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HOLIDAY DETAILS: THE COACH EDIT

Coach Holiday Details Editorial

 The perfect holiday accessories, handpicked by Coach.

While your capsule winter wardrobe may be well under way, it’s all in the detail when it comes to festive dressing. Luckily, our friends over at Coach have Christmas curation down. Here’s our guide to winter’s finishing touches – treat your loved ones or treat yourself, the choice is yours. 

Visit the Coach boutique at Wertheim Village now.

Christmas in Wertheim Village

Christmas in the Village

Be inspired by our Christmas editorials, with gift ideas, tips and tricks for the most special time of the year. 

Wertheim Village wishes you an enjoyable pre-Christmas period.

There’s one on everyone’s gifting list, and while we’ve previously embraced the challenge, this year we’re getting real with ourselves. Save them the Oscar-worthy performance when opening a pair of texting gloves and treat them to a Village Gift Card.

Enjoy giving with the Wertheim Village Shopping Card. Let your family and friends indulge in more than 110 leading fashion and lifestyle brands.

 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE EDITORS: COCKTAIL PARTY ETIQUETTE 101

Christmas with the editors: Harriet Quick

Hosting the Christmas cocktail party this year? Can’t face another mince pie or over-played festive hit? Then it’s time to up your game. From bespoke mix-ups to cutting-edge canapés – throw the most beautiful soirée, fashion editor style. The second in our three part series, editor and journalist Harriet Quick talks crystal-decked trees, Saint Laurent manicures and spending Christmas in paradise. Brace yourselves, this is party etiquette 101.

The dress code…I tend to start from the heels up – I love Jimmy Choo's Cruise collection that features removable Swarovski crystal motifs, brooches and pins that you can use to customise clutches and heels. My obsession with 'Cinderella Shoes' has taken on a new dimension having written the just-released box book Vogue: The Shoe. I’ll be wearing these with tuxedo suits or a fabulous feathery jacket. For me, it's all about interchangeable pieces – so a ruffled blouse and voluminous tailored trouser, an asymmetric hemmed skirt and vest top, and an outsized Puffa jacket such as those by Balenciaga and Stella McCartney are all on my wish list. This year, I’ll be spending Christmas in Vietnam on a small island called Pho Quoc and afterwards travelling to Cambodia. It will be board shorts and a bikini in the morning followed by a breezy silk dress by Prada. By then, I will have picked up some local finds. Vietnam has wonderful silver jewellery.

Beauty wise, I adore trying new glitter eyeshadows and lipsticks – guided by some helpful tutorials from Lisa Eldridge's wonderful YouTube series for parties. I will also be enjoying a new shellac shade on my nails – a combination of fuchsia pink and orange inspired by Saint Laurent's signature colours.

On the menu...Confession – I'm not an accomplished cook. What I like creating is a series of big sharing platters that might feature Asian beef salad, onion ring tempura with yuzu dressing, buckwheat noodles with raw red cabbage, ribbon courgette and fennel, blinis and smoked salmon, and my interpretation of Barry's pizza that is a staple on the menu at the Mercer Hotel in NYC. This is thin-based pizza with wasabi mayonnaise, grated mooli and carrot, and seared raw tuna: delicious. As soon as I arrive in New York, I hanker after it. It's so chic just to serve a mono dish – like the perfect lobster slide. I am really better as a 'sous' chef and will happily undertake the chopping, fine decorations and I make a mean Eton Mess. In general, I think stagger the prep time and pre-make all the sauces and condiments with ample use of a blender.

Decking the halls...I have a wonderful set of Swarovski crystals that I will hang from a tree with simple white lights. Otherwise, lots of greenery looped over picture frames and doorways with vintage silk ribbon threaded between. My mother is a vintage antiques dealer and I go to her for the most beautiful silk and metallic ribbons, artefacts and fabrics that might make a lovely tablecloth or napkins. As a family, we are deeply competitive on wrapping and I love to customise parcels with motifs, stickers and ribbon. Every year, we look at the Christmas tree and say 'the best yet.’

CHRISTMAS WITH THE EDITORS: COCKTAIL PARTY ETIQUETTE 101

Christmas with the editors: Amy Heffernan

Hosting the Christmas cocktail party this year? Can’t face another mince pie or over-played festive hit? Then it’s time to up your game. From bespoke mix-ups to cutting-edge canapés – throw the most beautiful soirée, fashion editor style.

The third in our three-part series, Amy Heffernan Interiors Director at Wallpaper* magazine talks traditional decorations, vintage cocktails and treasures from her travels. Brace yourselves, this is party etiquette 101.

The dress code…The dress code for cocktails this year will be black with a hint of sparkle. A statement brooch or bracelet to finish off the outfit alongside a low court shoe so I can happily dance the night away. A Puffa jacket is top of my hit list to pair with statement earrings too – I’m searching for one with a big collar.

On the menu…I love my homemade dim sum, siu mai and dumplings along with Vietnamese summer rolls. These are really unexpected party foods and always surprise my guests. Have fun with the contents and serve everything family style – this way you can create a really beautiful table while keeping an intimate sharing feel. It’s great fun choosing tableware that can all sit together in an elegant display too.

Decking the halls…I like to have oranges studded with cloves, they give off such a beautiful scent. Then for decoration, I’ll keep it fairly modern with elements of tradition. My real tree will be as tall as possible and covered in baubles collected on my travels. I also love to add bows made from my favourite ribbons for a modern vintage look. Vintage cocktail recipe books are great as well for ideas on themes to entertain guests. To ensure I’m prepared, I’ll always pop into Le Creuset and Zwilling to pick up some pieces for my dinner parties.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE EDITORS: COCKTAIL PARTY ETIQUETTE 101

Christmas with the editors: Alice Casely-Hayford

Hosting the Christmas cocktail party this year? Can’t face another mince pie or over-played festive hit? Then it’s time to up your game. From bespoke mix-ups to cutting-edge canapés – throw the most beautiful soirée, fashion editor style.

The first in our three part series, Fashion Editor @Refinery29UK Alice Casely-Hayford talks picture perfect style, elegant interiors and avoiding reindeer on the roof. Brace yourselves, this is party etiquette 101.

The dress code…I’m still into last season’s killer trends – ruffles and off-the-shoulder silhouettes – so the more frills the better! I’ll be wearing an off-the-shoulder midi dress or a ruffled blouse with tapered black trousers and velvet sandals. Velvet is only for the brave, so I’ll make do with accessories rather than a full-on look, for now. Beauty wise, I love a barely-there base with a deep plum or glittering red lip. Make-up artist Pat McGrath has been doing this a lot recently and it’s a winner for the festive season.

On the menu…Something in a big sharing platter – nothing too fussy so everyone can get stuck in. Maybe a risotto, seafood linguine or rich tagine. I love cavolo nero, pumpkin, chestnuts and cranberries – all the winter seasonal foods that makes me feel festive. My tip for avoiding pre-party chaos it to prep as much as you can the day before and allocate enough time so you’re not locked in the kitchen when your guests arrive.

Decking the halls…Quite simple. A humble tree and chic baubles. I’m not one for banners, party hats or flashing reindeer on the roof. I prefer more understated elegance. My mother has always decorated our family home beautifully with minimal, sophisticated pieces gathered on her travels. I love Le Creuset and The White Company for homewares at the moment.

THE SEASON’S MOST COVETED GIFTS

Winter Wishlist

Shopping season has well and truly begun – and while the super-organised (and smug) may already have everything wrapped up and ready to go, many of us have only just begun the search.Cue our gift guide – with pieces so on-trend we now literally consider ourselves one of Santa’s little helpers. After all, there’s only so many festive jumpers one can tolerate.Here’s what’s really on their wish list…

WHAT TO WEAR TO EVERY FESTIVE SCENARIO

Party perfect pieces

‘Tis the season to be merry – and let’s be honest, the more on-point your festive look, the merrier you’ll feel. Considering we dedicate so many hours to shopping for others over the festive period, it’s only fair that we treat ourselves to a few pieces, too. From the office party to the school reunion – tackle whatever festive scenario is thrown your way. Here’s every dress, clutch, suit and boot you need in your armoury. Did someone say open bar?THE SCHOOL REUNIONIf you’ve managed to escape an official reunion, we commend you – but let’s get real for a second. Being back in your hometown for the holidays equals at least one guaranteed run-in with an ex, your school nemesis or your annoyingly attractive former neighbour. Counteract any awkwardness with a killer party look…THE CHRISTMAS EVE ESCAPEIt’s the night before Christmas, and while you’ve got plenty of last-minute wrapping and potato peeling to do, you naturally find yourself in denial at the local pub. The good news is you’re not alone. Enter your entire friendship group, as well as random members of their extended family who were also desperate to get out of the house. Here are your go-to pieces for low-key elegance…THE OFFICE PARTYOffice party dressing is a fine art – and call us crazy, but we kind of love the challenge. You need something statement enough to serve as an icebreaker for that initial, and quite frankly, painful first hour – and something elegant enough to dance freely in once the champagne starts flowing. The search is over…

THE FAMILY GATHERINGIf it’s your own family, you can probably get away with slippers, jeans and your trusty Christmas jumper. If it’s your other half’s side, we’re sorry but your outfit is going to require significantly more effort. Think luxe textures, rich hues, simple silhouettes and beautiful details. Voilà…PLANNING YOUR VISIT ALREADY?

Trends to watch this season…

New season, new rules

Individualism, expression, street-savvy chic and opulence – fashion is painting a bold and very compelling portrait for the Autumn/Winter season. This is the time to draw on your own impeccable taste and shine through with an artful mash up of stylistic memes and singular, distinctive pieces. The only golden rule is to buy what excites both your heart and your mind.

Menswear for womenWe have moved on from the boyfriend jacket to fully plunder the men’s wardrobe. What we love about menswear is the quality of fabric, the uniform appeal and that fine attention to detail. Look out for lean-fitting pieces from brands, zoning in on blazers, city coats, biker and bomber jackets, sweatpants and French cuff fine cotton shirts. These pieces will be companions if not for life, then for the foreseeable future.

Jacquard and flockingConjure up images of Renaissance beauties and Pre-Raphaelite muses and that’s the kind of poetic opulence that fashion is indulging in right now. The richness is in the fabrics with silk brocades and floral patterned jacquards looking both noble and decadent. Floor-grazing skirts, high-waisted trousers or tunics and sinuous evening gowns will make you feel utterly ‘dressed.’

Puffa jacketsWhile the parka dominated last year, the Puffa jacket has come into its own for autumn and the bigger and more cocooning, the better. Count the Puffa jacket’s blessings: warm, rainproof, lightweight and wonderful to cuddle up under on a long-haul flight. Look out for jewel-like colours and make a Puffa your new topper for evening dresses and all.

Street chicDesigners have always been fascinated by the street and by the cults and tribes that flourish in urban areas across the globe. Now the classics of street chic are being elevated to take on a new superior guise. Hunt for oversized sweatshirts, hoodies, track-pants, and voluminous denim jeans or graphic T-shirts to create your own street capsule. The only thing to add is a little bit of attitude.

The suit edit

Autumn investments: The suit edit

With autumn approaching and a whole host of events on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to invest in a new suit. Classically tailored with the perfect fit, we believe a suit can make your look stronger, sharper and overall more sartorially refined. If that's not ample justification for a new purchase, we don't know what is. From Oxford shoes to double breasted jackets, we’ve got everything you need to turn your wardrobe into a gentlemen’s dream.

The coat edit

Autumn investments: The coat edit

The most important component of your winter wardrobe? It’s got to be the coat. Cocoon us in cashmere and wrap us in wool – when it comes to finding that luxe top layer, it has to be just right. To save you Insta-scrolling and Pinterest-boarding way into the early hours (guilty?), we’ve done the hard work for you and scoped out the chicest cover-ups around. Buy now, or be cold later. You’ve been warned. 

The boot edit

Autumn investments: The boot edit

There’s no business like shoe business – and by the time autumn rolls around, we can’t think of anything we’d rather spend our savings on. The cold weather throws up enough sartorial challenges to deal with, so forgive us for seeking consolation in leather lace-ups and knee-high suede. To cover all boot bases, invest in an irresistible supply of shapes and shades. Here are the pairs we’ll be coveting this season…

The bag edit

Autumn investments: The bag edit

We know you don't need an excuse to invest in a new handbag – but a statement carryall is a truly effortless way to inject a hit of colour and texture to your autumn wardrobe. With tartan, snakeskin, faux fur and jewels all back on the scene, it’s time to replace that summer tote and search for a more refined bag to complement those new season staples. The catwalk has opened up the door to satchel straps, backpacking and cross-body bags, so whatever style you’re lusting after, invest wisely with our top picks...

Opened 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.

Opened 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

 

 

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.

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!

 

Job Speed Dating

Job Speed Dating

Learn soon when and where the next JOB SPEED DATING will take place and which brands will be expecting you.

 

 

 

Within the scope of these events, Wertheim Village presents itself as an attractive employer, introduces itself and several of its boutiques and discloses 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.

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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.

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

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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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