Fresh outfit ideas to welcome the sunshine!
Wow, haven't we been spoilt with the weather over the last week! We don't know about you, but even the slightest hint of sunshine gets us very excited about spring, and the promise of lighter evenings and better weather ahead after what always feels like a long (and wet!) winter! The sun gets us reaching for our spring wardrobes and packing away those chunky knits and darker colours for a fresher, lighter wardrobe.
For this week's blog we thought we'd share with you some of our favourite outfits for these warmer spring days. Featuring lighter layers, warmer colours and easy to wear pieces to give your wardrobe a lift for the spring season. From labels including Bishop Phillpott favourites, Paul Smith, Weekend by MaxMara, Marc Cain as well as Pom Amsterdam, Dea Kudibal and Jumper 1234.
We're also introducing our newest brand Ecoalf, which is already proving super popular. Ecoalf is a Spanish brand with a huge following in Europe, we're super excited to be one of the first independent retailers to welcome it to the UK. The ethos behind Ecoalf is that there is 'No Planet B' they work tirelessly to create beautifully made casual products with as little impact on the environment as possible. The collection is all made with recycled materials or natural linens, without comfromising on the comfort and quality. There's lightweight padded jackets made of recycled bottles, jumpers and tees crafted from recycled cotton and even trainers made entirely from recycled nylon which is made using fishing nets retreived from the ocean. There is a huge focus on using plastic retreived from the ocean, something we in Cornwall obviously feel very passionate about. Within the Ecoalf collection you'll find fantastic casual pieces from sweatshirts and lightweight padded jackets, to lightweight linen trousers and skirts all with a design edge and in gorgeous pink and slate grey.
So, here are our favourite pieces to put together for Spring outfits, but do pop in store where we will be able to help you style outfits or find those pieces that are missing from your wardrobe.
Ecoalf waterproof jacket, crafted from recycled bottles! A perfect, lightweight spring jacket. £219
A gorgeous lightweight knit from Ecoalf, with statement button detail on the back. This looks fab teamed with the linen trousers featured further down the blog. Knit £89
We love this styling of the Ecoalf sweatshirt and linen skirt, a tonal look in the mst beautiful warm pink tones. Jumper £99, Skirt £99
Both of these linen trousers in the collection are such a fantastic shape, wider legged but shaped in a flattering way, we love that this whole collection is a perfect capsule wardrobe and teams together so perfectly, these trousers look fab styled with both the lightweight knit and the sweatshirts as well as the pink linen shirt for a burst of colour. Slate Trousers £129, Striped Trousers £129
This lightweight linen shirt is a great shape, we love it teamed with the linen trousers but also it's great with shorts for a lightweight layer on the beach for those hot summer days. Linen shirt £89
A perfect spring layer, this lightweight padded jacket is such a great shape and folds up small so that it's a great piece to take on a day out. Layer under a waterproof for an extra layer. Each one is crafted from plastic bottles recycled from the ocean. £185
And now for some spring outfit ideas from our other labels!
For an instant update to your denim, this broderie anglais blouse from Bellerose is a gorgeous spring touch.
Statement trousers from Weekend by MaxMara give this cashmere breton from Jumper 1234 a modern edge, a great alternative to jeans we've teamed the look with a linen/denim lightweight jacket from Weekend by MaxMara, the neater shape contrasts to the trousers perfectly.
A go to spring outfit, team these Weekend MaxMara pale jeans with layers for now, we've chosen a breton with a twist, again from Weekend MaxMara and a super soft denim shirt from American Vintage. We've pulled the look together with the most beautiful and luxurious bag from Tissa Fontenada.
An easy way to bring Spring immediately into your wardrobe, this Jumper 1234 cardigan is filled with the freshest spring colours, here we've teamed them with our wide legged Paige jeans to give it a fresh and modern twist.
A spring outfit you don't have to think about! This dress is a real classic piece, that you can throw on without an thought and will make you look put together. Team with trainers and a denim or leather jacket for now, but wear in the summer season with sandals to give it a new update.
Wide legged trousers are a making an even stronger come back this season, we love the tailoring on these Paul Smith versions which make them so flattering. The key to the wide legged trouser look is to keep it neater on the top, so this cashmere knit from Weekend MaxMara is a perfect shape to team with the trousers.
The American Vintage slip skirt was a huge hit last season, we just couldn't keep it in! This season sees a fresh update in a soft grey, we love it teamed with trainers and a chunky knit for a spring day, add an extra layer with our must have Paige denim jacket, available in store!