Style Guile Smile – A little bit of Cos and little bit of Reiss goes a long way!

I haven’t done a “Style Guile Smile” post for a while but after a personal shopping day yesterday there were lots of things I came across which made me smile.

First off, this Cos ribbed angora jumper (£55) is just lovely. The colour is so vibrant and sunny.  It really lifts those darker winter colours such as black, grey or navy. With a white shirt layered under it, it will look stunning.

Secondly, for anyone looking for a textured/printed trouser this season, these Cos Jacquard trousers £69 could be just the thing.

The fact that the colour mix (navy and black) is not too much of a contrast makes them really flattering – and less scary for anyone who is just dipping their toe into the printed trouser water. I really like the fact that they will go with both navy and black. Versatility at its best!

In all honesty, this Cos leather cuff knit dress (£89) looks slightly scary here but in real life it is much more accessible. It taps into the leather trend in a way which is not too full on. 

In this picture a polo neck has been layered underneath the dress, which in fact has a round neck. When on, it hangs really nicely and the movement in the skirt is great for anyone who has slightly curvier hips and thighs.   A stand alone piece, it doesn’t require much in the way of accessories although you could add one of this season’s statement collars and a shoe boot or chunky heeld ankle boot. A smile probably wouldn’t go a miss either!

Finally this Reiss bowling bag in prune (£120) is just divine! Of course the picture on the site barely shows the bag but I couldn’t wait to go held of the PR shots and the link will take you to a better picture.

It very much reminds me of a Tory Burch bag I lusted after in the summer – but which was prohibitively expensive. At £120 this bag is a good price for Reiss – still a lot I know, but good for Reiss. The shape is uber trendy for this season but irrespective of that it has style longevity and the colour is hugely versatile. Yep, that one is on my Christmas list!

Hope that everyone is having a good week so far.



  1. Anonymous
    October 2, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Hi Beth, Love your blog – have been following it for quite some time now!I also love Cos – too bad it doesn't ship to my part of the world. I thought that the Reiss bag was a bit pricey for what it was, i.e. PU and not leather. I do love the style, though, so I'll look for a similar version in leather. Best, Eleni

    • Anonymous
      October 3, 2012 / 3:18 am

      Love love love the bag ! (it's a bit more than 120 on the site though…or was that in euros…)

  2. Thea
    October 3, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    I do like that sweater :-)Perhaps with grey trousers and a pretty fine wool scarf…?I'm going to look up my nearest branch of Cos!

    • StyleGuile
      October 8, 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Hi Thea – definitely. Yellow and grey are a great combination aren't they? Hope you find a Cos nearby. Beth

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