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Opening: luxury brand Armani

OPENING

New at Wertheim Village! The luxury brand Armani has now opened its boutique. Come and discover exclusive highlights of this brand!

In 1975 Giorgio Armani founded his company in Milan. Since then, he has established his name as a world leader in fashion and accessory design with his brands Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans. His style is synonymous with luxury and contemporary elegance, modernity, and sophistication.

JOB SPEED DATING

On 13 October 2016

Wertheim Village is an attractive employer with exciting job offers. You will meet the human resources managers in a relaxed atmosphere and get the chance to snatch a second interview or even a probationary workday.

Working nine to five

Bloggers' officewear inspiration for your business life

New Opening on 16 September 2016

Armani

New at Wertheim Village! The luxury brand Armani has now opened its boutique. Come and discover exclusive highlights of this brand!In 1975 Giorgio Armani founded his company in Milan. Since then, he has established his name as a world leader in fashion and accessory design with his brands Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans. His style is synonymous with luxury and contemporary elegance, modernity, and sophistication.

New Opening on 15 September 2016

UGG

New at Wertheim Village! The footwear company UGG has now opened its boutique - between Geox and Asics. Come and discover new arrivals of this brand!UGG is recognised as a premium lifestyle brand that encompasses footwear, apparel, outerwear, accessories and handbags. The brand has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship and delivering new and innovative styles well beyond the original sheepskin boots

 

 

Coach 75th Anniversary

Seamlessly balancing strong durability with an edgy and elegant aesthetic, Coach has been crafting the finest leather goods since 1941 – and although the brand’s identity may have evolved over the years, the dedication to quality and focus on refined expression has remained the same.

The brand’s humble beginnings trace back to 1941, with a small, family-run workshop in the heart of New York City. Inspired by the precise design of a baseball glove, company founder Miles Kahn and his team of six artisans created a collection of 12 handbags using the same meticulous stitch work  – and so the Coach brand was born.

The classic pieces struck a chord with the fashion crowd and gradually the label began to expand. In 1962, American sportswear pioneer Bonnie Cashin designed the famous duffle bag, firmly securing Coach a coveted spot on the luxury landscape – but it was the appointment of new CEO and future Chairman, Lew Frankfort, that really enabled Coach to find its niche. Frankfort recognised consumers’ desire for affordable luxury and by bridging the high street and high-end gap, Coach rapidly grew into the iconic fashion brand that it is today.

Recognised across the globe for its distinctive representation of American style, Coach beautifully captures the vibrant energy of New York through its carefully crafted pieces. Resonating with fashion-forward men and women of all ages, the label has been worn by high-profile icons such as Madonna and Prince – and, today, has caught the attention of a younger celebrity crowd, thanks to British visionary Stuart Vevers.

Leading the brand’s reinvention in 2013, Vevers’ editorial eye and offbeat energy propelled Coach in an edgier direction, introducing a fresh, urban attitude while still keeping the rich heritage intact. From city-ready baseball jackets to clean, contemporary high-tops, the designer’s collections defy traditional dress rules, casting aside luxury age codes with their universal relevance.

Editor's tips: Finding the perfect timepiece

Watch guide

It’s a watch minefield out there, or a timepiece smorgasbord, or an overwhelming, overcrowded horological marketplace. Whichever way you look at it, we’ve broken it down to a few of the basics and some.

Quartz or mechanicalThe issue of how your watch is powered is probably the biggest pre-purchase decision you will need to make. Quartz timepieces are more accurate, invariably cheaper and more convenient – you should only need to get the battery replaced every couple of years. If you love the inner workings of a watch and you have the budget, you should invest in a mechanical one – your choice is hand-wound (exactly that) or automatic – which relies on the movement of your wrist to store kinetic energy to power the watch.

Get with the lingoThe face of the watch is called the dial. The numbers are called indexes. The button that you wind and adjust the time with is the crown. The ring around the dial that protects the glass is the bezel. The parts of the case that join to the strap are the lugs. The amount of time your mechanical watch will last without being wound is the power-reserve. Any functionality that measures time, such as a race, is a chronograph. This is enough to get you through most ‘watchy’ chats with ease.

Size mattersFirst up look at your wrist – is it chunky or slimline? If you’re female it’s unlikely you’re going to want a case that’s bigger than 38mm; despite the vogue for mannish watches, you will look swamped. For evening, you can go tiny – down to around 18mm but make sure the execution is exquisite. For men, things have changed considerably – as recently as the 1960s men still wore tiny watches. Now size matters, with anything up to 48mm considered perfectly acceptable – although if you have skinny wrists you’ll want to stay around the 40mm mark.

Sports, dress, cocktailDress watches are designed to sit neatly under a sleeve cuff – they’re slimline, often gold and on a leather strap. Dial design is classic and usually subdued. Sports watches are chunkier, on a metal bracelet with added functionality linked to a sport like racing, flying or diving. If you’re a stickler for detail, resist mixing a sports watch with a suit. Cocktail watches are small, often bejewelled timepieces for women, perfect for adding some sparkle to eveningwear.

The Accessories Edit

Accessories

In this era of expressive, individualised fashion, accessories are witnessing a renaissance with a whole array of joyful, playful pieces that add a sense of character to any look. Hunt for designs that are meaningful to you, whether that’s a crystal hair clip or a tapestry handbag.

BroochesRight now, personal, symbolic jewellery should be top of any wish list with badges, brooches and pins decorating everything from jackets to heels. More is more – so go for excess with a multitude of crystal clips to ‘do up’ tousled locks and an array of brooches to soup up utilitarian jackets.

Fur pursesEnjoy the visceral appeal of a faux fur or sheepskin handbag. Once worn, you will never forget how friendly they feel to the touch and how effective they can be as icebreakers in social circles. The only word of caution is to keep these furry wonders out of the rain.

Vintage revampFashion is delving through a whole history of style to retrieve long-lost styles that look intriguingly ‘out of time’. Tapestry carpetbags, clutch bags with Art Deco patterns, shagreen purses (polished sharkskin), 70s-style executive briefcases, Mary Jane heels and gentleman’s velvet slippers will soon appear like your personal heirlooms.

Bovver bootsWith mid-calf lengths and floaty breezy trapeze dresses on the horizon, there is no better way to anchor down those looks than with a pair of bovver or storm trooper boots. Hefty corrugated soles, multiple lacings and buckles add to that sense of tough elegance. To note: the biker boot is defiantly back and in the front row.

Inspiration: sports products

Fitness Edit

It's time to get back on track. From bold hues to cutting-edge prints, energise and empower your workouts this summer with our hand-picked edit of stylish sportswear...

 

 

Summer Festival

Summer Festival

Festival season is just around the corner, and whilst you may start off with the perfect side braid and artfully applied make-up – crowds, camping and crazy weather can really throw your look off point. So to get you ready for the most Instagrammed season of the year, we’ve asked three top bloggers to share their style, beauty and wellness secrets. Selfie sticks at the ready!

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Sophia from theskinnyandthecurvyone.comStyle tribe:Edgy urban.

Where she’s going:Chiemsee Summer Festival.

What she’s packing:High-waisted shorts, distressed denim, boots and my favourite band T-shirts.

Summer Rituals

Summer Beauty

When it comes to summer beauty, mastering that effortless post-beach glow isn’t always easy. Sun, salt and chlorine can all interfere, wreaking havoc on our hair and skincare regimes. From textured waves to beautifully bronzed skin, the perfect sun-kissed finish calls for a touch of beauty prep – so we’ve asked three top bloggers to share their rituals for the season ahead…

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Caro of carodaur.comBeauty muse:Gigi Hadid – she is such a natural beauty.

In the summer make-up bag:A gold tinted bronzer is my number-one summer beauty product!

On the ‘getting ready’ playlist:I Took a Pill in Ibiza by Mike Posner

City guide Paris

City guide: 48 hours in Paris

DINE

AkrameRenowned for its innovative approach to food, Akrame is without a doubt one of the city’s hippest hotspots. Carefully sourcing the freshest ingredients, Chef Akrame Benallal invents dishes that truly push creative boundaries. Combining tastes, flavours and textures in unexpected ways, Benallal delivers each dish to your table to discuss and describe the ingredients. The opulent yet understated interior only adds to the ambience – this is a Michelin-starred dining experience not to be missed.19 Rue Lauriston, 75016 Paris, France

SeptimeNestled amongst the picturesque bookshops and artistic boutiques of Rue Charonne lies charming restaurant Septime. Created by French cooking sensation Chef Bertrand Grébaut, each dish is pure, seasonal and delicious. Designed by a former student of Penninghen design school, the mirrored walls, industrial accents and antique furniture set the scene for the perfect meal. What’s more, the menu changes by the day so prepare to be happily surprised on each and every visit.80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France 

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City guide Milan

City guide: 48 hours in Milan

DINE

Carlo e Camilla in SegheriaThis unique dining concept opened in 2014, but its unexpected offering and pioneering aesthetic continues to make waves across the city years later. Created by Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco and art director Tanja Solci and set in a former sawmill, take in the restaurant's soaring structure as you savour exquisite dishes. The graphic, monochromatic space is part of a new wave of creative dining – and it’s worth noting that this is as much a social experience as any, with visitors dining side by side on the elegant, elongated tables.Via Giuseppe Meda 24, 20141 Milan, Italy

Pasticceria CucchiA trip to Italy simply wouldn’t be complete without tasting the array of traditional desserts. One of the most stylish spots in which to indulge has to be Pasticceria Cucchi, a firm favourite amongst the fashion pack since its opening in 1936. If you’re looking for the ideal place to indulge in the Milanese tradition of cocktails and canapés before dinner, this authentic old-school patisserie is renowned for its buzzy aperitivo hour. We recommend stumbling upon this charming neighbourhood haunt on a warm, balmy evening – and be sure to get there early for a coveted spot under the trees outside. Corso Genova 1, 20123 Milan, Italy

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City guide London

City guide: 48 hours in London

DINEBourne and Hollingsworth BuildingsLight, airy and eclectic, this Clerkenwell brasserie is a botanical paradise simply perfect for a spot of brunch. The characterful interior is a bespoke mix of old and new – with antique armchairs, sumptuous textures, clean lines and tropical plants. As for the menu, from homemade granola to Huevos Benedictos, B&H has got you covered – and don’t miss the bottomless Bellinis made with fresh fruit puree.

Salmontini Le RestoSituated in the heart of Belgravia, Salmontini le Resto is our go-to for a decadent dinner in the city. This luxurious restaurant specialises in exquisite salmon dishes, sushi and other Middle Eastern fare, all served in an opulent setting. Stuck for choice? We recommend the Alaskan black cod with sweet miso marinade followed by the chocolate dome for dessert.

CoyaBringing the spirit of Latin America to Piccadilly, Peruvian restaurant Coya is an incredible dining experience that is not to be missed. Located next to Hyde Park, the mysterious lighting and interior create an electric atmosphere, and the menu fuses traditional Peruvian cooking with contemporary cuisine for an incredible taste sensation.

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Working 9 to 5: Inside the office of three fashion creatives

Officewear - Back to school

We hate to break it to you, but come September you’re tousled hair and sandals just won’t cut it for the office. Time for our annual reinvention. From what to throw on when you’re running late to nailing that Pinterest-worthy desk, three fashion insiders share how they go ‘back-to-school’ in style. You might even make it in for 9am.

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THE STUDENT: Lily Kate of jolihouse.com

On her capsule working wardrobe

Currently coveting…Velvet. I’ll be keeping my eye out for a well cut pair of high waisted jeans, and maybe a skirt or two. It’s not overly dressy, but is just that bit different for when denim gets boring. I’m loving the dusky pinks and purples trend too, so lots of plum and raspberry.

Opening on 23 June

Under Armour

Under Armour's mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation.

Exclusive and high-quality sportswear of this brand will await you at special prices at Wertheim Village. Find out here about all opening offers!

 

FASHION ESSENTIALS

Holiday Packing

From luxury city breaks to week-long retreats, a summer holiday can instil a sense of creative inspiration, providing the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style. This season, pack beautifully with statement pieces that combine bold design with delicate detail. Here are our top picks for your favourite destinations…

BEACH BREAK For long days by the water, rich hues will lend a refined aesthetic when layered under free-flowing silhouettes. Think luxe separates with bold undertones for subtle summer vibrancy.  

CITY BREAKThe key to city packing is to curate a contemporary capsule that moves seamlessly from day to night. Covet a quirky mix of tailored shapes and transformative jewellery for effortless elegance.

COUNTRY BREAKFor a country escape, opt for bohemian prints in soft pastel shades for a romantic twist on summertime style. Keep the look beautifully balanced by pairing your statement pieces with neutral accessories. 

ACTIVE BREAKFrom rejuvenating yoga retreats to hiking in the sun, nothing boosts well-being like a fitness-focused break. Supercharge your holiday workouts with our collection of dynamic, design-driven activewear.

EDITORIAL: HEALTH

Supercharge your workout

While dynamic workouts are a crucial component of that summer body reboot, the steps you take before, during and after exercise are integral for keeping your lifestyle goals on track. From mood-boosting superfoods to supplement-infused oils, energise your body and balance your mind with our top tips to training harder…

INVIGORATE

ENERGISE

RESTORE

Job Speed Dating on 13 October 2016

Job Speed Dating

JOB SPEED DATING on 13 October at Wertheim Village at La Piazza Restaurant (upper floor) 9.30–11.30 

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Refine your style from the ground up this season with our classic shoe curation…

Shoepedia Men's footwear

The sneaker

Luxe, lightweight and durable, the sneaker is a favourite that can work to elevate or dress down your attire. Try a leather high-top with colourful weaves or opt for a sleek, streamlined style. If in doubt, a fresh white pair ticks all the boxes.

The boat shoe

The perfect casual staple, boat shoes have an authentic East Coast feel with sole traction for extra grip. For a richer finish, choose pairs deeply treated with oils and wear with button-downs for easy, breezy elegance.

The espadrille

Fuss-free, low key and city ready, stay cool and comfortable on the go with our pick of the best summer sneakers…

Shoepedia Sneakers

The high top

Add a touch of city cool to your look with a pair of clean and contemporary high-tops. Slip under summer dresses for an effortless, edited feel and choose rubber soles for a little extra bounce.

The low top

Whilst tempting to stick with a pure and simple aesthetic, hand-crafted details complement low-cut styles in unexpected ways. Try studded leather, a bold trim or an appliqué finish to elevate your daytime look.

The slip-on

The third in our shoepedia series, step into summer with our hand-picked edit of fashion-forward flats…

Shoepedia Flats

The flat is officially back! Whatever your style, treat your feet this season with our cool and comfortable curation…

The ballet flat

For a feminine finish, a pearlescent pair of ballet flats are a chic alternative to summertime heels. Look for pairs in soft, textured leather and go unlined to ensure a supple feel. Alternatively, try stylish slingback straps for an elegant daytime look.

The brogue

Borrow from the boys with a bookish pair of brogues. Glossy and gamine, wear with bare legs to anchor tailored shorts and throw on an oversized blazer for effortless, undone style. Polish off the look with a beautifully aged leather satchel.

The second in our ‘Shoepedia’ series, put your best foot forward with spring’s most sought-after soles…

Shoepedia Heels

As we transition into the brighter season, elevate your springtime wardrobe with footwear that’s seriously on point…

The high heel

When it comes to after-dark style, a pair of beautifully crafted stilettos gives a striking edge to any evening look. Balance leg-lengthening height with cushioned soles or select a pair with delicate ankle ties for support.

The mid heel

Sky-high not your style? Try a softer approach with the understated mid heel. Mix it up with paintbox hues to keep the look bold or embrace a gamine feel with neoprene fabric and sport-inspired straps.

The first in our shoepedia series, step it up with our pick of the season’s most stylish boots…

Shoepedia Boots

From luxe textured leather to elegant suede, there’s never been a better time to revamp your wardrobe and invest in a new pair of boots. Browse our shoepedia and find the perfect pair to suit your lifestyle…

High heel

Sleek, glamorous and refined, a good pair of high-heeled boots will solve those evening style woes. Ditch the stilettos and protect your feet from the cooler temperatures with countless options to choose from. A pointed toe will dress up skinny jeans, while a playful printed pair will take the classic LBD to the next level.

Mid heel

A cool alternative to the high-heeled boot, the mid heel is both practical and on point. For day-long comfort, choose a weighted block style that cuts just above the ankle, then play up the shoe’s edgier side with metal tips or studded embellishment. Pair with a mini dress and cropped jacket for an effortless urban look.

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The lifestyle edit

From skin-nourishing elixirs to health-boosting superfoods, four top bloggers share their health, fashion and beauty tips…

BEAUTY: Holly of www.articleofstyle.co.uk

Skincare investmentAs I've got older, my list of skincare concerns has not only got longer but also more specific. Long gone are the days of renewing my skincare routine every month, I’m now focused on finding holy grail products that I can rely on year after year. A generic high-street chemists’ cleanser just doesn't cut it anymore, and if there's one thing you can justify investing in, it has got to be your skin. Think skin-loving elixirs, rejuvenating masks and miracle cleansers!

The triple effectAfter a long day at the office, there's nothing more exciting than removing all the of the day's grime, jumping straight into my pyjamas and forgetting about the beauty queen I felt like at 8 am. With that said, ensuring I’ve gone the extra mile and incorporated three crucial steps (cleanse, tone, moisturise) into my regime makes such a difference to my skin. If I use a night cream, serum or oil to treat myself, I really notice the results overnight. So, 2016 is going to be all about the ‘triple effect’ – an extra five minutes out of my evening to ensure my skin gets the pampering it deserves.

Time to give backI’m going to start volunteering this year - being wrapped up in such digital, materialistic lives means we often forget there are elderly people that aren't fortunate enough to have the simple but vital love from family and friends to get by. Dedicating even just an hour out of your week can make someone’s day and I think it’s really important to show older generations that they aren’t being left behind in this fast-paced age.

Whether it’s a classic carry-all or an elegant mini bag you’re lusting after, Europe’s street style icons are here to help…

Blogger's handbag picks

Nina of helloshopping.deWhen it comes to handbags, I prefer classic styles that go with everything – Furla, Bally or Versace are my favourite boutiques at Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village. To me, the most important thing is to feel comfortable when carrying my bag. It needs to be practical, comfortable and have enough room for all my essentials! I travel all the time so I carry my Avène Aqua Spray, a moisturising lotion and lip balm in my handbag to keep my skin refreshed and hydrated. Even in the evenings, you’ll find me carrying the biggest tote. My girlfriends shake their heads, but I love them! My top tip would be to keep your handbag in a cotton sack when not in use to protect it from dust and scratches.

Follow Nina’s style:Facebook: @_helloshoppingTwitter: @_helloshoppingInstagram: @_helloshopping

Find the latest handbags at Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village

Marika of www.bisounordic.comMy personal style is quite feminine – I like spicing up classic looks with seasonal pieces but I don’t chase after trends constantly. For me the most important thing is to find a balance between being stylish and comfortable. My go-to day bag is a classic black Furla piece – its simple finish and practical pockets make it perfect for work. Then, for the weekend, I’ll mix it up with a small, cross-body shoulder bag, like the Tory Burch Robinson. I’ve also been favouring metallic clutches recently, they’re perfect teamed with statement earnings and bracelets for an evening out. My go-to brands when looking for handbags at Bicester Village would have to be Saint Laurent Paris and Salvatore Ferragamo!

Follow Marika’s style:Facebook: @BisounordicTwitter: @BisounordicInstagram: @bisounordic

We round up the best hotels for a stylish stay in the city…

Extend your stay: Design Hotels

Near Wertheim VillageThe opulent interiors and original artworks at Roomers Hotel in Frankfurt make a stay here a sumptuous affair. Dusky tones and dark woods give guestrooms a sense of modern decadence, while the burlesque-styled bar is a fitting place to raise a glass to a good day shopping. Roomers Loft, close to Roomers proper, is a vast stand-alone suite with two bedrooms, spacious living spaces and an open kitchen. There’s a butler, chef and bartender on hand for parties and even a set of keys to the Loft’s own Audi A8.

Near Ingolstadt VillageHotel Cortiina in Munich is the result of a celebrated partnership between two of the city’s sons – Rudi Kull and Albert Weinzierl. The two are now among Germany’s most respected hoteliers and the Cortiina was their very first venture. Everything was designed specifically for the hotel, from the marble sinks to the reading lamps that hang above the beds. It means that the spaces are perfectly in proportion, the furnishings don’t intrude and that the echoes of space and object are kept in order under a unique Germanic feng shui.

Near La Vallée VillageThere are a number of Design Hotels in Paris and each is a joy. The discreet townhouse of La Maison Champs Élysées has been imaginatively designed by fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, with wallpaper made from black and white photographs. The lofty luxury of La Reserve offers hilltop cinematic views of the city, while the Murano Resort on the edge of the Marais district is flamboyant and fun. It has a fingerprint ID system in place to open room doors. Finally, the small and sumptuous Hotel de Nell has fireplaces, white marble bathrooms and a seriously good restaurant presided over by top chef Bruno Doucet.

Near Maasmechelen VillageThe Dominican Hotel in Brussels may be located in what was once an abbey, but the interior is now dedicated to contemporary design and comfort. The arched windows remain though, and the guest rooms are arranged around a dramatic central courtyard. In nearby Maastricht, Kruisherenhotel is set in a renovated fifteenth-century monastery. The Gothic exterior is in stark contrast to the sleek interior, while the monastery gardens provide guests with a heavenly escape in the heart of the city.

Near Fidenza VillageBurnished brass, black stone, cement, scratched mirrors... architect and fashion designer Vincenzo De Cotiis has selected an eclectic mix of materials and textures to create the STRAF hotel. The result is original and undeniably elegant, with the hotel bar providing a hip hangout close to the Duomo and La Scala opera house.

Best outlet center

Focus Money

FOCUS-MONEY conducted a nationwide survey in November 2014 in which 11 outlet centers could be rated. Wertheim Village received 'very good' in the fields of outlet center, product offer and infrasturcture.

Please find the entire Focus-Money article here.

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Stylight

STYLIGHT recommends Wertheim Village in its official STYLIGHT outlet-guide. According to Focus Money (outlet study November 2014) Wertheim Village is one of the most popular outlets in Germany.

Wertheim Village received 'very good' in the fields of outlet center, product offer and infrasturcture.

Fashion should be fun - everywhere. This opinion is also shared by the Munich-based company STYLIGHT. The fashion platform combines online shopping with great inspiration and an international community. Within just five years, STYLIGHT operates now in 13 countries - even Australia and Brazil enjoy this successful concept.

The secret ?STYLIGHT offers its users a fashionable all-round experience. In addition to a wide selection of brands and styles, you can also get inspired by famous fashion bloggers and you can even create your own so-called ‘Looks‘. Creativity has no limits. On STYLIGHT the user will not only find the latest range of fashionable brands – they are also informed about the latest trends and useful shopping tips.

For example, where are the most beautiful vintage shops in Munich? And where in Germany can you buy the best reduced designer fashion? STYLIGHT knows it and creates small guides with great collections for its users.

Blogger's Picks:

Sartorial Suiting

Elegantly cut, exquisitely crafted and timeless in form, picking the perfect suit is an art. We’ve asked some of Europe’s top menswear bloggers to help you reach those suiting goals. Here’s a sarto-rial snapshot of formalwear across the continent…

UK: Ronan of thewild-swans.com

I’ve been passionate about fashion and style for as long as I can remember. My mother always en-couraged me to express myself through clothes, but I think my interest fully blossomed when I started reading GQ at 14. I would study each and every page and just knew I had to be a part of that world. A good strong fabric such as vichy wool or herringbone will not only protect you from the cold, but it will also add plenty of elegance to your outfit. There’s an amazing brand selection when it comes to tailoring and suits at Bicester Village. Burberry, Dunhill, Ermenegildo Zegna and Reiss offer the best of their price range. I love the twist that Burberry and Reiss give to their suits in particular, with plenty of fabrics, patterns and colours to choose from.

Follow Ronan’s style:Twitter: @xmrbrightside89Instagram: @ronansummers

Shop for menswear at Bicester Village

Sportswear

Outdoor style edit

Dressing for exercise doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. With a wealth of sportswear brands offering products that combine both cutting-edge performance and style, you can make your every move look chic.

Skiing calls for artful dressing that will both keep you warm and protect you from the elements. Keep cosy with a base layer of long underwear or a skin-tight, breathable top and leggings together with a mid-layer of a jumper or fleece, and invest in waterproof outer layers to protect you from wind, rain and snow. With a wide selection of separates available in block colours or prints, you can really have fun translating your own personal style into your look. If you’re an occasional skier, try to consider longevity when making your selection – if you’re planning on keeping your kit for several years, you might like to choose something classic in a subtle colour rather than something fashion-led, which could date more quickly. If you’re a serious skier, build an interchangeable capsule wardrobe in complementary colours – you can even coordinate your outfit to match the colour of your boots and skis. Look the part on piste with specially developed ski collections and accessories from Bogner, Columbia, Odlo and Peak Performance.

Hiking is demanding and requires stamina – so you’ll need a kit that can keep up. It goes without saying that the right footwear is essential, so head straight to Timberland or The North Face for high-performance hiking boots. Depending on the severity of the conditions through which you are going to hike, comfortable, light yet durable layers are preferable: a breathable T-shirt should the sun break through, a lightweight fleece that will insulate you against the cold and a waterproof to protect you from the elements. Napapijri, Dolomite and Peak Performance have a great selection. Of course, you’ll also need a backpack to accommodate all of your gear – see The North Face for a wide range of practical kit.

Billabong is the brand for surfers, and its collections offer that laid-back, Australian surfer vibe. Head to the boutique for board shorts, wetsuits, bikinis and more so you can make an effortless style transition from the water to the beach. For those who prefer to take to the water on deck, Gaastra – a brand whose nautical roots date back 117 years – creates stylish yet practical collections including jackets, fleeces and swimwear that cover all of your sailing needs.

To take it all in your stride, you’ll need streamlined, lightweight pieces with intelligent technology that minimise sweating and maximise movement. Look to Nike – a go-to brand for runners – for colourful running gear and footwear expertly developed specifically for pounding the streets, and Swedish brand Peak Performance for a great range of T-shirts, stylish patterned running tights and lightweight jackets. Choose a combination of black or navy and brightly coloured, patterned pieces so you can interchange your separates easily from day to day.

Cashmere, wool and silks...

The art of aftercare

The finest fibres deserve the finest care – so follow our guide and ensure your cashmere, wool and silks remain flawless, wash after wash.

For cashmere, use a special comb and gently glide over the surface to remove any pilling before washing.Treat any stains prior to washing with a specially formulated solution. Apply directly to the area and leave to soak.

- Turn your pieces inside out and prepare a sink of tepid water – be sure to use a specially formulated liquid detergent that doesn’t contain any bleach or enzymes. - Avoid washing with chlorine-based products and don’t soak for a long period of time, instead wash and rinse quickly until the water runs clear. - For a luxurious finish, soften hard water with half a cap of vinegar to a sink full of water.

- Hand washing is preferred, but if you must machine wash, be sure to protect your pieces in a pillowcase.

- Select a cool wool programme and always wash with similar colours.

Bags, bags, bags

Find the one

When it comes to choosing a bag, it can be a jungle out there. With so many irresistible styles to pick from, all offering a myriad of different looks and functions, it can take a while to settle on ‘the one’. To help you to make the perfect choice, here’s your A to Z – or rather, B to W – of bag styles.

Backpack

The bag of choice for the practical fashion follower, the backpack evenly disperses the weight of the bag’s contents across the shoulders. Having previously been banished to fashion obscurity, the backpack has recently enjoyed a style revival thanks to the return of 90s-inspired fashion. 

Baguette

Those who lead a carb-free lifestyle need not fear: this baguette is less the thing of diet nightmares and more a bag style made famous by Fendi. Long and thin with a short strap, the baguette is worn over the shoulder. See Carrie Bradshaw for style inspiration.

This season's go to styles

Denim

The skinnyPush sartorial boundaries with a skinny jean that’s both traditional yet defined. The tight fit draws attention to your shoes, so ensure your footwear is on point with a classic pair of converse or a leather Chelsea boot.

The slimClean and refined, a pair of slim-fit skinnies can be worn however you like – roll them up, stack them down or crop them at the ankle. The distressed texture and light wash works best with basics, so add a white tee and leather slip-ons for effortless off-duty cool. The straightEmbrace the utilitarian feel of straight-fit jeans with a relaxed shirt and lace-ups. Or for a sharper take on casual, mix it up with luxe textures. We love cashmere crew necks in paler shades that really bring out those inky-blue tones. The taperedTapered jeans are perfect for achieving a more pulled-together look whilst still keeping comfort at the core. The hidden yoke creates a chino silhouette that’s beautifully complemented by an elegant sports jacket or blazer.

The high-waisted For a 1990s twist on super-skinny denim, high-waisted jeans are your answer. Choose a form-fitting pair that hugs your figure and accentuates your waist, then play up the vintage feel with an off-the-shoulder crop top and bold pair of heels. The flareThis season's must-have style, the flare accentuates curves whilst drawing attention to the slimmest part of the leg. Add shape to a boyish frame by seeking a pair with larger pockets. Team with a 1970s-inspired peasant blouse and layers of gold jewellery – then add height with a chunky wooden wedge.

The skinnyA firm favourite amongst the fashion crowd, the skinny is perhaps the most polished jean of them all. Elongate legs with nude heels and pair with anything from oversized jumpers to chic fitted blouses. For a smoother silhouette, try a heavyweight denim and experiment with faded washes to add dimension.

The straight legA straight-leg jean suits almost every body type, although curvier figures will benefit from a higher rise. Offset the casual appeal of light denim with a crisp white shirt and jet black ankle boots. To complete the look, a silver arm cuff is ideal for the summer months. Then when the weather cools down, play with proportions by throwing an oversized coat into the mix. The boyfriendThe ultimate in understated style, a good pair of boyfriend jeans will work for every leg type. Shorter frames should go for darker washes and avoid cuffed styles. Choose a fitted top to avoid boxy dimensions and maximise the androgynous vibe with Breton stripes or bookish brogues.

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