Stylist and fashion editor Deborah Brett chooses her favourite pieces from IRIS for a three-part holiday special. Get the perfect looks and hassle free packing tips in our guide to looking chic this Summer.
If I’m going on a city break, I always stick to a tight colour palette. It means you have to put more thought into the packing, but when you get there, you can go on auto-pilot because you know that everything works together. It maybe a palette of black and white, or blues, whites and denim. Take a clutch or bag that goes with everything. Keep it concise.
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I love these relaxed IRIS Drawstring pants they’re like a grown up tracksuit but perfect for travelling in. Very comfortable, but also really elegant too. And this BA&SHslouchy white tuxedo is amazing – it instantly makes the look more modern. Remember to roll up the sleeves. The Paris tee is super cute – I love a logo! With the Donchoo clutch you’re good to go.
This is a perfect go-to dress for a city break. Perfect for day with flats and a cross-body bag, and then dress it up for evening withespadrilles and a pair of gold hoop earrings. I like to stack my rings, and layer up my bracelets and necklaces. Both the dress and the bag are good sale buys as they are great trans-seasonal pieces they don’t just work in Summer, but all year round. The dress would work equally well going in to Autumn with tights, even a polo neck underneath and knee high boots for a 70s vibe. I love the Jerome Dreyfuss tote big enough to chuck everything in, light-weight and it has a shoulder strap and handle, which very useful. It would be a great bag for work too.
Isabel Marant is the name that is now associated with being the IT girl designer of insouciant French chic. Her designs embody an understated, minimalist sexy ethos which never fails to have commercial appeal and her huge popularity is showing no signs of waning. Her collection for S/S 14, which has just hit the shop floor at Iris, is already selling fast. For this collection, Marant has introduced a soft, girlier influence with a lot of print and sheer, floaty fabric dresses in beautiful , vibrant colours. Our best-selling ZAVIA dress and ZINYA top are perfect examples. She has counter -balanced the femininity with her signature sharp shoulder blazers and natty tweed jackets and put in some signature ethnic influences with her BEVERLEY kaftan dress and BELA smock top. Marant has also introduced some on-trend metallic leather to her footwear and snakeskin too with her PEAS high-heeled pump, whilst not forgetting the perennially popular Dicker Boots and the new revamped JENNY boot – the CRISI suede ankle boot with the cleverly concealed wedge heel (a signature design) from a designer who just seems to know exactly what we want to wear; be it on the school run or for a glam night on the town….We love.
All available in store now at Iris with lots more of the collection on its way very soon…
We are so excited to have received some gorgeous new arrivals for AW13. Plan you autumnal wardrobe with two of our favourite designers Isabel Marant Etoile and Acne.
Visit us at one of our stores now to view the new collection.
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Look forward to seeing you soon.
Love Iris X