The new season of Kettlewell clothes is nearly upon us, and I am beside myself with excitement to show you lots of new ways for styling the new clothes and revamping some old favourites. All that will come in time, but for now I thought I’d just share a couple of my favourites from the new collection.
However you wear it – layered under a wrap dress, paired over culottes for the silhouette that every fashion blogger worth her salt is sporting this autumn or simply as an extra layer under your merino sweater to keep you cosy – the humble polo neck is around in a big way this autumn. Polo necks are great for wearing your best seasonal colours right up next to your face, so take the opportunity to look your most radiant ever.
I think this is such a clever little top. Perfect for layering over sleeveless party dresses for warmth and bingo-wing-coverage, this long sleeved lace bolero will transform your Christmas-party-confidence. As a side note, If you’re having a winter wedding these long sleeved tops make amazing cover ups for the bride or bridesmaids. Stay classic in cream or go wild in one of the rainbow of amazing colours.
Another great shape for the vintage inspired looks that are so popular this year, the Ella top is fractionally longer, and its heavy jersey fabric makes it more forgiving, than lots of similar styles out there this autumn. I tried this on at a recent trip up to Kettlewell HQ recently and was really surprised by how flattering the boxy-but-soft cut is, so if you’re placing an order I’d recommend giving it a try. Pair it with jeans for an off duty look or with slim cut 7/8 trousers and patent loafers for a smart work look that nods to the retro trend.
I just love this! As well as being a great in-between cover up for those cooler autumn days when you don’t want to wear a great big coat, I also think this is the ultimate loungewear cosy cardi for when the temperature really drops. Infinitely more flattering and stylish than the ubiquitous onesie, but every bit as warm in densely knitted merino wool.
You remember when everyone was saying how wrap dresses were so incredibly flattering? And every woman out there was going, ‘no, actually they aren’t. The belt makes me look like a pillow tied in the middle and the wrap is too low so my boobs are on show.’ Well, I give you the wrap dress that is genuinely flattering. With a fixed wrap front to avoid gaping issues and an amazingly flattering double layer ruched waist for instant slimming, it really and truly is uber flattering. And the almost-midi length feels far more modern than the wrap dresses that Trinny and Susannah were trying to stuff us into a decade ago. And for maximum style points, pair it with a contrasting polo neck (did I mention polo necks are an essential this year?) for instant 70s inspired chic.
As usual, check out our Polyvore page for details of accessories.