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Change the colour, change the style

Have you got a Kettlewell top that you love and that you know works well for you, but you're reluctant to take the plunge of ordering it in another colour or two in case they aren't quite as good as the original?

Having the same top in a variety of colours might not feel wildly exciting, but actually it can give you much greater wardrobe flexibility and keep your outfits feeling fresh. If you've ever had the experience of trying to make the same old faithful do double (or triple) duty and it just looks and feels a bit boring and stagnant, then adding in a variation in colour of the same top might be just what you need. Mixing up your colour choices will get rid of that feeling and bring the joy back to your favourite top two or three times over (depending on how many colours you order!).

A top that works well as a light neutral for a formal office environment can also look timelessly chic in a bright for more casual outfits - whether that's dress down Friday at the office or a weekend lunch out. Or try it in a colour to match your bottom half for a different look with the same great fit.

Shown here the Kettlewell Silky V neck in Ice Blue, True Red and Periwinkle.

I have decided that tunics are officially a wardrobe essential for 2016 after seeing the versatility of the Bailey tunic in action. Whether it's super casual with jersey trousers or dialled up to maximum glamour with leather leggings for evening, the Bailey tunic is the holy grail party season top - as comfortable as pyjamas, but smart enough for an evening out, and long enough to disguise any slight over-indulgence at the buffet!

Lounging Around - Bailey Tunic in Charcoal, Jersey trousers in Charcoal and Merino Infinity Scarf in Sapphire.

Lunch out - Bailey Tunic in Mallard worn with Florence Infinity Scarf in Acid Yellow

Evening Glamour - Bailey Tunic in Deep Claret

Jackie Worrall on Feb 09, 2017 2:29 PM

I too have the twist top, the V neck and lots of the scoops in lots of colours, so much so that I am getting bored. Just had an emails talking about that very pretty 'clover' shade, but such limited styles! Two wraps but not a single top! What's that all about? Never really got along with the cascade wraps anyway...too short in the back rise and only fit to wear with a vest top in summer.

I do hope the new range will be better with something stylish to replace the twist top and the faux wrap top

jo @ Kettlewell Colours on Oct 22, 2016 12:33 PM

Hi Sue, we do fairly regular capsule wardrobe posts, but I don't think we've ever done one without any skirts or dresses - a great idea for us to post on, thank you!

Kettlewell Colours on Oct 17, 2016 9:25 AM

Una- if you look at our Shop the Look section on the website, you will see Autumn suggestions for this outfit - truffle is the matched top and trousers for Autumns although there are other non-matching suggestions too.

GD on Oct 11, 2016 9:17 AM

Hi there would be great if you could put up an autumn/ winter capsule wardrobe for all the seasons.. would find this so helpful

Una on Oct 09, 2016 9:06 PM

What is the Autumn equivalent of the charcoal grey outfit of tunic and wide trousers that is being advertised a lot on the site? Don't see any, and like the look very much - lounging around I think in one through colour. Don't want anymore chocolate trousers and orange tops!!!!

Jayne smith on Oct 08, 2016 2:25 PM

I have a few tops that really work well for me that i would gladly order in lots of colours if they were done in all colours. The V neck tops and scoop necks are so good but do not come in the new colours. I would love them in Fg, Pecan, Savannah, Tree top etc . Also I love the Faux tops but again limited colours. A couple of seasons ago i bought the twist top in lots of colours as it suited me so much . I think this should be every year one.

Maureen Glover on Oct 08, 2016 8:58 AM

Love the idea of favourite top in other colours and the ideas of outfits for different occasions.

Sue on Oct 08, 2016 8:13 AM

Great idea. How would you put a basic capsule wardrobe using the Kettlewell range? Personally I don't use the skirts as the length doesn't work for me.