It’s not quite time to pack away the coats and well-worn boots of winter, but the warmth of spring certainly is here. If you’re starting to ponder what your spring wardrobe updates should be then look no further.
We’ve put together an easy-to-wear selection of pieces that scream ‘countryside chic’ with the help of British designer Clare Johns. Established in 2015, the luxury fashion label was fuelled by Clare’s passion for style, design and her countryside lifestyle. Focussing on structured cuts that flatter the feminine figure she also makes use of original materials made from the wool of her own farm animals.
Tweed fabric is a running theme in her collections where she successfully brings style from farm to hanger. Each piece is carefully made using traditional skills in Pembrokeshire where she oversees the quality of every garment, ensuring they are made sustainably and 100% British.
If you like the tweed look with a modern twist then you’ll love this Lupin Biker Jacket as much as we do. Wear over a basic Distressed White Tee for a polished daytime look with the comfort factor, and easily dress it up or down with your favourite heeled boots or white Converse trainers. Complete with cream velvet peplum and leather belt, this is a real hero piece that will last for years and become an item you reach for again and again.
To take your office look up a notch, wear the same biker jacket with these Elodie Trousers for a tailored twinset like no other. As with all of Clare’s clothes they are made to flatter, featuring a high-waisted design for the busy woman who requires comfort and style in equal measure.
Every girl needs a good pencil skirt in her wardrobe, so why not update yours this season with the Amira Pencil Skirt from Clare Johns’ newest range. The neutral shade of subtly speckled tweed offers the ability to interchange with different tops and shoes to create multiple looks suitable for work and play. We love it with a simple mohair sweater like this one.
Bomber jackets have never been cooler, and if you’re looking for a new take on Mary Berry’s well-worn item then look no further than the Valentina Bomber Jacket. The muted shades of cream and blush pink will look good with your best black coated skinny jeans as well as your worn-in stonewashed denim.
Her staple salt and pepper tweed fabric has been given the star treatment with a hand-knitted mohair cable collar, cuffs and waistband to keep you nice and warm on those chilly Spring mornings. Tuck your hands into the velvet pockets and you’re ready to rock the sharpest casual wear you’ve ever owned. We imagine stepping out in this for Saturday shopping trips or lazy Sunday lunch at the local with friends.
If you’re looking for an elegant alternative to a dress for a spring wedding then consider this Flora Jumpsuit which features a winning combination of velvet top and tweed trousers.
Classy and timeless, this piece is the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you’re often attending formal dinners or events. Simply add a fascinator and a simple clutch bag and you’re ready to strut confidently into any crowded room.
For a touch of luxury we adore this high-waisted silk skirt. The soft fabric and orchid dream print is just what we imagine wearing whilst taking a leisurely stroll in the long grass, whilst the sun sets over a warm, sunny evening. Either worn with a camisole top to keep cool during the day or with a cosy Boucle Sweater as the temperature drops, wear with heels or flat sandals and you’ll look effortlessly styled at all times.