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SS18 With The White Company + WIW

Looks 1, my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company leather biker jacket, the white company silk long stripe scarf, the white company cotton raglan button t shirt, the white company wide leg pleat front trousers, the white company lace up leather trainers, the white company wool cashmere ballet wrap top, the white  company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede organiser tassel bag, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company button side jumper, the white company symons skinny jeans, the white company superga metallic canvas plimsolls

Leather Biker Jacket - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Silk Long Stripe Scarf - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Cotton Raglan Button T-Shirt - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Wide-Leg Pleat Front Trousers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Lace Up Leather Trainers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Wool-Cashmere Ballet Wrap Top - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Brompton Boyfriend Jeans - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Suede Organiser Tassel Bag - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Suede Ballet Flats - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Button Side Jumper - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Symons Skinny Jeans - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Superga Metallic Canvas Plimsolls - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Morning ladies & happy Sunday.  Today I'm choosing to ignore the fact it's still only February albeit  that we've passed the half way mark & instead I'm dreaming of sunshine & Spring.

One of my favourite brands, who always seem to hit the right note between timeless elegant fashion with a nod to the latest trends is The White Company.  So you can imagine my delight when they recently got in touch asking if I'd like to take a look at their latest collection for Spring & style a few of my favourite pieces.  Plus with an exclusive discount code of 10% off all full priced items both in store & online with code MIDLIFEFASHION10 until the 11th of March plus free delivery on orders over £50 it seems the perfect opportunity to take a peek!

If ever you were looking to completely start a fresh with your wardrobe & replace it with a chic understated capsule collection then you would never go wrong by choosing pieces from their range.  Like their home & interior collection everything is paired down classics that instead of relying on the latest trends stand out for their cut, quality & style.

So before I share with you the pieces I've picked out for this post to style I wanted to share my edit from their full Spring collection & show you how I'd style each piece.

Starting with a fab look with a real wardrobe 'must have' the biker jacket.  Personally I just love the idea of these wide legged trousers paired with leather trainers, a simple tee & stylish scarf.  Both this & the boyfriend jeans styled with an elegant cashmere wrap & ballet pumps are perfect laid back weekend looks.  Not to mention a simple loose fit cashmere knit styled with skinny jeans & metallic trainers.  As with everything the devil is in the detail & I love the side button detailing.

Looks 2, my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company cotton tassel stripe scarf, the white company silk shirt, the white company oxford sateen capri trousers, the white company superga metallic canvas plimsolls, the white company circle frill hem top, the white company relaxed cargo trousers, the white company leather everyday tote bag, the white company lace up leather trainers, the white company tencel linen blazer, the white company silk cotton layering jumper, the white company wide leg pleat front trousers, the white company lace up leather trainers

Cotton Tassel Stripe Scarf - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Silk Shirt - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Oxford Sateen Capri Trousers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Superga Metallic Canvas Plimsolls - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Circle Frill Hem Top - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Relaxed Cargo Trousers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Leather Everyday Tote Bag - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Lace Up Leather Trainers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Tencel Linen Blazer - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Silk-Cotton Layering Jumper - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Wide-Leg Pleat Front Trousers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Lace Up Leather Trainers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Now we probably all own a stripe top or two but how about a scarf?  This is definitely something missing from my wardrobe that would be perfect for tying a number of outfits together & would be ideal with this longline silk shirt & cigarette pants.  I actually have the silk shirt from last summer (see here) & it's a great piece for your wardrobe.  Ideal for dressing up or down & perfectly cut so it's not too fitted or loose.  

I know I keep going on about being a sucker for detailing but for me it's what makes a piece of clothing really stand out.  Such as the frill hem detailing to the loose fit top above or the cut of the linen jacket which would be ideal for casual weekend style as well as perfect for teaming with skinny jeans & heels for a night out.

Looks , my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company  cashmere ultimate pom pom shawl, the white company linen swing dress, the white company leather everyday tote bag, the white company superga metallic canvas plimsolls, the white company lace insert blouse, the white company suede organiser tassel bag, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company tencel linen blazer, the white company essential breton stripe t shirt, the white company oxford linen trousers, the white company lace up sparkle panel trainers

Casmere Ultimate Pom-Pom Shawl - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Linen Swing Dress - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Leather Everyday Tote Bag - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Superga Metallic Canvas Plimsolls - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Lace Insert Blouse - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Suede Organiser Tassel Bag - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Brompton Boyfriend Jeans - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Suede Ballet Flats - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Tencel Linen Blazer - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Essential Breton Stripe T-Shirt - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Oxford Linen Trousers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Lace Up Sparkle Panel Trainers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Now I don't think there's many ladies who will admit to having too many pretty white tops in their wardrobe & the lace insert detailing of the one above is perfect for a nod to the boho trend that resurfaces every summer.  Likewise the oversized cashmere pom pom edged scarf - team with a simple tee & jeans & you've got an easy, stylish go to look when you don't have time to think about what to wear.

Looks 4, my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company wool cotton coatigan, the white company ribbed cuff batwing jumper, the white company oxford linen trousers, the white company superga metallic canvas plimsolls, the white company short linton jacket, the white company essential breton stripe t shirt, the white company symons skinny jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company trench coat, the white company cotton v neck t shirt, the white company wide leg pleat front trousers, the white company suede ballet flats

Wool-Cotton Coatigan - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Ribbed Cuff Batwing Jumper - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Oxford Linen Trousers  - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Superga Metallic Canvas Plimsolls - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Short Linton Jacket - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Essential Breton Stripe T-Shirt - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Symons Skinny Jeans - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Suede Ballet Flats - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Trench Coat - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Cotton V Neck T-Shirt - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Wide-Leg Pleat Front Trousers - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Suede Ballet Flats - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10

Then of course there's the timeless trench perfect for those April showers & the stylish boucle jacket that will stand you in good stead for many a night out not to mention the classic breton top.  All wardrobe staples that you'll find yourself reaching for time & time again.

Hopefully my edit has given you a good taste as to exactly what The White Company has to offer this season & of course I did mention at the start of this post that I had been allowed to choose some pieces to style.  So what did I pick?  Well for me it had to be the timeless trench, the essential breton together with their boyfriend jeans & suede ballet pumps.  All pieces I know fit with my style & will help breathe new life into existing pieces.

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

In terms of sizing I've gone with my normal size for all the items & both in the clothing & shoes  I would definitely say they're all true to size.

The trench is just stunning.  Softer both in feel & fall to a classic trench, making it ideal if you're looking for something that can be dressed up or down.  As you can see from the below picture it has a fab elasticated waist to the back, making it super flattering & fitting no matter what your body shape.

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

Bretons I find can be a tricky item to order as some can be quite figure hugging & others if looser fit can occasionally be shapeless.  This one however, was exactly the fit I was looking for - a good length in both the body & sleeves & not too fitted to cling to your tummy or shapeless to add pounds. Nor to high at the neck to be unflattering either.

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

Like breton tops boyfriend jeans can also be a tricky business.  I personally don't want my jeans to be too baggy & shapeless so often order a size down in a boyfriend jean for a more straighter leg fit, which I personally find more flattering & ideal for pairing with a blazer or two.  Having looked at the online description I decided to take a risk & order my normal size of jean & I have to say the fit is perfect.  Not too high rise that the jeans feel mumsy (I would say they start approximately an inch below my belly button), they're definitely more of a straight leg, tailored fit, which is ideal if like me you  favour tailored classics, however if you'd prefer a looser more relaxed look then I'd simply advise sizing up a size.  Plus for all those white tops hanging in our wardrobes & yes I 'may' have already purchased a couple more for summer, this shade of denim is ideal, especially when teamed with sun kissed skin.  

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

I've accessorised the look with their suede ballet flats, as despite being a massive ballet pump fan I didn't own a pair is such a neutral colour.  Although just so they stay this colour I'll be spraying mine with some suede protector.

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

I've tried to unleash some Parisian chic for this look so I've finished the outfit off with my monogrammed basket & an injection of blue to add a little more colour & interest.

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

my midlife fashion, the white company, the white company trench coat, the white company brompton boyfriend jeans, the white company suede ballet flats, the white company essential breton top, hawes & curtis fedora felt hat, louis vuitton monogrammed scarf, initially london covent garden shopper basket

Fedora - Hawes & Curtis * - get 25% off with code HCFASHION
Trench - The White Company * - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Breton - The White Company * - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Belt - Gucci
Boyfriend Jeans - The White Company * - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Ballet Pumps - The White Company * - get 10% off with code MIDLIFEFASHION10
Basket - Initially London *

Needless to say I've only shown a fraction of the new Spring collection so if you're a fan of The White Company I'd highly recommend you take a peek at the full range here.  Don't forget there's 10% off all full priced items both in store & online with code MIDLIFEFASHION10 until the 11th of March plus free delivery on orders over £50 :-)

Enjoy your day ladies & if you get chance I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Why not enjoy some precious me time over a cup of tea & loose yourself in all the gorgeousness that is The White Company.  I'd love to hear what pieces are catching your eye & why in particular you love the brand.

As always I'll be back first thing in the morning.

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