From detachable cotton collars to a sustainably-made Breton top, there’s something for everyone in this fashion round up. Better still, it’s all from independent brands.
If your diary is bursting with plans and you’re left with the ever-present conundrum of wandering what to wear, we understand. When it comes time for you daily evening scroll through the internet for your next fashion moment and nothing seems to jump out at you, we get this, too.
Looking for under-the-radar labels most people wouldn’t have in their wishlists? We have just the selection. Better still, you’ll be supporting small, indie brands while you’re at it.
Introducing, The Drop by Stylist – our marketplace for shopping from independent, new and longstanding brands across the UK. We’ve curated some of our most popular fashion buys to make your life easier.
Below, you’ll find Mustard Monday’s detachable collars (perfect for elevating your favourite sweatshirt), plus Emily and Fin’s dresses for when the weather doesn’t seem to show a drop sunshine. Until then, Iggy & Burt’s sell-out cashmere blend slogan jumper will keep you warm and toasty…
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Stripe & Stare Jubilee 2022 4 Pack Knicker Box
Stripe & Stare’s Jubilee Knicker Box is a tongue-in-cheek way to celebrate 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne. Even if you’re not a royalist, we challenge you not to be charmed by these pants (especially the corgi option) – or by the 20% discount, available exclusively on The Drop.
Made from a comfy blend of sustainable Tencel™ modal, elastane and nylon, the knickers bear four cheerfully regal motifs: the aforementioned corgi, a crown, the Union Jack and the word ‘Queen’. We’ll be wearing ours long after the street parties are over.
Cece Finery Handmade Wax Prints Kimono
Perfect for throwing on over swimwear on the beach or by the pool, a kimono makes a pleasingly practical addition to your summer holiday wardrobe. Cece Finery’s lightweight kimono is one to pack first.
Made from 100% cotton, it’s available in five different African Ankara prints, from boho brown florals to a graphic green and orange design.
The best part? Thanks to its slightly tailored short sleeves and roomy silhouette, it looks just as good over a tank top and jeans if you’re spending the weekend in the city. Statement style in just one piece.
Betsy & Floss Leather and Raffia Bucket Bag
With summer edging closer, we’re preparing to make some much needed wardrobe changes. You might have the checked Ganni dresses covered, but when it comes to bags that look as appropriate in the office as they do on a day trip to the beach, British label Betsy & Floss has the perfect raffia-textured cylindrical option, exclusive to The Drop.
Like a grown-up, more sophisticated version of the oversized straw basket bags that were all over fashion Instagram last year, this chic bucket bag – available in three leather trims – is the perfect addition to your poplin midi dress or linen maxi skirt. Just as at home in Byron Bay as it is in Milan, it’s the ideal bag for those with boho-leaning style.
Mustard Monday Cotton Midi Print Skirt with Pockets
As seen in Gucci and Louis Vuitton’s latest runway shows, the trans-seasonal midi skirt is coming out in full force. Available in three exclusive prints, Mustard Monday’s version will take you from office chat to post-work drinks, awarding you plenty of style points while remaining incredibly comfy thanks to the elasticated back and roomy pockets.
Made from 100% lightweight cotton, manifest summer serotonin levels with a citrusy Amalfi lemon print, or if you veer on the side of wild botanicals, opt for the colour-splash floral option or keep it chic with monochrome polka dots.
Emma Warren wildflower embroidered T-shirt
It’s a given that when the sun graces us with its presence, we shrug off our coats, pull on a T-shirt and dash outside to soak it up immediately. Why not go a step further and embrace all nature has to offer with a hand-embroidered botanical version, like Emma Warren’s intricate flower doodle designs?
Made from 100% organic cotton and embroidered in her Gloucestershire studio, the T-shirts come in two designs: a vivacious bunch of flowers and an outdoorsy combo of wildflowers and bees. All that’s left to do is to pick your favourite, apply some SPF and get ready to bask in that glorious warmth…
Jack & Freda stone and shell bead bracelets
If you’ve been following the rise and rise of Y2K fashion, you’ll already know that colourful beaded bracelets are back and big news for summer.
According to Jack & Freda designer and founder Kylie Dunn, retro jewellery is best reimagined with a luxe twist. That’s why her unique take on the playful beaded bracelets is made from all-natural stone and shells, mother of pearl and colourful polymer clay.
Available in an array of vivid shades with rainbow beads interspersed along the length of the bracelet, we’ll be combining them with our existing gold wrist stack for a summery multi-coloured display.
My Doris light patterned scarf
If you want to tell us it’s spring without telling us it’s spring, all you need to do is swap your chunky knitted scarf for one of My Doris’ lightweight, cotton-blend scarves.
Available in three variations, the pastel pinstripes are adorned with printed stars, strawberries or ice creams, complete with contrasting trim and frayed edges for a lived-in, boho vibe.
Say It With Songs interactive scan and play large camo shopper
There are some tunes that immediately put you in a motivated mindset. Take the three song titles printed on Say It With Songs’ Rockstar camouflage shopper bags: Born To Be Wild, Go Your Own Way and Material Girl.
They’re instantly mood-boosting, but you don’t have to rely on the song’s title to get you in the zone – thanks to the totes’ interactive scan and play element, all you have to do is scan the bags’ QR code with your phone to instantly cue up the song in question. Whether you need to psych yourself up while heading to the gym or just want to improve your food while carrying groceries home, these bags are sartorial seratonin.
Paisie striped sweatshirt
Miranda Priestly will be happy – florals have been replaced by stripes as this year’s most wearable spring trend, if the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, JW Anderson and Balmain are anything to go by. And if runway-ready loungewear was a thing, Paisie’s striped sweatshirt would fit the bill. Available in six colours – including vibrant cobalt and subtle blush pink – it’s the lowkey way to embrace spring’s buzziest print.
Whether you’ll be wearing it IRL, French-tucked into the front of straight-leg jeans with an oversized blazer, or reserving it for at-home use and pairing with pyjamas, it’s the exact amount of put-togetherness we’re craving right now.
Decadorn March birthstone aquamarine floating necklace
Gearing up for the slew of Piscean birthdays ahead? Birthstone necklaces make an ideal personal gift and when they’re as pretty as this, they’ll please crystal lovers and sceptics alike (not to mention those who aren’t born in March).
For the cynics, Decadorn’s March birthstone necklace will become a beautiful everyday jewellery staple. With a gold-plated sterling silver chain and a floating textured nugget of sea green, semi-precious raw aquamarine, it shows off the stone’s organic beauty in all its glory.
Esa Evans chakra ring
Celebrate the imminent arrival of spring by adding a subtle pop of colour to your ring stack with Esa Evan’s chakra rings, with a special price available only on The Drop.
Team with a riot of other coloured gemstones or layer with more minimalist pieces – the adjustable style allows you to wear it on any part of any finger, and also makes it an ideal present for the jewellery fans in your life as you don’t need to guess their ring size.
Scream Pretty starburst ring
Dip a finger into the celestial jewellery trend (as championed by the likes of Chanel) with our favourite offering of the moment, Scream Pretty’s starburst ring.
Available in either 18-carat gold plate or silver rhodium and embellished with glistening cubic zirconia crystals, you’ll be hard-pressed not to keep staring at it all day – its adjustable size means that you can wear it on any finger, plus it makes an ideal gift for all the other jewellery fans in your life as you don’t have to stress about surreptitiously finding out their ring size. We know what all our friends will be getting for their birthdays this year…
Nooki Design Portia mini bag
Forget crossbody or over your shoulder, there’s a new way to wear bags for 2022. Introducing small ‘necklace’ style bags, as demonstrated by the phone pouches that fasten like a necklace around your neck from the likes of Burberry, Saint Laurent and Coach. Channel the trend (or just wear as you please) with this mini leopard print and black leather version from Nooki Design – and enjoy an exclusive £35 off only on The Drop.
Florence London signature initial bangle
Simple, sleek bangles in precious metals are a design classic: just look at the enduring popularity of Cartier’s iconic Love bracelet. This colour-block take on the timeless trend comes courtesy of British jewellery label Florence London, with £10 off exclusively on The Drop.
Start with a bracelet base of 18 carat gold, rose gold or silver, add a glossy strip of colour (choose between red, black, grey, cream, turquoise and pink) and top with a chic initial.
If your friend/sister/cousin has a big birthday coming up, or you’re so organised that you’re already thinking about Mother’s Day, you know what to do…
Nodo thin metallic hair clip
The minimalist metallic aesthetic is officially taking over our accessory collection. Whether it’s silver hoop earrings flooding the Jacquemus runway or gold-plated bracelets at Miu Miu, we want in. So when it comes to our hair, Nodo’s clips are the only answer.
Made from plated brass and available in three shades – gold, rose gold and silver – the handmade barrettes will quickly become your go-to for creating effortless half-up, half-down styles, as well as clipping hair back behind one ear for a chic-but-casual vibe. After more of a statement look? Invest in all three and place around your crown for a fashion-forward feel…
Paisie contrast stripe sweatshirt
Though trends may come and go, one thing is definite – striped jumpers never go out of style. We’re very much enjoying Paisie’s relaxed-fit version with a mix of colourful stripes that channel the classic French Breton with a modern day twist. And with 20% off, why wouldn’t you want in?
Available in four colours, the cotton polyester mix sweatshirt is all about the details. From the micro-striped sleeves to the ribbed cuffs, hems and neckline, you’ll feel 756% more stylish whether you team it with joggers while lounging around the house or tuck it into a pleated leather midi-skirt topped with your favourite coat. Emily In Paris, eat your heart out…
Emily & Fin Jenny Dress
If a year of loungewear-only dressing has left you unable to assemble a passable outfit, (at least not without needing to take a nap immediately after), then a printed dress is the perfect solution. Emily & Fin’s ‘Jenny’ dress is the 50s-inspired style that’s about to become your summer staple. Available in three patterns – tropical riviera, colourful fruit, and an Amalfi Coast-inspired Sorrento print – it’s instantly cheering holiday style at home.
Mustard Monday Cotton Detachable Collar
We love a simple, affordable fashion buy that ticks off two key trends at once. Cottagecore shows no sign of abating this season and neither do oversized collars, making this accessory the perfect purchase. Handmade in the brand’s London studio, these vintage-inspired collars have a subtle ruffled edge with a tie-front. Choose from three options – classic white, leafy peaches or a retro home print.
Iggy & Burt Dangerous Creature Jumper
Inspired by American writer Lisa Kleypas’ famous quote “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature,” we are very much here for Iggy & Burt’s signature knit. Made from a blend of cashmere and merino wool, it’s the perfect layer for al fresco dining on a chilly summer evening.
Emily & Fin Liana Seaspray Stripe Dress
If there’s one thing we like more than a pale blue dress, it’s a pale blue striped dress – with pockets. Designed with comfort in mind, and with 10% off exclusively on The Drop by Stylist, Emily and Fin’s Liana Seaspray is here for picnics, cocktails, family reunions and beach holidays (hey, we can dream).
House Of Alice Initial White Tee
Launched by fashion buyer Alice Thornton during 2020’s lockdown, House Of Alice is a dedicated sustainable T-shirt brand that uses 100% organic cotton and a small batch process with limited quantities that ensures zero wastage. With a special price available exclusively at The Drop by Stylist, choose from three colours for your initial – lilac, aqua and red – which is entwined by a trio of daisies.
Bob The Brand Mr Earth Organic Breton Top
Fact: there’s no such thing as owning too many Breton-style tops. This fun take on the classic is part of The Project, a responsibly sourced collaboration between Bob The Brand and sustainable Welsh clothing label Reins. It caught our eye thanks to the colourful embroidered mash-up of Bob’s ‘Face’ logo and Reins’ ‘Camo’ print.
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