THIS SEASON’S NEWEST SHADES: COFFEE AND CREAM

If you read our recent blog post, you’ll already know that we recently welcomed classic womenswear designer MaxMara to the rails of Robinsons. With pieces from the new season collection having now arrived in store, we couldn’t help but notice that there is a strong, stylish and sophisticated coffee and cream colour scheme running throughout the SS17 looks.

Chic, wearable and as timeless as the brand itself, these muted tones will help make the shift into spring a seamless one. Springtime weddings can be an awkward affair, but soft latte hues will solve your wardrobe woes without veering into summer’s full-on florals.

This full-skirted style is cut beautifully, accentuating your curves with a wide waistband and deep V-neck. Alternatively, opt for this flirty frilled georgette style to play upon your feminine wiles to full effect and tick off one of the season’s most prominent trends.

Coffee and cream shades are some of the most versatile you’ll ever have in your wardrobe and the same can be said for this tri-coloured coat. Colour-blocking coffee, cream and black, the elegant wool panelled style covers all bases in terms of neutrals. Wear yours with a pair of perfectly tailored black trousers and stiletto heels for the office, layered over a classic white button-down shirt or a great quality black knit.

Visit Robinsons today to shop more new season styles from MaxMara, our newest designer. 

A COAT FOR ALL SEASONS

Wet weather season may have arrived but being well prepared means you needn’t sacrifice on style in favour of keeping dry. The classic overcoat is an essential winter wardrobe staple, thanks to its unique combination of water-repelling properties and gentlemanly appeal.

The C-Dias coat by Hugo Boss is a must-have for both the professional and those who want an off-duty look that doesn’t compromise classic style for comfort. Stay smart in the April showers in a simple but effective style merging practical water-repelling fabric with the signature attention to detail for which the menswear designer is best known, including three-button front fastening, buttoned sleeves and branded under-collar leather trim. Navy is timeless, meaning this overcoat will see you through plenty of British washout winters.

Slip over a navy or black suit when the workday beckons, before making like Steve McQueen and layering your overcoat with dark chinos and a simple charcoal polo neck T-shirt for an off-duty look. When it comes to footwear, Chelsea boots, trainers and smart business brogues will all work well with what is set to become one of the most versatile coats you’ll ever own.

Shop new season and sale Hugo Boss outwear today at Robinsons

ARMANI COLLEZIONI’S CHICEST COVER UP OF THE SEASON

Dressing for a winter wedding can be a challenge, so we’re looking towards royalty - more specifically, Kate Middleton - for our inspiration this time around.

With a whirlwind of social events on her calendar and a famously traditional Royal family to impress with her outfit choices, Kate’s occasionwear anxiety makes ours look like a walk in the park. If there is one look Kate pulls off with aplomb, it is the perfectly tailored coat and we think this sophisticated high-collar coat from Armani Collezioni would slot straight into her winter wardrobe with little effort at all.

Crafted in a soft wool blend of angora, virgin wool and cashmere, this chic cover up is the Italian designer’s most sought after look for AW16. An asymmetric shawl neckline and dove grey hue make this the smart coat of the season, making it easy to channel Ms Middleton at winter weddings now summer’s shift dresses and bare legs need the help of a little extra layering.

Visit Robinsons today to shop new season coats and jackets from Armani Collezioni’s AW16 collection. 

THE NINETIES ARE BACK AND THEY’RE BRINGING THE PUFFA JACKET

It started with the slip dress, then it was denim jackets and ditsy print tea dresses. Now, it is the turn of the humble puffa jacket to put the 90s back on the fashion radar. If there is one statement jacket style guaranteed to be warming the shoulders of the fash-pack on the bitterly cold streets of London and New York in February, it is this padded autumn/winter wonder. Vogue has deemed it the ‘it-coat’ of the season and we all know how influential the sartorial stamp of approval is when it comes via Anna Wintour et al.

The great news is that this is one of those rare high-end trends that is as comfortable as it is chic. Those plush, padded rolls don’t only keep you warm, they prove you’ve got a finger on the fashion pulse too. And those worried about all that padding adding extra inches really need not; the puffa jacket is far more flattering than you might think.

Here at Robinsons, we have three takes on the trend, all of them completely different but each equally appealing. Belstaff has stamped a tough girl edge on the look, complete with a thick fur collar and leather buckle detail, whilst Michael Kors has cinched the waist of its bright red style with a thick black belt, taking it from simple to Gstaad-style sophisticated. For those looking for a winter weekend staple, Armani’s take on the trend is a more casual affair, emblazoned with an all-over micro logo.

Visit us in store today to shop new season outerwear, including the must-have puffa jacket, from autumn/winter’s hottest designers.