Vivien Embroidered Blouse

7 Top Blouses For The Season Ahead (Newsletter – 24th March 2022)

Pretty spring blouses and shirts are the easiest way to instantly update your spring/summer look and will fit into your current wardrobe with ease. Simply team with a pair of jeans to create the perfect partnership. Throw on a neutral knit or denim jacket and you’re dressed for the chillier days too! Here’s an edit of some of my favourite blouses, styled with other pieces from the current collection, including our new Macarena Espadrilles.

Mother's Day Scarves & Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Newsletter – 17th March 2022)

Those of you who have been following Cleverly Wrapped for a while will know that I’ve created Mother’s Day edits in the past, featuring my Mum.

Maxi Skirts Styling

3 Maxi Skirts Styled 4 Ways (Newsletter – 3rd March 2022)

Versatile, easy to style and so comfy to wear, I’m delighted the trend for longer skirts is everywhere this season. Not only can a maxi or midi work across multiple dress codes – from weekends to work days and special occasions to a romantic night out – but you’ll be wearing it all year round too.

Floral Blouses - Spring 2022

Pretty Blouses for Spring (Newsletter – 3rd March 2022)

With spring in the air, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe with one of this season’s must-have printed blouses. Whether you say it with flowers – or with stripes – our collection of pretty tops can be worn solo, over a pretty camisole – or layered under one of our knitted vests. Designed with a relaxed silhouette, as is the current trend, these styles are perfect for wearing loose or tucking neatly into skirts and trousers. Great for day wear and into the evening too…

New Cashmere Knits from Les Tricots de Léa

New Cashmere Knits from Les Tricots de Léa (Newsletter – 24th February 2022)

Time to jazz things up this week with some great new knitwear from Parisian brand Les Tricots de Léa. The latest collection features a mix of styles – v-necks, vests and a crop cardigan – all great for layering over this season’s blouses and t-shirts, but great as solo pieces too.

Spring Layering

How To Style Our New Spring Collection (Newsletter – 17th February 2022)

We’ve lots more newness in the shop this week – a great mix of pieces perfect for now, but that you’ll continue to wear as the temperature start to rise. To ease you through the transition from winter into spring, I’ve put together some styling ideas to keep you cosy during the ongoing chill. Come blue skies and sunshine you can shed the layers and simply dress in less.

Pink Leopard Wool Scarf by Diana Wilson Arcana

Diana Wilson Arcana’s New Collection (Newsletter – 10th February 2022)

There is much excitement in the shop this week with the arrival of our new Diana Wilson Arcana scarves. This is my fifth season stocking these beautiful wool shawls and the latest designs, as always, feature a very wearable array of colours along with Diana’s unique artworks. Each scarf is then elegantly finished with her signature pom pom trim in a contrasting colour.

Five Jeans Collection

New FIVE JEANS Collection (Newsletter – 3rd February 2022)

After a long search to replace my much loved but expensive Citizens of Humanity jeans, I came across FIVE JEANS, a French brand that ticked all the boxes – a flattering fit, high quality denim, great shapes and a good price too. Having stocked them last season, when they sold incredibly well, I’ve purchased 3 new styles for spring – a boyfriend, a flare and a tapered, slim fit.

The Classic Breton Top

The Classic Breton Top and How to Style It

Once favoured by Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Marlon Brandon the humble Breton top remains a wardrobe essential the world over. Its popularity today shows no signs of waning, having recently been seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, Anna Wintour and Kate Moss too…

Ladies Breton Tops

New Ladies Breton Tops for Spring & Beyond (Newsletter – 22nd January 2022)

Popularised by Coco Chanel and embraced by women the world over, this timeless striped staple transcends trends and yet has never felt more current – a true wardrobe icon that will deliver time and time again. The perfect piece for transitional dressing, we’ve teamed ours with our bestselling CW jeans, but you can style with almost everything in your wardrobe, from tracksuit pants and maxi skirts to smart tailoring and summer shorts…

Chic Accessories: The Perfect Gifts for Giving & Receiving (Newsletter – 9th December 2021)

We are loving being in the heart of the gifting season here at CW! There is much gift wrapping taking place for our online orders and we are loving helping customers in store. Below is my accessories edit. All great ideas for gifting be it for a godchild, a teacher, a friend or family. We are still getting all our orders out on the same day as receipt, via first class post, so there is plenty of time left to shop with us.

Gail Rolfe

Must-Have Jeans (Newsletter – 2nd December 2021)

EXCITING NEWS! We have just had a big delivery of our best selling indigo two pocket jeans in the regular length! Now available from size 25 to new size 32, what a great gift these jeans would make! Perfect for any age, any season, any figure, any occasion, as demonstrated in the fabulous line-up below. You know how much you love them. Why not share the love?

Christmas shop window display

Christmas Gift Guide (Newsletter – 18th November 2021)

I’ve been waiting to talk about Christmas shopping and now the time has come! Our beautiful shop window has been “cleverlywrapped” and we have re-designed the home page of our website so you can shop gift suggestions by price point. We are sending out all orders for FREE within 24 hours using First Class Royal Mail and our bespoke gift wrapping is also FREE. In short we are ready for you and looking forward to the festive season!

Louise Hendricks Jewellery – Parisian Chic (Newsletter – 11th November 2021)

Today’s newsletter is all about this season’s collection of Louise Hendricks jewellery. I adore her pieces as they are a little bit different and so easy to wear. The collection also transcends well from day to night, so if you are like me and not keen on changing things the whole time it’s ideal. If you are starting to think about presents, all of the jewellery comes in a cute little pouch and can be gift wrapped in our CW jewellery boxes at no extra charge. Easy to post. Fabulous to receive!

Autumn Winter Look with Scarf & Cashmere Jumper

10 Great Christmas Gift Ideas (Newsletter – 4th November 2021)

I am currently at Spirit of Christmas (Kensington, Olympia) and am starting to feel more and more festive with every minute that passes! My stand features our best sellers, along with items that would make excellent gift ideas. You can view my top ten gift list further down the newsletter, along with photographs of the stand and a Spirit video too! If you’re visiting Spirit, I’m on stand J15 – be lovely to see you!

Diana Wilson Arcana's Purple Tiger Moth Wool Scarf

Beautiful Scarves That Tell A Story (Newsletter – 28th October 2021)

I’m excited to say that this week’s newsletter takes us right back to where Cleverly Wrapped started, with a showcase of designer scarves.

Mens Cashmere Collection

The Mens Cashmere Collection (Newsletter – 21st October 2021)

Time to focus on the men in our lives by dedicating a whole newsletter to them! Here is our very own Cleverly Wrapped Silver Fox model (real name Chris) showcasing our cashmere polo jumpers and our cashmere wool gilets. Chris is actually our Cleverly Wrapped photographer’s husband and a friend of mine too. Thank you Chris for doing this for me. You have done my husband out of a job!

Navy, Khaki & Orange women's clothing

Navy, Khaki and Orange (Newsletter – 14th October 2021)

I seem to be having an obsession with the colour palette of navy, orange and khaki at the moment so I thought I would share some outfits with you. I love adding a splash of orange to add colour and warmth and I love navy and khaki as base colours. If you want to see even more outfits along these lines take a look at my Instagram Story where I try on several different looks in the shop.

The yarns

Sourcing An Ethical and Fair Trade Knitwear Collection for Cleverly Wrapped

As I continue to seek new and exciting brands for CW, lockdown presented the perfect opportunity for me to put some quality time into researching a reliable and ethical supplier to produce Cleverly Wrapped’s own-label knitwear collection – something I’ve always wanted to do…

Navy Blanket Stitch Jumper by Absolut

Absolut Cashmere & Cashmere Mix Jumpers (Newsletter – 30th September 2021)

Time to jazz things up this week with some colourful, stylish and on-trend cashmere and cashmere-mix jumpers. They are all ideal for wearing now – with jeans or black trousers – and it’s a great time of year to keep a bit of colour near your face. All of this knitwear is from French cashmere brand Absolut which we have stocked for a long time. Not only is the quality superb but these are stand out pieces that will live on in your wardrobe for years to come.