Update your capsule wardrobe for spring and summer with the new Autograph collection: contemporary designs plus premium fabrics equals staple pieces to love for a lifetime
Hero piece: the botanical-print skirt
With spring well and truly here and lockdown rules gradually relaxing, it feels as if the time is right to find the joy in getting dressed up again. The new Autograph collection features relaxed, one-step dresses and easy separates with wear-forever appeal, crafted from premium-quality fabrics: think pure silk, or Irish linen made using traditional methods. Give your capsule wardrobe a sense of escapism with this beautiful bamboo-print linen midi skirt featuring a sarong-style tie that will lend your day-to-day wardrobe a relaxed holiday vibe. Just add an ivory silk T-shirt and smart sandals for a chic look that says summer is on the way.
Hero piece: the hot pink floral dress
Punchy pink shades and feelgood prints were key themes of the spring/summer collections. This hot pink satin floral-print dress brings them together in one easy-to-wear design that nails spring’s optimistic mood. It’s a versatile style that can be worn with chunky boots or trainers now and barely-there sandals soon. And when the time comes to return to the office, it will be a star player in your 9-to-5 wardrobe. The print also appears on an elegant statement blouse that pairs perfectly with our classic cropped leather trousers, a soft napa leather midi skirt or smart indigo jeans.
Hero piece: the white linen shirt
Like a pair of straight-leg jeans, a basic T-shirt or a black blazer, a white shirt is a versatile style staple with seasonless appeal. The best white shirts transition effortlessly from night to day and beach to city, looking just as good worn with tailored trousers as chucked over a swimsuit on holiday. Unexpected twists are an Autograph signature and we’ve given this classic white linen shirt a chic update with a detachable linen belt that can be tied at the front or back to create a more fitted silhouette. For an outfit that looks smart but feels laid-back, wear it with relaxed elasticated-waist linen trousers and classic white trainers.
Need to update your underwear? Our new comfy cotton lingerie is the perfect base for every outfit in your capsule wardrobe.
Hero piece: the relaxed midi dress
With park picnics and pub garden get-togethers back on the agenda, the relaxed throw-on-and-go midi dress is a reassuringly comfy option to ease you into post-lockdown dressing. With its timeless tiered silhouette, flattering midi length, three-quarter-length puffed sleeves and striking dark pink shade, this linen midi dress is low on effort but big on impact. Just add a macramé bag and double-buckle sandals to complete a look that will take you from home to park to pub with ease – just the kind of versatility you need in your capsule wardrobe.
Not ready to relinquish your loungewear? Check out our luxe loungewear guide.
Words: Miranda Eason