A Stylist’s Guide to Mood-Boosting Pre-Season Pieces
Before the main collections arrive, pre-season pieces populate our new in page. As the weather makes it increasingly difficult to think positive thoughts, the antidote might just come in the form off Burberry, Valentino and Givenchy’s latest designs. Arming your exterior with something fresh and new can guard against the season’s undeniable effect on our personality. From Burberry’s monogrammed bags that have a cheerful approach to classic leather goods to patterned Dolce & Gabbana handkerchiefs; new in pieces are arriving in-store and online.
If you’re feeling less than optimistic during the mid-November weather perhaps our resident stylist, Alex, can improve your outlook with a few ideas from brands that specialise in making getting dressed a special experience. Alex walks us through the best of the sartorial pick-me-ups that will elevate your look (and hopefully your day).
LOOK #1 - ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
"The first look is a compilation of new offerings from Alexander McQueen. Starting off with the Alexander McQueen Skull Bomber Jacket which features a mixture of wool and leather as well as skull embroidery. Underneath the jacket I've layered a VLTN t-shirt with tonal branding which doesn't detract from the statement jacket. For legwear I’ve chosen woven trousers and for footwear a chunky, woven top sneaker; both Alexander McQueen."
LOOK #2 - MARCELO BURLON
"The second look is a mixture of new offerings, starting with the Marcelo Burlon Green Wings Hoodie; a staple design from the streetwear brand. I've layered the hoodie over the top of another new in piece by Amiri and paired the hoodie with a Valentino cargo pant. Lastly, for footwear, I’ve chosen a Valentino Rock Runner in thier latest green colourway."
LOOK #3 - RED VALENTINO
"For a daytime women's looke I began with the new in Red Valentino Taffeta Jacket which I’ve layered over the top of a cosy AlexanderWang.T hoodie. As the jacket has cropped sleeves it’ll show off the sleeve detail from the hoodie. The hoodie is also slightly cropped which will show off the details from Unravel Project corseted jeans. To complete the look, I’ve added an MM6 Sneaker. "
LOOK #4 - BURBERRY
"The second women’s look is compiled mostly of new offerings from Burberry: beginning with a Burberry Reconstructed Polo Dress. Both the dress and jacket were featured in the house's Pre Fall catwalk show. I've added a Burberry handbag to the look and adding Red Valentino Combat boots to finish it off, the favourite boot style of the season."
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