Good day everyone, I hope you’re all doing swimmingly and you’re excited for the weekend ahead.
I thought today I'd do a little focus piece on Saturday by Megan Ellaby, my new clothing line which is naturally my most proud of achievements! I am SO thrilled with how it's all gone and how much you guys are loving it! It fills my heart with joy every time I see one of you rocking my designs, it's honestly one of the most surreal feelings ever.
So with that and with a short while since I last spoke about it I thought it would be nice to share with you three ways in which I have styled the three remaining Saturday styles. The Rainbow Stripe has sadly sold out along with the very popular Pink Star Arm, which is coming back in February so do stay tuned or sign up to our newsletter for more information on exact dates and timings etc if you’re one of the many people who are desperate to get your hands on it!
First up a little background on the three styles within this post.
We have Pop Of Colour which is back for the third time having already sold out twice! Absolutely crazy news but I am not overly surprised to be honest as it’s such a great classic and versatile piece with that ever so slight touch of fun with the handwritten, rainbow Pop Of Colour embroidery to the breast. As is with all the knitwear it is 100% merino wool so incredibly soft and snuggly and a piece that will stand the test of time should you care for it correctly. We then have the Well Good Knit which, you guessed is WELL GOOD! A gorgeous high neck knit in a delicious burnt orange shade with the very British saying, well good embroidered on the front. It’s a phrase that is extremely prevalent within my vocabulary and I know the vocabulary of many of you too. It’s a fun, tongue in cheek piece but a piece that is really, super easy to wear due to it’s gorgeous neutral shade.
And finally the Oh So knit, the boldest of the bunch in a gorgeous cobalt blue shade with raspberry intarsia slogan on the front and the back.
I really wanted a front and back panel slogan as I just think this is really fun and a little bit different to the norm- it was important for me to get this just right so we ensured the most technical of methods was used to ensure the finish was as neat and as perfect as possible. This is such a fun colour to work into your wardrobe and I’m really enjoying styling it up with various different pieces and seeing how you guys are rocking it too. It’s a colour that works so beautifully with all skin tones and hair colours and a piece that can really transform both casual and dressier get-ups as you'll see throughout this post.
Now Pop Of Colour was a fave amongst you lot and I can totally understand why, it’s versatile and a bit of a classic with it’s navy shade. This one is particularly easy to style and to be honest would work with every single one of the looks featured within this post; However I tend to rock this one with a simple pair of light wash denim jeans. It’s my go-to for lazy days at home with the pups, or days when I’m knee deep in my to-do list! Most of my outerwear works wonders with this piece and of course I had to add a little bit of interest with a wool bucket hat, an accessory I’m still getting to grips with but an accessory I love nonetheless
Here I’m rocking the Pop Of Colour knit with a pair of yellow snake print flares that I picked up whilst in New York in August from Urban Outfitters. They’re such a fabulous pair of jeans with a seriously strong silhouette that works to elongate to the max! The yellow shade compliments the yellow within the rainbow embroidery but I of course had to add a further pop of colour with a rainbow snake belt and my chunky Gucci boots with their divine red laces. A faux fur bomber in the same navy shade works wonders too to add further interest to the look.
And finally, a snow appropriate get up featuring a heck load of red. Red has long been a favourite colour of mine to wear and it’s a colour I can’t help but go OTT with as you can see from this look with the fluffy Topshop coat and Weekday jeans combination. Throwing in yet more rainbow to compliment the handwritten Pop Of Colour embroidery with this Warehouse scarf which was a gorgeous Christmas gift from my best friend Lennie. Matching socks is of course something I’m all about and when paired with my fave trainers it’s the perfect finishing touch to this rather layered winter look.
Now we have the Well Good knit, as I said it’s a super versatile little baby and I find I’m reaching for it so much throughout these colder months.
Firstly I’m rocking it in a rather tonal fashion; Tone-on-tone styling is a big one for SS19 and something I find rather easy to do with items I already have hiding in my wardrobe. The Well Good knit combined with an old pair of rather fabulous contrast stitch jeans by Topshop in the same hue really work to elongate the body and draw the eye down to a pair of totally awesome Gucci Boots (a firm favourite footwear choice for me right now) The look is completed with my #number1 coat option, a piece that as i've discussed before, threw me off a little bit when I first picked it up, but a coat that I’m reaching for on most days as it now makes me feel great!
Next is a rather casual look and one you can often find me wearing at the weekend for long dog walks in the park. The beauty of merino wool is that it keeps you warm when you’re cold and cool when you’re warm, a very clever material indeed. As it’s bloody freezing right now it’s been the perfect base layer to my layered looks, as you can clearly see here as I’ve gone HAM on the layers with a grey menswear hoodie and my beloved Miu Miu varsity jacket that I bagged in the January sales back in early 2018. Paired back with jeans and a beanie and a good ole pair of walking boots by Acne Studios and the Well Good knit has been transformed into the most casual of pieces.
Typically, here we have a little 1960's inspired number using the high neck knit to the fullest. I've layered it underneath yet another piece of knitwear and then thrown a teddy coat over the top.
This is my go-to look for styling both the Well Good and Pop Of Colour knits, it just feels right y'know!? The knits tuck seamlessly into little mini skirts such as this leather number by Ganni and of course my absolute FAVOURITE knee boots that I bagged on The Outnet by Joseph!
I've also very accidentally styled up another tonal look (whoops) If it aint broke and all that hey?
Now it’s the turn of the Oh So knit a fabulous flash of colour amongst my wardrobe and a piece I really bloody love to style up. As I said the Saturday knits make the perfect layering pieces as they’re rather slim line in shape fitting seamlessly underneath a very old pink suede shacket by ASOS. I love how this looks when combined together and I think it gives a whole new world of styling opportunities when looked at this way. Topping of the ever so interesting silhouettes within this look with a pair of floral jeans that I picked up in New York last August from Urban Outfitters and of course finishing off the look with my go-to ASOS platforms (blue eye shadow and BIG hair optional…)
You know I always like to share how versatile a piece can be by showing dressier looks amongst casual amongst smart casual looks and thats exactly what I had in mine for the first drop of Saturday knits- it was important that they could be transitioned seamlessly from day to night and from winter to spring.
So with that here we have the Oh So dressed down for a casual day of running errands. Whilst all the knits look awesome with simple jeans in both black and blue, they also work so well (particularly the Oh So) with printed jeans and trousers to create a really fun and unique look. When combined with straightforward pieces such as a black borg coat and black cat eye sunglasses it quickly becomes a really wearable and cool look.
And finally for Oh So we have one of my favourite looks ever! The Oh So knit teamed with a delicious raspberry corduroy two-piece suit that perfectly compliments the slogan within the knit.
Who says you can't wear knitwear for evening wear hey? I personally think the textures make for a really fun and individual outfit, I rocked this for a date night with George and it proved to be the perfect look for keeping me warm and for making me feel just wonderful!
Whether this is a look you’d rock to the office or a look you’d rock on the dance floor like me, it’s a no brainer when the colours work together so beautifully. I’ve thrown in a matchy-matchy pair of old satin boots by Office, cause why the hello not, I am ALL ABOUT those matching vibes, and of course my favourite secondhand handbag by Dior.
I really hope you enjoyed taking a look into how I've been styling my Saturday knits over the past couple of weeks, it was really fun to set myself a challenge and I'm really thrilled with how this post turned out! I truly hope it's given you some inspiration for your own statement knitwear whether they're Saturday or not and I hope that if you've been contemplating purchasing one of your own that it's spurred you on to do so now!
There are some really exciting things coming up for Saturday including the second drop of the pink star arm, new knitwear designs, some fun T-shirts and hopefully some other goodies throughout spring once we have finalised the fit perfectly! It's a much more detailed and slower process than I ever imagined so I'm still getting to grips with lead times etc so that explains the slower pace than I originally thought. But alas it's SO MUCH FUN and I'm loving every minute of the design and development process and I can't wait for you to see what we've been working on very soon!
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