THE WEEKEND WANDERER’S CAPSULE WARDROBE

While copious amounts of confectionary aren’t doing much for our diets, they are doing a great job of reminding us that the long-awaited first bank holiday of the year is on the horizon. For some, this will mean the first weekend away of the year too. If you’re chasing the sun somewhere exotic, making the hop-skip-and-jump to Europe for a city break, or even planning a staycation in the English countryside, these are the fail-safe items to make room for in your Mulberry Clipper travel bag. Don’t forget your passport!

Ralph Lauren Tracksuit

Plane, train or automobile; however you’re heading away this Easter, make sure you do it in comfort. The Ralph Lauren Tracksuit is as soft as it is stylish, which is exactly how we like our travel outfits.

Jeffery West Suede Loafer

Packing clever means packing all-rounders that work with any outfit. These loafers are comfortable enough to see you through strolls in Rome’s city streets, yet smart enough to work just as well when the lights go down and the candles come out for evenings with copious amounts of pasta and wine in a local trattoria.

Belstaff Stapleford Lightweight Jacket

While we live in hope, the British bank holiday have a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to the weather. Enter the Belstaff Stapleford Lightweight Jacket, a water-resistant, unlined jacket made for weekends away in the UK. Leave your heavy layers at home and team your chinos with this casual collarless style instead.

Hugo Boss Swim Shorts

It’s never too early to bring a touch of the totally tropical to your holiday attire, even if you will be wearing them beside an indoor pool.

Armani Chinos

These regular fit Armani J15 Chinos will go with every style of top, from your white cotton shirt, to your navy sweater or a simple crew neck T-shirt. If evenings require you to smarten up, upgrade your look with a navy blazer.

Where are you heading this Easter bank holiday? Visit Robinsons today and let us take care of your weekend break wardrobe. 

THE BODY

Wolford has been producing seriously sleek legwear and lingerie for more than 65 years, but there’s far more to the brand than seamless stockings. Now, they’re top of the list of names responsible for bringing back the body.

Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Sarah Jessica Parker are just a handful of the famous faces known to appreciate Wolford’s high-end take on the bodysuit and the sleek, clean lines and ultimate comfort that comes with wearing one. The body has become a basic in our wardrobes in recent years, for the first time since the questionable shoulder padded styles of the eighties, with versions varying from the turtle neck and long-sleeves, to scoop-neck ballerina-esque styles and sexy lace incarnations that up the flirtation factor as the lights go down.

What sets Wolford apart is fine fabrics and high-quality production. A Wolford bodysuit isn’t just a Lycra leotard with a fancy name, but rather a versatile, comfortable wardrobe addition that hugs our curves and shows off our silhouette to full effect. The Wolford Buenos Aires Black Body is adorned with more than 30 Swarovski crystals, seamless and semi-sheer, meaning you need add nothing more than a black pencil skirt and heels for a sultry evening look.

Visit Robinsons today and add the Wolford Buenos Aires Black Body to your weekend wardrobe in time for Saturday night. 

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Is orange the new black? It’s a claim as bold as the colour, but it’s one which came up in conversation time and time again on the catwalks last year. Now, with summer on the horizon and the clocks just days from going forwards, our suspicions that sun-drenched shades were set to be big news for SS17 have been confirmed, with orange rivalling pink as the shade of the season.

Mira Duma, Jenna Lyons, Olivia Palermo and Solange Knowles have been known to dabble in the tangerine trend, and no colour says summer quite like it. Bid adieu to the winter blues with a shot of colour, tapping into the trend courtesy of new season styles from ESCADA, Versace and Michael Kors.

If you’re headed to sun-soaked shores for the Easter holidays, make the most of newly sun-kissed skin in summer’s most energetic hue. Vibrant mandarin works amazingly well with tanned skin and darker skin tones, while those who linger on the paler end of the spectrum will look amazing in pastel shades. Contrary to popular belief, orange is one of fashion’s most universally flattering shades, but it you’re hesitant to live a life in technicolour dip a toe in the trend instead, pairing an orange shirt with a navy Ralph Lauren blazer or white jeans.

Shop the season’s most unexpected trend at Robinsons and get summer ready today.