The iconic nineties high street brand Warehouse has staged one of the greatest comebacks since Kylie Minogue donned a pair of gold hot pants. Long overlooked, the brand has now repositioned themselves as the ‘new Whistles.’
Here at InStyle HQ everyone is coveting a piece from Emma Cook’s first collection for Warehouse. With Alasdhair Willis (creative director of Hunter and husband to Stella McCartnety) also on hand, the new collection plays to the British styling sensibility that anything can and should be pared together, creating unique street style-worthy combos.
Winter is coming — we’ve all got chills that are multiplying — so now is the perfect time to invest in a coat and, boy, does Warehouse have many coveted coats. One stand-out piece is a fetching checked yellow belted trench which Rupert Bear himself would fight tooth and nail for. If checking out that level of check isn’t your thing then how about a spot of bird watching? The brand has sprinkled its unique heron print right across the collection, but it certainly makes a statement in the oversized coat.
Warehouse also has all your work wear problems solved, particularly with a pleasing pink suit, teamed with a geometric print shirt that’s the right side of ‘supermarket worker chic.’ Yes that is a real thing. Embrace it.
The collection also dips its toe into one of THE colours for 2017: yellow, with the greatest update on the leather skirt the great British high street has possibly EVER seen with a midi length yellow number. Perfect for that much used styling statement ‘from desk to dates’ butlet’s face it, everyone needs one of those versatile pieces.
Shop: Whistles — The New Collection
Once famed for the mastering the going OUT out top and dress Warehouse hasn’t completely turned its back on its nineties/noughties past. The wrap skirt is staging a small comeback within the collection with a zebra print version - it's all about taking a sartorial safari ATM. If you thought the noughties were too nasty to stage a comeback think again because the bad taste decade is coming for you, and it’s chicer than chic — take the brand’s split hem button down trousers, for instance.
We will see you in the queue for literally EVERYTHING!