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.




 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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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

 

 

 

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.

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Rowan Lea Blazer

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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.

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Kate Trench

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Balfern Biker

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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.

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Packable Down Lightweight Jacket

£165

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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

Trending: Japanese interiors

Are Japanese interiors the new Scandi?

Step aside, Scandi purists - as it turns out, there’s more to minimalism than the design ethos that’s come to define the last decade. If – dare we say it – your whitewashed walls are starting to look a tad tired, some Japanese styling tips might be just the thing. Not convinced? Japandi is your favourite new portmanteau, championing the very best of both. Here’s why you’ll love it.

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You don’t have to be a serious Scandi devotee to know that bold colour doesn’t tend to make the cut. Although splashes of mustard, forest green and dusky pink often pop up in retro-tinged Scandi design, it’s largely an exercise in restraint, with a focus on fifty shades of grey (at the very least). Where colour is missing, warmth is layered in with hygge-friendly textures and rustic finishes.


There’s no denying grey as a new neutral – we love these chalky shades.

- Jakki Pay, Design Director Fashion & Home



Japanese style has far more in common with Scandi noir - the moodier cousin of white walls and bleached woods - championing richer, pigmented shades of charcoal grey, matte black and pale stone. Put down the high gloss paint - contemporary chalky finishes add a subtle warmth which will help to balance the simple colour scheme. If you’re up for a bit of an investment, concrete walls are top of our wish list.


 

 

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If there’s one key design ethos that underpins both Japanese and Scandinavian style, it’s a commitment to clean lines. Nordic interiors often nod to the balance of form and function, finding clever solutions to small spaces, making the most of simple natural materials and maximising limited light on the Northern Hemisphere’s shortest winter days. With such a penchant for the practical, simplicity is the name of the game.


Look out for super sleek, almost architectural lines. Airy loft apartment optional.

- Jakki Pay, Design Director Fashion & Home



Japanese design is still firmly no-fuss, although curvier shapes are more common – our Janna floor lamp has them in all the right places. Materials like marble, stone and glass are just as key, with darker, stained wood alongside pale beech and ash tones. When it comes to furniture, it’s worth taking it all down a notch - lower coffee tables, futons and low-slung chairs keep it feeling a little more casual and nod to Japan’s design heritage.


 

 

 

 

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The truly Nordic home requires a practical dose of cosiness to cope with colder weather, and you can see this in textural details - the ubiquitous cream sheepskin rug has achieved a level of Scandi status not seen since ABBA. Beyond the iconic wide stripe, prints often nod to nature, with hand-drawn leaves and flowers influenced by classic '60s and '70s pattern. Ceramics are often gloriously artisanal, and anything that’s hand-crafted, hand-fired or hand-finished gets top marks.


It’s a beautiful balance of form and function – restful but with an industrial edge.

- Jakki Pay, Design Director Fashion & Home



Japanese interiors might be seriously sleek, but that’s not a byword for clinical – after all, the Japanese trend of ‘wabi sabi’ is a celebration of the beauty in imperfection. But forget the sheepskin rug – it’s all about hand-etched ceramics and delicately embellished fabrics that nod to traditional Japanese print and pattern. Get started with monochrome geo prints and simple linear designs – our Buda vase is just the ticket.


 

 

3 ways to use colour in winter

3 ways to use colour in winter

 

Between autumn’s russety reds and spring’s sorbet shades lies a bit of a colour conundrum. Suddenly all-white-everything feels stark - not summery - and those brilliantly bold tropical hues are (literally) all shades of wrong. So how to keep the colour whilst capturing the mood of the season - and without resigning yourself to picking up the paint or frantically swapping the cushions every three months? Here’s three ways to make colour work, all year round.

 

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1. HIDDEN GEMS


The shades

In their modern iteration, these wonderfully rich, pigmented hues – think forest greens, petrol blues and glamorous clarets and aubergines – stormed straight to the top of every interiors trend round-up around 2016, and never left. Along with the decade-defining velvet sofa, they add a bit of punch and personality whilst still being moody enough to make sense for winter - the perfect alternative to summer’s bold prints.


The psychology

Going wall-to-wall with one of these jewel tones - and according to one of this year’s biggest trends, across the ceiling while you’re at it – is a shortcut to serious cosiness. The oft-quoted flipside is whether the room feels smaller as a result. And it makes sense. These hues have Victorian heritage - where rooms were often double height with big bay windows - and long pre-date the light and airy Scandi design DNA we’ve all since championed. There’s plenty of ways to tap into the trend, so it’s worth considering what works for your space.


The styling

If you’re prepared to add some drama – but not to invest in a new sofa – a statement armchair makes a more portable option, or a scatter of cushions in a variety of hues (pair bold with bold, we say) might be all you need to transform a tired old one. Pair with velvet to let these shades really shine - and tick off two winter trends - or bring to life with warm metallics like gold and bronze. And whilst we don’t believe in design rules, sticking to clean lines (à la all things art deco) is the easiest way to keep it under control.

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2. EARTHY DELIGHTS


The shades

Encompassing hues of honey, rich clay and olive green, these saturated shades are a little like autumn’s rush of colour with the sound turned down. But make no mistake - this take on terracotta et al is a far cry from your pile of old plant pots lingering in the shed. These are warm, luxurious and ultimately contemporary colours that owe far more to Mediterranean villas and Moroccan riads than any failed gardening attempt.


The psychology

From clay-roofed cities to hip design hotels, these earthy – yet seriously luxe - tones are as traditional as they are on-trend. They’re at a bit of a colour crossroads, too. Sitting pretty in the sweet spot where vibrant, saturated colour meets pared back, organic hues, they’re the best of both worlds - so it’s no wonder they’ve triumphed both on the catwalk and off. If you’re looking to go au naturel for winter, there’s really no chicer way to do it.


The styling

The key to preventing warm, earthy tones from tipping into ‘rustic’ territory is keeping silhouettes contemporary and paying attention to subtle differences in similar shades – think rich and pinky-brown, rather than orange-tinged. Be wary of too much decoration and even the most delicately distressed finish, which will feel instantly retro (and in this case, we’re talking BC). Stick to solid colour, bold and blocky prints or a simple two-tone effect balanced with white or powdery pink.

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3. CHALKY PASTELS


The shades

Candy hues have had a contemporary update, and it works just as well for winter as it does spring and beyond. Pinks are the star of the show – and the star of many a recent red carpet snap – alongside sage greens and paler, grey-tinged denim blues. An ice cream colour palette this is not – the shade reference is far more stonewashed than sickly, more powdery than Palm Springs. Hailed as the new neutrals, it looks like this newly grown-up group of shades is here to stay. Yes please.


The psychology

Whilst we’re not quite ready to end our love affair with the fifty shades of grey that have dominated the last decade, these soothing hues make a good argument – they’re just as restful, but far less likely to feel stark or subdued. Yes, this makes the bedroom an obvious decorating destination, but consider pastels to add some calm - and colour - to hectic, high-traffic areas like your kitchen, too.


The styling

It’s worth considering contrast, whether that means adding some edge with geometric prints or anchoring powdery shades with a splash of something stronger. A dusky pink – which is a little too feminine for some - is made thoroughly modern with a navy or forest green, while textural details like tassels and fringing make a subtler statement paired with paler shades. Beware layering pastel hue upon pastel hue, however, or you’ll feel like you’ve been unwittingly cast in a Wes Anderson film.

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How to create a home spa

How to create a home spa

 

We love the whole spa experience (who doesn’t?) but know that sometimes schedules - and post-Christmas bank account balances – scupper plans for the real thing. So we say put the hibernation on hold and boost your bathroom game instead. From towel tips to the best mood-setting scents, here’s how to make a spa of any space.

 

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The set up


Streamline your space

Nothing will take the shine off the spa experience like clutter. Beyond the boring pedal bin, our top tip is free standing shelves and towel hooks - they’re a clever way to make the most of vertical space when it’s a bit of a tight squeeze. Fill wire baskets with your favourite bathroom bits and banish the less pretty lotions and potions to woven options.


Add some greenery

With their mood-boosting benefits and air-purifying properties, plants are perfect for the bathroom. Low-lit and humid, it can feel more than a tad tropical - so look for plants that thrive in a suitably steamy space. Whilst their names don’t conjure up images of tranquillity, spider and snake plants are easy to look after and like things a little moist, as do elegant orchids and peace lilies.


Reach for the robe

Investing in a luxe robe is one of the easiest ways to elevate even the most mundane weekday evening. Traditionally white and tied at the waist, treat yourself to a towelling number with a shawl collar - and dig out those complimentary hotel slippers from the back of the wardrobe, too. After changing, take a few minutes to relax or meditate with a herbal tea in hand.

 

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The towels


Select your style

A stack of fluffy white towels might be synonymous with the spa, but there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to luxurious linens. Look to contrast borders and jacquard prints to add some detail, or try mixing and matching muted tonal shades. It's worth paying attention to the technical bits, too - look out for GSM, which defines the weight and thickness of a towel.


Preserve the plump

How do spas keep their towels so soft? Not all towels are born equal, so if this is a priority, look for combed cotton or options with ‘zero twist’ yarns, which are renowned for that soft and fluffy feel. Go easy on the fabric conditioner, avoid crowding the washing machine and drying on radiators, too - all contribute to that dreaded stiffness. And the jury's out on the tennis ball in the tumble dryer trick...


Try essentials oils

The easiest way to upgrade a DIY facial? A little aromatherapy. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to hot water, soak your flannel and wring out until damp, then use to remove excess product between applications. The right scent is super relaxing and helps to open up your pores - lavender, eucalyptus, rose, neroli and clary sage are all spa favourites for good reason.

 

Row of lit white candles

 


The mood-setters


Dim the lights

Don’t despair over dark evenings, as they offer the opportunity to control the ultimate mood-setter - good lighting. If you can’t dim the main source (and bathroom lighting tends to be anything but relaxing) consider the sensory appeal of candlelight instead. For a long-term investment, spotlights will focus bright light away from the bath and towards high-use areas such as sinks and mirrors.


Add some fragrance

‘Saving’ that candle you got as a Christmas gift? Now’s the time to put it to good use - no special occasion neccessary. Forget layering here, as the added factor of perfumed products means one special scent is all you need - so choose wisely. If sturdy surfaces are lacking and flames are a safety concern, a good quality diffuser makes a fuss-free alternative.


Hit play

If your evening bath is the only spot of silence you get all day, then we understand the temptation to make it a music-free zone, but it’s worth trying out a few genres first. What relaxes each of us is so personal, and might be unexpected – anything from rain sounds to reggae. Consider creating a playlist of soothing tunes so you won’t feel tempted to interrupt your bath to dry your hands and skip a song.



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The new occasionwear rules

THE NEW OCCASIONWEAR RULES

 

Gone are the days of strict formalwear etiquette. Today, a new breed of occasion ensembles are emerging as the top choice for fashion-forward partygoers. Here we pay homage to the new ways to do occasionwear that freeingly throw the rule book out and offer options aplenty.

 

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You don’t have to wear a suit


Formalwear nowadays doesn’t automatically require a suit. Instead make separates your go-to. Swap your suit jacket for a standout blazer or your suit trousers for chinos. Alternatively, de-construct your three-piece- pairing just the jacket with deep blue chinos and a tee; the waistcoat with stone trousers and a slim-fit shirt; or the trousers with a herringbone jacket.

“Reimagine traditional formalwear”

Sportswear and streetwear is such a continuously big trend. Formalwear today can mean athletic inspired trousers- think black or navy with a colour-pop stripe. It may seem a no-no but a great pair of squeaky-clean sneakers teamed with suit trousers cut just above the ankle is a totally acceptable, fashion-forward option for relaxed dos.

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Play with pattern


Checked suits are key this season – both larger checkerboards and mini, subtle checks. Similarly, prints are huge. From the standout Hawaiian shirt trend to the understated printed suit trend, plain doesn’t have to be your only option.

“Think beyond black, navy and grey”

Suits in varied colourways are really on trend for spring and summer. Whether it’s electric blue, saccharine pink or mustard yellow, there’s something instantly celebratory about coloured suiting. If you’re more of the understated type, don’t forget neutrals. Stone, sand and cream all have an innate Italian sensibility about them. And, if you're going for neutrals, don’t be afraid to choose linen. Keep the shapes tailored and it’ll look chic and distinctively summery.

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Socks are optional


The days of strict footwear etiquette are behind us. While some occasions may demand you stick to the age-old rules – traditionally you pair the colour of your sock to the colour of your suit trouser and the smarter the occasion, the thinner the sock – nowadays your feet can be the opportunity to show your fashion metal. Choose slim-fitting trousers that sit just above the ankle and pair with loafers or brogues, going sockless.

“Express yourself through accessories”

In the same vein, your accessories are a chance to show some personality. A whimsical, printed tie can add edge to an otherwise standard outfit – either make it a statement or keep the colourway the same but pick a pattern that clashes with your suit. Instead of cufflinks, think of sunglasses and a great watch as your new occasionwear essentials.

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10 pieces to try if you haven't already

10 pieces to try if you haven’t already

We’ve all been there. You’re in that shop or scrolling through your Instagram feed and you see that cool tee or great pair of trainers and kind of love it but think you’d never pull it off. Then later regret it? This season we’re declaring war on the missed-out opportunities, the moments when you would have bought that headlining piece but ducked out last minute. There’s no better time to try something new – the weather for one has been playing a whole different ball game this summer – so we’ve picked ten great, fashion-forward pieces to test-drive if you haven’t already. Goodbye wardrobe FOMO…

 

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1. Technical outerwear

Calvin Klein Jeans Logo Pull Over Jacket

 

Serious, outdoorsy outerwear has been key this season and last. That colour-popping cagoule is now your coat de rigueur. Go for a high-performance puffer and pair with hiking boots or choose a neon windcheater and nail the luxe sportswear trend at the same time.


Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans Logo Pull Over Jacket, £165

 


2. Cult-worthy trainers

Versace E0ysbsc1 Logo Emboss Trainers

 

The humble trainer has become menswear’s biggest story. Collabs, exclusives galore… they’re a collector’s item. If you’ve spied that great pair, just buy them. They’re the footwear you can easily become most obsessed about, and they’re totally acceptable for work and for events with a sharp, slim tailored suit.


Versace, Logo Embossed Trainers, £135

 


3. Bum bags

Herschel Seventeen Bum Bag

 

The 90s trend is epitomised in the bum bag. It's had its fair share of bad press in the past so bum bags now have a rebellious, too-cool-to-care vibe. Best paired with an oversized tee and boxy jeans, they also serve the purpose of storing all your necessities without the need for pockets.


Herschel, Seventeen Bum Bag, £30

 


4. Bolder tees

Jack & Jones Collage Print T Shirt

 

The easiest place to be daring? The t-shirt. Opting for a graphic tee in a nightly hue is a great way to ease in to the look. Otherwise, go all-out with a statement photographic print or a look-at-me neon, which was all over the Autumn/Winter 18 runways.


Jack & Jones, Collage Print T-Shirt, £15

 


5. Logomania

Versace Jeans Big Vj Leopard T-shirt

 

Showing your brand loyalties is now actively encouraged. Gucci and Versace are all masters in the more-is-more name drop. If you’re worried it’s too much, don’t be. Name-checking is now super luxe.


Versace Jeans, Big VJ Leopard T-shirt, £105

 


6. Printed shirts

AllSaints Chokai Shirt

 

Prints are literally everywhere and if you thought they were just for summer, think again. Darker florals and paisley prints are ideal for autumn. Wear open with a white tee underneath or buttoned up with a leather jacket to channel a little Fight Club vibes.


AllSaints, Chokai Shirt, £95

 


7. Boxy jeans

Tommy Hilfiger 1951 Malbri Baggy Tommy Jeans

 

The jeans your dad would wear when doing DIY are now very cool. Think boxy, loose fits, a light wash and optional rips on the knees. The cut must show off some ankle and your stellar pair of sneakers.


Tommy Hilfiger, 1951 Malbri Baggy Tommy Jeans, £90

 


8. Sportswear everyday

Nicce N-logo Colour Block Zip Through Sweatshirt

 

Sportswear and streetwear have been one of the biggest influences on menswear in recent years. Think back five years and tailored tracksuit trousers for work weren't even a thing. Intro a little of the trend into your wardrobe through an athletic sweatshirt that you don’t just save for the gym.


Nicce, N-logo Colour Block Zip Through Sweatshirt, £60

 


9. Shearling

Lyle & Scott Jumbo Cord Shearling Jacket

 

Ever dreamed of being an Arctic explorer, trailblazing with your husky dog? You're in luck this year. Shearling triumphed on the AW18 catwalks along with leather, its cool counterpart. Wear with ski pants and boots, or worn-in jeans and trainers.


Lyle & Scott, Jumbo Cord Shearling Jacket, £120

 


10. Utility

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Utilitarian continues to dominate on the catwalks. Where you once would have been embarrassed to be caught in your handyman get-up, now it’s a look to translate into your everyday wear. Go for a hardwearing khaki jacket, cargo pants and heavy-duty workwear boots.


Barbour, Donnington Lightweight Casual Jacket, £159

Valentine's day gifts to buy yourself

Valentine's Day Gifts to buy yourself

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be about showing your love for someone else. This year, we say indulge in a spot of self-care and treat yourself. Whether you’re taking a night out to binge watch your favourite boxset, burning that special candle you’ve been saving for months, or investing in some luxurious lingerie, make Valentine’s Day all about you. Take a peek at our edit of celebratory treats worthy of the label 'To me, From me'. You deserve it.

 


1. For the magpies




A fancy makeup bag is something that can make your everyday routine feel that little bit more special. Essential, no, but nice? Definitely. Besides, when you think your favourite lipsticks are some of the most precious cargo carried with you every day, it's worth keeping them safe and secure. 


Coach, Metallic Cosmetic Bag, £60

 


2. Heaven Scent




Forget the look of love, smell is much more evocative. Garnering something of a cult following, Gucci Bloom’s combination of tuberose, jasmine, samba and lily of the valley makes for a sophisticated bouquet of floral scents that even the most flower-adverse perfume wearer can get behind. 


Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum 100ml, £99

 


3. Hands free




A practical accessory that looks good too? This stylish cross-body is the best of both worlds. Perfect for when you’re on the go, this structured mini-bag lets you be hands-free without sacrificing a high-fashion statement. You may have never considered using a green bag as your daily go-to, but this will go with just about anything and is made of vegan leather to boot. 


Inyati, Winnie Crossbody Bag, £49

 


4. A trip for the senses




Indulge in a sensory trip to Paris with one sniff of this candle. Filled with the fragrance of almond, vanilla, white musk and black cherry, you don't have to be a connoisseur of chic to recognise the top-shelf appeal that comes with its stylish typography and minimalist design. 


Urban Apothecary, Almond Macron Candle Glass, £40

 


5. A date night dream




A silk shirt is an indispensable day-to-night staple. Get ahead of spring’s neon trend in this vivid, highlighter hued, bloom print that is sure to turn heads. Layer it over jeans paired with flat boots for a relaxed feel or throw on with a black-leather skirt for a statement outfit after-hours. 


Whistles, Luella Bloom Silk Shirt, £196

 


6. Good hair day




A treat for you and your locks, the GHD Platinum Styler delivers safer-for-hair heat that allows you to straighten and curl your tresses without the damaging consequences. Whether you love a sleek, straight ‘do or soft waves, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them. 


GHD, Black Platinum Styler, £165

 


7. Winter warmer




Great news folks - puffer jackets are cool news this winter. From bold prints to larger than life proportions, this outerwear trend has risen from streetwear roots to rather high-fashion territory. For a more wearable take, you can treat yourself to a slice of the fashion action with a down-to-earth weekend-worthy piece from Barbour. 


Barbour, Camier Quilted Funnel Neck Jacket, £196

 


8. Must have hues




From the shimmering pink of Bang Bang to the deep, sultry burgundy of Privacy, this in-demand palette contains every cherry hue imaginable, making it perfect for helping your beauty look transition from day to night. And with staying power that will keep your eyes looking freshly applied all evening long. 


Urban Decay, Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, £42

 


 

 

 

Chinese New Year beauty buys you need

Chinese New Year Beauty buys you need

February 5th marks the beginning of Chinese New Year and this means limited-edition beauty buys that we just can’t talk ourselves out of. From Guerlain to Givenchy, some of our favourite brands are joining the celebrations, so scroll down for our pick of the best makeup, skincare and fragrance to bring in The Year of the Pig.

 

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GUERLAIN EDC IMPERIALE



 

Impériale was the very first Eau de Cologne created by Guerlain in 1853 and it’s stood the test of time. Both floral and citrus, the iconic scent is one to add to every fragrance collection. We can’t wait to get this limited-edition red bottle on our dressing table.


Guerlain, Eau de Cologne Impériale, £75

 


GIVENCHY LE ROUGE LIP COLOUR



Inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s first collection as creative director at Givenchy, this case is adorned with her beautiful clover print in a one-off red and gold design. The lipstick itself comes in the shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, an intense red with a semi-matte finish.


Givenchy, Le Rouge Lip Colour, £29

 


ARMANI HIGHLIGHTING FACE PALETTE



 

A true Chinese New Year keepsake, this packaging is decorated with a gold fortune symbol for serendipity and success in the year ahead. The powder comes in one shade to suit every skin tone and illuminates your complexion for a natural-looking healthy glow.


Giorgio Armani, Highlighting Face Palette, £60

 


ACQUA DI PARMA COLONIA MINATURES



Cased in a special red and gold box to bring in Chinese New Year, this is a luxe take on the classic Colonia miniatures collection. Inside you’ll find a Colonia, Colonia Pura, Colonia Essenza, Colonia Club and Colonia Intensa. A fresh and sophisticated fragrance for every spring occasion.


Acqua di Parma Colonia Minature Chinese New Year Set, £48

 


BENEFIT FORTUNE, FUN AND FAVOURITES!



We can always count on Benefit to bring the fun. Not just a very giftable gold piggy bank, you’ll find three of their best-selling products inside. The POREfessional face primer will prep skin for makeup, Gimme Brow+ creates fuller-looking brows and GALifornia is the perfect peach blush.


Benefit, Fun, Fortune and Favourites! Gift Set, £26.50

 


GUERLAIN KISSKISS LIPSTICK



Guerlain’s KissKiss lipstick already has one of our favourite formulas, and to celebrate Chinese New Year it’s been redesigned with a metallic red case that we can’t wait for an excuse to show off. Enriched with mango butter and hyaluronic acid spheres, it’s super-hydrating and gives the illusion of fuller lips.


Guerlain, KissKiss Limited Edition Lipstick, £29.50

How to dress for New Year's Eve

How to dress for New Year's Eve without looking like a glitter ball

 

Wave goodbye to 2018 and the pressure of finding the perfect New Year's Eve outfit with our favourite new pieces. Whether you relish any excuse to add glitter and sequins to your look or you prefer to keep things a little more classic, you'll find something to see in 2019, in style.

 

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Monikh Dale wearing black Whistles wrap midi dress and velvet platform heels

 


THE DRESSES


For some, New Year's Eve is the biggest night of the year and no expense can be spared on the outfit. It’s no surprise then that sequins and velvet soar to the top of searches, alongside metallic and silk. This year we're wearing ours in the form of flattering midis and thigh-skimming minis. There’s no better way to start the new year than in your finest threads.

 

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THE SEPERATES

 


The Separates


There’s no hard and fast rule that says thou shalt wear cocktail attire on December 31st. In fact, the trick to looking effortlessly stylish is often to take the opposite approach, keeping your clothes simple and classic—think jeans and a nice top (the age-old going out outfit formula that never fails). Just add a few carefully selected accessories and a pair of statement heels for that extra special NYE touch.

 

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THE JUMPSUITS

 


THE JUMPSUITS


Not a dress kind of girl? They're not the only one-and-done option for New Year's dressing. If you're keen to try something a little different this party season, jumpsuits are a chic alternative. The options are endless: backless, halter-neck, wide leg, tapered, sparkly, minimal – we guarantee there’s one to suit you, whatever look you’re going for.

 

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10 Style Resolutions

New Year style resolutions

We don’t like to stick to that old cliché ‘new year, new you’ (you’re already fabulous to begin with, trust us), but there is something to be said for that inspiring clean slate the new year offers. Consider it less of a fashion resolution and more of a fashion revolution. Feeling inspired? Take a peek at the just-in pieces that will get your pulse racing this January - no gym required.

 

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1. Park it

Superdry, Classic Rookie Fishtail Parka Coat

 

Whether rugged and outdoorsy or fur-lined and sleek with a cinched in waist, the classic parka is the coveted cold-weather staple you can dress up or down this winter. Nod to the utilitarian roots of this trend and team with lace-up boots.


Superdry, Classic Rookie Fishtail Parka Coat, £99.99

 


2. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Hobbs Laura Boot

 

There’s no escaping snake print this season. Bags, shirts, trousers, you name it – we want it in this print. But to get in on the trend in a wearable way, opt for an ankle boot to instantly reboot your everyday wardrobe staples.


Hobbs, Laura Boot, £199

 


3. SPORTY SPICE

Hugo Boss Neika Jersey Top

 

Make sportswear work harder this year by sneaking active trends into your work wardrobe. Jogging pants work with knits and heels, and athleisure sweaters can dress down statement flares for a cooler edge.


Hugo Boss, Neika Jersey Top, £109

 


4. THROW MORE SHADE

Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses

 

Winter sunshine calls for signature shades to be paired with a classic coat and some cosy knitwear. Timeless styles such aviators and wayfarers will see you all through to summer.


Ray-Ban, Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses, £136

 


5. EMBRACE THE RED LIP

Giorgio Armani Rouge D`Armani Matte Lipstick

 

To refresh your beauty regime, step away from the smokey palette and focus on your lips. A touch of rouge is all you need for a chic finish.


Giorgio Armani, Rouge D`Armani Matte Lipstick, £30

 


6. FOR THE FRILL OF IT

Whistles Animal Devore Frill Top

 

Frills, tassels, bows - say yes to it all. There's no guilty pleasures when it comes to style this year. The SS19 runways were awash with these feminine details. If you're not normally one for fuss, give this trend a nod by donning a few romantic ripples or bow detailing.


Whistles, Animal Devore Frill Top, £129

 


7. SHAPE SHIFTER

Inyati Coco Top Handle Crossbody

 

There's no simpler trick for transforming an outfit than adding a fresh new bag to the mix. The Inyati coco bag makes a serious case for the coveted top handle trend and is made from premium vegan leather to boot.


Inyati, Coco Top Handle Crossbody, £75

 


8. HIPPY IN THE CITY

Michael Kors Raglan Sleeve Midi Dress

 

This year the bohemian vibe comes with a touch of luxe; think flowing dresses and printed silks that scream Mediterranean getaway. For those of us who won't be seeing sun for months, start introducing the neo hippie trend through print dresses you can team with boots and knits until summer.


Michael Kors, Raglan Sleeve Midi Dress, £215

 


9. TOUGH IT OUT

Carvela, Son Ankle Boots

 

Lace-up combat boots were the footwear trend of the '90s, popularised by the grunge scene of the decade, and now they're back for another outing. Pair them with a floral dress or mini skirt to give your look some edge - we blame Holly Willoughby's jungle style for our current obsession with these fashion heavyweights.


Carvela, Son Ankle Boots, £189

 


10. SHIRTING THE ISSUE

Whistles, Stallion Print Shirt Dress

 

Thinking it's about time to switch up your go-to winter uniform of jeans and jumper? Try a shirt dress on for size - they're set to be one of the most-coveted dress styles of spring. Wear now with a fitted turtle neck and slouchy boots and then slip on some statement sandals and grab a crochet bag for your next getaway.


Whistles, Stallion Print Shirt Dress, £139

10 foundations for glowing skin

10 foundations for glowing skin

Looking for a foundation that will moisturise and nourish tired skin? Whether it's the inclusion of light-diffusing particles or an injection of H2O, these glow-giving foundations hold the secret to radiant, luminous skin.

 

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YSL Touche Éclat All-In-One Glow

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat All-In-One Glow Foundation

 

The season's must-try foundation? This groundbreaking cream-to-water formula from YSL. Easily buildable and formulated with up to 50% water and hydrating agents, expect a flawless medium coverage with a supercharged glow.


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat All-In-One Glow Foundation, £33.50

 


NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundations

Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundations

 

There's no need to forgo coverage in favour of glow. The latest foundation launch from Nars combines serious coverage with infusions of raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts for all-day hydration and radiance.


Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundations, £35

 


Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

 

A combination of radiant pearl mica, purified water and lightweight oils make this foundation from Laura Mercier one of the most-coveted foundations amongst glow-getters. Skin is left hydrated, warm and, most importantly, flawless.


Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, £35

 


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

 

Lightweight, buildable and blurring, Luminous Silk is often regarded as the crème de la crème. Expect medium to full-coverage that brightens and smooths, but still allows the best bits of your skin to shine through.


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £42

 


Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation

Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation

 

Unlike others in this roundup, Urban Decay's Naked Skin isn't as obviously glowy as you might expect. With a demi-matte finish and light-diffusing spheres, Naked delivers less shine and more luminosity.


Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation, £28.50

 


Lancôme Teint Miracle

Lancôme Teint Miracle

 

Again formulated with an exceptionally high concentration of water, this makeup bag staple from Lancôme contains pearlescent pigments to deliver radiance that packs an extra punch. The best bit? It's incredibly long-lasting with up to 12 hours of wear.


Lancôme Teint Miracle, £32

 


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

 

This cult base from Bobbi Brown is a firm favourite amongst those that need a very hydrating formula. It creates an even skin tone, minimises the appearance of pores and leaves skin looking bright and radiant.


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, £34

 


Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

 

This serum foundation from Stila proves that the secret to glowing skin is more than surface-deep. Formulated with a complex of ionized water, advanced Hyaluronic Acid and essential minerals, skin is left nourished, hydrated and glowing.


Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation, £34.50

 


Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Liquid Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Liquid Foundation

 

Formulated with pseudo-ceramides to keep skin hydrated, and a botanical alternative to retinol to help fight wrinkles, you can build this lightweight foundation from Charlotte Tilbury to achieve whatever level of coverage you desire.


Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Liquid Foundation, £32

 


Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup

Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup

 

The presence of Vitamin C in this formula has created a foundation/moisturiser hybrid that encourages skin to glow on its own after prolonged wear. Combined with luminising pigments, it will leave your skin looking dewy and radiant.


Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup, £28

10 best men's trainers

10 best men’s trainers

Our trainer obsession shows no sign of waning, but with wait lists, drop dates, re-sales and actual physical queues for the humble shoe, we all need a little help navigating the sneaker world. To make it easier to get the sneaks you love pronto, we’ve collated a list of our new favourite pairs. Really, there’s no need to thank us…

 

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1. Chunky

Dune Tokyo Chunky Sole Oversized Trainers

 

It’d have been pretty hard to miss the chunky trainer trend, but even harder to miss are the shoes themselves whereby the rule is the more bulbous, the better. We wholeheartedly approve.


Dune, Tokyo Chunky Sole Oversized Trainers, £90

 


2. Minimalist

Camper Runner Four Perforated Detail Trainers

 

If you feel lost in the sea of excellent minimalist sneakers, let us intro you to these ones which we are almost 100% sure will go with everything your current and future self will own.


Camper, Runner Four Perforated Detail Trainers, £99

 


3. Ugly

Dune Tanzanite Chunky Sole Mesh Panel Trainers

 

Ugly trainers continue to be a key trend and this pair with its pops of garishness and beefy construction are a thing of beauty.


Dune, Tanzanite Chunky Sole Mesh Panel Trainers, £90

 


4. All-rounder

New Balance 247 V2 Trainers

 

Universally loved for looking – and feeling – great, New Balance are a crowd-pleasing sneak if ever we knew one.


New Balance, 247 V2 Trainers, £79.99

 


5. Anime

PS By Paul Smith Striped Sneakers

 

Anime is officially a trend and nowhere is it more appropriate to channel than in a pair of trainers worthy of their own manga character.


PS By Paul Smith, Striped Sneakers, £165

 


6. Black

Vivienne Westwood Derby Trainer

 

These are the kind of trainers your friends will casually ask where you got them from, pretending like they know already, while at the same time frantically scrolling on their iPhone to snap them up themselves.


Vivienne Westwood, Derby Trainers, £290

 


7. Iconic

Converse All Star Hi Trainers

 

‘If it ain't broke, don't fix it,’ as the saying goes, which feels almost penned for this particular iteration of Converse, which has stood the test of time from basketball courts to Instagram feeds.


Converse, All Star Hi Trainers, £52.99

 


8. Hiking

Kurt Geiger London Brighton Trainers

 

Hiking shoes have waded their way over to the trainer arena, giving us new kicks with tough laces and constructions worthy of hillside jaunts (or Tube line dashes).


Kurt Geiger London, Brighton Trainers, £139

 


9. Sole-ful

Dune Tourmaline Neoprene Sock Chunky Trainers

 

Combining comfy textures and a pleasingly toothy sole, these trainers hit many a trend button in one deft move.


Dune, Tourmaline Neoprene Sock Chunky Trainers, £90

 


10. Updated

Vans Era Trainers

 

Revamping a classic shoe into an of-the-moment opinion divider is precisely what Vans have done here. “They’re a bit out-there,” you say, secretly adding them to your basket.


Vans, Era Trainers, £56.99

Men's summer shoe guide 101

Men's summer shoe guide 

 

Summer is finally here and with it the chance to free our feet, but what shoes should you be donning when the mercury rises? From loafers to sliders, we’ve got every eventuality covered with our pick of the best men's summer shoes. You’re welcome.

 

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Loafers

Inspired by the shoes of Norwegian fishermen, the loafer first made its way onto the scene back in 1936 and has since become the go-to shoe for everyone from Palm Beach holidaymakers to the Ivy League set. Today, the loafer immortalises relaxed, summer workwear. Wear sockless with chinos or suit trousers cut just above the ankle and dress with a slim-fit shirt for easy smart-casual.

“The suave answer to summer workwear”

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Trainers

Ah, the trainer. The granddaddy of the footwear world has a strong place in our hearts. While not confined to summer, trainers are perfect for the unpredictable British weather and go with anything, from shorts to jeans to suiting. Graduate to sneakerhead status by investing in a collection, and if you find a pair you love, buy two so you have a box-fresh pair ready when one is looking a little less than perfect.

“The failsafe, all-weather favourite”

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Sliders

If there’s one piece of footwear that’s gone from no-no to high fashion status, it’s the pool slider. In 1972 Adidas introduced the Adilette in response to the German football team’s need for a shoe for the showers and changing room. The shower shoe – as it was called – became popular with sports teams but when Mark Zuckerberg was depicted wearing them in The Social Network we started to think differently. Now, after a run of catwalk appearances and an iconic Gucci iteration, sliders are back in fashion. Pair with loose, relaxed trousers and wear sockless or with ribbed, white socks.

“High fashion in footwear form”

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Flip flops

Originally dating back as far as Ancient Egypt, our modern flip flops are in fact a rubber version of the Japanese sandal, the zori. Growing in popularity in America after World War II, flip flops – so called because of the sound they make when they slap the floor – came to epitomise Californian beach style. No longer reserved for holidays, these days they’re just as at home in the pub as they are by the pool.

“For quintessential Cali cool”

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Espadrilles

With their rope sole, espadrilles are one of the most instantly recognisable members of the footwear family. They date back to the 13th century, originally made in the Occitania and Catalonia regions of France and Spain, with the name deriving from ‘esparto’, the plant originally used to braid the soles. In some ways they’re the perfect solution to summertime footwear: cool and light while also smart. Equally good teamed with tailored shorts as with jeans, they might just be the only shoe you need to pack come holiday time.

“Simultaneously relaxed and refined”

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Moccasins

Before we say anything else, don’t be fooled into thinking moccasins are slippers. They may be the comfiest summer shoe you’ll ever own, but they’re also sophisticated. While they originated from the tribes of North America and were originally made from various hides, today, they've become the go-to occasion shoe. They’re ideal for work and summer dos when paired with slim-fit chinos or light-coloured suits. Alternatively, use them to make a statement by choosing a colour-popping pair worn with jeans turned up. Whoever said style couldn’t be comfortable?

“Respite for weary feet”

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Boat shoes

If there’s one shoe that gets us in the summer spirit, it’s the boat shoe, and for this, we have one man to thank. In 1935, Paul Sperry invented a shoe with a moccasin upper and a slip-resistant rubber sole inspired by his dog’s paws to stop himself slipping on the boat deck. These days, they’re associated with style and elegance, think Hollywood legends sipping cocktails on a yacht in St. Tropez. Wear with rolled-up chinos, a tucked in shirt and a golden tan.

“Your shortcut to preppy, Riviera chic”

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Sandals

Sandals have something of a long history, with the oldest pair ever found thought to be 10,000 years old. They’ve had their fair share of bad press, but in 2019 they’ve become cool once again. Channel geek chic and pair with socks, go for utility and team with cargo trousers or keep it classic with dark, tailored trousers and a tee, sleeves rolled up.

“At 10,000 years old they’re doing something right”
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