I've discovered a new brand. I feel like Columbus must have done when he first set eyes on America. Ok I can't lay claim to being the first person ever to set eyes on Uterque but it's new to me. Uterque is Spanish and it's owned by Zara's parent company. Need I say more. I've no idea how you pronounce it but Uterque has got my very excited. Personally I find a lot of new brands touted by fashion magazines as the Next Big Thing can be a bit too off-piste for me. Some collections look fabulous on the website as exactly that, a collection. Intergrating single pieces into your wardrobe can be a challenge. But I have managed to find a place in my wardrobe for every single item on Uterque's website. Go me. I shall now take you though a couple of my favourites.
I don't normally go for blanket capes as I can't shake off the picnic/Clint Eastwood connotations and the word 'poncho' hurts my ears but these two are already in my mental wardrobe. Eeny, meeny, miny, both.
This circle print top will add a brilliant splash of blue to your neutral separates and this cutwork shirt is a nice little twist on the classic white shirt.
A classic pair of checked trousers will see you through many a season as they are smart enough for the office and just add flats and a denim shirt to bring it down to the weekend. They are also available in white but the black pair have caught my eye. The co-ords are a big deal this season and these trousers have a matching top so you can wear together or apart.
Fringing is everywhere and I like the detail on this black dress. Keep everything else very simple as you do not wish to look like a lampshade. This blue dress is just a fab colour. That is all. Oh, make sure you belt it if you need waist definition.
Knee high boots are updated this season in suede so make sure you grab yourself a pair. These have a stretch panel at the back so there's half a chance they will actually fit one's calves. I like a mannish shoe and these heeled lace-ups are all shiny and new.
There is something about a print silk scarf that evokes images of stylish walks along the Seine. I am yet to manage to pull off the smaller style without looking like an 80s air steward but this one is a biggie so I think I'll manage it. The world has seen plenty a statement necklace in recent years but I like the simplicity of this one coupled with the texture.
So there are my picks. I've since discovered that Uterque is not new in the slightest. It is the same age as my son....good job it hasn't take me 7 years to discover him....