattern itself is bigger and bolder and looks great on an oversized coat or bag. This beauty happens to come in one of our favourite shades of the season. Win, win. 


Mulberry, Small Leighton Bag, £1,150

 


4. Animal Kingdom




Surprised to see animal print all over again for spring 2019? It could be easy to assume that these wild motifs reached their peak last year, but according to the runways, they will still be a style staple for the foreseeable future. This season sees an update with bold colours, graphic designs and the introduction of giraffe print. 


Damsel in a Dress, Aimee Animal Print Blouse, £89

 


5. Golden Child




Hello, yellow. Warm, saturated and luxurious yellow is set to be the shade of choice come spring. Go bold and wear statement pieces in canary hues or subtly nod to the trend with a sunny print. Either way, this hue is sure to lift your spirits - let's just hope we get the weather to match its cheery disposition. 


Biba, Stripe portobello faux fur coat, £180

 


6. Frill Seaker




Ladylike dressing reigned supreme on the SS19 runways, as seen in the rise of frothy frills and other hyper-feminine details. A ruffled, flower-print wrap dress might have positively prim connotations, but when styled with chunky white trainers and gold hoops, is pure cool-girl goals. 


Warehouse, Ruffle Floral Midi Dress, £69

 


7. Pistachio, please




We’re calling it – it’s time to fall back in love with ice-cream pastels. Cool pistachio and other chalky tones are updating last season’s sugary shades for a contemporary edge that’s already a favourite with the fashion pack. Hailed as the new neutral, this newly grown–up colour is sure to become a cornerstone of your wardrobe. 


Dune, Dinidoting Circle Hardware Tote Bag, £73

 


8. Down to earth




If you’ve been a black devotee this winter, then maybe it’s time to lighten up. Earth tones are back in a big way - from sand to tan, cream and khaki. Nude is most definitely the new black and this classically feminine mix of colours will compliment any skin tone. Being described as ‘beige’ has never felt so good. 


Karen Millen, Classic Trench Coat, £199

 


9. Say a little prairie




A romantic, delicate, feminine dress with low hemlines and plenty of frill and ruffles; the boho dress is a great staple to have in your spring collection. We’ll be opting for a style with clashing prints and teaming with chunky trainers to keep the look up to date. 


Michael Kors, Agiate maxi shift dress with waist tie, £510

 


10. All about metallics

Whistles Chapel Foldover Clutch

 

You probably already know that metallics are a big deal for spring (who could miss those colours?) but now the proof is in the pudding, thanks to the flock of editors and influencers hitting the streets for fashion week in steels and silvers. We love daring pops of mirror-shine silver to make any outfit pop.


Whistles, Chapel Foldover Clutch, £69

 

 

 

Top 10 luxury home accessories

Top 10 luxury home accessories

Come the shift into spring, we're often set on a total home refresh - but sometimes it's just not realistic. That's why we're all about the investment piece, capable of refreshing even the most winter-worn space. Here's 10 of the best luxury home accessories that will transform any room.

 

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1. In the loop

AYTM Curva Magazine Holder

 

Go on - scoop up that ever-evolving pile on the coffee table once and for all and slot into this statement magazine holder. With serious Scandi credentials and curves in all the right places, it’s a design lover’s dream.


AYTM, Curva Magazine Holder, £179

 


2. La vie on rose

AYTM Circum Mirror

 

The round mirror revival is here to stay, thanks to the sleek appeal of the circular silhouette. This pink-tinted option is something a little different - and that unexpected burst of spring-fresh colour feels ultra-modern.


AYTM, Circum Mirror, £159

 


10. Tropical luxe

Biba Palm Chandelier

 

This Victoriana-tinged take on summer’s ubiquitous tropical trend is all in the detail - the textured leaves, chunky chain and gold foil finish. And whilst we don’t usually advocate restraint, this is a serious investment piece - you only need one.


Biba, Palm Chandelier, £220

 


4. Curve ball

AYTM Blue Globe Vase

 

The reign of the curve continues. With a handmade glass globe sat on a brass base, this unique vase is just as impactful flying solo on a shelf as it is filled with a bunch of spring blooms. There are grey, pink and green-tinted options, too.


AYTM, Blue Globe Vase, £30

 


5. Show of hands

Karlsson Mirage Gold Wall Clock

 

Equal parts art deco and Victoriana, this vintage-tinged vase is our favourite way to tap into the coloured glass trend. Go for the green or opt for jewel toned pink for more light-reflecting loveliness.


Karlsson, Mirage Gold Wall Clock, £42

 


6. Concrete plan

Bloomingville Natural Concrete Table Lamp

 

Yes, the days are finally getting longer - but we’ve always got time for statement lighting. The soft, natural tones of this terrazzo table lamp make it just the thing for spring. Warm it up with a soft bulb and it’s got room-transforming potential.


Bloomingville, Natural Concrete Table Lamp, £73

 


7. Paint it black

AYTM Hydria Vase

 

Softened by a unique sheer effect and the chalky, matte finish of the glass, this standout vase feels far less heavy than it looks at first glance. There’s a hidden bonus, too - even the cat (or the kids) would struggle to knock this one over.


AYTM, Hydria Vase, £93

 


8. New leaf

Kenzo Leaves Cushion Cover

 

Pairing bold modern silhouettes with the craftsmanship of embroidery, this cushion by fashion favourite Kenzo is a graphic update on spring florals. Tick off a trend with that rich cobalt blue – it’s a colour to watch for summer.


Kenzo, Leaves Cushion Cover, £65

 


9. Up the wall

Nordlux Strap Wall Lamp

 

Forget more functional spaces like kitchens and home offices - hallways, living rooms and bedrooms benefit best from the mood-setting appeal of wall lamps. This one comes courtesy of design duo Bjørn + Balle for Nordlux.


Nordlux, Strap Wall Lamp, £105

 


10. Candle club

AYTM Grey Tota Lantern

 

Swap your usual dinner party centrepiece for this smokey glass lantern, which will diffuse soft light across even the starkest space. When it’s back on the shelf? Switch the candle for succulents or a statement cacti.


AYTM, Grey Tota Lantern, £29