Jack Wills summer essentials featuring: Vale embroidered T shirt // Stillington bag // Bundenell cashmere jumper // Maddison skinny cropped jeans // Stalham embroidered top // Launton scarf // Bamber silk shirt // Puxley trousers
I've often associated Jack Wills with the stereotypical 'University Outfitters' styling that is so embedded with their aesthetic, and whilst this is a beautiful way of dressing, it's never really fit in with my own personal style. So when I was invited to take a look at the latest offerings from the Women's Summer collection, I had in mind plenty of hoodies, joggers, oxford shirts and the like.
I am pleased to say I was really quite wide of the mark in that respect and whilst, of course, there is an element of the campus casualwear within the collection, there's so much more, too. I've put together a moodboard of pieces which I absolutely loved, and I adore the palette of this selection; chalky blues and sun-soaked creams coordinate just beautifully with an explosion of sunflower yellow and the most delicate and intricate of prints, grounded nicely with deep tan in leather accessories.
The first item that caught my eye was this super pretty Vale embroidered tee which is almost broderie anglaise in style, represented in a beautiful paisley pattern. From my recent outfit post featuring my paisley Tootal scarf, it's a print I really love, so to see it here, and also intricately redesigned on the summer weight Lauton scarf, is just lovely. The Stalham embroidered top is also similar in style to the Vale but without the sleeve. Here it is just gorgeous in sunflower yellow, but it comes in so many other shades too.
Of course, I am known for my love of a trouser and these silky Puxley trousers make the perfect lightweight summer throw on. With a simple vest tucked in or maybe the Stalham top in navy, they would make a really easy, everyday outfit look that little bit special. If a printed trouser is a step too far, then reach for the classic navy Maddison skinnies; slightly cropped to show off the ankle and rinsed in an indigo hue, they'll make up an integral component to your summer capsule wardrobe.
I am also known for my love of silk here in the blog, with a silk shirt in particular being a favourite piece. The powder blue of this Bamber shirt is so summery, and would look incredible worn nonchalantly over raw hewn denim shorts and espadrilles. If you'd prefer a punchier shade, it also comes in a stunning coral colour.
Finally, summer evenings always call for a lightweight knit to keep the chill at bay, and this Bundenell cashmere piece fits the bill perfectly. In a smooth pale yellow, it will work almost as a neutral and will be sure to be reached for time and again. I love the use of fantastic quality materials Jack Wills has used in this collection; from silk to cashmere, linen to cotton and satin, all my favourites are there! Check out the full collection for yourself on the Jack Wills website here.