How to elegantly layer this season

After the glorious sunshine last week, the weather is getting cooler outside with much fresher air. Prepare for the colder months ahead with our gorgeously warm and functional layering pieces. As we begin transitioning from summer, here are some of our top choices you can elegantly layer and carefully select, for easing your wardrobe into the cooler season.

Our beautiful Fairisle cardigan is perfect when you only need a light insulating piece. The classic cardigan is knitted in Scotland and made using the traditional circular knit method. Pair it with our total easycare merino turtleneck and our relaxed cord trousers.

Try our double-breasted tweed jacket or Italian longline cardigan if there is a chill in the air and you’re not ready for a winter coat yet. Our beautiful tailored jacket is made with fabric woven in an Italian mill, pair it with our jersey rollneck or t-shirt and classic trousers. Alternatively, our Italian rib-knit cardigan, knitted in a blended yarn with wool and alpaca is perfect for keeping you warm. Pair it with our total easycare merino rollneck and classic trousers.

Our total easycare merino turtleneck and relaxed supergeelong rollneck are ideal and comfortable base layers you can wear under everything from a poncho to cardigans or jackets. The beautiful versatile tops are made with 100% extrafine merino wool and work perfectly as a standalone look. Pair our classic fully-fashioned easycare turtleneck with our Aran knit cardigan and checked pleated skirt. Alternatively, pair our supersoft rollneck with our classic trousers and double-breasted boucle coat for extra warmth.

Our alpaca and mohair blend knitted accessories including hats, scarf and gloves add the perfect finishing touch to your outfits and provide an extra layer of warmth.

Our winter quilted and padded coats with detachable hoods and stud fastened storm flaps are the perfect finishing layers to wear through the colder months. Our cheerful quilted padded coat with breathable and thermal insulation will keep you warm on brisk winter walks. Pair it with our leaf print blouse and classic trousers. If you’re looking for a printed coat, our quilted and padded coat will make a wonderful choice. Pair it with our paisley print blouse and classic trousers. Alternatively, elevate your look with our gorgeous quilted coat that looks fabulous paired with our Italian jacquard jumper and classic trousers.

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Style guide: Staycation

If you are planning to take a staycation to relax or for a mini-break, we have collected some stunning, hassle-free, and on-trend pieces from our new winter collection to suit all occasions! Whether you’re escaping to the countryside, visiting the city, or a coastal getaway, our style guide is here to help you pick your perfect outfit for every type of holiday.

City break

If you’re escaping for a short break to explore cultural landmarks or museums in a new city, or back to your favourite city, our fully lined textured coat will be the perfect accompaniment to keep you warm. The gorgeous double-breasted coat is a cocooning layer of bouclé wool blended with alpaca. Pair it with our sumptuous cashmere-blend jumper, knitted for us in Italy and our classic trousers. Complete the look with our warm Italian paisley scarf and classic leather gloves.

Cosy Countryside

If you’re escaping to the countryside for some fresh air and beautiful scenery, try our stunning country inspired outfit in beautiful seasonal hues. Featuring a superb wool check woven in a British heritage mill, our lovely pleated skirt with our merino and cotton blend jumper and our classic leather gloves come together to create the classic British country look.

Coastal getaways  

If you’re heading for a mini-break by the sea, our elegant ensemble is perfect for breezy coastal holidays. With relaxed styling and a gorgeously soft and supple floral mock suede, our matching jacket and skirt look wonderful paired with our pima scoopneck jersey top and natural coloured clip earrings, handmade for us in Italy.

National trust properties  

If you’re heading to one of the national trust properties such as in the Lake district for a cosy staycation with incredible scenery, our warm and stylish ensemble is perfect for the occasion. With unpredictable weather, be ready in our quilted and padded coat in a subtly printed fabric. Pair with our paisley print blouse, classic trousers, and our Italian lizard print leather belt. Complete the outfit with our stunning Italian wool leaf print scarf.

Arboreta

It's that time of the year, when our beautiful arboreta will be in full colour with the change of the season. If you’re exploring the great outdoors for a little adventure, our Italian cardigan with superb softness and knitted in a blended yarn with wool and alpaca will keep you warm. Pair with our total easycare merino rollneck and classic trousers. Add the finishing touch with our tulip design wool and silk-blend scarf and our leather handbag.

Which is your favourite outfit for your ideal staycation? Let us know in the comments below... 

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This Season’s Must Have Prints and Patterns

Welcome winter into your wardrobe with this season’s on-trend prints and patterns including pretty florals, vibrant paisley, subtle leaf prints and striking contemporary abstract designs in beautiful cool or warm shades. These versatile and relaxed designs can be worn now and as the season changes.

With a chic paisley print, this beautiful, fully-fashioned Italian jumper is knitted in a soft merino blend yarn and finished with rib trims. Pair it with our soft flannel tailored trousers for a complete look.

Featuring an eye-catching abstract print, these elegant dresses are perfect for both casual and occasion wear. Pair our printed shirtwaister dress with our delightful Italian soft leather bag. With fabulous fit-and-flare, this princess line jersey dress is made with Italian warm brushed jersey and looks great paired with our mock croc leather handbag and Italian bead necklace.

In gorgeous cool or warm seasonal shades, our stunning blouses in paisley and leaf prints will wonderfully uplift your wardrobe. For a tucked-in look, pair our paisley print blouse in a warm touch fabric with our quilted and padded coat, classic belt, and trousers.

Alternatively, our leaf print warm touch blouse looks fabulous paired with our classic trousers.

Covered in a beautiful painterly floral design, this lovely skirt is made for us by a high-quality printer in Italy. The striking pink flowers add a touch of charm to the skirt which can be dressed up or down with ease. Pair it with our charming combed cotton crochet trim top, Lambswool raglan cardigan and magnetic crystal bead necklace.

If you’re looking for a more subtle printed piece, take a look at our beautiful accessories including our superb traditional paisley design scarf woven for us in Italy and finished with pretty fringed ends. The gorgeous scarf works wonderfully when paired with our textured coat, cashmere blend jumper and classic trousers.

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Cosy and luxurious night-in

The leaves are turning golden and the nights are drawing in and with the weather getting colder, it’s time for having a cosy and luxurious night-in. Why not indulge in a little ‘me time’ and pamper yourself. Here are some tips for making your evening in more relaxing and comforting.

Whether you are snuggling up with family or friends or have got the sofa to yourself, dim the lights and enjoy your favourite movie or show in our opulent velour loungewear. These luxurious and soft ribbed velour separates, including our belted cardigan, V-neck top and trousers are all designed for relaxed leisure dressing. For extra warmth, just add our fallen leaves wool scarf.

Enjoy an indulgent spa-style experience at home with our lavender and geranium shower and bath wash and soak in a warm bath and relax with your favourite book. Set the mood and help your mind unwind with our Lavender and Geranium diffuser believed to promote relaxation and harmony. The beautiful combination of the lavender fields mixed with aromatic geranium scents and smells can evoke lovely memories while stimulating the senses. Treat yourself to an pampering skin routine so that you wake up feeling fresh with our lavender and geranium lotion and Lavender and Geranium hand cream.

Curl up at the end of the day in our charming pure cotton Austrian jersey nightwear that is breathable for added comfort. Wrap up in our pretty new cosy dressing gown and British handmade suede slippers.

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Exclusive Preview of our Winter 2020 Collection

We're revealing an exclusive preview of our Winter 2020 collection! Take a first look at the newest trends below.

From our classic blazer to the beautiful textured tailored jacket, make a stylish statement in our eye-catching and versatile must-haves that have been refashioned in contemporary designs.

Our collection also introduces updated customer favourites such as our classic Fairisle and Italian longline cardigans in stunning seasonal colours that will be perfect for all occasions.

Our alpaca-blend knitted accessories will add extra warmth and softness into your winter wardrobe.

Take a last look at our autumn collection now >>
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Look forward to Winter 2020 with our new collection

We are delighted to bring you this beautiful collection for the winter season. By continually adapting to these new circumstances, we have safely combined our model photography, using a stunning British location, with studio shots, so that our clothes remain centre stage, offering a wide range of outfit options and ideas for you to choose from.

There is everything you will need for the cooler months ahead, whether out in the fresh air in our superbly warm jackets, coats and accessories, staying cosy by the fire in luxurious velour loungewear; seeing family in smart skirt, trouser and knitwear separates or curling up at the end of the day in charming Austrian jersey nightwear.

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Invest in outerwear that will be the perfect layer to wear through the colder months. Choose your favourite from our down quilted coat with outstanding warmth and protection and our fabulous quilted print coat. Pair the down-filled quilted coat with our fully-fashioned jumper and classic trousers. Keep indulgently warm in our airy and cocooning rib knit scarf, made in Italy. Alternatively, our quilted and padded coat works wonderfully when paired with our paisley print blouse and classic trousers.

Discover our elegant printed dresses in gorgeous seasonal colours. These include a charming leaf print dress in a warm touch cotton twill and an edge-to-edge mock-front dress with a smart plain long-sleeved jersey outer. For a complete look, pair the lovely jersey dress with our pretty glass bead magnetic necklace.

Elevate your wardrobe with our beautiful printed blouses, including our tie-neck blouson and chiffon blouse. Pair the relaxed-luxe blouson top with our classic trousers and charming Venetian pearl bead clip earrings.

Alternatively, our delightful chiffon blouse looks fabulous paired with our classic trousers and Italian bead necklace.

Our checked pleated and plain elasticated skirts are easy to wear throughout the winter season and beyond. Featuring a superb wool check woven in a British heritage mill, our lovely skirt looks wonderful paired with our merino and cotton blend jumper with our classic leather gloves. Alternatively, our gorgeous subtle coloured Italian checked pleated skirt looks fabulous paired with our merino rollneck and silk floral scarf. Our merino wool skirt and top with lurex detail and trim, with our Venetian pearl bead clip earrings, provide great versatile options that will also work with many pieces in your wardrobe.

In soft and rich seasonal hues, our sueded jersey jacket and mock-front floral jacket offers a relaxed cover-up option for cooler days. For a coordinated look, pair our soft tailored jacket with our striped jersey top and jersey trousers. Our matching supple floral mock suede jacket and skirt are the perfect stand out pieces.

Complete your outfits with our stunning new accessories, such as our lovely Italian wool felt hat, finished with a feather trim detail, and wool-blend coloured checked scarf woven for us in Italy.

Discover more of our wide array of easy-wear, figure flattering arrivals that you’ll want to wear time and time again. Take a look at the full collection and find that must-have item | Click here to view the new arrivals >>    

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What to wear: Bank Holiday

With the bank holiday soon approaching here in the UK, we have collected some beautiful, hassle-free, and comfortable pieces to suit any occasion! Whether you are catching up friends, relaxing at home or enjoying a delicious meal with the family, let us inspire you with our favourite outfit ideas to help you feel stylish for the day.

Country walks


If you’re going for a country walk to explore the great outdoors or a seaside stroll, stay indulgently warm in our quilted coat with studded flap and detachable hood. This coat works wonderfully when paired with our mid-grey turtleneck and our soft flannel tailored trousers. Add the finishing touch to this look, with our colourful wool rose garden print scarf.

Staying In


If you’re spending bank holiday at home with family or friends, ensure you look chic and feel comfortable in our coordinated pull-on velour top and matching trousers. Each piece is superbly soft, relaxing, and perfect for lounging.

Family brunch


Our exotic floral print skirt paired with our pebble merino turtleneck and bead necklace creates a gorgeous combination of smart casual style to wear to your delicious brunch.

Day out

Whether you’re going shopping or a day away, this stylish look will have you covered for any plans. Our ditsy print blouse is made in a soft viscose, blended with wool and will add warmth for those chillier days. The lovely blouse can be paired together with our classic trousers for a perfect day outfit.

Evening dinner


Featuring an elegant paisley print, this Italian printed chiffon panelled skirt in rich autumnal colours, is perfect for any evening plans with family and friends. Pair it with our pima crewneck jersey top, the matching scarf and Venetian glass bead necklace for a complete look.

What are your plans for this weekend? Which outfit will you be planning on wearing? Let us know in the comments...

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Dress for your shape this autumn

With clothing trends continuously shifting, sometimes it can be challenging to know how to style them to suit our beautiful and unique frames. As a result, our team carefully considers the fit and shape of each garment, to help create a piece that is incredibly comfortable and flatters your figure, in classic timeless styles designed to last a lifetime. We have put together a style guide to help you discover the different types of clothing, how to choose flattering styles for your body shape, and feel confident.

There are five main sections to the ‘body shape’ guide, each have their individual traits: Apple, Pear, Column, Inverted triangle, and Hourglass. Often, we are a combination which means it’s valuable to understand the guidelines for each shape to figure out what works for you.

Create the illusion of curves with our edge to edge cardigan in a stunning French printed jersey which comes with a matching belt. This lovely layering piece paired with our relaxed ribbed jersey top and refined classic trousers will create a shapely layered look.

Gracefully accentuate your figure in our beautifully shaped princess line jersey dress with a flattering draped neckline and pretty flared hem. This stunning comfortable dress features a gorgeous Italian water colour print with three-quarter sleeves and is perfect for day to night style with our Venetian glass bead necklace.

The delightful appliqué falling leaf pattern embellished with delicate tonal studs on a warm brushed jersey top will brilliantly draw the eye upwards. Pair it with our relaxed pull-on jersey trousers for the supreme comfort.

Flatter your figure with these elegant wardrobe additions perfect for now or upcoming seasons. Our versatile dress made in a superb warm crepe with a self-fabric belt or the floral Liberty of London print blouse tucked in with our high-quality cord skirt will effortlessly enhance your natural silhouette.

Balance your gorgeous frame with our stunning Italian checked tweed skirt paired with our pebble fully-fashioned easy-care turtleneck, drawing the eye downwards to your lower half.

Dress for your shape with confidence, knowing that all our clothes are expertly designed with you in mind. Made using natural fibres which hold their shape well and are more forgiving than their synthetic counterparts, and in premium quality fabrics, our garments are guaranteed to give you a confidence boost for months ahead.

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How to use our new 4 step checkout process

We’re hoping you’ve now had a chance to explore our new website, designed with you in mind. We hope you are enjoying our new simple and clean design, seeing new products and exploring the inspire me section. As it has now been two months since the launch of our refreshed website, we want to take this opportunity to go over some areas in more detail. We have previously published how to use our new featured lookbooks guide and this week we will be focusing on the new easier to use secure four-step check out process.

Our new checkout process has four simple steps with helpful tips to guide you through from basket to delivery, payment and confirmation. You will be able to systematically work through each of these steps and review all your order information in one place.

Once you’ve have found a garment you would like to buy, you will initially need to choose the colour, choose the length (where applicable), choose the size and click on ‘add to basket’. You will find these options next to the images of the garment as shown in the image below.

After you’ve clicked ‘add to basket’, a pop up will then appear to notify that you have added the garment to your shopping basket. If you have found everything you would like to purchase and were looking for, you can now click ‘view basket’, alternatively if you would like to continue looking you can click ‘continue shopping’.

If you ever need to view your basket whilst browsing the site, you can also do this by clicking in the top right-hand corner as shown in the image below.

Step 1 – The Basket

After you have added all the garments you would like to purchase and are now viewing your basket, you have initiated the first step of the four-step checkout process.

Use this opportunity to review the details of your order, such as product size, colour and quantity, you can see this on the left-hand side of the screen on the desktop or at the top of your screen on mobile or tablet. If you would like to make any changes to your order, simply click on ‘edit’ and when you are pleased with the changes click on ‘update basket’.

After you are happy with the basket contents, you can now click on the ‘secure checkout’ button which will proceed to step 2. If you are using tablet or mobile, scroll down to see this button.

Step 2 – Delivery

When you proceed to step 2 you will have the opportunity to sign in. If you are an existing customer you can sign in at this point, which will save you time by allowing you to select from your existing addresses. If you’re new to shopping with us or do not have an online account, you can continue by checking out as a guest and will also be given an option to create an account after checkout.

If you are checking out as a guest, you will now need to fill in your contact details, including email address, name and the postal address to which you would like your garments delivered. If your billing address is different to your delivery address, don't worry you can enter a different billing address at the next step.

Once all the information is filled in, the boxes will turn green to show it is completed. If you’re signed in some of this information will be automatically filled out for you from your saved account details. After you are happy with the details, click on the ‘secure payment’ button to proceed to step 3.

If you see any highlighted red boxes, this means there is an error or mistype in this box, which needs your attention. We have added tips in the form of a question mark next to some of these boxes to help you with an error should one occur. Once corrected, the box will show in green.

Step 3 – Payment

If you have a discount code, and you have not already applied it you can do so at this point. Any discount will then be shown on the right-hand side of the screen in your order summary. When you are happy with the order, you can start to fill in your secure card payment detail.  If you have chosen to checkout as a guest, you will need to create an account to be able to use discount codes.

If your billing address is different to your delivery address, please untick the wording below stating, ‘my billing and delivery address are the same’. By doing this you will be shown a new address field that you can fill out with the correct billing address information. If your billing address is the same as your delivery address you do not need to edit this section.

Once you have completed your secure card details and confirmed your billing address is correct you can click on the ‘make secure payment’ button at the bottom of the page to proceed to the final step.

Step 4 – Confirmation

Occasionally, you will be redirected to a verification page in which you will be asked by your bank to provide authentication details to complete your purchase. It aims to make your online transactions secure, fast and convenient for purchases you make online.

Your order is now complete, and you will now be directed to the order confirmation page where you can make a note of your order number. You will also shortly receive a confirmation email, which will also include your order number, order content and delivery details. If you need to make any changed to the order, please call our friendly customer service team on 01242 536712.

If you have used guest checkout, and haven’t created an account yet, you will be shown the option to do so at this step. Having an account with us will save you time next time you place an order by allowing you to select from your existing addresses. You will also have access to our new wish list feature, allowing you to create a saved list of your favourite products and therefore, you can revisit them all in one place.

We’ve designed this around you, and we appreciate any feedback you may have. Are there any elements of the website you have found helpful or would like any further details on? Let us know in the comments…

 

This Season’s Must Have Prints and Patterns

Refresh and enliven your autumn wardrobe with our eye-catching prints and patterns in a combination of cool and warm shades in beautiful colours. From vibrant paisley to autumnal florals, these transitional pieces will bring colour, prints and patterns to your autumn outfits. So, relax and choose your new season wardrobe from the comfort of home and look forward to autumn in style.

Perfect for both casual and occasion wear, with softness and warmth, these stunning pretty floral print blouses can be worn buttoned up or as a stylish overshirt. The ochre blouse works wonderfully when paired with our longline lambswool cardigan and classic trousers. The emerald blouse looks fabulous paired with our classic trousers.

Elevate any ensemble with our gorgeous statement reversible jacket with one side in a vibrant paisley pattern, and the other a plain fawn, which works well with most other colours. Pair with our pima scoopneck jersey and plain classic trousers for an effortless look.

Featuring a beautiful paisley print, this Italian printed chiffon panelled skirt in rich autumnal colours is a lovely wardrobe addition. Pair it with our pima crewneck jersey top and the matching scarf for a complete look.

These elegant and versatile separates, ideal for the season, are made in a superb warm crêpe with a striking mini floral print. Our stunning floral dress paired with our mock-croc leather handbag is the perfect day to evening dress. Our floral panel skirt and matching scarf paired with our knit top is also a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe.

Bursting with colours, this warm multi-coloured scarf is hand-printed with a vivid painterly paisley design. Style this charming scarf with our Italian merino wool top and matching skirt for an elegant look.

We'd love to hear which is your favourite print from our Autumn collection? Let us know in the comments...