Archive for May, 2015

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Summer season outfit inspiration: part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show marks the start of the British summer social season and now it’s upon us we’ve been thinking long and hard about what we’re going to wear to the unmissable summer events on our 2015 calendar. First up are summer weddings, this year we’re bucking the trend of a dress and instead looking for silk separates like our Munthe silk trouser suit (available in cream or navy). A trouser suit will help you to stand out in a sea of dresses and the pieces can be worn separately to different events across the summer giving your wardrobe greater versatility. The matching silk blouse is also available as a tank with a racer back design, perfect for keeping cool on hot days. Wear with seriously great hair and heels, accessorise with our Becksondergaard O-Ida leather clutch purse.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The long and the short of it

Printed blouse, printed shorts, silk shorts, silk culottesSummer shorts are rather a lot like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. We fall heavily into the love category at Feather & Stitch and Fiona’s fresh take on how to wear this classic summer staple is nothing short (if you’ll pardon the pun) of inspirational.

These feminine and colourful silk culottes from cult London label PYRUS are ideal for the woman who wants to get into the shorts trend without revealing too much leg as they finish well below mid-thigh. The lightweight silk and wide leg give these shorts a lot of movement and the subsequent drape is extremely flattering. The pockets are a great feature too, so often overlooked on shorts but when done well add structure and depth to the garment. Wear them with flats or wedges; Fi is opting for our Billi Bi sandals for daytime wear.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Summer Prints

Summer is the perfect time to embrace print in all it’s glorious forms and this season we have a superb collection ranging from classic breton stripes from By Malene Birger and checked shirts from Rails LA, to geometric patterns from new Danish brand Munthe and the inspired geo print exclusively from cult London brand Pyrus.

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1. By Malene Birger 2. Rails LA 3. Pyrus (matching culottes available) 4. Munthe

A printed top is an ideal way to pep up your summer look and will fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe providing new interest to your outfit choices. Being constructed from lightweight fabric they are also ideally suited to layering either under a blazer, cardigan or sweater depending on the occasion.

Printed trousers have been around for several seasons now and their popularity shows no sign of slowing. The success of printed trousers lies in their versatility and the fact they are incredibly easy to style. The bravest among us will go head-to-toe in one print giving the impression of a jumpsuit while retaining the option to wear each piece separately, but it is just as chic to pair printed trousers with a plain top to retain a beautiful aesthetic.

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While in winter it is perfectly acceptable to reach for the plain LBD, for social occasions in summer a style conscious woman really must have other options available to her; this is where the printed dress comes into it’s own. Being eye catching in their own right these dresses are designed to provide the wearer with demure coverage, the message conveyed is both fun and feminine without being overtly sexy. That being said… we still love the little black printed numbers from Des Petits Hauts this season, they’re floaty and punctuated with the prettiest watermelon and star details.

 

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Palm Print

PalmprinttextHistorically a palm print blouse would invoke images of lurid Hawaiian shirts and cocktails with equally generous measures of brolly and booze. Not so with Parisian label Swildens’ Menthe demi-sheer blouse which has been inspired by the palm trees of Goa.

This 100% silk blouse whispers of quiet refinement through it’s shadowy fronds and lined front panels. The only flesh on show is a shrouded hint glimpsed through the back as the blouse hangs demurely from your shoulder blades.

The buttons are covered by a double folded seam which add structure to the front of the blouse but raw cut strips of the printed silk are layered either side adding a lightness to the overall effect. This Swildens blouse runs true to size and is dry clean only.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Summer’s must have shirt

Rails LA is the break-out brand for summer 2015. You may not know it yet but their paired-down shirts are a must have item and will become a background staple of your wardrobe going forward. Rails has already garnered a cult celebrity following, Kate Moss was an early adopter of the brand and the Hunter shirt is now sported by such style conscious women as Olivia Palmero to Gisele Bundchen, Kate Beckinsale to Chiara Ferragni. While you may not be swayed by a slew of celebrity endorsements it’s worth noting that in the Pinterest worthy images of these women running errands (the ones where we’re aghast at just how they are looking so effortlessly cool) the shirt they’re wearing is more than likely a Rails LA shirt. Therein lies the key to the brand’s success; they make the most insanely flattering, luxuriously soft and covetable shirts known to man and then they went and made them affordable.

We have over ten different styles of Rails shirts at Feather & Stitch to suit everyone from the classic long sleeved Hunter shirt to the summer-ready, short sleeved Britt shirt and the beautiful soft blue vintage chambray Carter shirt. They fit true to size so there’s no need to size up unless you prefer a looser look. One last thing, they launder beautifully… just hang them up to dry and watch the creases fall out.

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