This season is all about checks. Be it houndstooth, gingham, plaid or tartan they’re all going to score you serious fashion points and are so easy to wear. For the more sartorially brave you can mix and match them or like Wendy and I just use them to give a new season twist to your every day basics.
There was once a section of our wardrobes purely reserved for leopard, but this season it has had to move aside to make room for a safari’s worth of different animal prints. From tiger to zebra to snake and lizard, animal print is here in a BIG way in every shape and form.
Once upon a time corduroy would have only been reserved for country folk and geography teachers but fast forward to Autumn 2018 and the biggest designers and fashion influencers are dripping in it. Thanks to Celine’s pale pink offerings last season the whole high street is a wash with it now too. For Wendy and I we couldn’t be happier as it offers a great alternative to our biker jackets and jeans which we live in at this time of year.
At a time when your body confidence is at an all time low having to drag on your glad rags and attend a formal event whilst grappling with a hungry wriggling baby, nipple pads and a nursing bra is not very fun. So choosing the right style of dress to make feeding/expressing a little easier is half the battle.
We love an on-line shop and especially one with a story, Jimmy Fairly is no exception. For Antonin Chartier, the founder, the internet has long been a source of fascination. Beyond changing our way of buying, he was curious to see how far it could go to changing our way of giving.
Maybe it's a coming of age thing but we can't get enough of linen right now. Something that we once felt was reserved purely for a frumpy holiday trouser or a Joanna Lumley two piece at best is now taking over our wardrobes. Be it an oversized shirt or a button front dress, linen is our summer fabric of choice. A boyfriend blazer is our favourite way to wear it when teamed with a simple white tee and jeans.
There's something about kimonos that I just can't get enough of during the summer months. Thrown over a t-shirt, bikini or cami dress, the styling options for them are endless and I'm especially loving their versatility with the bump. Long or short, printed or embroidered for me it's a life long love affair rather than just a one season fling.
As you're all probably aware by now Wendy and I both love a good jumpsuit. It's our go-to wardrobe staple at this time of year to take us from day to night and is the instant throw on piece when you want to look like you've made more of an effort than you actually have.
Although sandals might be the last thing on your shopping list with the weather right now, it couldn't be a better time to buy them. We can't tell you how many times we've waited for the weather to warm up only to find our favourite styles have already sold out. So to help you get a head start we've rounded up our top 10 favourites from the high street right now.
As my waistline continues to expand I'm looking for more ways to express my personal style without caving in to maternity wear which seems to instantly transform me in to a pregnant Charlotte from Sex And The City. Cute and feminine but not very me. One trend this spring that I'm loving is the patent vinyl jacket.
Take one wardrobe staple and style it up in a new way.... it's as good a policy as any for spring and this is exactly what the designers were doing on the SS/18 catwalks with the humble trench coat. It also became one of the star pieces of the street style battles outside the shows too. So if we could all pretend that it's not currently baltic cold and snowing outside let's look forward to the new season and the perfect cross over piece to carry us through.
Winter is always a season that Wendy and I welcome with open cashmere adorned arms. But as we approach the end of January our daily uniform of snuggly jumpers and denim is feeling a little repetitive and dull. A great way to get out of that sartorial rut is to dig out some of your summer pieces from the back of the wardrobe and layer them up.