Tagged: transitional dressing

New Weave x

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The summer has broken here with a bang;  I think we’re having the full whack of autumn rains today.  We walked into school, avoiding some of the puddles and laughing at everyone gridlocked in their cars, all nicely showered but still afraid of water! It was chaos.

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It’s brought fall dressing to a head though, and there’s nowhere better for browsing  transitional classics than Toast.  This group of clothes is from their OAS range, which stands for Ordinary Attire Studio and are also the three letters at the heart of Toast.

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The design aesthetic of simplicity, durability and wearability at it’s core.

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It’s workwear reinterpreted for easy workday wear in the modern world.

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It’s everything you want in your wardrobe really.

Laters, Kate x

Square Root..

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The trouser is having a moment.

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Cropped, fuller cut, sometimes with a higher waist, it’s evolving into something special.

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Transitional, versatile and already tugging at the heart strings.

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It could be the most important new piece in your wardrobe.

Laters, Kate x

Clothes List x

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Weather update in London: Drab, grey, definitely cooler than December but still not cuttingly cold – not a true frost to be seen, instead lots of rain, puddles and mud.  It’s when I miss the twinkling lights of Christmas and long for spring – which is still a good six weeks away.

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Clothes are still transitional – I wore my big winter jumper for the first time today, but that’s probably more because we have no heating as the boiler is being moved.  To go out, all I needed was a light wool jacket  – which sums up the weirdness of a winter that’s never progressed: It’s a time of mashing up opposites – skinny jeans with giant cardigans, long wool coats with no socks….floaty skirts and enormous jumpers.

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Just keep a brolly handy.

Laters, Kate x

Laid back Layering..

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The cooler air of autumn is seeping into London.  Rumour has it the heat could yet return, but the aroma of moist leaves and wet earth make the mind turn to thoughts of jeans and easy cover-ups.

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It’s not that one wants to dive into thick winter layers..it’s more about wanting to embrace that transitional phase, pairing summer favourites with something slightly warmer: Jeans with sandals, shorts with jumpers. These Frame Denim jeans hit the spot – made in collaboration with Supermodel Karlie Kloss they have the perfect legs that never seem to end..a bit like the model herself…

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Overlaid with a Chloe Cape as those darker evenings close in.  The cape is going to be a key piece this winter…at £2445 a pop this one – probably the most iconic of them all –  has all but sold out already.  It’s easy to see the appeal: Throw over a summer dress now..or later, over a winter coat when the snow storms hit.  But I look at it and can’t help thinking…it’s a fairly basic pattern – in fact it’s the basic pattern that adds to it’s appeal…curve the corners, bind the edges it can’t be that hard…and you’d have you’re own designer version for a fraction of the price…

 

Anyone game?

Laters, Kate x