THREE TRANSITIONAL ALTERNATIVES TO JEANS

Jeans. What would we do without them? Dressed up with heels or dressed down with loafers, smart skinnies or relaxed boyfriend fit, we never met a jean we didn’t love. That being said, as the weather warms up and we start to look towards spring, we’re slowly weaning ourselves off of heavier jeans and onto more spring appropriate alternatives. It’s a scary thought, we get it, so here are some suggestions to get you on your way.

CARGO TROUSERS

We blame the noughties revival, because never since the days of All Saints have utilitarian cargo trousers been quite as popular are they are this season. Fortunately, the baggy, side-pocketed styles favoured by the noughties girl band have remained in the same era as their hits, traded instead for more streamlined versions. Try yours with a white shirt, black crew neck jumper or Breton tee, opting for box-fresh trainers for off-duty afternoons or strappy heels come evening.

WIDE LEGS

There’s something about a wide leg that just screams summer. Light, breezy and capable of making a style statement with very little effort, Sarah Pacini’s wide-leg linen trousers are a lesson in minimalism. Don’t forget to play on your proportions, keeping your top half streamlined and simple, adding a wedge to lengthen those legs.

CULOTTES

There’s something about culottes that strikes fear into the hearts of many, but give them a go and you may just find yourself surprised. Not only are they one of the comfiest items of clothing you’ll ever have in your wardrobe, culottes are one of the most versatile too.

 

Are you ready to switch it up for summer? Visit Robinsons today and step into the new season in style. Remember, there’s no need to relegate your favourite denim to the storage boxes that line the loft just yet, this is a British summer, after all.

ANIMAL ATTRACTION WITH MICHAEL KORS SS17

Tiger and zebra and cheetah…oh my!

The call of the wild is strong for spring/summer 2017 and nobody answers it quite as well as Michael Kors. Leopard print joined the realms of the wardrobe neutral way back when Old Hollywood starlet Jean Harlow took a walk on the wild side in the print in the 1930s. Leopard is already an intrinsic element in our wardrobes, but king of the runway Michael Kors becomes the king of the jungle with his latest collection and he isn’t drawing the line at leopard print. Tiger stripes, zebra streaks and cheetah spots all play their part in the new Michael Kors SS17 collection and these are a handful of the highlights.

The Michael Kors Zebra Print Pleated Maxi Dress has races written all over it, with a navy print, strap detail and tie waist. This Michael Kors Tiger Print Tunic will work with navy, white or tan shorts for sunny summer afternoons spent strolling Croatian harbours, and the Michael Kors Tan Leopard Halter Dress has a glam golden necklace detail that’ll take you from beach to bar quicker than you can say “Pass me a piña colada”.

Visit Robinsons today and add a little animal attraction to your summer wardrobe today, courtesy of new season Michael Kors SS17.

 

 

INTRODUCING BOWLER & BEACH TO YOUR SUITCASE

It doesn’t matter whether you’re headed for the beaches of blustery Britain or sun seeking in Santorini, there’s simply no excuse for bad beachwear. Whatever your summer holiday plans involve, a pair or two of stylish swim shorts are a suitcase essential. With that in mind, say hello to the newest brand to arrive in store and on the shelves of Robinsons, Bowler & Beach.

Established by brothers Matt and BJ, Bowler & Beach takes light-hearted British design and adds a touch of Portuguese flair, creating vibrant swim shorts that stand out on the beach for all the right reasons.  

Matt and BJ spent their childhood summers on the beaches of Portugal’s Algarve. Now, through Bowler & Beach, they’re conveying the colour and excitement that comes with spending a day in the sun with friends and family so well that you can almost smell the sea air.  The brothers know that London is one of the world’s design capitals, which is why those famous animal prints are designed right here in the UK capital. When it comes to production, the brothers turn to Northern Portugal, where luxury swim shorts have been made for years on end. Throw in great quality quick-dry fabric, luxury detailed trims and the craftsmanship of Portugal’s most talented, and you’re left with beachwear so good, it almost seems a shame to hide it away in the water.  

The Animals collection isn’t your average, meaning you’ll be centre of attention on the beach, by the pool or on the boat. Lobster, seahorse, swallow, elephant, stag or octopus; which Bowler & Beach man are you?  

Shop brand new Bowler & Beach, plus more of your summer holiday suitcase essentials, in store now at Robinsons.

 

 

THE NEW STYLE RULES

We’re switching it up for spring with new style rules that take everything you know about men’s fashion and flip it on its head. It’s the fastest way to freshen up your wardrobe for the new season. Play by new rules this spring and see how many more miles you can get from some of your favourite pieces.

FLASH MORE FLESH

The lack of a sock and the flash of an ankle hasn’t been this popular since the nineties. Rolling the ankle on your jeans, chinos or even suit trousers has become the look du jour of modern menswear and it’ll continue to serve you well for summer. Simply add Jeffery West Navy Tassel Loafers to complete the look.

TAKE WORKWEAR INTO THE WEEKEND

It took an army to convince us to keep our blazers on back when our most taxing issues included SAT’s and school dinners. Nowadays, we can’t get enough. We’re taking our smartest outerwear into the weekend, dressing down our blazers with a simple T-shirt and jeans combo.

FIX UP, LOOK SMART

Letting it all hang loose doesn’t quite cut it anymore. Tuck in your shirt tails, button those cuffs rather that rolling, do the buttons all the way up on your polo shirt and master the art of the tidily tucked-in T-shirt.  

ACCESSORIZE ALL AREAS

Dressing like an English gentleman never goes unnoticed and it never goes out of style. Invest in the classic accessories and you’re halfway there; Jeffery West brogues, an Eton pocket square and a pair of Mulberry cufflinks will stand you in good stead.  

KEEP THOSE TRAINERS WHITE

Ever since we were young, nothing has said ‘summer holiday’ quite like a brand new pair of bright white trainers. Keeping your kicks ‘box fresh’ has never been cooler and cleanliness isn’t only next to godliness, as the age-old saying goes, it’s also the deal breaker when using trainers to add a casual element to smarter outfits.  

Are you ready to play by the new style rules this summer? Visit Robinsons today and shop the new season pieces that will bring it all together.