One of the best spring collections on our high street, comes from Hobbs specifically from NW3 and you don’t have to live in Hampstead, the NW3 postcode, to wear it. In fact, I think this collection is more Chalk Farm, as it’s a little bit quirky. Ever since NW3 launched, they have consistently produced well designed, fun and interesting clothes and accessories. These are some of the great pieces out this season.

My favourite jacket this summer is the NW3 Keats jacket  a quilted jacket in soft chambray. Think Barbara Good of the seventies comedy, The Good Life, I can just imagine her, wearing it with a flared mid length cord skirt or some stonewash denim dungarees and with her trademark headscarf and wellies of course! But you could wear it with skinny or high-rise flared jeans in indigo, or neutral chinos. The NW3 Sophia Dress, could be straight from the 1960’s, it has 3 tiers with a cut out flower pattern along the edges. This dress is perfect for petite pear shapes. It is mid-thigh, so wear with similar colour tights and some chunky block heeled sandals. The NW3 Edith Crepe Dress is really flattering, great if you want to create curves or if you are curvy already. The detailing and fabric make this dress, with the soft pleats that fall from the waist, the pleated bodice and the zig zag sheared waist. This dress would be perfect for a summer wedding.

A word to the wise, NW3 dresses are quite girlie, if you would prefer a more grown-up silhouette check out Hobbs, there are lots of great shift dresses currently on sale.

For the perfect pressie for a friend or sister, it’s worth looking at NW3 for their jewellery collection. The NW3 Horseshoe Earrings, would be a great gift and they are very reasonably priced at £16.00, if you really like the person you are buying a gift for, then there is a matching NW3 Horseshoe Necklace at £25.00 and Bracelet at £19.00. If you don’t like your jewellery Horsey, then there are the NW3 Bird Earrings with matching Necklace and Bracelet. If you suffer from Ornithophobia (that’s the fear of birds) which I do, (I was ten, it cornered me next to the welsh dresser, it was traumatic!) Anyway…there is an alternative, how could anyone take offence to a wishbone? The NW3 Wishbone Necklace comes with matching Bracelet.

So, NW3 do gorgeous jewellery, but they also do great shoes. For a classic pair of flat leather sandals, check out the NW3 Maude Sandal, at £79.00, they are pricey, but they are a wardrobe staple, so you will be able to wear them year upon year. The Maude comes in turquoise, clay, and black. If you like to channel your Arlene Philips at the weekends, or you just love a shiny party shoe, then the NW3 Millie Sandal is the sandal of your dreams. They have a vintage ballroom look, even the leather, looks as if it has seen some dance floor action. For a more wearable colour, opt for mint green. Fancy towering over your boyfriend or husband?, the NW3 Tiggy Wedges are a whole 10 cm of cork wedge. These sandals will go with anything and everything, they come in interwoven brown leather and are crazily high, but utterly fantastic with it.

sophia close upEdith dress