From Beach to the Bar – How to Pack

From Beach to the Bar – How to Pack

PONCHO LOVE It’s important not to forget your flight-attire in the midst of your packing frenzy, and we think our super hero 100% cashmere ponchos are the hero here. Ideal for the airport lounge and plane, layer over some comfy but well-cut jeans (like a J Brand) for a crisp (yet cosy) look. By wearing our poncho for the flight you are spared some room in the case and it’ll be there for you on the way home. On holiday, the poncho is ideal to layer up on those long balmy evenings, when the air gets a little cooler. In our SS18 bright hues, they’re a perfect pop of colour over some white jeans – we’re in love with orange.  The jewellery shown  in the photo below was supplied by Francesca Rossi Designs

Orange cashmere poncho with star


PASHMINAS: OUR CURRENT ‘PASH’(ION) Our latest craze is for our super light-weight wool/silk mix pashminas. These are top of the class for versatility, with endless ways of styling them; a light shawl over a floaty summer dress, tied around the neck for a casual look, or looped over your arms for an elegant touch of colour at dinner. Being Arkell & Wills, our diamante embellishments are on trend for this season, with playful pineapples, fabulous flamingos and sparkling stars. They’re also super easy to pack, taking up no space at all and any creases will fall out. We love taking these with us on days out in the city, to style up light linen outfits and offer some protection for exposed skin if the sun gets too intense.

Cashmere camel v-neck sweater

WARDROBE ICON: THE A&W SWEATER There’s something about our cashmere sweaters that make them timeless. The classic lines and fit make them perfect (of course) for sipping a cup of tea by the fire in the Winter, but also they make a stylish twist to your summer wardrobe. Turn up the elegance factor with your initials monogrammed onto your sweater for the personal touch – perfect with your favourite white skinny jeans for supper in the beach club. For a more daring look, team up our super cute pink boxy crew neck with a pretty dress or skirt and sandals. A year-round touch of cashmere luxury.

TEE OFF: IN JERSEY The obvious choice from the A&W collection this season is to stock up on our light-weight jersey tees. With our signature lurex stitching, and the whole range of embellishments available, they are the perfect basic with a luxury twist. The belt in the picture below was supplied by Hip & Waisted  Shop the tees from £35