On the Run – Trying out a little bit of Hush

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.



  1. Julie Wilkinson
    May 15, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    I only stumbled across your blog a week ago (via the DM article) but I'm finding it really inspiring and I'm now looking at clothes in a whole new light which is very refreshing.Thank you!

    • StyleGuile
      May 16, 2012 / 6:31 pm

      Ah, thank you, that's made my day! Especially as I am sitting here with a hot water bottle against my face because I now have an infection where my wisdom tooth was taken out. Boo!

    • Julie Wilkinson
      May 16, 2012 / 8:58 pm

      That sucks! Hope you get better soon.

  2. Sue Wilty
    May 15, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    I am same as Julie above and have enjoyed your blog too! Loving the look of your new hush trews!!

    • StyleGuile
      May 16, 2012 / 6:32 pm

      Hi Sue – you too have made my day. So pleased that you like the blog. Thank you!

  3. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    Another new reader here. Your ensemble looks lovely and comfortable today. Also love your nail varnish! What brand and colour is it please. Brenda

    • StyleGuile
      May 16, 2012 / 6:40 pm

      Hello Brenda – thank you so much for dropping by. The nail varnish is from Primark, costs about £2.50 and is called "Palma Violet" 85. Given the colour I wonder whether it should be "parma" violet as per the sweets, rather than Palma as in the place?! With two coats it lasts for ages. There are lots of lovely other colours too.

  4. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Just to echo a lot of other posts – I also discovered the blog a few days ago via a Boden link. I love your outfits and your posts are helping me think about the (shedloads) of clothes that I have already and how to put them together, rather than always looking at new things to buy! Thank you!! Sobia

  5. Anonymous
    May 17, 2012 / 6:42 am

    On a tangent… I recently visited Parma in Italy famous for Parma violets , Parma ham and Parmagianno . We didn, t see a single violet, pig or cow !

  6. Becca
    May 17, 2012 / 7:30 am

    Hi Beth I'm new to your blog too having found it via Boden Community, as a mum of two I find them really informative, fun and full of great tips. Thank you

  7. Kate
    May 17, 2012 / 7:35 am

    Still loving your blog Beth – always lots of inspiration. Can I ask you what size you have in the Hush bottoms and whether you think they run true to 'typical' sizing or bigger as they are a relaxed fit? Many thanks, Kate D

    • Becca
      May 17, 2012 / 4:20 pm

      Ooh yes I'd like to know that as well please Beth.

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