LUXURY LEISUREWEAR BY TRUE RELIGION

There’s nothing lazy about off-duty dressing anymore. Luxury leisurewear is having a moment, following on from the sports luxe looks that take us from the school run to our workouts and to brunch with the ladies afterwards in effortless style. True Religion are eminent for quality designer denim with a cheeky Buddha smile, but when you’re settling down for a Sunday evening of nibbles and Netflix, relaxed cuts and soft cotton jersey is the order of the day.

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Robinsons is the region’s leading True Religion stockist and we’re relishing the winter ready new arrivals from the brand, including this logo detail hoodie and coordinating bottoms. Off-duty attire meets high-end in a pairing that shouldn’t be reserved purely for sofa Sundays. Combine style and comfort in the classic black tracksuit set or opt for high fashion with a poncho cut cream version, each featuring the iconic True Religion horseshoe.

Don’t sacrifice style for comfort this winter. Visit Robinsons today and shop luxe leisurewear by True Religion, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Armani and more of the biggest names in fashion. We’re open 7 days a week with FREE PARKING right outside the store. Visit our Bawtry boutique today at DN10 6JH.

 

  

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.  

THIS BEACH BAG’S JUST BETTER

 The beach bag is a summer essential and whilst this season has seen a trend for basket bags galore, we’re looking for something a little more substantial to house our summer essentials.

Tan accessories come into their own when the temperatures heat up and the combination of tan, canvas and stripes has put this Michael Kors tote on our wishlist. The Michael Kors East West Tote Bag will take you from the departures lounge to the beach and finally onto the bar. Unlike the basket bag of everyone’s affections, this Michael Kors style won’t look out of place when hot days turn into sultry nights and attentions turn towards the dance floor. Just add wedges and a cotton mini dress for a laidback holiday evening look.

Visit Robinsons today to shop handbags by Michael Kors. We are the region’s leading stockist of Michael Kors clothing and accessories. Call and see us to shop our sale and new season stock at 2 South Parade, Bawtry, DN10 6JH. We’re open 7 days a week! 

HOW TO SHOP THE ROBINSONS SUMMER SALE

The last few days didn’t just see the start of Wimbledon, but also the start of the Robinsons summer sale. If you have visited us in store, you’ll know that our summer sale is in full swing with upto 50% off original prices on designer brands including Mulberry, Michael Kors, Versace, Armani, Boutique Moschino, Ralph Lauren and more.

With so many great pieces still available in the Robinsons summer sale, we wanted to share our tips for savvy sales shopping.

NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY THAT INVESTMENT PIECE…

If you have had your head turned and heart taken by the butter soft leather of a Mulberry or Michael Kors handbag, this is the time to invest for less. The beauty of handbag shopping in the sales is that classic styles are just as likely to be sporting those red tags as more trend-led pieces, so there is a good chance that the handbag you have had your eye on is on sale now at Robinsons. Plus, there’s nothing as gratifying as working out the cost-per-wear of a sales steal that you will probably use every week for years on end.

…BUT YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY INSTANT GRATIFICATION WITHOUT THE GUILT

Is there anything more thrilling than spotting this season’s top trend on sale? The summer sales are our favourite time to impulse buy, especially for those seasonal trends that you’d like to get on board with without splashing too much cash. The beauty of the summer sales is that they fall right before holiday season, so you can snap up those loose summer shirts, like the ESCADA Rope Neck Tie Blouse and beach-ready bags like the striped linen and leather Michael Kors number in time for departure day. And we all know that nothing makes us happier than a new holiday wardrobe.  

KEEP EYES PEELED FOR THE CLASSICS

The fashion editors will tell you that, as much as snapping up seasonal trends for less is seriously satisfying, it is scooping a future wardrobe classic that leaves us really smug when it comes to sales shopping. This MaxMara San Remo Linen Dress is available in two versions and this is one of those special occasions on which it is perfectly acceptable to buy both. The Vanilla version is a simple, short shift dress that will become your go-to for summers in the office, whilst Vanilla Sparkle is scattered with tiny, subtle soft gold sequins and is screaming out to be worn with tanned skin and sandals for balmy evenings on the Italian Riviera. The beautifully cut style – with pockets – will last you years.

Have you shopped the Robinsons summer sale? Visit us in store 7 days a week at 2 South Parade, Bawtry, DN10 6JH. We’re open Monday to Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm and Sunday 11 – 4pm.