Spring/summer 2014: the inside track

An edit from our CEO Jane Shepherdson on the season ahead Investing in a few items each season will breathe new life into your wardrobe. Read on to see our chief executive Jane Shepherdson’s picks for an instant SS14 update.

Verity backpack in silver

The leather backpack has gained momentum. It’s easy to wear and gives any smart outfit an edge. The silver is fabulous. This is a shiny happy rucksack with a slight hint of tech. Silver goes with everything too. It’s neutral and totally gorgeous.

Raspberry knit

This is amazing ribbed cashmere – I like that it’s longer at the back, so clever. It looks very chic with Bermuda shorts – an outfit that, let’s face it, works really well for most climates even in the summer. The sugar almond colour makes it almost irresistible.

The all-in-one

The all-in-one is the contemporary way of dressing up for an event or evening out. It feels newer than a dress. The culotte shape we had in the show is great, or the bandeau shape is more dressed up. It’s an easy outfit and a staple this season. 

Daisy foil skirt

This is a standout for the season. It’s instantly desirable- everybody loves it. The fabric hangs beautifully and the new silhouette forces you to think about what you wear with it. I actually think it would look beautiful with a sweatshirt, dressed down and more casual.

Holly Velcro Sandals

These are like a glamorous version of the hiking sandal but are actually very flattering because the chunkiness makes your ankle look very slim. It’s a variation on from the pool slide shape and looks so modern and cool.