The end of November is fast approaching. Already it feels like it’s dark for most of the day and all that seems to be left of the joys of autumn are piles of slippery, rain-soaked leaves.
Which all sounds a little dreary and sad, doesn’t it? So last week I was thrilled to turn my back on the lousy weather and get a little glimpse of brighter, warmer things to come at the White Stuff SS17 press day.
Why I am talking about that when we haven’t even had Christmas yet? The truth is I’m not quite ready to jump feet first into Christmas. I’m thinking about it, but I don’t want to do it just yet. This is an inbetweeny time – cold, dark and usually a bit wet – and last week I was more than happy to shrug that off for an hour or so and see a tantalising hint of things to come. I’m not wishing away the time, just enjoying turning the clocks forward for a few hours.
Here’s what caught my eye.
The softest jumper, with a great combination of colours and textures. Warm, but fresh. Exactly what I’ll want to wear come January.
Beautiful, delicate nightwear.
All my favourite denim blues – in soft knits and chambray. How brilliant would this shirt be layered over a polo neck?
The accessories were also gorgeous. You can’t have enough pom poms and tassels, can you?
I also had the pleasure of meeting James Ward of Jimbobart, who created a wonderful tabby cat mug for me.
You don’t have to wait that long for these beautiful things. Lots of these pieces actually land in stores in January. Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself, and you’ll soon be able to layer up these lighter, prettier pieces with your warmer knits and coats very soon.