SWEATER WEATHER

And so it is the season of the sweater. Soft, warm, cashmere or lambs wool, each as cosy as the last. With the Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities out of the way, we have finally entered January, a time of year when it is perfectly acceptable – encouraged even – to while away hours upon end at home. The soirees have stalled for the foreseeable future and the champagne flutes have been replaced with coffee cups.

Hibernation doesn’t mean sacrificing on style and here at Robinsons we have a range of new season knitwear in store now. From subtly sparkling, super-fine knits, to thick cable knits and super-soft crew necks, these are the best sweaters to buy now and see you through to spring.

POLO Ralph Lauren Cashmere Boxy Fit Sweater

Great quality knitwear like this wool/cashmere blend Ralph Lauren Boxy Knit Sweater never goes out of fashion, instead becoming one of your most often worn pieces.

POLO Ralph Lauren Cable Crew Sweater

Dark flare jeans are top of the agenda for the coming months and this POLO Ralph Lauren Cable Crew Sweater is their ultimate ally. The key is to keep your heels high; this isn’t a look that will ever work with flat pumps or sandals, it is time to add a platform and lengthen those legs.

Wolford Lurex Knit

Glitter isn’t just for Christmas and glamour looks good at any time of year. This super-fine knit is woven from soft Merino wool and premium Lurex, giving it a subtle sparkle that will look good after the decorations have been packed away.

Armani Collezioni Grey Chunky Knit

This oversized cocoon knit is the most fashion-forward knitwear we’ve seen in a while, with an almost structural shape that is crying out to be worn with super-skinny jeans and your highest black boots.

Visit Robinsons today to shop new season knitwear, from statement knits to everyday must-have styles. 

THE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN IS ON!

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing and there is less than a week to go before Santa Claus sets out delivering designer style down the chimneys of the fortunate and fashionable. Have you been good this year?

If you’re still to finish (or even start!) your Christmas shopping, our ultra-stylish and knowledgeable elves are on hand with an award-winning selection of ladies and mens clothing and accessories from brands including Mulberry, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Versace, Moschino, Jeffery West, True Religion, Jacob Cohen, Escada, Lexington, Eton Shirts and more.

What’s more, we’re celebrating a record breaking year for Robinsons by offering 20% off selected Autumn/Winter 2016 lines from many of our favourite brands, plus we will match any like-for-like pre-Christmas offer or promotion. Why risk late deliveries and last minute madness when we are right on your doorstep. 

Robinsons has been the region’s leading go-to boutique for designer fashion since we were established in 1986 and the rails of our Bawtry store are stocked with the latest seasonal AW16 and SS17 collections from some of the world’s biggest designer names. We stock a range of sizes, from small, right up to XXXL in many styles, so whoever you are buying for this Christmas, we’ve got the perfect gift in store. You will find us on South Parade in the market town of Bawtry, near Doncaster (postcode DN10 6JH) and we are open every single day in the run up to Christmas.

Make the most of our late night opening hours on Thursday 22nd December and you can pass up on the Christmas Eve panic, spending the day getting into the festive spirit instead, safe in the knowledge that your Christmas shopping is done and dusted and under the Christmas tree.

Opening Hours:

Monday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Tuesday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Thursday 9.30am – 7.30pm (late night)

Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm

We have something for everyone, including the person who has everything, so give us a call on 01302 711477 to check stock on that perfect gift today. Visit Robinsons today; we’ve got Christmas all tied up! 

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.