Denim Jeans: A History, What To Look For In The Perfect Pair & How To Style Them

Jeans are the ultimate wardrobe staple – the stoic backbone to any capsule wardrobe and the most versatile item of clothing one can own. No longer perceived as a ‘weekend only’ option, we’re now reaching for our jeans when getting dressed up, just as much as when we’re taking it easy and dressing down. A great pair of jeans will take you everywhere and anywhere – from office to lunch, to an evening out.

Hello June. Hello Sunshine. Hello Summer Dresses. (Newsletter – 6th June 2021)

There is no one more excited than me that dress weather is finally here! So much so that Lucy and I took to our garden catwalk over the weekend to show you a selection of dresses that are perfect for wearing right now. I hope you enjoy!

Meet The Affordable Wardrobe Basic (Newsletter – 27th May 2021)

I think I have found the perfect v-neck t-shirt! So perfect and at such a great price point (£19.95) that I thought it deserved its own newsletter! So many of you have bought it in one colour and then come back for more – it must be a good sign. Great for casual layering, exercising or just wearing with jeans, it really is the answer to the constant pursuit for the ideal tee!

New Dresses & Different Ways To Style Them (Newsletter – 20th May 2021)

There is so much excitement in the air about being able to meet up with people indoors and particularly in restaurants. And with that comes a whole new opportunity for outfits! As the weather is still so variable I have focused this week’s newsletter on four dresses that you can wear now and how to accessorise them so you can stay warm too!

Say HELLO To Our New Denim Jeans – The Best Jeans EVER! (Newsletter – 12th May 2021)

Exciting news! This week we have launched Cleverly Wrapped Jeans. Here is a message from a customer: “I visited your shop this morning for the first time. Oh my, it’s beautiful! I bought some jeans and when I got home my husband said my bum has never looked so good. They are so comfortable and I love the colour. Can’t wait to buy them in more colours.” – Kate

Wimbledon Tennis

What To Wear To Wimbledon: Is There a Spectator Dress Code and How To Gain The Advantage When It Comes To Courtside Chic

Every summer, to the south of London in leafy Wimbledon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament takes place. A world-renowned sporting extravaganza, steeped in history and dating back over 140 years, this event is so much more than the game of tennis. From the public ballot and legendary Wimbledon queue, to the tradition for strawberries, free flowing Pimms and celebrity spotting on centre court, Wimbledon’s tennis tournaments are a cultural experience not to be missed! But, what to wear?

Why Scarves Make The Perfect Gift

The scarf, a globally recognised yet simplistic piece of triangular, rectangular or square cloth, has been in existence for hundreds of thousands of years. From its humble beginnings in Ancient…

Navy Men's Gilet

The Gilet

In today’s terms a gilet (also known as a bodywarmer, waistcoat – or a vest in the US) commonly refers to a simply structured, straight-sided, sleeveless jacket primarily worn for extra warmth on nippy days.

Styling Jackets, Shackets and Gilets

It seems that over the last week we have gone from wet and windy to cold and in need of a jacket. Hence this blog where I have had a go at styling jackets, shackets and gilets in different ways.

Transitional Dressing Ideas for Autumn 2020

It feels like the weather is definitely on the turn and with that in mind I thought it would be good to share with you some outfit inspiration ideas for transitional dressing.

Meet the Team

Time to meet the team! As I write this the shop has not been open for seven weeks and sitting patiently in the side lines is the fantastic team that surrounds me waiting patiently to come back to work.

Styling Summer Blues

I think summer is about keeping your cool and what better way to do it than in a refreshing palette of laidback blues…so here is a blog post on styling summer blues.

Meet the Designer: Rose and Rose

We have been stocking Rose and Rose since I started Cleverly Wrapped in 2014 and it is one of my favourite brands as the pieces have a unique and bohemian feel to them which is the way in which I like to dress.

Meet the Designer: Diana Wilson Arcana

I often get asked about the people behind the brands who we stock so I have decided to start doing some new “meet the designer” blog posts where you can meet the designers and find out a bit about their journey.

Outfit Inspiration

About a year ago we started doing these outfit inspiration squares mainly for usage on Instagram but also they provide much of the content for our newsletters.

Fashion Show at The Grosvenor Hotel Stockbridge

I’m very excited to say that tickets are now available to purchase for our SUMMER FASHION SHOW and are already selling fast!

Handsome Men and Their Scarves

We’ve had a bit of fun matching up some of our favourite men with our men’s scarves. Which one would you choose?

More Dash Than Cash

Who remembers the “More Dash Than Cash” edit that Vogue used to do? Well, here’s my very own Cleverly Wrapped version! I’ve taken our own label scarves and shown you how to refresh your wardrobe with an affordable and eye-catching accessory.

Autumnal Outfit Inspiration

It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about our winter wardrobe and how it’s going to work for us. So I’ve put together a few outfit inspiration ideas to help you on your way.

It’s The Silly Season!

It’s that time of year again! The June silly season when your head is constantly spinning with logistics and you are permanently at a picnic, a party or a sporting event. You need a present at every turn be it a birthday, a teacher, a leaver, a hostess gift or a thank you. Whatever the occasion we are ready for you! Below is my personal selection of our best gifts for the summer season.