Barrie

Buy it now: Softly softly

Soft spring fashion

Oh man, I’m gagging for the clocks to go forward, to rip off my Heattech and dark sweaters and let in the light. Specifically, I’ve got my eye on all the prim-collared broderie anglaise blouses doing the rounds (think Etoile by Isabel Marant and Philosophy) to wear with tailored trousers or Levi’s 501s and polished lace-ups.

It’s still only March though, so I’m trying not to get too carried away. Knitwear still reigns in my house, but hopefully in softer colours like the romantic pink Simone Rocha, or Chinti & Parker’s dove grey (I particularly like the layering-friendly curved hem on this one).

I have quite a few Equipment shirts, but they’re mostly dark neutrals so I think an uplifting upgrade to something in peachy pink could be in order. And although Chanel’s Beige Rose nail colour is a little bit safe, it’s nevertheless a perfect match for spring…

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Perfect pairing: sweater + sunnies

Perfect pairing Cutler & Gross eyewear and Barrie knitwear

Is it sunglasses weather yet? Well kind of, I mean, hello, Fashion Week! Spring is really not that far off, so I’m going right ahead and busting out my sunnies anyway. Because they protect from wind and rain too, right?

Plus, we all know there’s no such thing as seasons any more, it’s basically summer and winter everywhere, all the time. So in the spirit of winter-to-spring dressing, I’m wearing my new Cutler & Gross 0734 sunnies (I’ve always wanted round sunglasses) with an ultra-cosy Barrie cashmere sweater, accompanied by the warming scent of Nasomatto’s Pardon (tonka bean meets sandalwood meets oud) and just the teeniest smudge of Bobbi Brown Liquid Face Highlighter. (more…)

Buy it now: Landscape sweaters

Raf Simons SS15

There are landscape sweaters and there are landscape sweaters. I like the ones that have some sort of handmade, homespun element to them, such as J W Anderson’s bucolic offerings for SS15 and Barrie’s cashmere’s (now in the sale). Mary Katrantzou’s Japanese landscape sweatshirt is a winner too. The mass produced ones? Maybe not so much.

For properly rustic landscape knitwear, you could always knit your own from a Sweaterscapes pattern. Or alternatively, there are these rather excellent landscape socks(more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: BURBERRY, RAF SIMONS, MCM, CHANEL, LYST

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. BURBERRY WINS THE #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

As with all pop culture phenomena, there’s a bit of a debate raging around the #alsicebucketchallenge. Sure, it’s a great vehicle for self promotion, but if it raises awareness and cashola then who cares? One of my favourites was Saks Fifth Avenue’s Marigay McKee (AKA the goddess of grooming) who then nominated retail rivals Bergdorf’s, Barneys and Bloomingdale’s. Naturally, Burberry utilised its iconic trench (clever Burberry), and here’s the Topshop team taking on the challenge having been nominated by ASOS. (more…)