Donnelly’s practically perfect – Carolyn Donnelly’s The Edit SS16

The Spring collection from Carolyn Donnelly’s The Edit is practical, fresh and very now

carolyn donnelly the edit 2016

I love this collection. I’m a big fan of Carolyn Donnelly’s work for Dunnes Stores anyway, but this collection for her line ‘The Edit’ hits the nail on the head of stylish practicality for me.

It’s what I’d like to be wearing every day. It’s casual but smart, comfortable but stylish, modern and very hard-working. It has multi-functional written all over it in the practical layers. Oh and it’s irish, and she never forgets that in her design.
It sticks to a core palette of the staples: black, navy, white, grey and ecru (a light beige neutral) with pops of Spring in  tomato red, sky blue, and blush pink.

carolyn donnelly the edit 2016Fabrics are a mix of practical and warm with memory nylon to textured bubble cloth, jersey, cosy boiled wool, and wool knits in soft blues, navy, oatmeal and navy, and cotton mix Aran stitch polos in blue and navy.
Breaking the block colours are stripes (a Spring must-have) and directional bold prints which include a striking black and white marble print in easy to wear top and dress jersey separates.

Easy throw on unstructured coats which were very successful for The Edit last season are given an instant update in vibrant sky blue or rich navy.

Shoes are on trend off-white leather lace up trainers which also come in metallic silver, and there are leather cross body bags with silver leather trim and a selection of long silk printed scarves.

By Olivia O’Sullivan

This article appeared in the Limerick Post 27th February 2016