Capsule Holiday Wardrobe: Belle Modelle’s Guide to Short Break Fashion
BM, the new capsule clothing collection by British fashion label Belle Modelle, offers the perfect what-to-pack solution for a short break. Combining stylish wardrobe essentials with shots of colour, day-to-night holiday highlights include:
The Gemini Breton Stripe
A daytime go-to, Belle Modelle’s nautical Gemini Stripe is available in five colour ways – classic navy on white and black, grey, red and khaki. Featuring just the right amount of stretch to skim, not cling, this long-sleeve top is finished with a raw edge neon stitch and features three small signature neon stars across the rear neckline (£24.95).
Bellatrix fine-knit layer
The short sleeve Bellatrix Boxy Knit Jumper comes in a gorgeous tangerine orange, sunshine yellow, or black and wears well on its own, or as a fine knit layer to add a touch of warmth in the evenings or on colder days. (£38.95)If you prefer a more sporty look they are also available in grey with a lilac and neon yellow sleeve stripe or lilac with a green and neon yellow sleeve stripe. (£39.95).
The ideal way to amp in colour or simply re-style a look, Belle Modelle’s spring collection features gorgeous colourful scarves. These versatile scarves can be worn as a neck scarf, a headband or even used as a bag strap. Measuring 70 x 70 cm, the satin-soft colourful scarves are available in a vibrant Emerald and Pink Peacock design; a Blue and Black Animal Print; a Multi Colour Feather and Spot design, and a Pink Printed pattern (£12.95).
For a longer line look, the stylishly sustainable Chara Bamboo Scarves are available in two bright bold prints (£18.95). Evening luxe is guaranteed with the Golden Leopard Silk Scarf (£29.95); while the cotton Bella Aztec Fringe Scarf is the ultimate pool-side or warming wrap available in turquoise, hot pink and neon yellow (£16.95).
Harem Ioana Trouser
The Ioana Harem Trousers are a super flattering, comfortable and lightweight holiday staple that never crease. With a drapey silhouette, a drawstring waist and side pockets, this cuffed trouser can be paired with daytime pumps for a laid-back look or carried into the evening with a heel or sandal. Available in black, navy, grey and khaki (£21.95).
Another appealing holiday option are the Camille Palazzo Trousers. A wide smocking elasticated waistband ensures they are oh-so comfortable and the drapey fabric makes them flattering too. They look great worn with the Breton style Gemini Stripe or a white tee with casual pumps or sandals. Available in grey, black and navy (£24.95).
Estelle Metallic Pleated Maxi Skirt
A proper spring stand-out is Belle Modelle’s latest addition – the vibrant electric blue and stunning silver Estelle metallic pleated maxi skirts. These dance worthy skirts come with an eye-catching shimmer and a comfy stretch waistband in a metallic rainbow coloured stripe. Flattering on all figure sizes and with those essential side pockets, this long-line skirt is lined, machine washable and crease-resistant. It is currently available in two sizes: 1 (12/16) and 2 (18/22), with size 0 (8/10) coming soon (£29.95).
Day to night wrist candy
Decorated with stars and lightning bolts in diamante stones, Belle Modelle’s Stella Cuffs provide the perfect day to night wrist candy. Just £20 and available in two sizes, their soft faux suede back and twist and lock clasp mean they’re comfortable to wear and easy to take off and on too.
For more information and to shop: belle-modelle.co.uk