Items to Consider — Six New Ideas for Your September Wardrobe
Words by Ianthe Wright
Stylist Ianthe Wright presents her monthly edit of six new wardrobe pieces to enliven and endure. From scholarly caps to artwork you can wear, her far-reaching selections bring unexpected ideas to your closet.
1. Hauser & Wirth Boat Tote Bag
I have long been a fan of the preppy classic LL Bean boat-and-tote and this version by Hauser & Wirth does not disappoint. Picked this up on a visit to the Bruton arm of the gallery and have not stopped using it since. As happy carting it out and about as I am using it as a catch all for household detritus.
2. Acne Studios x Martin Laborde top
This fantastic print comes via a collaboration with Paris born, Portugal-based artist Martin Laborde. I envisage the vibrant chaotic imagery of the top paired with a louche tailored trouser as a calm counterpoint. Wear your ‘art on your sleeve and all that. Terrible puns aside you will wear this till it’s threadbare.
3. P. Le Moult Sailor Nightshirt
This delightful brand has a charming backstory; originally designed as the wardrobe for the world’s number one Butterfly collector Eugene Le Moult. The pyjama label was restarted as genderless ‘home-adventure-wear’ by Eugene’s great-granddaughter St Martins alumni Praline. I love the idea of pulling this nightshirt on over swimwear and jewellery with the aforementioned baseball cap and simple leather sandals in late summer. Then paired with a sweater tied around the waist and flat knee high leather boots for chillier climes. The less adventurous would do equally well with ribbed ankle socks and a pair of flat leather pumps.
4. Cherry x Dover St Market Carpenter Pant
I am a champion of a tart tomato red as a neutral and these great pants satiate that. The hardwearing cotton canvas trouser would look just as chic paired with a black merino sweater and square toed ballet flats as they would a simple tee and trainers. The contrast topstitching on this pair provide subtle interest, and the requisite hammer sling is as much use as a landline but cool points for authenticity.
5. Cos High Waisted Twill Tailored Trousers
Does anyone ever stop searing for the perfect black trouser? Not quite the existential query I’m proud to share, but one that occupies a lot of my brain space. These High Waisted Twill Tailored Trousers from Cos cover a lot of perfect wardrobe criteria; timeless and flattering and crucially machine washable! This chic workday trouser is great value for the tons of use they’ll see.
6. The Paris Review Baseball Cap
The esoteric literary journal has had a rebrand under new Editor Emily Stokes and the merch is as strong as the content. Forever on the hunt for a bad barnet cover up; this excellent baseball cap will become essential to your wardrobe and not just troublesome hair days.
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Ianthe Wright is fashion editor at Patter. A North London-based (and born) stylist and brand consultant, she has contributed to publications including AnOther.com and American Vogue and labels including Le Kilt and Subsun.
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