Trend alert! Artisan style
Delicate embroidery, expert craftsmanship and dreamy fabrics - we're coveting artisanal chic for summer. Here are 20 items to add to your (handwoven) basket.
This floaty embroidered dress by Greek artisan label Moutaki is made for summer strolls. Pair with a woven tote or hat for added artisan chic. It’s available from Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking.
This sumptuous silk kimono by Camilla is luxury boho style at its best. Designed to flutter in the summer breeze, it’s ideal for throwing over a swimsuit by the pool. A classic investment piece from The Gate Boutique, Guildford.
A basket bag is an easy-peasy way to nail the artisan trend and we love subtle gold, silver, and bronze natural colours on this handwoven, bucket-shaped number by Zen Ethic. Available from lifestyle boutique, Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking.
Summer wardrobe favourite? The handwoven Bnita dress is a strong contender. Flattering, versatile (throw over a swimsuit by day or a slip for dinner) and totally gorgeous. From Courtyard Boutique, Guildford.
£136.50 down from £195
The Dundee scarf by fun and feminine Spanish label Vilagallo is beautiful, soft and vibrant in 100% silk – and a must for your summer wardrobe. It’s available at Catwalk Boutique in Godalming.
A wonderful statement necklace with purply and grey tones which would look amazing over a simple dress maxi dress. It’s handmade by Beatrice and available at Courtyard Boutique, Guildford.
£95.90 down from £137
Remember these? Scrunchies are having a renaissance and these silky, embellished ones, from Free People, are just the ticket. Style with a low bun for a low-key look.
This cool cotton kaftan is simple and stylish, and super easy to throw on over your swimsuit. It’s from Surrey accessories boutique, Tarelle. It also comes in pink and blue, but we love the cool white with red tassels and trim.
How wonderful is this? Rising star British designer Alice Archer is known for her artisanal print and embroidery techniques and luckily for us, she’s just created an affordable range with Anthropologie. This is basically an English country garden in duvet set form.
Over the rainbow
We love this pretty rainbow link bracelet from Surrey online accessories boutique Tarelle. And it’s a steal, too, at just £12.
Go short or go home! The flower embroidered, shoulder flounces and plunging give this cute mustard Sundress number a cute boho vibe. Dress up with strappy sandals, or down with chunky white trainers. Available from The Gate, Guildford.
This cute pouch comes from French label Zen Ethic. The prints are designed in Paris and manufactured in India using natural or recycled materials, and authentic craftmanship. It’s available in two sizes at Two Ducks lifestyle boutique in St John’s, Woking.
£12.99 small, £14.95 large
This pretty floral Suncoo blouse from Godalming boutique Catwalk brings a little Seventies artisan romance to your wardrobe. Team with a floaty skirt and strappy sandals for maximum effect.
Oxfordshire-based brand Thread Tales ticks off tradition, luxury and responsibility with its handwoven scarves that use age-old techniques by artisans in Nepal and Myanmar. This subtly striped blue linen version is the perfect evening cover up.
Add to basket
Up your storage style game with these woven seagrass nesting baskets, from Oliver Bonas. We’ll be filling ours with old glossies or indoor plants.
Throwing on a decent hat instantly elevates an outfit and the bright design on this classic panama shape is a real talking point. It’s handwoven, hand-painted and comes in 15 fun designs. Available from Nadia C.
For pieces that ooze craftsmanship anything from M.A.B.E is a no brainer. The delicate buttons and embroidery give this ecru blouse a luxe feel, plus added style points for the shoulder ruffles and collar.
White trainers are a summer essential and we’ll be upgrading ours to this stunning embroidered pair from Anthropologie. Muddy loves.
Take my place
Pretty up your placemats with a set of these easy-clean, 100% organic mats from luxe Winchester-based department store The Hambledon. They come with a nifty matching basket for storage too.
Kaftans aren’t just for the beach, you know. This beautiful linen-blend embroidered number will be your chicest sartorial choice this summer. Mango have pulled it out the bag with this one and it’s currently on sale. Result.
£89.99 reduced from £99.99