Style Advice

Texture treats: lambswool, cotton, cord and more

Style Advice

Texture treats: lambswool, cotton, cord and more

September 01, 2023

Chenille Italian Wool Coat

Tempting textures for the cosy season

Autumn is the time for texture. Crisp mornings and cool, snow-flurried days call for luxury textures to keep you cosy, inside and out.

Textural fabrics bring more than warmth; they add visual interest to winter outfits. Whether you layer up in a thick, weighty lambswool jumper or a faux fur gilet, or make a change from jeans with cotton-rich cord, wearing (and combining) textures brings extra style to your look. It’s the way to take your wardrobe from simple to statement in an instant.

Find beautiful touch-me, love-me textures in our new collection. Wrap up warm and discover your favourite piece…

A light cotton jumper for cooler weather

Every wardrobe needs a library of cotton basics. Soft, smooth and feather-weight light, they’re essential for building layered looks. Make sure you’re equipped with our Essential Scoop Tee and Long-sleeve Cotton Top. Both are crafted from premium cotton and enriched with stretch; perfect for popping on under woolly layers.

Long-sleeve Cotton Top

Cotton-blend Slim Leg Trousers (left)

These Cotton-blend Slim Leg Trousers are another capsule must. You’ll love their warm, velvety fabric; it makes them the perfect outfit-building piece for textural knits like a chunky lambswool jumper. Or is it a cotton jumper you’re after? Try a cotton jumper shot through with pink, or in a contemporary animal print. Your perfect cotton jumper is waiting in our cotton collection.

Animal Print Cotton Knit

Pure Cotton Striped Knit

Notice another covetable texture in this Pure Cotton Slub Jersey Top. Its relaxed fit is effortless to wear, while the single stitched seam and soft, slubby cotton give a dash of textural interest.

Lambswool layers

Lambswool is your yarn for a cool weather-ready look. Loved for its warmth, durability and organic, homely texture, it combines cosiness with quality and style.

Pink Striped Lambswool Jumper

Mélange Lambswool Roll Neck

Cold days need a lambswool jumper like this Pink Striped Lambswool Jumper or Mélange Lambswool Roll Neck. Both are crafted using British-spun lambswool from Hinchliffe, a Yorkshire mill that’s been producing the very best yarns for more than 250 years. Still family-owned, they put special effort into sourcing premium lambswool from Australia, South Africa and Britain.

Chenille Italian Wool Coat

Warm Cotton and Wool Mix Cardicoat

Add extra visual interest with a new-season herringbone coat. So-called because of its similarity to the bones of a herring fish, the lush, plum-coloured herringbone checks in this wool blend coat will make statements all season. Textured bouclé, meanwhile, adds a luxe, tactile finish to our Chenille Italian Wool Coat. Crafted from exquisite Italian wool, it’s your make-a-statement coat of the season.

For a different wool, why not pop on our cotton and wool blend cardicoat? We’ve enriched the gentle swirl texture with alpaca for softness and warmth.

Casual Cotton Cord Trousers

Ultra-cosy cord

With its distinctive ridges, known as wales, and long-lasting durability, velvety cord is a first choice for seasonal dressing. We love its thick, cosy warmth and unique texture – it adds new interest to all your outfits.

Fancy a break from jeans? Try our perfectly soft cord trousers. Cotton-rich with a touch of stretch, they’re infinitely comfortable at home or outdoors. Pockets add to their practicality.

Or, take a look at corduroy through the eyes of a skirt. You’ll love our A-line black cord skirt. Fully lined and soft to the touch, it’s got Monday-to-Sunday styling written all over.

A faux fur gilet for fluffy luxe

Nothing says luxe like faux fur. It’s soft and indulgent, especially when finished with a silky satin lining – just like this Supersoft Faux Fur Gilet. Don’t underestimate the versatility of this plush piece – you can wear it with everything from easy roll necks to a printed dress. For a shimmery alternative, slip on this Luxurious Faux Fur Gilet in sparkle-flecked midnight black.

Supersoft Faux Fur Gilet

Faux Fur-lined Quilted Coat

We’ve also added a little luxe to the every day with this Faux Fur-lined Quilted Coat. Longer in length for extra warmth, we’ve designed it with a subtle yet stylish quilting and full faux fur lining (even in the snuggly hood!). Its cosy feel will leave you wishing for a snow day.

Satin Devoré Dress

Decadent devoré (it’s time to party!)

Alongside cotton, cosy cord and a homespun lambswool jumper, winter is the time for elegant, shimmery textures. It’s party season, after all!

This Satin Devoré Dress is your RSVP outfit. Alluring devoré meets a flattering, feminine shape in its gentle-fit cut. The semi-sheer devoré gives an opulent, sheeny finish, making the geo designs glimmer as you head out to dinner. Delightfully dramatic, it’s your event dress of the season.

Or, why not try smart outfitting via the look of a set? Crafted from luxuriously velvety devoré fabric, this floral evening jacket and skirt translate to all of the season’s occasions. Simply mix and match to deliver multiple looks – easy!

Our designers have created many more luxury textures for you to enjoy, like indulgently lightweight silk scarves or this modern-look Micro-Pleat Skirt.

Micro-Pleat Skirt

Fireworks Pure Silk Scarf

Discover more intricate textures in our new collection. Shop now.


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