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Next week is UK Wool Week, a campaign for wool initiated by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to raise awareness amongst consumers about the natural, unique benefits offered by using wool. From luxurious cashmere jumpers to bespoke tweed coats, wool is a fundamental part of our collections and our design process. This season we have launched our Heritage range of knitwear, which pure cashmere fibres are coloured in bespoke shades which truly represent the Scottishness of land, sea and skyscapes.

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 Warwick Coat in Smoke Sandstone | What to wear to Cheltenham Festival | Women's Modern British Classics | Really Wild Clothing

 

 

The start of March means only one thing in the Really Wild calender: Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner. 

With that comes the annual question of what to wear to balance classic country and traditional dress with the possible (or, let's face it, likeley) inclement weather. 

To help solve the dilemma, our founder and designer Natalie Lake dhares her insight on Cheltenham style and the key pieces to be seen in, whatever the weather. 

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Trend Report: rust

05/10/2017 16:37

 Trend Report - Rust

 

 

Each season, the lifestyle press report on the colours of the season as set out by the world's fashion houses and the Pantone Colour institute. Sometimes they agree, other times they pick up on different elements (take recent editions of Harper's Bazaar who highlighted puffa-style outwear, whereas Vogue very much left puffa jackets out of it round-up) But there are three trends that appear to be unanimous - silver space age, the colour red, and 70s styling. The latter two are what we have more to say about though. 

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The return of the suit

29/09/2017 10:00

The return of the suit

 

Suits have always been on the fashion radar. Padded shoulders suits were a staple of any career woman's wardrobe in the eighties, making a comeback in the last five years thanks to Jil Sander and Balenciaga. Pinstriped suits, thigh-skimming and flared trouser suits, high waisted suits with cropped jackets, and the most recent suit trends — the slouched suit — from SS17 have kept it relevant as the decades has passed. So, when people talk about 'the return of the suit', the more appropriate question seems to be whether it ever really went away?

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How to wear it: the floral silk dress

  

A shirt dress is one of the easiest dresses to style, and thus, to wear. It can be layered under or over other garments. It can look fresh and contemporary, or take it in a different direction and it becomes classic and a bit of a cover-up. But, the most modern incarnations of the closet hero involve designs based around the crisp formal shirt. The resulting look being slightly Scandi. Flick through any fashion magazine and if a shirt dress is mentioned, you can expect brands from COS to Céline to follow along with images of longer-line versions of a cotton suit shirt (perhaps with an asymmetric hem).

In the first part of our autumn/winter collection though (the pre-fall edit), we take the shirt dress somewhere different though, basing it on the Really Wild definition of one of our most-loved shirt concepts - our Liberty silk shirts. Cue, one of my favourite dresses of the whole soon-to-descend season - the silk shirt dress in Emerald Floral.

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The Carnaby Jacket

 

Carnaby is a jacket that's perfect for summer. It's spun with both silk and linen so it's super soft and lightweight to wear. And because of its blazer-inspired shape, it can be styled to suit slightly dressier occasions just as much as it can be a bit of a throw-on. Here are some of our favourite ways to wear it as well as a few style notes from Really Wild's founder and chief designer - Natalie Lake.

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Pale. Pretty. Pastels.

Cast your mind back to last year and you might recall the colour gurus – PANTONE – presenting two shades as their ‘Color of the Year’. It was the very-first time they’d split the limelight, and the colours in question went by the names of Rose Quartz and Serenity. These incarnations of pink and blue were at the pale end of the spectrum; they were a little ethereal and a lot romantic. Formerly they might have been branded in the saccharine camp of ‘baby pink’ and ‘baby blue’, but gradually the fashion and interior design industries have pulled them out of a sugary pit to give rise to a more refined palate (or palette as the case may be). Pale is the new baby. And pale shades brought together were no longer viewed as being just for the sweet-toothed. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive DIrector at the Pantone Color Institute explained, quite convincingly: “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer, embracing rose tone and the cooler, tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” A new dawn of pastels beckoned.

 

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Summer eventing: style notes

12/05/2017 10:00

Summer eventing: style notes

June is on the horizon. Not only does it indicate summer's long-awaited arrival, but it means that some of the calendar's most historic, most well-known, most fashion-finery-centered sporting events are inching their way ever closer. We're of course referring to the Royal Ascot races, the Henley Royal Regatta and the Wimbledon tennis championships. Each event is somewhat particular about its dress code, which is why it comes as no suprise that the British media is already reporting on the confirmed style guides and advising on the what to, and what not to, wear. 

 

Below we take a closer look at three events and share with you style advice and garment picks from our latest collections. 

 

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The laws of sheer

05/05/2017 12:00

The laws of sheer

When it comes to sheer, less is always more.

 

On the great catwalks of the world, we see displays of sheer in slices on the shirts, in panels on skirts, and even head-to-toe sheer on dresses (Fendi we're looking at you). While we can look to these interpretations of the not-going-anywhere sheer trend, we have to face facts that they might not necessarily translate to wearable outfits for our everyday. Barely-there doesn't quite work in the office. See-through ad dinner will turn heads for all the wrong reasons.

 

We're in the game of slightly sheer as opposed to totally transparent (take a look at some of the lightest constructions of our Liberty silk shirts and dresses to see what we mean).

 

If you're wondering how to make space for the sheer trend in your wardrobe, we suggest bearing in mind all of the below. And remember, it's not a look to be scared of. Embrace it, but with a little bit of etiquette...

 

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What to wear at Badminton

24/04/2017 13:47

What to wear at Badminton

Badminton is one of our favourite calendar events of the year. Held across 500 acres of the magnificent Badminton estate, it’s a spectacular setting and requires a well-thought wardrobe to match.

 

It’s all too easy to follow suit at horse trials and country shows, shrugging on a well-worn Barbour and sporting suitably mud-splattered Le Chameau wellington boots. But that’s not really our style.

 

Whether this is your first or tenth time at Badminton, these are our wardrobe suggestions that promise an outfit that’s relevant, practical and the perfect balance between refined and rural.

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