Welcome to The Handbook’s new monthly series, Fashion Heroes, where the team pick the pieces catching their eye right now, from high-end collections to independent names and affordable high street brands. This week, Editor Astrid Carter shares her heroes, including a retro print three-piece from old faithful Zara, how to do boho in 2022 courtesy of Wiggy Kit and the French brand making slumbewear sustainable…

Vita Grace’s Claridge Dress

There’s a real bout of great dress, nowhere to go here but it doesn’t stop me wanting to add Vita Grace’s feathery dream Claridge dress to bag. I’ll be saving for balmy Ibiza nights come summer with gold hoops and flat sandals or, as the name suggests, for cocktails at Claridge’s with an oversized tux jacket caped over the shoulder.

It’s also a stellar evening wedding dress option if you’re in the market for an outfit change.


Zara’s Three Piece Retro Prints

Zara has been nailing the retro prints recently and I’m here for this flares/shirt/blazer combo – the soft blush against the rich burgundy feels very ‘70s.

Wear together with point-toe boots or separately with everything from mid-wash denim to black leggings and vintage tees. The cost per wear will pay for itself.


The cost per wear will pay for itself.

Wiggy Kit’s New Collection

I’m a sucker for anything with a whiff of late ‘60s/’early ‘70s about it and Wiggy Kit’s aesthetic pretty much nails that look. What started out as a holiday wear brand inspired by the designer’s travels, has developed to a year-round edit with Wiggy launching her first winter collection last year.

Her voluminous shapes, frilly necklines and balloon sleeves are not only flattering on all but a masterclass in how to do modern boho in 2022. From the current collection I’ve got my eye on the Libertine top – perfect tucked into a black flared jean.


Sustainable Slumberwear From Sandro

In a bid to offer more sustainable fashion choices, Parisian brand Sandro have launched ENDLESS Love, a capsule collection of 100% environmentally friendly women’s pyjamas, made using its old stocks of silk and cotton fabric.

Think traditional style pyjama tops in sumptuous silks and prints ranging from gentlemanly paisley to vintage-inspired florals.  An absolute treat to wear for cosy nights in paired with the matching cotton bottoms, but really these pyjama tops are so good you’ll want to wear them during daylight hours too.


Shop the rest of February’s Fashion Heroes below…

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