Know Your Fashion: Three Things You Didn't Know About Sarah Pacini

It is a brand that merges art and fashion with clean lines, fluid cuts and moody colour palettes. We are of course talking about Sarah Pacini, whose new season collection has arrived at Robinsons. As we prepare to share more on what could be our favourite Sarah Pacini collection yet, here are three things you probably don’t know about the sleek, sophisticated label.

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The Sarah Pacini brand launched almost 30 years ago in 1989 and has since gone on to be sold in 47 countries around the world. Collections by the brand are sold in just a small number of high-end boutiques around the globe, all of which have been carefully hand-selected. Robinsons of Bawtry is the leading stockist of Sarah Pacini in the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire region, having begun stocking the esteemed designs in 2017.

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The Sarah Pacini brand hails from Belgium but every piece of clothing is created in Italy, a country famous for impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. Knitwear is at the core of Sarah Pacini collections season after season, and Italian expertise allows the brand to exceed against all others with unique textures and creative designs.

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A core and constant colour palette of neutrals, particularly grey, black, blue, brown and cream, means that every Sarah Pacini piece works effortlessly with the rest of the collection. The brand seldom diverts from this tried and tested concept, making it is a no-brainer for busy mornings when a jam-packed diary means you need to be out of the door in 30 minutes flat. For days that demand more colour, rich red pieces are equally effortless yet vivacious.

Visit us in store today to shop new season styles and winter-ready knits from Sarah Pacini. You still have two more late Thursdays to shop until 7.30pm and pick up the perfect stylish gifts for loved ones (or perhaps a little something special to you, from you. Go on, we won’t tell…)

 

 

 

DIAGNOSING OUR SUMMER STYLE SCHIZOPHRENIA

Vogue calls it ‘style schizophrenia’. It’s triggered by the hauling of a suitcase from a loft and ends only when our feet are firmly back beneath our desks in a week, maybe two, maybe more if we’re lucky.

The hems on the denim jeans we live in all year round get shorter, replaced by the cut-offs we wouldn’t give a second glance on home shores. But everyone needs shorts when they’re by the sea, right? Boho creeps into our minds this time of year too, as much as we’ve tried to avoid the trend ever since Sienna Miller put it at the forefront of fashion circa 2004. All of a sudden, the slouchy belts are back, clinging to simple Sarah Pacini summer slips and broderie anglaise white dresses, another no-go in the great British weather of home. On holiday they become our go-to, part prairie girl, part free-spirited Californian. Colourful kaftans become an acceptable beach-to-bar uniform too; it’s too hot to wear much else in the Mediterranean sun. Yellow creeps its way into our wardrobe, especially when it looks like this little Versace number. Tanned legs are call for floaty hems, a celebration of freedom after months hidden beneath black trousers and rigid denim.

Straw clutches and bright Michael Kors shoulder bags replace our usual black tote, and espadrilles pay our ankles some attention after months in black boots and loafers. Tassels take to our ears, stacks of bracelets take to usually bare wrists and our necklines become bedazzled with delicate gold chains, layered for ultimate LA appeal.  

Nothing says ‘summer has arrived’ quite like a case full of new arrivals, a stack of freshly torn-off tags to one side. Now that August has arrived, is your summer holiday self ready for sun, sea and sand? If not, visit Robinsons today at DN10 6JH.  

HOW TO LOOK GOOD IN THE OFFICE IN A HEATWAVE

It is the British disposition to complain about the weather and, whilst we never take summer sun for granted, just the thought of working out what to wear when the mercury rises to heat wave proportions is enough to get many of us all hot and bothered. Summer dresses and shorts may keep us cool but they’re far too casual for most offices. Here are four workplace-worthy alternatives for next time the temperatures soar.

THE WHITE SHIRT

In the fashion sense, the white shirt has never been cooler. Various designers have taken the corporate classic white shirt and given it a new season shake up with an off-the-shoulder cut here and a full sleeve there, but the white shirt remains one of the smartest – and airiest – items of clothing in your summer wardrobe. Wear yours with cropped cigarette trousers or chinos and backless mules for a look that could just as easily appear outside the London Fashion Week tent as it could beside the photocopier.

THE LONG LINEN DRESS

Until the day comes when we can get away with wearing a kaftan for the office, the loose linen dress is the next best thing. A structured top half balances out the floaty skirt of this Sarah Pacini style, which along with the soft grey shade keeps it office appropriate. Loose and linen is the key combination when it comes to looking good but keeping cool.

THE MIDI DRESS

Once considered one of the frumpier lengths, the midi has really come into its own in recent years and is now one considered one of the most wearable options in our wardrobes. We love a dress for work in summer and the midi-length is the most on-trend – and most office appropriate – length of the season. The gathered shoulders and deep V neckline on this Max Mara midi dress keep things interesting. Purple will add a much-needed pop of colour to your working week, whilst the black will last you a lifetime.

THE SLEEVELESS SUIT

“A suit? In this weather!” we hear you say, but bear with us because not all suits are created equal. This Armani Collezioni suit combines looser, slightly cropped trousers with a sleeveless jacket, both of which were practically made for braving the office in a heatwave. Add a simple vest in black, white or stripes, plus heels to elongate the legs and counteract that cropped length, and you are good to go.

Corporate, cool and comfortable; who knew the three could work so well together? Visit Robinsons today and ready your wardrobe for summer with new season styles from Sarah Pacini, Armani Collezioni, Max Mara and more.

 

THE MODERN WAY TO WEAR A MAXI THIS SUMMER

Thanks to its simple, breezy silhouette the maxi dress is undoubtedly the easiest outfit to throw on and go when the weather hots up unexpectedly and catches you unawares, as it so often does in bonny old England. A lightweight linen maxi is a holiday must have but style yours correctly and you can get endless wear out of it at home too. The floor-skimming length of the maxi dress means it already has the potential to be one of the most dramatic looks in your wardrobe and taking yours from the beach to the street takes just a little extra attention when it comes to your accessories.  

The Sarah Pacini Linen Maxi Dress is one of our favourite new arrivals for spring summer 2017. With these failsafe outfit upgrades, it’s set to become one of your summer staples too.

FORGO THE FLIP FLOPS

You have to forgo the flip flops if you’re to bring your maxi dress from the sands to the street. Trading your Havaianas for flat sandals in black or tan leather will keep your look carefree and bohemian, while espadrille wedges with an ankle tie will have the same effect and add some extra height.

WEAR WITH WHITE SNEAKERS

Box-fresh white trainers have become intrinsic to our off duty looks and they add an instant nonchalance to maxi dresses. Some of the most effortless ladies in fashion, Sienna Miller, Karlie Kloss and Vogue’s Sarah Harris included, are all known for their love of the simple white trainer.

LAYER IT UP

The fastest way to toughen up a feminine maxi dress is by throwing on a leather biker or denim jacket. A jacket is also a great way to add structure to a fuller dress, a trick loved by stylists.

Here at Robinsons, we have gone to great lengths to source the perfect maxi dresses for spring summer 2017, from designers including Sarah Pacini, Michael Kors and more. Visit us in store today to find yours.