Five Favourites: January

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What better way to start the year than with a style refresh? January is the perfect time to update and upgrade your wardrobe – not least because of the incredible sales! We’ve compiled a list of the best stores, and our favourite items in them, including vegan basics for that new year upgrade, and playful accessories because let’s face it, we’re still not over the festive season. All our fashion favourites are ethical, independent and UK based. You are welcome!


1 Embellished Berets by Paige Joanna; £20 (Embroidered), £15 (Pearls)

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London-based crafts enthusiast, Paige Joanna, extended her successful fashion and lifestyle blog to encompass a fun, vibrant online store. Her one-off designs feature intricate hand detailing on bright clothing, and we just can’t get enough of this refreshing take on the classic beret! “Life is too short to wear boring clothes” - we 100% agree, Paige!


2 Free People Vegan Biker from Lorna Ruby, £95 (£168)

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New biker, who’s this? This vegan leather jacket with a detachable faux fur collar is the perfect way to update your wardrobe this January. The New Year is the best time to retire and replace well-worn basics for a wardrobe refresh at a discounted price. Lorna Ruby is an independent lifestyle store based in Exeter. They specialise in simple and minimal fashion and homeware.


3 Faux Fur coat by 619 Vintage, £29.99

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Is it really winter without some faux fur? Lorna Ruby has provided the vegan leather, but who said we can’t have some faux fur too? We are loving this chic piece from 619 Vintage that offers a classic take on this season’s teddy coat trend. Based in Hull, 619 Vintage is a top seller on ASOS Marketplace with their unique hand-picked vintage gems.


4 Pearl Jumper by Rokit Vintage, £30

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Pearl jumpers are the must-have this season, and we absolutely love it! This vintage 80s number is a fabulous sustainable alternative to fast fashion pieces, and its unique and fun style is typical of Rokit Vintage. Established in 1986 at the famous Camden Market, and now available on ASOS Marketplace, Rokit Vintage has never made it so easy to follow its motto; “be unique, buy unique”.


5 Giant Scarf by Wool Couture, £50

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Founded in 2015, Wool Couture is a Barnsley-based knitting and crochet store on a mission to keep traditional crafts alive. This luxurious handmade scarf is everything we need to keep the cold January blues at bay. Made from soft, hypoallergenic merino wool, this giant scarf is perfect for sensitive skin.

And there you have it - our five fashion favourites this January! Which was your favourite pick?

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