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When French fashion influencer, Chloé Harrouche AKA Loulou De Saison, announced she was launching her own fashion label, I took note. Her brand, LOULOU STUDIO, perfectly embodies that nonchalant Parisian way of dressing, from oversized but sumptuously soft knits to cool men’s-inspired tailoring and vintage-look denim.

These are pieces for the every day that will not only slip seamlessly into your existing wardrobe but stand the test of time season after season.


Founded by sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland, DÔEN has built itself a strong brand identity thanks to their faded late ’60s/early ’70s colour palette; charming florals; and permanent collection of prairie-style dresses. This season I also have my eye on their Holland cape-cum-cable knit sweater to wear with mid-wash denim and slouchy boots as we head into spring.

The LA-based label also comes with a conscience, with the duo on a mission to close the gender gap at every stage of the supply chain and design process by working with carefully selected manufacturers that support and empower women.


There isn’t a season that goes by that New York label SEA doesn’t tempt me with something. They excel in coquettish knits, feminine dresses with details like lace and ribbon ties, swaths of taffeta and timeless coats with a boho twist.

The current collection’s standout piece? The blush pink Diana dress which sits somewhere between femme fatale – with its intricate bodice – and prairie with a juxtaposing full, dirndl-style skirt. Dreamy.


Scandi model/musician-turned-global fashion sensation Anine Bing has built a brand that honours her own style. Think easy-to-wear everyday essentials – great tailoring, epic jeans and the best slub tees and sweatshirts we’ve ever slipped into – infused with a laid-back rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

Snap up one of the brand’s signature Terry O’Neil print tees – we love this Bardot design – and wear it with everything from sharp blazers and leather skirts to cut-off denim shorts come the summer.


Central Saint Martins graduate and former winner of the British Womenswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards, Simone Rocha, is one of the greatest talents in the industry right now. Her designs are punchy and rebellious but with a soft, delicate edge.

Love that recent bow trend that’s everywhere right now? That’s hugely thanks to Rocha, who’s current collection is festooned with the prettiest of delicate bows, from hair accessories to taffeta party dresses.


When you need some dopamine dressing, STAUD is where it’s at. Their playful collections embrace anything from PVC coats to feather-trimmed tops, colour-popping two-pieces to sequinned mini dresses. Think party girl but a little more grown-up.

This season we’re eyeing up the Wally chocolate brown boots to wear with denim culottes and silky slips, as well as the Tommy multi-hued sequinned bag that will make even a plain white tee and jeans combo dance floor-ready.


The clue is in the name of this Stateside brand, as Wardrobe NYC literally offers the key pieces to build a fully functioning, super stylish capsule wardrobe. I first fell in love with the brand when they offered very few pieces, namely some of the best silk camis you’ll ever come across. The label still offers those with a whole host of other heroes, from the perfect denim shirts (trust us, they are SO good) to impeccably cut blazers and minimalist, hard-working knitwear.

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