Wool week, for those not in the know, is happening right now. Staged by The Campaign for Wool (of which HRH the Price of Wales is a patron) it’s a week-long celebration of all things woolly. This year, for their 5th anniversary, The Campaign for Wool have launched the Wool Fashion Collection, an edit of hero pieces put together by some of the hottest high street brands and designer names out there.
On the catwalk front, Christopher Raeburn, DAKS and Sibling are getting involved, but it’s the high street wool offerings from favourites John Lewis, Jigsaw and Marks & Spencer that we’ve got our beady fashion eye on.The ultimate kick-start for your autumn wardrobe (especially now the temperature has seriously dropped) each piece is a wear-forever classic that will slot seamlessly into your existing wardrobe.
At the investment end of the scale is Jigsaw’s Clan Check Bomber. The bomber jacket is still a major wardrobe power player this season, and this £179 lovely nails autumn’s tartan trend too. Don’t forget to check out the matching trousers.
Wool and the Gang have created a kitsch emoji smiley hat, £50, that we could definitely see beanie addict Cara Delevingne snapping up any day now and Kin by John Lewis, our go-to destination for timeless wardrobe staples, have come up trumps with the ultimate grey knit, £59. Made form super soft 100% wool, it’s the perfect partner for leather pencil skirts, culottes, sleeveless dresses – in fact, lets just say there’s not a lot it won’t go with.
Rounding off our high street wool hit list is this scarlet skirt from Marks & Spencer’s luxe Best of British collection, £99. The fluted hemline couldn’t be more on the money, and it’ll look uh-mazing given a 70s spin with tan knee-high boots and a floppy fedora.
If that lot has got you in the mood for a woolly fix, head to The Campaign For Wool’s online shop to invest before wool week ends on October 12. We’ll fight you for that grey knit!
By Gemma Gow