TULLAMORE-based designer Carolyn Donnelly has released her latest spring collection – The Edit – available at Dunnes Stores now.
The Edit consists of layers for practical year-round dressing in typical Donnelly hews of black, white, ecru, grey and navy, with the addition of blush pink, tomato red and sky blue.
Easy throw-on unstructured coats are given an update in vibrant sky blue or rich navy. A cosy boiled wool throw-on coat-style in oatmeal or navy is ideal for pairing with work clothes, or worn with jeans and a sweater.
Standout pieces of the collection include a statement coat in a textured bubble cloth, and a new reversible lightweight coat in memory nylon that switches from silver grey to navy and light camel to black.
There are lots of wool knits in lighter weights in soft blues, navy, oatmeal and navy and cotton-mix Aran stitch polos in blue and navy.
Colour punches of tomato red in super t-shaped tops and a zip-fronted a-line skirt work in an ultra-modern way, teamed with the soft blush pink or sky blue.
New looks include a red poppy print in a dress and top and a long silk scarf and a striking black and white marble print in easy to wear top and dress jersey separates.
Trousers for the early part of the season are smart, simple tailored styles in black or light grey, but the collection also includes some more relaxed washed cotton weekend styles in navy and grey, and in combat and chino styles for later in the season.
There are lots of well-priced tops and t-shirts in Donnelly’s favourite neutral tones. One of the standout new pieces has a silk stretch front and jersey back and sleeves.
Shoes for early spring are on trend off-white leather lace-up trainers, which also come in metallic silver.