As temperatures (slowly) begin to rise, our attentions shift to the much-awaited promise of holidays... A tricky topic, we know, but whether our get-aways this year are vaycay or stacays, we’re ready to loosen up our layers and feel the heat. To celebrate the launch of our Holiday Shop, we took to the pretty streets of Paris with @lenafarl, who models her favourite looks from the collection. Not sure about you, but we can definitely feel that holiday spirit.
Lena’s first look is just the thing for dipping your toe into the holiday wardrobe; cool linen trousers, a strappy top and trainers. Not only is it perfect for the picnics we’ve become very accustomed to (have you tried sitting on a picnic blanket in a short skirt?), but it’s also chic and comfortable for exploring the sights on city breaks. Add in a ‘carry it all’ basket bag, and you’ve got enough space for a croissant or two and a little cardigan. We’re resourceful if nothing else.
When the sun really shines, only a sun dress will do. Enter, Frenchi, our strappy cotton dress with a dainty English Rose print. Following a curvaceous Fifties’ shape, it’s trimmed with little frills over the sweetheart neckline, nips at the waist and has a twirly full skirt with pockets. A great beach dress, throw it on over your cossie and you’re good for a seafood lunch overlooking the ocean. Just add shades (and a glass of something cold).
This look of Lena’s speaks to all the LKB signature styles. The Saffron shirt dress in sunshine yellow gingham checks is a mainstay shape in our summer collections, the classic espadrilles are decorated with a fun lobster motif this season, because we could all do with a reason to smile, and the straw basket extends that natural, outdoorsy feeling. We couldn’t love it more, and we’re sure her fellow Parisians agree.
We are firm believers in endorphin-boosting dressing. There are certain colours which feel instantly uplifting, and yellow is most-definitely one of them. It’s literally the colour of the sun, so you can’t go wrong. Our Elson yellow tea dress is elegant by day with espadrilles and a basket and sexy by night with strappy heels and a clutch. Definitely one to pack in your suitcase when that trip is confirmed. Team it with a blue sky if possible and you’ll feel even better. Bring it on, we’re ready.