Sea­side style

EDP Norfolk - - Fashion -

Warm weather, clear blue skies and one of Norfolk’s most beau­ti­ful beaches – what bet­ter way to show­case some of the key looks for the sea­son ahead?

IT CAN be hard to know what to wear on a day out at this time of the year, when cool spring winds can still leave a slight chill in the air, de­spite the sun­shine.

Thanks to fam­ily-owned Nor­wich bou­tiques Hat­ters, Gin­ger, Chadds and Jonathan Trum­bull, which spon­sored this month’s fash­ion shoot at Win­ter­ton beach, you can get plenty of in­spi­ra­tion for your wardrobe.

From light­weight jack­ets, stylish knitwear and pretty dresses for women, to ca­sual tailoring and cool footwear for men, there are a few key trends to look out for this spring.

Beckie Kings­ley, man­ager of Gin­ger in Nor­wich, said “As the shoot was tak­ing place in the dunes and on the beach, we wanted to cre­ate a look which was ro­man­tic and prac­ti­cal. The cream wide-leg jump­suit is a must- have for sum­mer again this sea­son. They are such an easy op­tion and work for so many dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions. But most im­por­tantly, they look fan­tas­tic what­ever your shape or size. Whether you are have a tall slen­der frame or have lovely volup­tuous curves, the jump­suit looks fab­u­lous.

“The one we used in the shoot is part of the Art365 col­lec­tion from Marella which I love. They have cre­ated a very clever cap­sule col­lec­tion fea­tur­ing lots of dif­fer­ent pieces made in the same ma­te­rial so you can mix and match it per­fectly.”

She said that off-the-shoul­der dresses will also be pop­u­lar for the sum­mer, as will wardrobe sta­ples in co­ral, to add a pop of colour to whites and creams. “I also love the knitwear brand Charli. It makes a ca­sual but el­e­gant ad­di­tion to your wardrobe, per­fect for cooler spring days and sum­mer evenings.”

For menswear David Kings­ley, who over­sees Jonathan Trum­bull and Hat­ters, said the shoot brings out some of the key looks for spring/ sum­mer – in­clud­ing the must-have Burberry Brit Mac and the Stone Is­land jacket, which picks up on the trend for tech­ni­cal out­er­wear.

“Polo shirts are al­ways a clas­sic sta­ple of a man’s wardrobe and look crisp and sharp. In our three men’s stores, we do at least 15 dif­fer­ent brands from La­coste and Hugo Boss to Gant,” he said.

“Loafers, such as the GH Bass range, are also a great fresh new look this year. They can be worn with tai­lored shorts as well. Fi­nally, ath­letic-in­spired de­signs, such as ca­sual hooded tops, are re­ally pop­u­lar with many brands.”

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