The new Spring Summer 2016 collections are starting to appear and you might think it’s a bit early, but it’s a good time to start planning. The first collection that has really caught my attention is from French Connection. Probably because the palette is dark and really wearable considering Spring isn’t really that tropical.
The mix of separates in wool and leather is commercially sound and I think it will be hit with customers. Not that you need anything that dressy in the early days of Spring, the simple pieces will work under blazers and jackets if you have any occasions.
One piece that I love, is the midi leather skirt with an exposed zip. I think layering a hunky knit over this with some boots will look chic but very practical to keep you warm. I always struggle on days where I need to run around, but stay warm and not compromise on my style the hardest to dress for. So a good leather piece is a great investment.
The show stopper piece from French Connection has to be the oversize leather biker jacket which I can see being worn at London Fashion Week come February. Wear this with ripped jeans and stilettos for the full effect.
If you want to get your hands on these, you can check out the website, www.frenchconnection.com or visit one of their fabulous stores.
I have my eye on that jacket so I’ll race you for it!