THE SUMMER SWAP TO LEAVE YOUR DENIM JACKET IN THE SHADE

The denim jacket has had our hearts since the 90s but there’s a new cover up in town just in time for summer. There’s less to the style, two sleeves less to be precise, but less is definitely more when it comes to this Emporio Armani Sleeveless Waistcoat, a piece that has got festival favourite written all over it.

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Channel some Woodstock vibes this summer in a look that is out of this world. Shop new season Emporio Armani in store now at Robinsons, the region’s leading stockist of the world’s biggest designer names. Find us today at DN10 6JH. 

INTRODUCING THE SUITCASE SAVIOURS

The first bank holiday of the year has a tendency to trigger a little wanderlust in all of us. Yearning for some sun after seeing out the worst of the winter, we’re counting down the days to those late morning Mimosas and coconut scented sun creams, our suitcases full to the luggage allowance limit with pieces that show off sunkissed shoulders and tanned pins.

Spring may have only just sprung, but it is already all-out summer in store here at Robinsons, where new season arrivals have us putting holiday looks together in our heads on an hourly basis. If your first holiday of the year is just a matter of weeks away, may we suggest you let us lend a helping hand and take the pain out of packing with the help of our suitcase saviours. Consider these the classics that will take you from Cornwall to Cape Verde, Costa Rica and beyond. Simple, sophisticated and made for summer, they’re the case contenders no holiday wardrobe is quite complete without.

His shirt

The big day is just around the corner but we were coveting Megan Markle’s style long before Prince Harry put a ring on it. It’s hard to tell whether Ms Markle borrowed her oversized white shirt from Harry but she has scored some serious style mileage from its chameleon-like ability to adapt to any outfit. When it comes to holidays, a slightly oversized white shirt will lend a chic yet casual borrowed from the boy look to denim shorts and also serves as a cool cover up on beach days.

The jeans

Jeans might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re getting holiday ready, but it’s hard to think of anything that says summer quite like a good quality white pair. Save your leggings for the gym after one too many ice creams at the all-inclusive and wear your white jeans to the airport instead. A grey jumper will keep you cosy when the air conditioning ramps up mid-flight, while flat tan slip-on mules or espadrilles will show off that pre-flight pedicure.

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The dress

There’s something about the sun that makes us reach for white, even when we’d steer well clear of its stain attracting tendencies at home. In fact, white works so well with a tan that we couldn’t consider a suitcase complete without a white dress or two. This applique Michael Kors style will look a million dollars with glowing skin, whether you’re off to the beach bar or hitting Rodeo Drive, baby.

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The wedges

We know it’s finally summer when our ankle boots are replaced with wedges. If you’re reluctant to hang up your heels even on holiday, these Michael Kors wedges with luxe rivet detailing will offer the extra few inches those maxi dresses need if your height isn’t quite upto Elle Macpherson proportions.  

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Get holiday ready in store now at Robinsons, the region’s leading stockist of designer fashion from brands including Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Boutique Moschino, POLO Ralph Lauren and many more.

 

STREET-STYLE LEATHER BY EMPORIO ARMANI

While our love for the classic biker jacket never falters, we’re always open-minded when it comes to expanding our collection of coats, especially when it means an opportunity to channel the street-style aesthetic that dominates our off-duty wardrobe.

The Eco Hooded Bomber Jacket by Emporio Armani takes the highest quality faux leather and creates a luxury take on the classic masculine bomber cut. Hooded, with a ribbed hem and cuffs, the faux-leather jacket will keep you cosy while the rich navy hue means the focus remains firmly on standing out in a crowd.    

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At just £319, the Emporio Armani jacket is an affordable way to tap into the trend for luxe leathers without breaking the bank with the real deal. Shop new season Emporio Armani menswear and more in store now at Robinsons. You’ll find us at DN10 6JH, with FREE parking available right outside the store. 

THE 2018 TREND REPORT

In our experience, the best way to make it through Blue Monday is to embrace the positives and for us, that means looking ahead to what we will be wearing in a few months and planning how we’ll make the trends work with what is already in our wardrobes.

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Nothing excites us quite so much as the new arrivals to our rails, especially when they mark the start of shopping next season’s trends now. In the name of satisfying your thirst for fashion, and bringing some sunshine to your Blue Monday, here’s our guide to the trends you’ll be seeing more of in 2018.

Heirloom Jewels

It’s time to raid the family heirlooms, because next season’s accessories are big, bold, dripping with gemstones and enough to turn an outfit around in themselves. Never underestimate the power of a Soru statement earring in taking your jeans and tee from drab to fab. Make like the aristocracy and wear chandelier earrings on the most ordinary of days; you’ll be amazed at how a crystal or ten can put a spring in your step on a Monday morning.  

Dark Denim

In recent seasons past, smart dark denim has found itself languishing in the back of our wardrobes, replaced with torn knees, raw hems and vintage washes, but no more. Indigo is back with a bang for SS18 and it’s all down to the Nineties obsession that swept the catwalks and kicked last season’s Seventies trend to the kerb. Our denim this summer will be dark indigo, perfectly tailored, and without a rip in sight. Jacob Cohen and True Religion’s darkest washes will do just the job.

Super Sheer

While we’re not entirely on board with the emerging trend for transparent plastic rain macs, sheer shirts in soft chiffons we can do. Unlike some of the examples seen on the catwalks last Fashion Week, Emporio Armani’s planet print shirt and Michael Kors’ star print versions are both just sheer enough to hint at what lies beneath, without breaking any decency laws.  

OTT Heels

There is no room for boring shoes in 2018. With the world faced with another year of uncertainty, the fashion world is putting a smile on people’s faces the best way it knows how; with really amazing accessories. Court shoes are higher than ever, clad in velvet or satin, and bejewelled to within an inch of their lives. Juxtaposed with jeans they say ‘I know my fashion, but I like my comfort too’.

Spring Checks

We love to see a new season take on last season’s big trend. This time around, it is checks. Last year was all about the masculine checked blazer but we’re seeing a softer print for spring/summer, from girly gingham to bold picnic blanket prints on flirty dresses.

You can shop next season’s trends now at Robinsons, with new SS18 styles from Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Boutique Moschino and more available in store now. Find us at DN10 6JH with FREE parking available right outside the store.