It might still be cold outside, but the fashion world is already well into Spring/Summer, so it's time to embrace the new season trends and add some gorgeous new bits to your wardrobe. We've fallen in love with Hobbs' new SS17 collection, which aims to reinvigorate the lost art of the hand, with craft, expressionist painting and nature all playing a part in the new range. Both a celebration of the past and a nod to the future, classic items like a hand-smocked trench coat sit alongside a crisp white shirt with contemporary cut out detailing and voluminous sleeves.
As for the colour palette, a tonal, earthy palette of ochre, burgundy and khaki mimics the colours of a landscape artist's paint pots. These soft, muted hues serve to heighten the impact of the collection's showstopper: a one-shouldered, floor-sweeping maxi dress in bold fuschia.
Our top pick is the bronze ruffled skirt, styled expertly with a striped Breton top and a black blazer – all topped off with a fold-over bag featuring all three colours.
Best of all? We have a 20 per cent discount especially for you! You can shop the collection with this exclusive discount, pick up insider fashion tips and take home a luxury goody bag at the Hobbs x HELLO! Fashion reader event. Spoiler: each goody bag will contain a sample of the new Neom Energy Burst perfume!
Set to be held at the Hobbs flagship store in Covent Garden, from 6.30 – 9pm on the 30th of March, HELLO! Fashion magazine's Jill Wanless and head of buying at Hobbs, Kimberley Burridge, will be there to pass on their style tips – while you get to peruse the new SS17 collection as a very special guest! There'll also be champagne and catering from the fabulous people at Social Pantry.
To secure your place, simply visit hobbs.com/helloevent. Whilst tickets cost £5, they are redeemable against any purchases on the evening, with all ticket proceeds going to the Smartworks charity.