99% of my wardrobe comes from British fashion brands, which I adore. However, from time to time it is nice to look a little wider into what the world is offering in terms of fashion and here is the best of what I’ve found.
- Bec and Bridge This Australian brand sells simple items that come with a twist making them interesting and unique. Being Australian they do excellent summer clothing, I love their party dresses and skirts with asymmetric hems. The great thing about Australian brands is that as the seasons are opposite to ours, you can pick up items in the sale that you can wear straight away. Summer may be drawing to a close, but the striped C’est La Vie Dress is currently on my wish list, I love the midi length and of course the stripes.
- Hunky Dory Surprisingly, I first came across this Swedish brand thousands of miles away in a boutique in Sydney. Anyway, seeing as this brand is based is Stockholm it isn’t surprising that they do great clothes for cooler climes. Opt for their cosy knitwear and quality basics, such as the Essential Jumbo Japan cardigan.
- Seafolly I believe that no where does swimwear as well as Seafolly. Yes you may end up spending in the region of £100 for a bikini, which does seem a bit steep considering it is two scraps of fabric… but it will last you ages and is (almost) guaranteed not to fall down when you are swimming, playing volleyball or star jumping on the beach. I have the twist bandeau bikini top and it is the first time I’ve been able to wear a strapless bikini with confidence.
- Ganni I am a lover of simple fashion, and I think one of the reasons that I love Scandinavian fashion so much is because they do basics really well. Danish label Ganni is no exception as it seems to specialise in timeless items, but which have a contemporary edge. Check out their fabulous printed silk shirts; a wardrobe staple. I’ve currently got my eye on their Spring St. Crepe Shirt in Blue Flower print.
- DL1961 This is my go-to brand whenever I am in the market for a new pair of jeans because they are quite simply the best fitting jeans I’ve ever worn. Maybe it is down to the four way stretch denim? I don’t know, but they are doing something right. There are a range of styles and shapes depending on what you are looking for; straight, flare, skinny, sculpting, boyfriend etc. I always go for the Emma Power-Legging, because they come in a wonderful stretch denim, but they still feel like real jeans made of real denim, as opposed to the thin denim-style fabric that seems to becoming increasingly common in stretch jeans.