Hello sailor

2010 is mere hours away which means in fashion terms I’m thinking about spring – AKA all things nautical. Now that the Breton has gone bananas, I’m thinking about sending my stripes on sabatical* in lieu of something with a touch more whimsy. I’m feeling sailor collars. I found a lovely little tie-on collar a few weeks ago at The Cloth House in Berwick Street – one of the staff makes them and sells them for about £18.

The only problem with sailor collars is they’re not very throw-on-and-go. If you wear one on a top, a dress or as a piece in its own right, you can forget about trying to put a cardi, coat or jacket on top – it’s too much of a faff. Keep those for summer and focus on jackets and coats for now. This Topshop one is proving particularly popular.

*who am I kidding? Those stripes are going nowhere… Here’s some Breton candy as well…

[Pics – from various websites. If you spot your pic please let me know and I’ll credit you.]