OLD NOSTALGIA IS BIG NEWS FOR SS18

OLD NOSTALGIA IS BIG NEWS FOR SPRING

So far, 2018 has been the year of nostalgia. Britney is back – at Scarborough, no less – and Lionel Ritchie is set to be dancing on the ceiling somewhere in Chesterfield in the coming months. With the Spice Girls having made our 90s dreams come true with news of their long-awaited reunion too, the year is set to be heavy on the old school inspirations. One thing is for certain though; we’ll look a lot more stylish as we belt out Wannabe at the top of our lungs this time around, not a single platform or Union Jack mini dress in sight. This time around, we’ll be leaving Sporty’s skinny cami tops and tracksuit bottoms on the shelf and taking our 90s inspiration from Baby’s playful polka dot prints and Posh Spice’s love of classic cuts.

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Boutique Moschino wasn’t around when Baby Spice last strutted the stage in her platforms but they’d have been a match made in heaven if it was. From the polka dot prints of their AW18 collections to the knitted bow back dress and the button detail boucle number that’s the star of their new season collection, Baby Spice-inspired looks are all grown up.

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Posh Spice has proven her worth in the fashion world, recently toasting ten years of her own successful brand. When it comes to recreating Posh’s personal style, there are two ways to turn; MaxMara nails it with neutrals like the camel coat – a staple in her wardrobe season after season. Then there is the LBD. Posh couldn’t have made it through the 90s without one and the same can be said for your SS18. A good LBD never goes out of fashion so you will be wearing yours long after the Spice Girls have hung back up their dancing shoes. We love the square neckline and bow back detail on this simple, sophisticated shift. Just add sky-high heels and a deep wine lip and you’re good to go. Viva Forever to the LBD!

Give a nod to nostalgia this season. Shop new SS18 styles from Boutique Moschino, MaxMara, Michael Kors, ESCADA and more in store now at Robinsons

THIS WINTER'S CHICEST LOOK IS IN THE SALE

If you thought the January sales were for flippant fashion finds left behind by seasons past, think again. We’ve waxed lyrical about the importance of building your wardrobe basics and the sales are the perfect time to unearth the gems you’ll be mixing and matching with more transient trends for years to come. A beautiful quality coat, like this one by MaxMara is as timeless as classics come. Belted, with statement square pockets, it’s a style loved by the dashing Megan Markle, not just a Princess in the making but a trendsetter too.

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Last-a-lifetime luxury buys are a perfect compromise of style and quality. Elegant, simple, well-fitting, in traditional silhouettes and crafted in fabrics designed to stand the test of time, these are the classic style components you will turn to again and again. In a world of fast fashion, classics like the MaxMara coat will prevail to become your wear forevers.

Shop the Robinsons sale in store now at our Bawtry boutique. You’ll find us at 2 South Parade, Bawtry, DN10 6JH, with FREE parking available right outside the store. With buy one get one free on selected sale items, now is the time to make the most of our exclusive offers. 

GETTING HEAVY FOR AW17

Negotiating the transition in trends and seasons isn't easy when your heart says 'cling onto spring/summer' but your head says that ship has long since sailed. The arrival of London Fashion Week signals the start of the new season in fashion, whilst a reluctant setting of the timer on the central heating proves that the weather has turned towards winter once and for all. Whilst some may lament the loss of their shorts and sandals for another year, we're relishing the thought of layering textures in a way only winter allows.

Chunky knits and boots may be winter staples, but their appeal increases exponentially when you pair them with statement fabrics like suede and leather. Too heavy for summer, these luxe pieces come into their own when the temperatures plummet. Outfit heroes when it comes to layering yet perfectly presentable with a pair of heels for a big night out, suede skirts and leather dresses are a confident choice for cold days and smart nights.

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The Lexington suede dress looks great with boots during the day, worn with simple white shirt for a more office appropriate pairing. When it comes to night, we can't get enough of the brand new panelled leather dress by MaxMara. It's a classic, with a flattering A-line cut and a v-neck, it's leather soft as butter and it's sex appeal sky high. And if that wasn't enough, there's the piece de resistance to seal the deal...it has pockets. A great quality leather dress is one of the most versatile additions to any winter wardrobe. While there's still a little warmth, layer with a shirt or wear it alone when when the bar is providing the heating. Later, when winds are icy and bare legs are a no-go, just add tights and layer your knits over or under. It's a piece you'll play around with for years and in great quality leather, this is one dress that is in it for the long haul.

Time is running out to get your wardrobe winter ready. Visit Robinsons today at DN10 6JH to shop AW17 collections from MaxMara, Lexington and more of the biggest names in fashion.

WINTER WARMERS: THE NEW SEASON COATS TO SHOP NOW

The winter coat is your biggest buy of the season, so it only makes sense to get ahead of the game and put in the leg work early to get yours all wrapped up before temperatures start to drop. With new coats from designer Max Mara available in store now at Robinsons, we’re rounding up the season’s most stylish.

The cocoon coat is a classic. With wide, statement lapels, hidden buttons and an oversized fit, this powder blue cashmere mix number by Max Mara is timeless and modern all at once. Wear yours a la Grace Kelly, with trousers cut just above the ankle and a high heel.

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Max Mara’s coat game is strong this season, from the aforementioned cocoon coat to this Gardena long wrap coat. In creamy beige wool, with tortoiseshell buttons, large feature pockets and a wrap belt, the full-length structured style was made for your working week.

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Finally, for the fur. Snuggling into a designer fur is one of winter’s great pleasures. Add a hood, like the one on this Max Mara racoon fur coat, and looking cool in the cold has never been so cosy. Worn nonchalantly with jeans and a tee, or slung over your most fabulous cocktail dress, a great fur will look fashionable forever.

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Which Max Mara coat is top of your wish list for winter? Shop the new arrivals in store now at Robinsons. We’re open seven days a week and you’ll find us in Bawtry, DN10 6JH.