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.

Follow All About Harri on Instagram here.

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.

Ille De Cocos x Style&Minimalism - Part 2

We're excited to reveal Look 2 of the IDC x Style&Minimalism collab. Featuring our iconic Qui Moi Sweater, available now in light blue or to pre-order in light grey. See Look 2 HERE.

Ille De Coco x Style&Minimalism

Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we unveil more luxe casual winter looks.

Shoes by Paul Andrew, jacket by Topshop, jeans by Paige Denim.

Photography by Irvin Miriel

Makeup by Tania Gautama

Hair by Sophia Salhotra

Match made in Sweater Heaven

We're pleased to unveil Ille De Cocos' collaboration with London's finest, Vikki of Style&Minimalism blog. We recently spent the day together, sharing our obsession with Navy Blue, "messy buns" and understated style. Our forces combined on a photoshoot to remember.

Ille De Coco x Style and Minimalism

We will be sharing our favourite looks from the shoot throughout the month of December. See Look 1 HERE, featuring our Cashmere Split Hem Sweater and Navy Luxe Poncho.

Stay tuned via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Photography by Irvin Miriel

Make Up by Tania Gautama

Hair by Sophia Salhotra

Fedora Hat by Penmayne of London