Ille De Cocos: The Journal

Ille De Cocos Journal

3 Ways To Wear: The Linen Oversized Tee

The linen oversized tee is the perfect one-and-done piece that makes for easy summer dressing. From city to shore, it is incredibly. We asked style crush and busy mum Harri, to create 3 simple looks with maximum impact:

“Fashion for me has to fit into my lifestyle. I’ve got five minutes to get dressed, I have two kids and I hate feeling uncomfortable. My wardrobe and everything in it has to reflect this and my favourites are pieces that are effortless, easy to wear, almost nonchalant, but that make me feel put together. Ille De Cocos ticks all the boxes.” All About Harri

1. Beautifully soft and lightweight, this piece is great worn as a beach coverup.

 

Linen Oversized Tee Outfit

2. Add a leather legging for an elevated day-to-evening look. 

3. Feminine pleats are perfect for effortless daytime chic.

Linen oversized tee outfit

The linen oversized tee is available in 5 easy-to-wear shades. Click here to shop.

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The Art of Superposition

Ille De Cocos Merino Cropped Sweater

French for "layering", Superposition is my number 1 personal style goal and inspires each and every Ille De Cocos design. Back in December, a lovely french lady wondered into my pop up shop on Belgravia's Elizabeth Street. I remember exactly what I was wearing that day, only because she asked me how I'd achieved my look. "I have a wardrobe full of layers" was my reply and explained that I wore most of my items throughout the year, layering up or down to create different looks depending on the season and occasion. A few days later, she returned with a suitcase full of pieces she was determined to get more wear out of. A fantastic experience for me, we created looks from her wardrobe that were unique to her and for the first time I put my own style into a series of top tips:

1. Build a capsule wardrobe

Since my mid-twenties, I have been sub-consciously building what I have come to know as my "capsule wardrobe": a collection of well-made investment items that are easily layered up or down, creating a wardrobe that is timeless, effortless and versatile.

2. Invest

An accumulation of smart choices....Pieces that to some might be deemed as a little plain from afar, I am in the habit of getting up-close-and-personal to discover those subtle, unexpected details; contrast-colour stitching, perfect french seams, intricate internal trims. These are the things that make my heart beat faster. When adorned with my usual classic denim/ cute skirt and box-fresh combo, these details are magnified. I walk taller, because they feel incredible to wear, each detail, a badge of incredible craftsmanship and inimitable style, so I continue to invest.

3. Be bold in some areas

Chloe Loves To Shop wears Ille De Cocos

Everyday I create a unique outfit from a wardrobe full of investment items, from classically cut shirts and blouses in pure cotton and silk, denim in my preferred skinny and boyfriend silhouettes from white to blues to black and in varying stages of distress. Plus of course my go-to collection of Ille De Cocos layers. I reinvigorate my looks with playful slogans, pops of colour and texture (sheepskin in the colder months and tulle pretty much all year round), as well as generous splashes of metallic. Where shoes and bags are concerned, the pendulum swings between minimalist and maximalist on a daily basis - whatever lifts my spirits.

4. Be playful with your layers

N4Mummy wearing Ille De Cocos

I love playing with layers, from slim to regular to oversized, from cropped to longline, with side-splits, zips and cold-shoulders, these subtle details will make each outfit unique if layered in the right way. With great foundation essentials, you can feel comfortable and chic and add interest to your outfit. I avoid layering essentials that are clingy, preferring pieces that gently skim my curves such as our new linen collection or bias-cut silk camisoles like these from Parasol Rose. These pieces add interest in texture, and the peep-through of fabric that comes with layering creates the perfect effect of superposition. Classic shades will be easier to layer, but as you build your collection of essentials you can experiment with a few colour pops for added interest.

I'm dedicating this blog post to Corinne, my new friend in Belgravia. We now share not only a name (my middle name is also Corinne) but also a passion for the art of Superposition. 

By Deola

Founder of Ille De Cocos

Post features looks styled and modelled by Chloe Loves To Shop and N4Mummy.

3 denim-inspired looks to refresh your Spring wardrobe

Whether your thinking of splashing out on the new perfect pair of jeans or reviving and refreshing your old-faithfuls, Spring-time at Ille De Cocos is always a good time to go back-to-denim. To coincide with the launch of our new Spring blues, we've searched for the perfect denim partners for modern, effortless, everyday looks you can recreate. Complete with this seasons pick of chic footwear.

Look 1: Triple Denim is the new Double Denim

Ille De Coco denim outfit inspiration

Merino Poncho Sweater by Ille De Cocos

Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise jeans by Frame Denim

The King Kitty Pumps by Charlotte Olympia

 

Look 2: Super Stars & Stripes
Ille De Coco denim outfit inspiration
Look 3: Qui, Moi? Boyfriends are forever
Ille De Coco denim outfit inspiration

Scoop Autumn Winter 2016 - highlights in images

We wrapped up another fantastic Sccop trade show earlier this week, meeting with industry buyers and fellow designer brands at London's iconic Saatchi gallery. A truly inspiring experience, surrounded by so many creative minds and thought-provoking art. Here are Ille De Cocos' highlights, captured in images.
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection
Ille De Coco Scoop AW16 collection

In need of outfit inspiration for date night? Dress easily.

As Valentine's day is fast approaching, we've put together 2 looks that you can recreate, to stay chic whilst wrapping up in the February chill. At Ille De Cocos, we believe in dressing easily whatever the occasion. Because effortless style is the key to always feeling like the best and truest version of yourself.

Look 1: Channel your inner Parisian

Ille De Coco Date Night Inspiration

Merino Intarsia Sweater by Ille De Cocos

Black Patent Tango Pumps by Valentino

Bow Embellished Suede Clutch by Victoria Beckham

Le Garcon Slim Boyfriend Jeans by Frame Denim

Black Leather Jacket by Nicole Coste at Wolf & Badger

 

Look 2: Play It Cool

Ille De Coco Date Night Inspiration

Luxe Poncho by Ille De Cocos

Cropped Cotton-Poplin Shirt by MM6 Maison Margiela

5 Pocket Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black by Acne Studios

Black Furry Clutch by BET Barcelona

Metallic Textured Leather High-Top Sneakers by Maison Margiela

 

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