SEEING RED

Strong, seductive and well-know for its popularity amongst the Hollywood starlets; what is it about the red dress that make us feel so amazing? One for the wallflowers it isn’t, but there is no denying its intoxicating appeal.

Pink and red was the colour combination of the summer, and now we are seeing a trend for red emerging for the cooler months too. Shades of scarlet and crimson are big news for autumn/winter and when worn as a dress, few other looks can compete when it comes to having an impact.

 

Despite its attention attracting hue, you’ll find the red dress far more wearable than you might expect. Take the plunge and trade up your loyal LBD for this flirty red number by ESCADA, available in store now at Robinsons. The versatile wrap style has a flattering V-neck and short cap sleeve that works for any occasion, whether you’re looking for an extra boost of confidence in the boardroom or seeking to stand out at a special event.  

Shop new season AW17 styles including this ESCADA Dsipora Red Wrap Dress now at Robinsons. 

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.