What Would Kate Do: Capture Kate Middleton’s Style with N.Peal

Like countless other fashion lovers across the world, at N.Peal we are simply entranced by Kate Middleton’s signature style. The always immaculately-dressed Duchess of Cambridge always looks fabulous, whether she is dressed up for a royal engagement or a special occasion, or pottering around her peaceful Norfolk home with her family and dog, Lupo.

So desirable is Kate’s style, that the fashion blog What Would Kate Do? is dedicated to showcasing her very best looks, and helping the Duchess’ fans to ‘RepliKate’ her wardrobe with both the exact same pieces that Kate herself wears, close lookalikes, and pieces inspired by Kate’s own favourite looks. As her husband, Prince William is already known to be a long-time fan of N.Peal men’s cashmere, it would be no surprise to find a few key N.Peal pieces in Kate’s own wardrobe, so we asked What Would Kate Do? to style one of our key Spring Summer 2017 pieces in a way that is unmistakeably ‘Kate’.

Style it Kate with Our Breton Stripe Cashmere Sweater

Crafted from the finest 100% Mongolian cashmere, our Superfine Textured Stripe Cashmere Sweater in White Marl & Black is just the type of chic and cosy Breton striped sweater that Kate would wear on her off-duty days – when she’s out for a stroll with her husband and children, spending hours gardening in the grounds of her current home, Anmer Hall, or just enjoying some private time away from the cameras that are always eager to capture her latest outfit for us to RepliKate.

Christine, the editor of What Would Kate Do? styled our iconic Stripe Cashmere Sweater with a classic pair of blue jeans and eye-catching metallic sneakers to create a look that is oh-so-Kate, for a day of exploring a garden centre and tending to her chickens – just as Kate would, too! When she isn’t on a high-profile public engagement, the Duchess favours comfortable, understated pieces, pairing high street staples with luxury pieces such as cashmere sweaters for a touch of everyday sophistication. We think Christine has interpreted Kate’s famous style wonderfully, and showed just how versatile N.Peal women’s cashmere can be for absolutely any occasion.

More Pieces That Kate Would Love from N.Peal

As an expert in Kate’s sartorial style, and a frequent RepliKater herself, Christine also picked out some more pieces from the N.Peal collection that Kate herself would adore.

These included our gorgeous Horizontal Rib Cashmere Cardicape in Taupe, which is perfect for a cosy Sunday lunch with loved ones, as well as our Contrast Trim Cashmere Slippers in Oatmeal Brown & New Ivory White which are essential for lazy days around the home, or to wear on the aeroplane when travelling. Lastly, Christine also chose our beloved Cashmere Teddy Bear in New Ivory, which would make a delightful gift for little Princess Charlotte or Prince George.

Do you love to RepliKate the Duchess of Cambridge’s style? What would you choose from the N.Peal collection to dress like Kate, and which of her past looks have been your favourite?

Leave us a comment below, and we’d love to see how you interpret Kate’s style with N.Peal too, so share your outfit photos with us on Instagram. Tag @n_peal_1936 and @wwkd_official in your images, and don’t forget to use the hashtags #npeal and #replikate to ensure we see your looks.

Cabin Chic: What to Wear On an Aeroplane

Whether you’re travelling on business, or jetting off on holiday, style doesn’t begin when you arrive at your destination. Your outfit for the airport and aeroplane is very much part of your wardrobe too, as after all, it will be what you wear when you arrive. However when you have a long-haul flight ahead, feeling comfortable and cosy is just as important as looking chic (and crease-free) when you land – which can make choosing what to wear on a plane feel rather tricky!

Then there’s the inconvenience of going through security at the airport, which requires clothing that will allow you to pass through with ease. In the Spring Summer 2017 Men’s and Women’s cashmere collections at N.Peal, you’ll discover plenty of options for your aeroplane outfit that tick all of the boxes, and will keep you snug and stylish at every step of your journey.

Below are our favourite pieces to wear when travelling, although they are far too beautiful to be kept only for the cabin. What do you like to wear when you fly? Let us know by leaving us a comment below!

Pashmina Cashmere Shawl – in Mustard

Nobody likes those itchy, too-small blankets that are provided on long-haul flights. Wrap yourself in our gorgeous Pashmina Cashmere Shawl instead and snooze the flight away, surrounded in the luxury and warmth of our Mongolian cashmere! The large size makes it ideal for use as a shawl, a wrap or as a lightweight alternative to a jacket, so you have less to carry on-board. Your fellow passengers are sure to be envious.

Lounge Trousers – in Derby Grey & Silver Lurex

Belts are a no-no if you’d like to get through airport security quickly, plus they aren’t too comfortable when sitting in your seat for several hours – which makes our relaxed women’s Lounge Trousers with a drawstring waist the perfect choice for your travels. Crafted from a super-soft blend of our signature Mongolian cashmere with silk, and in a versatile shade of silvery Derby Grey, and with an eye-catching Lurex detail running down the side of the leg, they look as fabulous as they feel.

Hooded Zipped Cashmere Top – in Fumo Grey

Casual yet effortlessly cool, our men’s Hooded Zipped Cashmere Top is sure to become your go-to for travelling in style. Inspired by the sports luxe trend, this soft yet sharp-looking hoodie will keep you snug on the plane, and will look great with your favourite jeans or a crisp white shirt and trousers when you arrive too. Our cashmere hoodies are already proving to be a firm N.Peal customer favourite, so we’ve made them available in three more classic colours – Flint Grey, Derby Grey, and Selvedge.

Handknit Slouchy Cardicape – in Oyster

Who could possibly resist this stunning hooded cardicape, hand-knitted from a sumptuous blend of cotton and Mongolian cashmere! Generously oversized, with a chunky texture that’s fabulously soft to the touch, our head-turning Handknit Slouchy Cardicape in a feminine Oyster shade feels simply amazing to wear and is the ultimate cashmere piece to relax in for your flight. Layer it over our Cashmere Camisole to reach new heights of sophistication in more ways than one.

Fine Gauge Striped Crew Neck Sweater – in Navy & Fumo Grey

The temperature on aeroplanes can be unpredictable, so layers are essential. Our men’s Fine Gauge Striped Crew Neck Sweater in a timeless colour combination of Navy & Fumo Grey will be your ticket to travelling in comfort, with long sleeves and in a light, soft knit that will keep you cool from take-off until landing. A lightweight knitted sweater also makes a great alternative to a shirt when travelling, so you can head through the terminal and to your final destination, without worrying about crumples! If you love the colour scheme of our sweater here, take a look at our on-trend Navy & Mustard colourway for another must-have option.

We hope that you feel inspired by the choices from our cashmere collections, but we’d love to hear about your own favourite airport and travel outfits. Leave us a comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your cosiest N.Peal cashmere looks with us on Instagram when you jet off this summer! Tag us @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo.

What to Wear to This Summer’s Most Stylish Events

With prestigious events such as Royal Ascot, the Henley Royal Regatta, and ‘Glorious Goodwood’ fast approaching on the summer social calendar, naturally we’re already thinking about what to wear for these fashionable occasions – which is half of the fun of attending!

Dress codes can be both helpful and a hindrance when planning suitable attire for such glamorous summer events, so we’re taking a closer look at the style guides for these three occasions to help you choose a head-turning look. Completed by perfect finishing touches from the N.Peal Women’s accessories collection, you’ll create an ensemble to remember.

Royal Ascot – 20th-24th June 2017 (Ladies Day 22nd June)

Horse racing’s most prominent racing event may be better known to some people for its smart yet spectacular Ladies Day attire, as many female attendees at Royal Ascot revel in finding the most outrageous and awe-inspiring millinery to ensure that they stand out from the crowds in the Queen Anne, Village and Royal Enclosures! Hats and headpieces are required in these areas (headpieces must have a base that is approximately 4inches in diameter in the Royal Enclosure) so the emphasis is on making headwear the centrepiece of your look – so let your only limits be your imagination.

For the rest of your outfit, unlike some other sporting events full-length trouser suits and jumpsuits are permitted for women, so you can truly express your style however you feel comfortable. When considering what to wear to Royal Ascot, don’t forget stand-out shoes and a handbag too – why not take inspiration from last year’s attendee above and add one or two of our best-selling Raccoon Fur Pom Keyrings to your handbag to match your outfit?

Henley Royal Regatta – 28th June – 2nd July 2017

Now in its 178th year, the Henley Royal Regatta is firmly established as the most eminent rowing event in the world, attracting top rowers and keen spectators from across the globe to partake in its unparalleled tradition. That includes the famously strict dress code that is enforced for all ticket-holding Henley guests, although is firmly intended to encourage dressing to impress!

The fiercely rigid ladies dress code rules should however make it easier for you to determine what to wear to the Henley Royal Regatta, as only formal dresses and skirts below the knee are permitted, in a demure (i.e. non-revealing) style. You’re not required to wear headwear, but why not? Henley is one of the most exclusive and exciting British sporting events and you’ll be spending the day amongst extraordinarily fashionable people, so now is your chance to make a statement!

Qatar Goodwood Festival – 1st-5th August 2017

‘Glorious Goodwood’ is among the most elegant events in the annual horse racing calendar, with five days of races bringing people in their thousands to the magnificent Sussex countryside. However, the beautiful horses taking to the track at the Qatar Goodwood Festival can feel almost incidental beside the fabulous outfits that adorn the ladies in attendance; ‘informal elegance’ is the key phrase to describe the Goodwood dress code, although the emphasis is firmly on fun.

The key to dressing for Goodwood is to express yourself! If you’ll be spending the day in the Richmond Enclosure where the dress code is more defined, statement headwear is essential – expect to be surrounded by flamboyant fascinators and extravagant hats. For the rest of your outfit, anything that you would wear to a summer wedding is appropriate, although be sure to let your headwear do the talking. Don’t forget your N.Peal Pashmina Cashmere Shawl in Oyster, an incredibly versatile yet feminine and understated colour, crafted from our finest Mongolian cashmere keep your shoulders warm as the day begins to cool.

What will you be wearing to the most stylish events of the summer? Leave us a comment below to let us know, and if you are accessorising with N.Peal, be sure to share your look with us on Instagram! Tag us @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo, and don’t forget to read about the best summer events in London that we’re looking forward to attending too.

Winning the Sports Luxe Trend with N.Peal Cashmere

One of our favourite trends for summer 2017, sports luxe style certainly isn’t just for the gym. In fact, the very essence of the sports luxe trend is that it is much too sophisticated to be worn on the treadmill – think cashmere lounge trousers and soft knitted hooded sweaters, just like those you’ll find in the exquisite N.Peal Spring Summer 2017 collection.

We’ve taken inspiration from the sports luxe looks of the catwalk, and translated them into easy to wear, yet perfectly polished cashmere pieces that you can wear all summer and beyond into the cooler seasons. From weekend brunches to breezy holiday evenings, you’ll soon find that our casual Mongolian cashmere styles are fabulously versatile, and they score highly with the must-have sports luxe trend too. Here are just some of our favourite pieces from our collections of Women’s and Men’s cashmere – showcased in our stunning video above – to help your summer wardrobe go the distance!

Men’s Milano Cashmere Jacket – in Fumo Grey

With an unmistakably sporty silhouette, yet beautifully elegant details and in a timeless shade of Fumo Grey, the Milano Cashmere Jacket is a wonderful addition to our men’s cashmere jackets collection. With jeans and a Dual Tone Polo Shirt, it’s a refined daytime look, or with suit trousers and a crisp white shirt with a grandad collar, it completes a quirky yet effortlessly cool evening look. Already proving a favourite with N.Peal customers, we’ve also made this jacket available in Navy Blue.

Women’s Pyjama Bottoms – in Black & Oyster

 

 

 

Don’t be mistaken by the name of our elegant cashmere trousers – they are far too delightful to be worn to bed! Crafted from a gorgeous blend of 70% cashmere and 30% silk, our Pyjama Bottoms are a delightful new style with leg-lengthening contrast side piping that gives a nod to the sports luxe trend too. The straight leg cut looks great with simple heels and a light blouse, or can be dressed down for cooler daytimes with clean white sneakers and a Superfine Textured Stripe Cashmere Sweater in White Marl & Black.

Men’s Hooded Zipped Cashmere Top – in Selvedge

Every man’s wardrobe needs a cosy hoodie, and our Hooded Zipped Cashmere Top in Selvedge, a cool and classic shade of denim blue, ticks all of the casualwear boxes. A sumptuous interpretation of a sportswear staple, this soft hooded cashmere cardigan is ideal for throwing on over a T-shirt and jeans whilst travelling, layering underneath a denim or leather jacket, and of course, cooling down at the gym or after sports. And as you’ll soon find that just one of these men’s cashmere hoodies is not enough, it is available in three more colours, Flint Grey, Derby Grey and Fumo Grey.

Women’s Raglan Cashmere Sweater with Lurex – in New Ivory & Bronze

Taking cues from the athletic details of baseball jerseys, and then combining with plenty of N.Peal’s signature glamour, we’ve created our fabulous Raglan Cashmere Sweater with Lurex. Subtle sparkle to the shoulders and cuffs, side splits and a flattering neckline ensures that this piece is fabulously feminine, whilst the sports-inspired Bronze stripes add interest, and in a soft shade of New Ivory this elegant sweater will never go out of style. During the summer months, wear with slim-fitted jeans or linen trousers, and then when the weather begins to cool, wear underneath a Fur Placket Milano Gilet to perfect transitional dressing.

Which N.Peal cashmere pieces will you be adding to your wardrobe this season to capture the sports luxe trend? Leave us a comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your N.Peal cashmere sports luxe looks with us on Instagram! Tag us @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo.

4 Lightweight Cashmere Pieces for Every Woman’s Summer Wardrobe

The exquisite luxury of N.Peal cashmere is not just for the colder months! Our stunning Spring Summer 2017 Women’s cashmere collection has been specially created to be worn in the warmer weather, with light and versatile cashmere pieces that will take you all the way through the season – from the cooler spring mornings, to breezy midsummer evenings, and everything in between.

Whilst it is delightfully cosy during autumn and winter, the natural properties of cashmere balance out rising temperatures throughout the day and keep you cool and comfortable, making it the perfect choice of fabric for our often whimsical British weather. In our Superfine and Lightweight Gauzy cashmere ranges, you’ll discover feather-weight cashmere sweaters, and fine cashmere kaftans and tops in our signature Mongolian cashmere, yet a lighter knit to take you through the seasons. Below are just four of our favourite pieces that will soon become your summer wardrobe essentials.

Superfine Lace Detail Cashmere Kaftan – in Big Pink

A stand-out piece in our new women’s cashmere collection, our Superfine Lace Detail Cashmere Kaftan in Big Pink can’t fail to get you noticed – yet it’s also a wonderfully easy to wear piece. The longer length of our kaftan is flattering and feminine, yet the deep V-neck and side splits add an accent of glamour, and the subtle stripes add an intriguing and fashionable touch. With sandals and a wide-brimmed hat, it’s the perfect outfit for a day by the beach, or with heeled sandals and a statement necklace, plus a slip underneath, it can take you through to evening dinner. Also available in Black, our cashmere kaftan is a must-have piece for your summer holiday.

Off Shoulder Crew Cashmere Sweater – in Rich Brown

A fashionable addition to our collection of cashmere for women, the Off Shoulder Crew Cashmere Sweater taps into the must-have ‘cold shoulder’ trend, and is the perfect piece for springtime layering. Crafted from 100% Mongolian cashmere, yet in our new lightweight, super-soft knit, the timeless colour of this sweater will look as elegant paired with crisp white linen trousers as tucked into a boldly patterned pencil skirt for a summer night look. You’re sure to adore this eye-catching style, so we’ve created it in Navy Blue too!

Superfine Printed Cashmere Shell Top – in Leopard Print

We recently showcased the most modern ways to wear leopard print with N.Peal cashmere here on the Journal, and we couldn’t resist including our Superfine Printed Cashmere Shell Top in Leopard Print – a fabulous and eye-catching, yet wonderfully wearable piece that you’ll never run out of ways to style! Our Superfine Printed Cashmere Shell Tops, available in many more colours including bold Seafoam Green and soft Oyster, are the ideal base pieces for summer layering and have already proved to be N.Peal customer favourites.

Superfine Cropped Cashmere Cardigan – in Seafoam Green

No summer wardrobe is complete without an elegant cardigan, and our bestselling Superfine Cropped Cashmere Cardigan in a cheerful Seafoam Green shade ticks all of the boxes. The slim fit, cropped length and lightweight knit make it a great partner to summer dresses and skirts, can be worn as a more casual alternative to a jacket, or even buttoned up as a chic top on those inevitable cooler days. So delightful are our Superfine Cropped Cashmere Cardigans that we’ve made them in seven colours, including vibrant Big Pink and deep Prussian Blue – you’ll want to own them all.

Which pieces from our women’s Superfine and Lightweight Gauzy collections will you be adding to your summer wardrobes, and how will you style them? Leave us a comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your seasonal N.Peal cashmere looks with us on Instagram! Tag us @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo.

5 Events in London You Can’t Miss This Summer

Summer in London really is something special. Every corner of the city comes alive with festivals, carnivals, parties and sporting and music events that bring visitors from all across the world, yet we are lucky enough to have right on our doorsteps.

To make the most of London’s very best summer events, you need to begin planning months in advance – and at N.Peal, we have already started filling our calendars with the dates of the top 2017 events in London to make sure we don’t miss out! Here are just five London events that are set to be the hottest tickets of the summer. Which ones will you be adding to your own diary?

Taste of London – 14th-18th June, Regent’s Park

Eating alfresco is one of the most wonderful things to do in London in summer, and at the annual Taste of London restaurant festival at Regent’s Park, you can tuck in to treats from over 40 exclusive eateries including familiar names such as Ember Yard, The Cinnamon Club, Vanilla Black, and Roka, plus many more that are soon to be! Also not to be missed are live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, Champagne, whiskey and craft beer tasting masterclasses, and over 200 artisanal food, drink and homeware brands to sample or take home. For the ultimate experience, spoil yourself with a VIP ticket and enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier on arrival, plus access to the VIP Lounge & Garden.

British Summer Time – 30th June – 9th July, Hyde Park

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Actually consisting of six separate events, the British Summer Time music festival series presents stellar line-ups of legendary artists – we would love to attend them all! The headliners of this year’s events are The Killers, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Phil Collins, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – who are joined on their evening by no other than Stevie Nicks as support. We still can’t choose which one we will be attending just yet, but better hurry, as tickets are selling fast. The music goes on late into the night, so don’t forget your favourite Pashmina Cashmere Shawl or Hooded Zipped Cashmere Top to keep off the evening chills as you groove the night away.

Wimbledon – 3rd-16th July, Wimbledon

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It simply wouldn’t be summer in London without a trip to Wimbledon, and we will be joining tennis fans from all over the world to watch the finest players slam it out in The Championships. We’ll certainly miss the opportunity to watch Serena Williams defend her Women’s Singles and Doubles title whilst she enjoys her maternity leave, but whoever we are lucky enough to see on the court, you can guarantee we’ll be tucking into a bowlful of strawberries and cream! If you’re snapping up tickets for Wimbledon, look smart yet stay cool courtside in the Dual Tone Polo T Shirt from our Men’s Spring Summer 2017 cashmere collection, or for women, look chic and relaxed in the Superfine Textured Stripe Cashmere Sweater that’s light enough for warmer summer days.

Lovebox – 14th-15th July, Victoria Park

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Founded by international DJs Groove Armada, the fabulous two-day Lovebox music festival celebrates the very best of British and international live music talent across an entire spectrum of genres – this year’s headliners are the enigmatic singer Frank Ocean and electronic dance dup Chase & Status, and other big names include Jamie XX, Jess Glynne, Annie Mac and Solange. Alongside the outstanding musicians, at Lovebox you’ll also see plenty of intriguing performance art, dance, and much more that you may not expect!

Notting Hill Carnival – 27th-28th August, Notting Hill

As the biggest street festival in Europe, the Notting Hill Carnival is a must for party lovers – but it is also a wildly fun event for families with children too. Taking over the streets of West London over the August bank holiday weekend, the colourful costumes and floats are a sight to behold and there are always great bands providing the soundtrack to the proceedings too. More details on this year’s event are yet to come, but if you’re planning to attend, you will need a bold look from N.Peal to complement the day – from our Women’s Spring Summer 2017 cashmere collection, our Superfine Lace Detail Cashmere Kaftan in Big Pink is the perfect easy outfit that won’t get in the way of your dancing!

Which other 2017 summer events in London are you looking forward to enjoying this year? Leave us a comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your N.Peal cashmere looks for summer’s events with us on Instagram! Tag us @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo.

Modern Ways to Wear Leopard Print

Timelessly stylish, yet effortlessly eye-catching, few prints have endured the ebb and flow of seasonal trends as successfully as leopard print. No ladies’ wardrobe is complete without one or two choice pieces in this classic, yet bold print, and we are thrilled to re-introduce leopard print to N.Peal as part of our delightful Spring Summer 2017 Women’s cashmere collection.

What we adore about leopard print is its versatility; from sleek office wear to glamorous evening attire, leopard print can be incorporated into any type of outfit, and used as a ‘neutral’ to complement virtually every colour imaginable.

Design houses such as Dior and Dolce & Gabbana return to leopard print time and time again in their collections, and the only limits in how to wear leopard print are your imagination! Below, we’ll share our favourite contemporary ways to style the pattern, which truly never goes out of style.

Make your stripes come to life

The Parisian style staple, Breton stripes with leopard print could well already be regarded as a classic combination – and these two prints are one of the easiest ways to wear the ‘mixed prints’ trend that fashion bloggers and celebrities currently so adore.

Our Superfine Textured Stripe Cashmere Sweater, seen in our Spring Summer ’17 video above, makes the perfect partner to our Superfine Leopard Print Cashmere Jacket; or alternatively, drape our gorgeous Striped Cashmere Cape with Pockets over the Superfine Leopard Print Long Sleeve Cashmere Top to allow the stripes to dominate the look.

Complement a colour block

In our previous post on the N.Peal Journal, we took a look at the colour blocking trend, which just so happens to be the perfect partner to leopard print. Whether you prefer to pair pastels together, or take a brighter approach with blocks of contemporary colour, a leopard print accessory such as our best-selling Leopard Print Cashmere Scarf makes a sophisticated finishing touch without taking away any of the attention from your colour blocking look.

Layers of leopard print

Twinsets will always be evocative of vintage Coco Chanel, but layers of matching leopard print have made a return to fashion – and for our Spring Summer 2017 Women’s Collection Video Lookbook, we paired our Leopard Print Cashmere Shell Top with our standout Superfine Leopard Print Cashmere Jacket, because you can simply never have too much of a good thing.

If you’re hesitant to wear two pieces of leopard print together, complete the look with your favourite blue jeans to keep it casual. Or if you dare, wear them with a pencil skirt in bright pink or turquoise blue for a head-turning look that any chic city girl would be proud of.

What are your favourite ways to wear leopard print this season? Do you prefer a classic look, or will you be trying a more contemporary style? However you like to wear your leopard print cashmere pieces from N.Peal, we would love to see your looks. Upload a snap of your outfit to Instagram and tag us @n_peal_1936, using the hashtag #npeal in your caption to ensure we see your photo.

Colour Pop: Colour Blocking with N.Peal Cashmere

The longer days and brighter sunshine of spring always has us naturally reaching for the brighter pieces in our wardrobe – and with the colour blocking trend, we never run out of bold new ways to wear our favourite pieces!

The Spring Summer 2017 Women’s cashmere collection from N.Peal is blooming with bright, zesty shades and pretty pastels that are perfect to pair together, to create stylish colour blocking looks that will take you through the seasons.

But what is colour blocking? It’s simply the art of composing an outfit using solid blocks of colour, whether those are contrasting yet complementary shades from opposite sides of the colour wheel, colours that are adjacent to one other on the colour wheel (‘analogous’ colours), or different shades of the same colour. Colour blocking is an easy, versatile and fun trend that anyone can try – and our new cashmere collection for women is sure to make you feel inspired!

Go bold with contrasting cashmere shades

The most daring way to wear the colour blocking trend is to wear shades that are complementary to one another – such as a bright pink with a vibrant teal, or sunny yellow with striking violet. On the colour wheel, the two colours opposite one another are complementary.

One of the most stunning pieces from our new collection, the Handknit Chunky Cable Cashmere Sweater in Big Pink, would be guaranteed to turn heads when paired with a skirt, trousers, or handbag in a shade of green with yellow tones, such as chartreuse. Or layer our V Neck Cashmere Cardigan in Mustard from our Classic cashmere collection over the Superfine Cashmere Shell Top in Seafoam Green for an easy, yet simply sophisticated weekend look.

Create an eye-catching look with analogous colours
Analogous colours are those that sit adjacent to one another on the colour wheel, such as fiery red and burnt orange, and turquoise and forest green. Wearing blocks of these shades together creates a coherent look that is still beautifully striking.

From our Spring Summer 2017 collection of cashmere for women, our Pashmina Cashmere Stole in Selvedge makes a perfect partner to the Round Neck Cashmere T-Shirt in Cornflower. Or when those warmer spring days turn to cooler nights, team the Superfine Lace Detail Cashmere Kaftan in Big Pink with a Superfine Cropped Cashmere Cardigan in Prussian Blue for a feminine yet effortlessly fabulous look.

Style softly with blocks of pastel hues

The muted, soft tones of pastels makes them so easy to wear together. Whether you’re drawn to shades of baby pink, lemon yellow, powder blue or lavender, pastels are always a winning combination for colour blocking, and simply perfect for springtime.

Our head-turning Multi Stripe Cashmere Sweater incorporates several pastel shades, making it one of the most versatile pieces from our new collection! Wear it with slim fitted linen trousers in a mint green hue, and a Pashmina Cashmere Stole in Dusty Pink for relaxed spring style, or on warmer days take inspiration from the sunshine with a buttercup yellow skirt and rose pink sandals.

For yet more inspiration on how to colour block in N.Peal this spring, take a look at our video below which showcases pieces from our timeless Women’s Classics collection – which looks chic in every season.

How to Wear Your Favourite Pashmina All Summer Long

Exquisitely soft, sumptuous and oh-so-stylish, our bestselling 100% Mongolian cashmere pashminas are a delight to wear during the winter months to keep the chills from your neck, and to layer over your cosiest cashmere sweaters. However, when the weather turns warmer, there’s no need to put your much-loved pashminas back in the wardrobe, as there are plenty of timeless and elegant ways to wear a pashmina throughout the summer months too.

Below we’ll share our favourite ways to wear our N.Peal pashminas throughout spring and summer, and showcase some of the stunning pieces from our cashmere women’s pashminas collection. After all, a pashmina is only truly a pashmina when it is crafted from 100% cashmere – and at N.Peal, we wouldn’t make ours from anything else.

1. Style as a headscarf

Keep your cool during the warmer weather by wearing your brightest pashmina as a vintage-inspired headscarf – and there are several ways to tie it. Try one of the following simple styles with a boldly coloured Pashmina Cashmere Stole in Big Pink or Seafoam Green to instantly add a dash of colour to your favourite summer outfits.
• Pin your hair into a bun at the crown of your head, and place the middle of your unfolded pashmina at the nape of your neck. Bring the ends of your pashmina to the middle of your forehead, tie a knot, and then tie the long ends into a large bow for a dramatic and eye-catching look.
• As above, tie the ends of your pashmina in the middle of your forehead, but instead of tying the ends into a bow, twist them around one another into a tight spiral and then tuck the loose ends under the scarf by your ear, leaving the ‘spiral’ on show.
• Tie your pashmina around your head and tie a double knot at the front of your forehead. Open out the ends of your pashmina widthways, and tuck them in at the back of your head so that your hair is completely covered by the fabric.

You’re sure to find many more beautiful ways to wear your pashmina as a headscarf, but why not add a colourful brooch to your pashmina to keep it in place and add a touch of sparkle?

2. Wrap up at the beach

Whether at home or abroad, on the beach this summer your lightweight winter scarf easily becomes a glamorous beach sarong, all with a cleverly placed knot or two. Drape your pashmina around your waist and knot at the hip, leaving the ends long to style it as a skirt, or wrap your pashmina around your back, cross the ends over your chest, and then tie behind your neck for an easy alternative to a vest. Our generously sized, signature Pashmina Cashmere Shawl in Mustard is the perfect sunny shade for the beach, and would complement many of your favourite swimsuit colours too.

3. Wear as a classic cover-up

Draping a bold pashmina in a fashionable pattern, such as our Leopard Print Cashmere Scarf, over your bare shoulders is an effortlessly chic summer look that will never go out of style. However there are several fabulous ways to tie your pashmina as an alternative to a light summer jacket or cardigan.
• Tie the ends of your pashmina at the middle of your chest to keep it securely in place in the summer breeze.
• Put on your pashmina as though you were wearing it as a scarf, but bring the ends under your armpits and knot them in the middle of your back to create a shawl. Unfold the fabric over your shoulders and upper arms so that they are covered.
• Place your pashmina around your neck and let the ends hang loose, at equal lengths, in front of your body. Put on a thin belt around your waist and over the scarf to cinch it in. For extra coverage when the day begins to cool, unfold your pashmina so that it covers your shoulders and upper arms.

4. Try an artistic knot

If you like to wear your pashmina as a light scarf, why not try a new way of knotting it? You could twist the length of your pashmina before knotting it around your neck, or create a ‘chain link’ effect by tying several knots along the loose ends of your pashmina, around 2-3 inches apart. Tying your scarf into a classic bow also adds a fun touch to an everyday, casual look. Our Layered Colour Block Scarves in cheerful Pink and cool Blue are the perfect pashminas to try out your most creative styles.

5. Stay warm on the aeroplane

If a summer getaway is in your diary, don’t forget to pack your pashmina in your carry-on bag to stay cosy during the flight. As well as being a comfortable wrap to keep you warm in the airport and on the plane, our exquisite Pashmina Cashmere Shawls will be so much more pleasant than the blankets provided by the airline, and you’ll soon be snuggling up in your seat to snooze the flight away! In a classic Fumo Grey shade, your pashmina will take you from cabin to cabana with ease.

What is your favourite way to wear your beloved cashmere pashmina during the summer months? We’d love for you to share your tips on how to wear a pashmina in the warmer weather, and be sure to discover our beautiful new pashmina styles in our selection of cashmere Accessories, that perfectly complements our Spring Summer 2017 women’s cashmere collection.

Christmas in London: 5 Winter Events to Add to Your Diary

Christmastime in London is simply magical, as every corner of the capital is lit up with the twinkle of festive lights, and wonderful winter events pop up around the city that offer endless opportunities to get into the seasonal spirit!

With so many Christmas events in London to choose from, at N.Peal we thought we’d share our favourites so you can start planning your most fabulous festive season. Add these events to your December diary now to enjoy Christmas in London in style.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

London Hyde Park has once again been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with festive activities and entertainment galore including ice skating, a Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippo’s Christmas Circus, The Nutcracker on Ice and London’s largest German-style Christmas market! There’s so much to see at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland that you’ll want to spend the whole day – so wrap up in your favourite N.Peal cashmere poncho or sweater to stay cosy while you get into the festive spirit with your dearest loved ones. The Winter Wonderland is open until 2nd January 2017, so there is lots of time for you to visit.

Christmas Market at the Tate Modern

Christmas has arrived on the doorstep of London’s iconic modern art gallery, within a village of pretty wooden chalets in which you can discover an array of Christmas gift ideas, including beautifully handcrafted toys, Christmas tree decorations, accessories and so much more. At the Christmas Market at the Tate Modern there is also plenty of delicious festive food to tuck into that will fuel your Christmas shopping, plus warming mulled wine, Christmas music, and a traditional Victorian carousel for younger visitors – and of course, those that are still young at heart! You can visit the Tate Modern Christmas Market every day until 24th December 2016.

Classic Carols at the Royal Albert Hall

It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without the exquisite sound of traditional Christmas carol performances, and there is no place more delightful to hear them than at the Royal Albert Hall. On Tuesday 20th December, join host Alan Titchmarsh for Classic Carols at Royal Albert Hall, as performed by the Royal Philharmonic Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Whether you join in with the songs or simply listen and observe, it will be an uplifting and heart-warming Christmas evening out that you’ll remember long into the New Year.

Skate at Somerset House

In the courtyard at Somerset House, one of London’s most fashionable addresses, you can find a breathtakingly beautiful ice rink that even the most amateur skaters can’t resist trying out! Until 15th January 2017, you can enjoy Skate at Somerset House where you can take to the rink by day, and be treated to live DJ’s by night, plus delectable rink-side food and drinks are on offer to keep the excitement going. Don’t forget your N.Peal Fur Bobble Cable Cashmere Hat and Cable Cashmere Gloves to stay warm while you glide along in style!

Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival and Christmas Market

The largest arts centre in the UK, the Southbank Centre is celebrating Christmas with a host of festive events as part of its 2016 Winter Festival – so whether you would like to hear Handel’s Messiah performed by candlelight by the Mozart Festival Orchestra, explore a Christmas food market, or sip winter cider with friends at the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge, there are plenty of activities to choose from. What a wonderful way to take a break from all of that Christmas shopping!

At N.Peal you will find so many wonderful Christmas gift ideas for men and women in our Christmas Gift Guide, and to make your N.Peal Christmas gifts even more delightful to give, we offer complimentary gift wrapping by request on every one of our orders. That means that your chosen festive surprise will arrive ready to be placed under the tree, and make someone’s Christmas even more special.

Which other Christmas events in London are you planning to attend this year? Wherever you’re heading, we would love to see your N.Peal cashmere and fur looks. Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram at @n_peal_1936, and use the hashtag #npeal to share with us your cosiest winter outfits.