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How can it be that we are at the end of February already? Well in fact by the time that you read this, it will be the beginning of March. How crazy is that? But it should hopefully mean that we can, at last, cast aside a layer or two and start to enjoy some clothing that isn’t designed to be worn in the arctic….which is where Baukjen in the Spring comes in!
I’ve chosen a lovely couple of pieces from Baukjen as part of my February collaboration with them. And first of all, I’m really excited to bring you the Estelle Top (£69) which I am wearing above – and which you can see in the image below.
The Estelle top is made from Baukjen’s premium jersey, meaning that looks like a top, whilst having the feel of a blouse. More than anything I love the volume in the Bishop sleeves. Not only are sleeves a huge (yet easily accessible) trend this season but these sleeves, in particular, have a fabulous narrowing effect on the waist. It’s an optical illusion but one that I am super happy to run with!
Not only that but if you take a look on the Baukjen site, it’s possible to see, by reference to the handy key that they use, that this top is ethically made and that it has travelled a low mileage.
So many of the Baukjen tops have that incredible skill of feeling as though you’re wearing something “everyday” whilst actually looking way more stylish. You can check out their tops HERE
I’m wearing the top with their wren skinny jeans (£99) (also shown below) which I am a huge fan of. Their composition of 95.4% cotton and 4.6% elastane makes them both really soft and stretchy. Combine those two things with a high rise and you’re on to a winner. As well as their skinny jeans, I also have the Baukjen boyfriend jeans (£99) which have just the right amount of “slouch” to make them work.
The other piece that I chose for this month’s collaboration is the Indi Dress (£149) which I fell for the moment I saw it. It was the colours and the drape of the crepe that got me! I am also a sucker for a shirt dress with an open Nehru collar as it lengthens the neck. The added bonus of a drawstring waist means that it can be as fitted, or as loose, as you choose.
The Indi Dress is such a great one for styling for a wedding, or with trainers (see below), with a blazer and heels or simply here with sequinned espadrilles. Again the bishop sleeves are a lovely touch and it too is ethically made and has a low mileage to it. The fact that it is digitally printed, means that less water is used in its production.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Baukjen for a while now, in a variety of capacities, and they truly are a brand with soul. Based in a converted postal sorting office in North London, everyone works closely together from the designers, to the PR team and Baukjen herself, to produce great quality clothing. If you haven’t checked them out yet, do pop over to their site and if there’s anything that catches your eye, don’t forget to get 20% off with the code BG20SS.
Now, let’s just hope that spring is on its way!