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Friday, June 5th, 2015

Summer season outfit inspiration: part 2

It feels so good to say that summer is here at last. Let’s hope it’s here to stay because the number of outdoor events on the Feather & Stitch calendar is growing exponentially. This week I’m focusing on the more relaxed events we’re attending because putting a stylish yet casual outfit together requires the same careful consideration as a major social occasion, so today we’re drawing the fine line between being over or under done.

We’re really looking forward to the school Sports Day at the end of June; call it our competitive nature but we want to win style points well as the adult egg and spoon race. To wit we are eyeing the delicious Des Petits Hauts strappy silk dresses in a watermelon or star print and our flat Billi Bi sandals (we didn’t want to do the wheelbarrow race anyway). Add a cropped jacket or longline cardi if it’s a cool day.

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This summer we’re also heading to a family friendly festival with a group of friends and all our children in tow. I toyed with the idea of wearing a bohemian dress but the reality is a pair of relaxed DL1961 boyfriend jeans and a Rails sleeveless Britt shirt are going to be far more practical on the day and considerably easier to launder after the event (insert ice-cream spills and hot dog stains here). Speaking of practicality, I’m going to pair this outfit with the leather sky blue Liebeskind Biggi bag; it’s zippered, has oodles of space and tassles. What more could a festival-going mum ask for?

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Lastly we’re planning a few day trips and picnics throughout the summer holidays and need an outfit that can be styled any which way, which is why I’m choosing the Des Petits Hauts Kimoli Dress for these occasions. It’s made from 100% cotton so it will be cool even on the stickiest days. The ecru colour tones beautifully with a hint of tan, plus it layers beautifully over skinny jeans. Put simply, it’s a great all-rounder.

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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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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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