While we’re the last people to wish away the sunny (ahem) days of summer, we can’t help but feel a tingle of excitement at the prospect of the new fashion season with clothes starting to hit stores around now. As regular readers know, we are huge fans of Hush, a brand that’s genius when it comes to cool, chic and wearable clothes at a (generally) great price point. For the first time this year, Hush are introducing their own-brand jewellery and footwear to their range, which will be on sale from November. But, available right now, you can find a whole host of delicious goodies. From amazing coats to gorgeous jumpers and beautiful trousers, here’s what we’re coveting from the new a/w collection…
Satin joggers £55
I love this look (above). It’s exactly the kind of thing I’d wear out for a relaxed evening. I don’t know if it’s to do with working from home or just a temporary sartorial blip, but I hardly ever wear skirts these days. Trousers – and loose-fitting ones at that – are just more me at the moment, so I am seriously coveting these navy satin joggers. I love the relaxed cut that’s smartened up by the satin fabric. I’m also a big fan of wearing black with navy, so I’d do the same and team with a black strappy top for balmy nights (ha!) or warm venues, and throw this gorgeous-looking leather jacket on top. A black jumper would work for winter, whilst a white shirt or t-shirt could also look fab. Saying all of this, I may not do skirts, but I do ‘do’ dresses. I have my eye on this slinky Tara number or this go anywhere shirt dress.
Blanket shawl, £35
Come autumn/winter, there are few things I love more than wrapping a shawl or oversized scarf around my shoulders, and at £35, this one is a real find. I love the burgundy/grey mix (reversible) and the sheer size of thing. Gorgeous. I also rather like this folk scarf and if we’re on the subject of things I love in winter, then these studded biker boots and cashmere wrist-warmers are pretty fab too.
Scatter Star jumper, £85
There are so many great jumpers to choose from – the contrast roll neck (top pic) is a particular favourite. But, a must in anyone’s book must surely be this black Scatter Star jumper. Once again, stars are in fashion this season (although really, are they ever out?) and this jumper ticks all the boxes when it comes to wearability and versatility. I’ve worn my spring/summer version almost non-stop over the last few months.
Baby Alpaca Mix Jumper (£75)
Because I always default to navy, grey and cream in the winter, and my wardrobe needs a lift. Pinky shades were one of the big stories for AW – and this is the perfect shade of lilac to cheer up even the greyest day. I plan to wear it with jeans (when hanging out with the little ones at home) or with cropped navy trousers and a great pair of flats for work. Also available in brown sugar.
Leather leggings (black) £330
Yes, these are expensive, but I think they’re worth it. My leather leggings have become a wardrobe staple. Like jeans, they are a neutral base from which to build an outfit. These burgundy ones are gorgeous, although personally I’d go for black. Dress up with a shirt, or down with a chunky knit (I love the plough stitch jumper and the cashmere boucle jumper) and a leopard print scarf. If you feel self-conscious, opt for a boxy or longer length top: try a classic cashmere v or boyfriend jumper, (cashmere being one of my favourite things about winter) or the Claire jumper. For the very timid (or cold) the camel cardigan is the answer.
Maya skirt £65
The folk look is huge – huge, I tell you – for AW15 (you will be seeing them, oh everywhere) and this skirt is the perfect piece to dip your toe into the trend (hence the reason I made a beeline for it at the Hush press day). It’s just so easy to wear – throw on a jumper (essential crew jumper or cashmere crew neck jumper), knit tights and flats (try the Jess boot or Studded biker boot). Done.
I surprised myself by loving this – even though I think it’s essentially more of an Alex than a Natasha item of clothing. This probably has something to do with being back at work: the idea of being dressed by virtue of pulling on a solitary item of clothing takes on a whole new appeal when you have to get out of the house on a deadline, looking pulled-together and on trend, with two small children and a school run to factor into the equation. I love the burgundy colour for winter (on sale in October) – but shall probably default to black…
P.S. September is the right month to think about buying a new coat (because all the best ones will have been snapped up by the time it’s actually cold). The Michelle Coat with its neat tailoring and swingy crop caught my eye and made my list, while Alex rather fancies the parka or the Olivia Coat in charcoal. I also cannot overstate how much I love the lace underwear – but perhaps I shall add that to my Christmas list….