Yes we know, it’s only June and we’ve still got summer to look forward to. And to say we’re looking forward to it is something of an understatement. But we have to face facts when it comes to fashion; the fashion world is always one step, or should that be season, ahead of us. So while we’re all waiting for the sun to get it’s floppy-rimmed hat on, the magazines and shops are waiting for the newest must-have items for Autumn. Yes, Autumn. Now.
But before you switch off the computer and vow not to have anything to do with fashion ever again, it’s worth having a look at what’s in store for the next season. More specifically, you should take a look at Vila, a Danish brand that we’ve loved for a while but who have suddenly jumped to the top of the charts with their new designs for Autumn.
Last year the Alpine trend was huge, we loved the homely, cosy, hand-made feel to the designs that were inspired by ski-wear. And we got the same feeling when we saw this gorgeous Fairisle cardigan. Rich Autumnal colours that will go with everything, a long draped shape with an open front that makes it perfect for layering and throwing on over almost any outfit, it’s just the ideal cardigan and has had no problem finding its way on to our wish list.
And it’s not alone – this stripe knitted dress takes the same warm colour palette and pairs it with on-trend stripes (are stripes ever off-trend?). The V-shaped neckline, long sleeves and short length make this a cosy yet somehow slightly sexy number, and we know it would look gorgeous just worn with leggings or slim fit jeans with brown leather boots.
Vila have taken their favoured pattern through right through their range; from one extreme these cute over the knee socks would look fab with a little dress or worn underneath knee high boots with just a hint of stripe poking out at the top. To the other extreme, bold vertical stripes bring this dressy number up to date and would be a striking choice for a night out or formal event.
If you’re anything like us, Vila will have made a fabulous impression on you already for Autumn just after a glimpse of these affordable, wearable and quality designs. So yes we want to experience summer, but don’t feel too down about the upcoming new season, just look what we have to look forward to!