MEN'S MUST HAVE: CAMP MOC DECKER PULL UP

The rolled ankle chino trend has been impossible to ignore for months now and G.H. Bass & Co – our newest brand in store – has the perfect shoe to suit the look.  

The Camp Moc Decker Pull Up in seahorse brown shadow leather combines the signature workmanship for which G.H. Bass & Co is famed, with the laidback, casual appeal of a boat shoe. Hand-stitched, unlined, with a lightweight rubber sole, antique brass detailing and G.H. Bass & Co embossed branding, this classic style takes the traditional moccasin and brings it bang up to date for SS17.

G.H. Bass & Co joins a host of leading designer accessories brands available at Robinsons of Bawtry. Visit us in store today to shop more men’s and ladies style for AW16 and SS17.

 

THE NEW WAY TO WEAR THE CLASSIC FAUX FUR COAT

When it comes to winter coats, there is no style more classic than the faux fur jacket.

Carrie Bradshaw championed the look from the steps of her Manhattan brownstone in the Sex in the City days and, way before then, our grandmothers reached for the vintage fur coat for their own evenings on the town. For those of us who are not fortunate enough to be in possession of fashion’s chicest hand-me-down, the faux fur is the must-shop style of the season. However, while it may be a wardrobe classic, the new way to wear the faux fur is more street style star than night at the opera.

The new fur coat isn’t only for ladies who lunch. Instead it is for those who refuse to let average outerwear ruin an otherwise ideal outfit. The modern faux fur way calls for distressed denim and leather leggings, worn with beanie hats and cross-body bags.

What’s more, there isn’t a festive fabric that faux fur doesn’t work with, so make like Ms Bradshaw and wear your boxy faux fur coat over your sequin dress or leather mini come New Year’s Eve. After all, we Northerner’s mightn’t be known for our love of a coat on a night on the town, but who really wants to see 2017 in with the flu?

Daywear doesn’t have to be any less glam either, especially when you wear your faux fur with a black turtleneck, skinnies, a black beanie hat and some oversized sunnies to ward off the winter glare.

The key to styling your faux fur more like Ms Moss than the high-society set is to keep the rest of your luck casual. Twist hair into a nonchalant top-knot or let it hang loose and wavy around your shoulders; this isn’t a time for sleek, straightened locks or chic chignons, both of which are far too prissy for this season’s effortless off-duty look.

Visit Robinsons today to shop new season faux fur coats including this short boxy style by Armani Jeans

GET MORE WEAR FROM YOUR PARTY PIECES

Think about it; you spend weeks searching the shops for the perfect party piece, which invariably is a bigger investment than usual and almost always more beautiful than most of your wardrobe, only to wear it once – feel like a million dollars – then relegate it to the back of the wardrobe until the festive season rolls around again next year.

A great dress isn’t just for Christmas!

Leaving that gorgeous sequin dress or little black cocktail dress to languish alone and unworn once the champagne has run dry at the New Year’s parties is sartorial sacrilege, especially when one failsafe equation can stretch the cost-per-wear of the festive season’s chicest pieces, too.

So, when the Christmas party is over and the clock has chimed well past midnight on New Year’s Eve, don’t bury your festive favourites in the back of your wardrobe. Instead, think one part dressy and two parts casual.

Wear your sequins with slouchy knits and boots, layering a chunky grey knit sweater over a gunmetal silver sequin dress like this one from Ralph Lauren.

Add a leather jacket to your slinky cocktail dress, like this red flounce sleeve style from Michael Kors, adding trainers for a sports-luxe edge or even loafers for a vintage feel.

Wear your glitziest handbag and skyscraper-high heels with distressed denim jeans and a simple white shirt; the perfect Saturday night look on any weekend of the year.

Two parts casual to one part dressy; it’s the failsafe equation that will guarantee you get more wear from your party pieces this winter.

Shop the perfect party pieces for the festive season (and beyond!) now at Robinsons of Bawtry, where we are open 7 days a week, plus late on Thursdays, in the run up to your most fashionable Christmas yet. 

THIS SEASON’S MUST HAVE COAT IS ALSO THE COZIEST

In the fashion world, it is known as a unicorn. That high fashion trend which is as comfortable as it is chic, and even – dare we say it – practical. The trend we are talking about is of course the long puffa jacket, the oversized statement that has taken duvet days out of the house and onto the runway.

It is almost as if the designers created this season’s top trend with Britain’s wet winters in mind and with the first icy mornings having hit this week, there’s never been a better time to invest in the coziest coat you will ever own.

This original 90s puffa jacket has been given a high fashion makeover by Armani Collezioni, creating the ultimate off-duty couture cool that will see you through the winter in style, even when the mercury plummets well below freezing. Function and fashion come together in this full-length padded piece, with a subtly cinched waist retaining that sleeker silhouette despite all of that extra padding. Those dark mornings and cold, early commutes might not be so bad after all.

With the Arctic chill in the air and the gritters on the roads, time is running out to you’re your perfect winter coat. Robinsons of Bawtry is the region’s leading designer stockist, so visit us in store today to shop winter ready styles from Armani Collezioni and many other leading designers.