I was really excited to be asked by hush clothing if I would like to select a few pieces from their range to try out. Largely because no-one has ever asked me before but also because a few of my friends have tried their pj’s and really liked them.
Hush is run by a busy Mum – I don’t really know why I used the word “busy” as I don’t think that there is such a thing as a “non-busy” Mum – or a “non – busy” any kind of female at all really, for that matter.
The brand specialises in loungewear, nightwear and there is also a section on footwear, accessories and summerwear which includes dresses, tops and beach coverups – all of which have a very laid back, relaxed feel about them. Think of Victoria Beckham or the Herve Leger bandage dress – now think of the exact opposite and that would be about right.
I have to say that my loungewear is dire – I am not sure that it even qualifies as loungewear – more like some indescribably awful old tracksuit bottoms that I resort to at the end of the day together with a pink fleece which has a hole in it where a spark from a fire landed on it. Someone once told me it looked like a cigarette burn. Classy!
I chose four items from the collection, two of which I am wearing today. Firstly I chose the sloppy sweatshirt, at £30, which you can see here I liked the look of this because it was so different to what I would normally wear (other than my pink dishcloth jumper). Short and wide I liked the relaxed feel of it, together with the pale blue colour. It has quite a low scooped neck and being fair of skin (OK, pasty) I put my Jigsaw breton top underneath it.
I also chose the fold over trousers, at £45, which you can see here These trousers are truly lovely. Putting them on felt like coming home and I have to say I wasn’t expecting that. It was a bit like when I wore the Kristen Topshop jeans. Sadly I think that it’s something about the high (and therefore supportive) waistband!
What I really like about them is that they are comfortable enough to wear around the house but smart enough to be seen out in. I can imagine wearing them on the boating holiday we are going on with some friends in the summer – I am talking barge here, not yacht – swapping the sweatshirt for a leather jacket and going to the pub for dinner, where the stretchy fabric will accommodate my scampi and chips. Yes, I am seeing the potential of these even more.
I also think that they would be great for new Mums who are just coming out of that pj stage (at about 6 weeks in my case) but who aren’t quite yet ready for the stiffness of (some) jeans together with their waistbands, zips and buttons, especially if the Mums have have had a c-section.
Alternatively I suppose that they could be worn when doing some exercise – yoga or pilates may be – after all that’s probably what they were desiged for. On the other hand…
So, here is my outfit laid out – breton top, converse, hush bottoms and sweatshirt. Excellent – my holiday packing started already. Doubt that there will be room for much more anyway.
In the spirit of transparency I can tell you that these pieces haven’t been gifted to me and I would happily pay for them, particularly the fold over trousers.