If you live anywhere near us, you'll be needing outerwear once we are on the other side of this. We ran through our picks of lightweight jackets, spring in your step sneakers and a few warmer layering pieces to get you back in the mood to be outside.
One step at a time feels better in these.
Nothing feels better than good news, right? And we've had enough of the bad of late. Trust us when we say that these sneakers do exactly what they say on the tin - bring a spring to your step thanks to Good News. Why do we love them this much? They are the magic combo of crazy comfortable thanks to a padded Airfoam eco sock insole (no really, they feel like they have two tiny little mattresses inside them), easy to slip on with anything thanks to being just structured and smart enough to get away with whatever you are up to, and breathable thanks to organic cotton uppers. No sweating.
Try the Bagger Low in Oatmeal or a textured White for a classic style pump that works with every outfit and arguably looks better when a bit roughed up (our team member Becca puts hers through the wash). Want something with height? The Ace Low in Navy, Black or Oatmeal has a stacked sole and feels like walking on a cloud. You will wear them often and for years to come, just the way we like it.
Throw on, throw off (repeat).
We might want for the sun to come and stay out but it's rarely reliable so we reckon everyone is in agreement when it comes to the need for knits. What you may not know is that knitted cotton is the best kept secret for layering. Machine washable, this clever material keeps it shape, and does bold, block colour well (don't believe us? Case studies here and here). Woven from organic cotton meaning light, scratch free and gets softer with age. A real buy now, cherish forever wardrobe necessity. Plus effortless to throw on and off which is about top of our list of priorities right now.
We've been wearing the Henri Crew in Camel and Sky (great names) on repeat pretty much the whole of the past two months given they look equally good over a dress, a pair of beaten up jeans or with joggers. Perfect for summer months ahead.
Let's upgrade on that old anorak.
Okay, let's rethink how important these functional layers are to us. In times gone by you may have settled for that old jacket you grew out of a while ago, your flatmate's hoody, or a scrunch up in a bag and forget about it rain jacket. But given how much we wear this kind of outerwear we think you deserve something better. That actually works, and looks good whilst it does that for you. Windproof sound good? Machine washable? Breathable, fastenings that never fail and plenty of pockets?
Have a look at the best of the best when it comes to lightweight outerwear thanks to German brand, Embassy of Bricks and Logs. Forever a classic, their Hastings Blousen has already been a favourite with it's spot on colour. The Timaru Windbreaker is an easy to pull on option that shields you from the wind without the need for heavy coats. And the Valdez is the ultimate parka with an edge. Two way zipper, deep envelope pockets and a hidden adjustable waist tie. We love that all Embassy jackets are functional, look good and are light enough to carry around. No brainer.
Here to help. No, really. As always we want to help you find the best fit for you and your wardrobe, knowing you've invested in pieces you'll wear again and again over the years. Get in touch if you need to talk things through!