Get ready to paint the town red and green and discover some unique, sustainable shopping experiences which will get your bells jingling.
As the days draw in and the morning frosts are breathing down our necks, our wardrobes can add a much-needed splash of colour, excitement and optimism to the wintery mood.
Click here for a little guide to revitalising your most-loved pieces and, perhaps, figuring out key components which are missing, to allow us to embrace sustainable, transeasonal change without the shopping-spree.
The shimmering mirage of contrasts and contradictions which make up UK style are a slippery fish to grasp, but suspicion and ridicule of anything excessively boastful is a cultural concept which permeates the way we dress.
Pulling our warm winter garments out of the cosy corners they’ve been sleeping out summer in is often accompanied by the discovery of forgotten wear and tear. While it’s tempting to be frustrated about our past selves' pledge to deal with these repairs “later,” mending clothes can also be an act of care — for both ourselves and the planet.
Despite what fashion magazines might have wanted us to believe for decades, no woman in the history of ever has packed her neatly-defined seasonal wardrobe into storage with the changing weather. While there might be an ever-present fashion calendar, we all mix and match our favourite pieces all year round, and this is the foundation of transeasonal fashion.
The seasonal switch between the last languid days of Summer and the first flickers of dusky Autumn is one of the most significant in the wheel of the fashion year.
While there might be maudlin connotations to folding away the hopeful summer garms, there is still plenty to celebrate in Autumn’s unmistakable style signature: especially with the theme of the ‘reemergence wardrobe’ shining bright in 2021.
There is something deliciously retro about the British coastal holiday, but going hand in hand with the instantly recognisable fairground aesthetics is a seaside style which is just as iconic.
The hashtag #NoWrongPath was launched to show anxious teenagers that their exam results will not etch their future indelibly in stone, but reassurance from us ancient ones carries an unexpected message — the traditional career path is dead; let’s celebrate!
As a national stereotype, we are doggedly obsessed with the weather and it’s no wonder that this sometimes cruel and unpredictable mistress has shaped the fashion of our sceptred isle. UK style might be influenced by our changeable weather, but the drama of our climate is also reflected by the dynamism of the way we dress.
It’s strange how an activity which humans have been plunging themselves into for time immemorial can be described as a “craze,” but this summer huge swathes of the UK population have dipped their collective toe into wild swimming.