From oatmeal tone jumpers to office-friendly winter work tops, there’s something for everyone in this fashion round up. Better still, it’s all from independent brands.
If your diary is bursting with plans and you’re left with the ever-present conundrum of wandering what to wear, we understand. When it comes time for you daily evening scroll through the internet for your next fashion moment and nothing seems to jump out at you, we get this, too.
Looking for under-the-radar labels most people wouldn’t have in their wishlists? We have just the selection. Better still, you’ll be supporting small, indie brands while you’re at it.
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Below, you’ll find Mustard Monday’s detachable collars (perfect for elevating your favourite sweatshirt), Emily and Fin’s office-friendly winter blouses and Paisie’s oatmeal knitted polo jumper which will keep you warm when chilly evenings are on the agenda…
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Paisie Knitted Polo Jumper
We love a polo jumper for the winter wardrobe! This relaxed fit, oatmeal knit features a polo neckline, ribbed trimming and dropped shoulder seams for comfort. Pair this with wide-leg trousers for an off-duty look.
Shop Paisie knitted polo jumper, £59
Emily and Fin Penny Autumn Blossoms Top
The Penny is the perfect long sleeved top to see you from desk to dinner through the cooler months. Featuring a ruffle collar and cuffs, this blouse will stand out from the rest.
Shop Emily and Fin Penny autumn blossoms top, £65
IndigoWares Organic Cotton Piano Blouse
Oversized sleeves have been everywhere lately, from the runways of this season’s Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton shows to the arms of Zendaya on the Euphoria red carpet. And indie fashion label IndigoWares is ready to ease you into the trend with its block-printed organic cotton V-neck blouse – available at an exclusive Stylist price.
Made from organic cotton, what’s special about every piece is that it’s hand-dyed in indigo – a slower, more methodical process than the usual chemical dyeing. Even better? The artisans use a distinctive dabu block printing technique to give this top its statement dot and stripe design.
Shop Indigowares Organic Cotton Piano Blouse at The Drop, £75
Cece Finery Afrochic Summer Shorts
If the runways of Gucci, Givenchy, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton are anything to go by, loose-fit shorts are huge for summer. Offering up a more affordable take, British-based fashion label Cece Finery’s handmade Didi shorts – available at an exclusive price only on The Drop – in five statement prints are the comfy yet stylish version we’ll be wearing to the park, to our favourite rooftop bar and on holiday.
The elasticated waist makes them particularly comfy for plane trips and easy to pull over a one-piece swimsuit after a day at the beach club. Your favourite summer dress just took a backseat…
Shop Cece Finery Afrochic Summer Shorts at The Drop, £42.95
Lolly & Kiks Ruffled African Print Headband
Whether it’s the dainty pieces seen on Chanel’s latest catwalk or on top of social media star Emma Chamberlain’s head at this year’s Met Gala, we’re all about a headband to instantly elevate your look, whether it’s for the weekend or a wedding. And London-based accessories brand Lolly and Kiks has just the piece for the job.
Made from 100% cotton and featuring a pretty ruffle design, each piece is sewn to order – regardless which one of the 13 African wax print options you choose, yours will be totally unique. Keep it classic with the monochrome spotty design, wear the lime green and black print for those days you’re feeling loud or the more subtle black and red circle design for low-key looks.
Shop Lolly & Kiks Ruffled African Print Headband at The Drop, £19
Tayla Tayla Liberty Print Floral Hair Bow Barrette
Preppy chic – as Blair Waldorf’s hair accessory collection proves – is a style that never gets old, as demonstrated by TikTok’s trending ‘old money aesthetic’ videos. The key to recreating the look in a more understated way? Tayla Tayla’s Liberty print hair bow barrettes.
Handmade in the lifestyle label’s London HQ with a handy barrette fastening that makes tousled ponytails and half-up styles a breeze, the hardest part will be choosing which of the five prints will suit your summer Ganni dresses best. Is it bad to say all of them?
Shop Tayla Tayla Liberty Print Floral Hair Bow Barrette at The Drop, £16
Lauren Kate Design Co. The Susie Skirt
Our love affair with gingham in summer is a given, but when it’s paired with a design as comfy as the Susie skirt from Welsh-based fashion label Lauren Kate Designs, there’s even more reason to fall head over heels for the print.
Made to order using a breathable blend of 35% cotton and 65% polyester, the pleasure is in the details: a frilled hem, stretchy waistband and a flattering fit. Pair with an oversized T-shirt for a casual everyday look, use it as a cover-up on the beach or style it out with a cute puff-sleeve top for dinner – this skirt does it all.
Shop Lauren Kate Design Co. The Susie Skirt at The Drop, £40
Nooki Design Montana Wide Leg Trousers
Not only are slouchy trousers a current favourite of Kaia Gerber, Jennifer Lopez and Bella Hadid, but they also made an appearance on this season’s Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton runways, showing that this is a trend that’s going nowhere. This is why we’re investing in Nooki’s Montana trousers – especially with £15 off exclusive to The Drop.
Made from eco-friendly soft Tencel lyocell denim, which transforms wood pulp into cellulose fibres, these are a classic piece that you soon won’t be able to live without, whether they’re for an impromptu drink with friends or to wear to the office. Pair with your favourite loose-fit white T-shirt or ribbed racer-back vest and sandals and you’ve got yourself an effortlessly chic outfit.
Shop Nooki Design Montana Wide Leg Trousers at The Drop, £70
Betsy & Floss Leather and Raffia Bucket Bag
With summer edging closer, we’re preparing to make some much needed wardrobe changes. You might have the checked Ganni dresses covered, but when it comes to bags that look as appropriate in the office as they do on a day trip to the beach, British label Betsy & Floss has the perfect raffia-textured cylindrical option, exclusive to The Drop.
Like a grown-up, more sophisticated version of the oversized straw basket bags that were all over fashion Instagram last year, this chic bucket bag – available in three leather trims – is the perfect addition to your poplin midi dress or linen maxi skirt. Just as at home in Byron Bay as it is in Milan, it’s the ideal bag for those with boho-leaning style.
Shop Betsy & Floss Leather and Raffia Bucket Bag at The Drop, £65
Mustard Monday Cotton Midi Print Skirt with Pockets
As seen in Gucci and Louis Vuitton’s latest runway shows, the trans-seasonal midi skirt is coming out in full force. Available in three exclusive prints, Mustard Monday’s version will take you from office chat to post-work drinks, awarding you plenty of style points while remaining incredibly comfy thanks to the elasticated back and roomy pockets.
Made from 100% lightweight cotton, manifest summer serotonin levels with a citrusy Amalfi lemon print, or if you veer on the side of wild botanicals, opt for the colour-splash floral option or keep it chic with monochrome polka dots.
Pair with a boyfriend-style shirt and chunky loafers during the week, then a denim jacket and box-fresh white trainers for a more casual weekend look.
Shop Mustard Monday Cotton Midi Print Skirt with Pockets at The Drop, £58
Emma Warren wildflower embroidered T-shirt
It’s a given that when the sun graces us with its presence, we shrug off our coats, pull on a T-shirt and dash outside to soak it up immediately. Why not go a step further and embrace all nature has to offer with a hand-embroidered botanical version, like Emma Warren’s intricate flower doodle designs?
Made from 100% organic cotton and embroidered in her Gloucestershire studio, the T-shirts come in two designs: a vivacious bunch of flowers and an outdoorsy combo of wildflowers and bees. All that’s left to do is to pick your favourite, apply some SPF and get ready to bask in that glorious warmth…
Shop Emma Warren wildflower embroidered T-Shirt at The Drop, £26.50
Jack & Freda stone and shell bead bracelets
If you’ve been following the rise and rise of Y2K fashion, you’ll already know that colourful beaded bracelets are back and big news for summer.
According to Jack & Freda designer and founder Kylie Dunn, retro jewellery is best reimagined with a luxe twist. That’s why her unique take on the playful beaded bracelets is made from all-natural stone and shells, mother of pearl and colourful polymer clay.
Available in an array of vivid shades with rainbow beads interspersed along the length of the bracelet, we’ll be combining them with our existing gold wrist stack for a summery multi-coloured display.
Shop Jack & Freda stone and shell bead bracelets at The Drop, £21
My Doris light patterned scarf
If you want to tell us it’s spring without telling us it’s spring, all you need to do is swap your chunky knitted scarf for one of My Doris’ lightweight, cotton-blend scarves.
Available in three variations, the pastel pinstripes are adorned with printed stars, strawberries or ice creams, complete with contrasting trim and frayed edges for a lived-in, boho vibe.
Shop My Doris light patterned scarf at The Drop, £39.99
Say It With Songs interactive scan and play large camo shopper
There are some tunes that immediately put you in a motivated mindset. Take the three song titles printed on Say It With Songs’ Rockstar camouflage shopper bags: Born To Be Wild, Go Your Own Way and Material Girl.
They’re instantly mood-boosting, but you don’t have to rely on the song’s title to get you in the zone – thanks to the totes’ interactive scan and play element, all you have to do is scan the bags’ QR code with your phone to instantly cue up the song in question. Whether you need to psych yourself up while heading to the gym or just want to improve your food while carrying groceries home, these bags are sartorial seratonin.
Shop Say It With Songs interactive scan and play large camo shopper at The Drop, £34.99
Paisie striped sweatshirt
Miranda Priestly will be happy – florals have been replaced by stripes as this year’s most wearable spring trend, if the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, JW Anderson and Balmain are anything to go by. And if runway-ready loungewear was a thing, Paisie’s striped sweatshirt would fit the bill. Available in six colours – including vibrant cobalt and subtle blush pink – it’s the lowkey way to embrace spring’s buzziest print.
Whether you’ll be wearing it IRL, French-tucked into the front of straight-leg jeans with an oversized blazer, or reserving it for at-home use and pairing with pyjamas, it’s the exact amount of put-togetherness we’re craving right now.
Shop Paisie striped sweatshirt at The Drop, £38
Esa Evans chakra ring
Celebrate the imminent arrival of spring by adding a subtle pop of colour to your ring stack with Esa Evan’s chakra rings, with a special price available only on The Drop.
Team with a riot of other coloured gemstones or layer with more minimalist pieces – the adjustable style allows you to wear it on any part of any finger, and also makes it an ideal present for the jewellery fans in your life as you don’t need to guess their ring size.
Shop Esa Evans chakra ring at The Drop, £16
Scream Pretty starburst ring
Dip a finger into the celestial jewellery trend (as championed by the likes of Chanel) with our favourite offering of the moment, Scream Pretty’s starburst ring.
Available in either 18-carat gold plate or silver rhodium and embellished with glistening cubic zirconia crystals, you’ll be hard-pressed not to keep staring at it all day – its adjustable size means that you can wear it on any finger, plus it makes an ideal gift for all the other jewellery fans in your life as you don’t have to stress about surreptitiously finding out their ring size. We know what all our friends will be getting for their birthdays this year…
Shop Scream Pretty starburst ring at The Drop, £25
Florence London signature initial bangle
Simple, sleek bangles in precious metals are a design classic: just look at the enduring popularity of Cartier’s iconic Love bracelet. This colour-block take on the timeless trend comes courtesy of British jewellery label Florence London, with £10 off exclusively on The Drop.
Start with a bracelet base of 18 carat gold, rose gold or silver, add a glossy strip of colour (choose between red, black, grey, cream, turquoise and pink) and top with a chic initial.
If your friend/sister/cousin has a big birthday coming up, or you’re so organised that you’re already thinking about Mother’s Day, you know what to do…
Shop Florence London signature initial bangle at The Drop, £75
Paisie contrast stripe sweatshirt
Though trends may come and go, one thing is definite – striped jumpers never go out of style. We’re very much enjoying Paisie’s relaxed-fit version with a mix of colourful stripes that channel the classic French Breton with a modern day twist. And with 20% off, why wouldn’t you want in?
Available in four colours, the cotton polyester mix sweatshirt is all about the details. From the micro-striped sleeves to the ribbed cuffs, hems and neckline, you’ll feel 756% more stylish whether you team it with joggers while lounging around the house or tuck it into a pleated leather midi-skirt topped with your favourite coat. Emily In Paris, eat your heart out…
Shop Paisie contrast stripe sweatshirt at The Drop, £35
Mustard Monday Cotton Detachable Collar
We love a simple, affordable fashion buy that ticks off two key trends at once. Cottagecore shows no sign of abating this season and neither do oversized collars, making this accessory the perfect purchase. Handmade in the brand’s London studio, these vintage-inspired collars have a subtle ruffled edge with a tie-front. Choose from three options – classic white, leafy peaches or a retro home print.
Shop Mustard Monday cotton detachable collar at The Drop, £17
House Of Alice Initial White Tee
Launched by fashion buyer Alice Thornton during 2020’s lockdown, House Of Alice is a dedicated sustainable T-shirt brand that uses 100% organic cotton and a small batch process with limited quantities that ensures zero wastage. With a special price available exclusively at The Drop by Stylist, choose from three colours for your initial – lilac, aqua and red – which is entwined by a trio of daisies.
Shop House Of Alice initial white tee at The Drop, £30
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