THE ESSENTIAL EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE IN HIS WARDROBE IS ON SALE

Whilst trends come and go, basics remain the key to a well-curated wardrobe. They are the must-haves for men whose lives are busier than ever, who need to be dressed and out the door in minutes, without a thought for fashion. Basics are the building blocks of your personal style; understated, classic and – most importantly – easy to throw on and go.

The crew neck navy jumper is the most versatile item in your wardrobe. This super staple can layer up in winter and accessorize your outfits in summer. Smart for the office, preppy with trainers for the weekend and faultless for less formal nights out, a good quality cotton-mix designer crew neck jumper will be there for you whatever the weather.

American designers know how to do classics like the crew neck jumper well and some of our favourite styles, the ones we turn to time and time again, come courtesy of Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. Both are available now as part of our amazing menswear sale; there’s never been a better time to build on your basics.

Visit Robinsons today at 2 South Parade, Bawtry, DN10 6JH.

BUSINESS IN THE FRONT, PARTY IN THE BACK

A certain singer sang about bringing sexy back and that is exactly what Michael Kors are doing with this new season style.

There’s something seriously sexy about a flash of flesh when it is least expected. A dress that comes across quite innocent from the front, complete with flattering A-line hem and an intricate floral neckline, becomes something else entirely when a glance over the shoulder reveals detailing like this. Laser cut florals cascade over the shoulders and fall right down to the waist, revealing your back beneath and taking the new season Michael Kors style from pretty prim to pretty perfect. It’s a look that will leave a lasting impression as you leave a room.

Exposing one of the most elegant erogenous zones on the body – the back – is subtly seductive, in a way that alludes to what lay beneath, as opposed to giving away the goods up front. This Michael Kors dress could be your perfect dress for the St Leger Festival; wearing a backless dress with a simple, loose up-do to let the detailing and hint of flesh beneath take centre stage is a winning formula that never fails in the style stakes.

The back is back for AW17. Shop this Michael Kors Laser Cut Floral Dress and other new season styles in store now at Robinsons.

TELL ME ABOUT IT, STUD

With her ubiquitous skinny jeans, fur coats and biker jackets, Kate Moss works the glam rock look like no one else. Whilst she may have stepped out of the fashion spotlight in recent years, the original Brit model is still the first person that comes to mind when we see a leather trouser or a gold studded accessory. Nobody wears them quite like her.  

The rock trend is one of the most edgy yet effortless to pull off, but get it wrong and you run the risk of looking like you’re out for the night in 80’s fancy dress. You’re going for a look that says “I’m with the band”, rather than one which screams “Blondie is my musical hero!”.

One designer who has taken inspiration from the rock heroes for their latest collection is Boutique Moschino, with the diffusion brand’s new AW17 collection of luxury leather pieces taken to the next level with the addition of golden studs. Leather trousers and an A-line leather skirt are the outfit upgrades your wardrobe needs once the weather starts to cool and we head into autumn.

If you’re more wallflower than attention seeker, you can always rely on an outfit-elevating accessory like the Boutique Moschino Studded Leather Handbag to make sure your look is worthy of the main stage, without committing to autumn/winter’s glam rock trend head-to-toe.

Shop new season AW17 Boutique Moschino in store today at Robinsons.

 

HOW TO SHOP THE ROBINSONS SUMMER SALE

The last few days didn’t just see the start of Wimbledon, but also the start of the Robinsons summer sale. If you have visited us in store, you’ll know that our summer sale is in full swing with upto 50% off original prices on designer brands including Mulberry, Michael Kors, Versace, Armani, Boutique Moschino, Ralph Lauren and more.

With so many great pieces still available in the Robinsons summer sale, we wanted to share our tips for savvy sales shopping.

NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY THAT INVESTMENT PIECE…

If you have had your head turned and heart taken by the butter soft leather of a Mulberry or Michael Kors handbag, this is the time to invest for less. The beauty of handbag shopping in the sales is that classic styles are just as likely to be sporting those red tags as more trend-led pieces, so there is a good chance that the handbag you have had your eye on is on sale now at Robinsons. Plus, there’s nothing as gratifying as working out the cost-per-wear of a sales steal that you will probably use every week for years on end.

…BUT YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY INSTANT GRATIFICATION WITHOUT THE GUILT

Is there anything more thrilling than spotting this season’s top trend on sale? The summer sales are our favourite time to impulse buy, especially for those seasonal trends that you’d like to get on board with without splashing too much cash. The beauty of the summer sales is that they fall right before holiday season, so you can snap up those loose summer shirts, like the ESCADA Rope Neck Tie Blouse and beach-ready bags like the striped linen and leather Michael Kors number in time for departure day. And we all know that nothing makes us happier than a new holiday wardrobe.  

KEEP EYES PEELED FOR THE CLASSICS

The fashion editors will tell you that, as much as snapping up seasonal trends for less is seriously satisfying, it is scooping a future wardrobe classic that leaves us really smug when it comes to sales shopping. This MaxMara San Remo Linen Dress is available in two versions and this is one of those special occasions on which it is perfectly acceptable to buy both. The Vanilla version is a simple, short shift dress that will become your go-to for summers in the office, whilst Vanilla Sparkle is scattered with tiny, subtle soft gold sequins and is screaming out to be worn with tanned skin and sandals for balmy evenings on the Italian Riviera. The beautifully cut style – with pockets – will last you years.

Have you shopped the Robinsons summer sale? Visit us in store 7 days a week at 2 South Parade, Bawtry, DN10 6JH. We’re open Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm and Sunday 11 – 4pm.