Hurrah, it’s nearly new season time! I love this time of year, in both a life and fashion sense. Tiny glimpses of spring are beginning to pop up (hello bulbs), the new year feels like it’s really beginning, and the new season collections are landing.
I am so impressed with Kettlewell’s range this year. The team have taken colour obsession to new levels, working tirelessly to ensure that the Winter brights are brighter than ever, Summer’s soft shades are effortlessly elegant, Spring’s colour pops are ready to splash and Autumn’s vibrant warm weather shades are out in force. Not only that, but the range of styles is huge. From sensible work tops to footloose and fancy free holiday outfits, it’s all there in the new collection.
But I must rein my excitement in a little, and limit myself to just a few little peeks of the new collection before the big reveal in a few short weeks.
Claudia Dress in Vermillion available in 8 colours
If you buy one dress this season, this is the one to go for. Wear it with smart shoes and a Paris jacket for work, add some party sandals for a night out, or wear it with laid back leather sandals and an Alexa biker for a casual lunch in the sun (yes, the sun will come back at some stage!). Made from supportive ponte fabric with flattering pleat detailing at the waist, this dress will hug and flatter your curves without clinging.
Cotton rib jumper
Cotton Rib Jumper in Icicle available in 10 colours
I am having one of these in every Autumn colour that’s available. Alex, our Autumn model, looked so amazing in the peridot shade on our shoot that I am inspired to pair it with everything from denim shorts to soft white skinnies this summer. The 100% cotton fabric means it won’t be too hot and sticky in the summer, but will provide that little bit of extra warmth generally required during the Great British Summer.
Ponte Peplum Top in Neon Pink available in 8 colours
OK, not strictly a garment, but seriously, the neon shades that the Kettlewell team have created for this season deserve a mention in their own right. Winters, you will look bolder and brighter than ever in the amazing neon pink, while Autumns can rock the fabulous electric lime. Pair it with simple greys or taupes for an effortless colour pop, or go for dazzling creams and whites to really make it glow.
Metallic print scarf
Metallic Print Scarf in Copper also available in Blue (worn with Alexa Jacket in Warm Stone and a Longline Scoop Neck in Treetop)
I predict a hit of the season. Metallic, camo and in the perfect colours for every season. What’s not to love? And yes, scarves are still essential in summer in my world. In a country where the temperature can be eleven degrees in midwinter and eleven degrees in midsummer, I won’t be parted from my scarf!
Culottes in Marine Navy & White available in 4 colourways (worn here with a Cara V in Soft White and an Alexa Jacket in Fig)
These new Culottes in the exciting new spot print are going to be your summer wardrobe heroes. The stretch viscose jersey and concealed stretch waistband make them oh-so easy to wear and incredibly versatile – stylish enough to wear to a summer party, casual enough to wear to the beach and comfortable enough to wear for travelling. They’ve got it all!