Creative Director at IRIS Annie Pollet picks a few of her favourites from the gorgeous S/S17 collections
“It’s always difficult at the start of a season with the stores brimful of newness to choose your favourites, but I have selected a few gorgeous pieces that will form the basis of my Spring/Summer wardrobe and see me through the season in style
I love a jumpsuit it’s such an easy everyday style that can be thrown on with a pair of trainers and flat sandals and looks effortlessly chic and cool.
There is so much pink in the collections this season and this Nadela jumpsuit (as seen here in Stylist Magazine) comes in a gorgeous dusty pink shade which is both flattering and so easy to wear I will be styling this for Spring with my favourite Isabel Marant Bart trainers.
Trainers continue to be a no 1 fashion choice in footwear andthis suits me fine as when you are running around London or Paris to buying appointments you need to be comfortable!
The Bart trainers are my absolute favourite with the preppy feel of a pair of Stan Smiths they have a slightly raised sole to give a tiny bit of extra height and are super-chic this season in white and black. I love jazzing mine up by wearing them with lurex socks from French brand Soeur.
This is my top pick from the by Iris collection this season. I love a soft cotton padded jacket and it is such a great item to wear as a cover-up while the weather is still a bit chilly. This Daisy Print jacket is brilliantly reversible so can be worn as a simple black jacket with the sleeves rolled up to show just a flash of the print or vice versa. I will be wearing this popped over a linen vest top with my favourite M.I.H Pheobe boyfriend jeans and a pair of Marant Dicker boots or K Jacques sandals in high summer.
We have bought this minimal, yet uber chic brand virtually since Iris first opened and it has a firm fashion following in our stores. This season it has an extra popularity surge with our customers loving their Breton stripes and subtly frilled denim shorts. I made a beeline for their denim Sailor jeans as soon as they hit the store, they are crafted in non-stretch denim and the high waist fit really holds you in, the cropped flared style is very on-trend for this season and is great for easy summer dressing when worn with flats and a smock style top.
I am obsessed with this dress! The gorgeous print, the perfect fit (which flatters every body shape) and the light, gauzy chiffon fabric which makes it ideal for sunny days in London or as an uber stylish holiday dress. We are only in our second season with US brand Ulla Johnson but her dresses and tops really have a wow factor and have proved to be super popular at Iris. This dress needs so little accessorising – a pair of flat K Jacques sandals and I will be good to go.
I have recently had a baby girl – well she is actually 15 months now and is finally fitting into a few of our little Iris styles rather than just the baby gros! I could not do my favourite seasonal picks without including a style for her from the heavenly Louise Misha collection, a French brand that creates the most gorgeous girly, bohemian styles. This Adele jumpsuit is just the right side of girly in a muted pink colourway with a fun & funky neon pink tassel tie and embroidery and now she is walking she will be able to wear it with little leather sandals on holiday this summer..I can’t wait!