I know, it’s midsummer and you really aren’t in a jumper frame of mind right now. But we know that Hush is one of your – as well as our – favourites. So really, it would be remiss of us not to tell you it’s online today and give you our edit, wouldn’t it?
The Rita shirt [above] sits astride the top of my list. Perfect worn pretty much anywhere and with anything: with jeans, tucked into any skirt (make mine a denim or leather mini(ish), dressed up for evening.
I have to make mention of the Claudia dress. Not least because it shares a name with my daughter. So even if I have to chop off inches, I think I ought to have one. It does feature – as Mandy (founder of Hush) pointed out, a nifty elasticated waistband, so it can work for those not of model height. (Regardless, I think I shall be needing a seamstress). The colour and print feel very ‘right’ for AW. And you could easily wear it now – on a cooler day – with sandals or trainers.We know that Hush is a go-to for brilliant basics. This collection is no exception: there are some gorgeous jumpers. Predictably, I love the Breton sweater with its three-button shoulder. (I mean, who wouldn’t?) The black stripes add an extra chic twist.
And how about this Etoile jumper if you want to channel Bella Freud?
The collection also includes a new cashmere roll-neck dress (a sartorial item Alex looks brilliant in and I cannot carry off) which would work perfectly over leggings or leather trousers or a leather mini (love this, too). This fine knit jumper in the perfect shade of charcoal grey will be indispensable.
There’s also a roll-neck jumper for those of a shorter persuasion, which works brilliantly over these wide(ish) cropped Winona trousers – perfect for trans-seasonal weather (and then for winter, worn with boots).
Returning to the leather leggings – these are a total investment piece. (In fact, Hush has definitely upped its investment pieces this season. These are clothes with serious longevity here (it’s that luxury twist on the essential Hush does so well). These you will wear and wear. And if discount o’clock isn’t the time to invest, I don’t know what is.
Can I also urge you to try this frayed cropped jacket? I have it in white and it’s the perfect thing to throw on over jeans (or cropped trousers: see above). It also dresses up or down very nicely (which is kind of it).
It is made of (that old chestnut) buttery-soft leather. Also, relatively speaking, it is well-priced for a jacket of this quality (and just think of that 10% discount….) and cut. I think you would live in it. I am very, very tempted. Just think, you too could have that insouciant chic just by shrugging it on.
I also alighted upon the silk lace cami which is expensive at first glance. But I have seen it with my very own eyes and it is an object of beauty and very well made. I would wear it now with denim cut-offs, or tucked into a high-waisted skirt, or with jeans (hems frayed or turned up to keep it casual – and nothing too skinny-skinny). Then for the cooler months, I’ll add a jacket. It’s a nice wardrobe update-r.
This – the Marina skirt – is touted as the skirt of the season. (At the Hush preview evening, all the staff we wearing it – and very gorgeous they looked, too.) Love the idea of it with a vest – or a silk camisole, perhaps?! – for now and then with a jumper for winter. It’s also available in burgundy but you cannot go wrong with classic black. How fabulous is this love jumper? (And at a fraction of the cost of some of the other jumpers of this ilk we’ve seen and coveted.)
I must make a final mention of an accessory you will not regret buying: the leopard print scarf. This will, I promise, make almost any outfit sing. And it will keep you warm, because it’s cashmere. Add it to your Christmas list (but suggest the giver buys it now, so it doesn’t sell out… And remember our exclusive discount code, too!)