Spring + attitude = Springitude! Does it work? Perhaps 😉 What I’m trying to say is that heady Spring vibes inform an approach to dressing that is just so pleasantly relaxed and basically allows for lots of tea and cake breaks…
I’m talking about the kind of days you can just throw on a lightweight knit, basic blue denim and white plimsols: with nothing more required – of your or your outfit. You get me? That’s what I’m working towards.
And what could be more perfect than denim from the H&M x Lee collab (there are a few sizes left but otherwise this Slim Mom pair look pretty perfect – in lots of washes and sizes!) a perfectly simple, but with a quirk, Arket knit or classic big cardi (like this beautiful Alex Mill Fair Isle design I can’t stop thinking about – amend, ahem, may have finally given in to) and the only summer kicks that matter, the white canvas Superga (this 2750 Cotu style over at White Stuff is perfect). I’m eyeing up that Springitude day keenly…
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Also: beautiful new contemporary label, Berjoan is launched this month by Charlotte Cameron (formerly at Erdem, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Toast) and has really caught my eye!
Charlotte (who has a knitwear design background) takes inspiration from her grandmother and handed down heirloom clothing to create beautiful daywear pieces which are quite unique and have real personality; the type of garment you would cherish and care for over the years – for the workmanship that has gone into it and for the way it feels when you wear it.
The collection uses sustainable materials and is fully traceable – using 100% pure British wool spun in Yorkshire and FCS certified viscose and organic cotton, spun in a certified zero emissions Italian mill.
Last night I really enjoyed listening to a fascinating talk by Charlotte and Beth Ranson, knitwear designer and sustainable practice researcher, discussing British wool, natural fibres, the importance of traceability and accountability in the fashion industry and… sheep shearing! I loved it, do have a listen here over on the Berjoan IGTV @berjoan.co.uk
And here are two of my favourite pieces from the collection:
New Knit Project?
And also – because the tank top/sweater vest/knitted vest obsession continues – I’m so excited to see that fantastic Instagram knitter @vicky.knits has just released a tank top collaboration with Wool and the Gang – you can get the kit here and it comes in two different lengths. (Use JULIA REBAUDO as your referral for a discount)! You can also find Vicky’s patterns on Etsy.
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