Stay warm this winter

It’s getting cooler by the day and while we might not be going out as much, there’s still plenty to love when it comes to winter fashion! So what’s available right now? Here are a few ideas for some comfortable clothes to keep you warm.

Pullovers: When it’s cold out, it’s hard to find a better piece of clothing than a soft, warm pullover. It’s easy to throw on and goes great with just about anything. This season’s pullovers are incredibly comfortable and come in a variety of colours and fabrics including cashmere and wool blends. Here are just a couple of examples:

Jackets: Jackets are always very popular and this year we have an eclectic range to suit every style. Labels such as Nü and Verge have put a modern twist on classic styles of jackets. See more below.

Scarves: Apart from keeping your neck warm, scarves are great to add extra flair to any outfit. We have a number of scarves available with gorgeous patterns.

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What’s in this winter?

JB Collections winter

A quarter of 2019 is done and dusted. Before you know it, Christmas will be here again! What a great year it has been so far for fashion. We’ve seen some truly unique pieces in store from labels including Otto D’ame, Rundoholz Black Label and many more.

As we move into the second quarter of the year, new stock is arriving all the time. We just love it when a new box arrives. It takes some time between choosing the clothes we want and then for the order to arrive. Imports from Europe are ordered up to a year ahead of time and local fashion up to six months ahead. So to finally receive the clothes to show our customers is very exciting! Opening up a new delivery never gets boring.

Perfect for winter

The fashion industry works a season ahead of time, so at the moment we have a range of clothes and accessories that are just perfect for the winter months ahead. These clothes are made with high quality fabrics and feature exciting colours and textures. Perhaps most importantly, these clothes are very comfortable to wear!

So what’s in this winter? In recent years it has been about one colour. Often this was grey, beige or black. Indeed, that was very cool and classy. This year, however, is a bit different. Vibrant colours are where it’s at. We’ve already seen this with Verge and a few of our other labels here and here. There’s more to come too!

Mix & match

An important point to remember when choosing something new for your wardrobe is that you can layer your clothes. Layering clothes is a good way to add variety to your ensemble. Mix and match. Own a grey or beige outfit from a previous season that still looks great? Spice it up with a splash of colour from this season.

Remember too that you needn’t stick to one label. The skirt or pants from one label might look great with the jacket from another. A new piece of jewellery, or a belt, might also add something unique to an outfit. Perhaps a raincoat might complete a look!

Most importantly, in the end it should really be about what you feel comfortable wearing. We’ve written about that in this blog post. Now more than ever the choices and possibilities in fashion are unlimited.

Find something you love

Keep an eye on this blog for updates featuring some of the new clothes we get at JB Collections. Come into the JB Collections store to see more and try something on. We always love talking fashion and are always happy to help you find something new that you will love to wear this winter and beyond!

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Top 5 tips for a perfect fit

Five tips for a perfect fit

Everyone has been through this: you find beautiful clothes you love in a store and try them on. The colour and design are great, the style is fabulous, so you buy it. That weekend, you can’t wait to put on your new clothes, but something has changed. It doesn’t fit as well as it did in store and it’s just not that comfortable! You endure it and wear the clothes a couple more times, but slowly and surely, it moves to the back of the wardrobe where it’s forgotten, never to be worn again.

So how do you find the perfect fit? Here are five tips:

  1. Ignore the size: Once upon a time there was standardised sizing and everyone could count on being a particular size. That’s not the case today. There’s an unbelievable array of clothing labels out there and they all have a different definition of look, size and cut! Be open to trying on a couple of sizes, even if it’s smaller or larger than what you normally wear.
  2. Ask the salesperson: The salesperson knows the full range of what’s available in store and will have a few suggestions for what will fit you well (Believe me we have your best interest at heart!)
  3. Move around: Don’t just stay in the change room. There are usually mirrors outside the change rooms so walk around the shop and if you can, sit down. Lift up your arms to make sure it’s not too tight around your back or under your arms. Also, ask for a hand mirror so that you can view the back of the garment and see how it fits.
  4. Take a deep breath and relax: When you wear your new clothes, you’re also going to be relaxed. Take a deep breath, and breathe out again to make sure your clothes will be comfortable.
  5. Keep in mind that some fabrics stretch: It might be a little tight, and some clothes like jeans need to be firm to start with, so ask the salesperson if the fabric will stretch after a few wears.

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5 tips for a perfect wardrobe

A perfect wardrobe means something different to everyone, and that’s the point. It’s yours! If you’ve ever been stuck when looking for new clothes to wear, here are five tips to help:

5. Go for quality

Quality clothing will look better for longer, and may not only outlast this season’s trend, but will also last more washes! As an added bonus, it’s better for the environment because the garments don’t need to be replaced as often.

4. The art of layering

Mix it up a bit. That jacket may have gone well with those pants and top last week, but perhaps this pullover would work just as well or better! Layer your clothes.

3. No rules on colour

Remember the days when tops and bottoms had to match and wearing certain colours together was taboo? Those days are gone. Try a few different combinations of colours and labels. You might be surprised. And if you want tops and bottoms to match, that’s fine too — there are no rules! Sometimes less is more.

2. Sizes are not consistent between different labels — ignore them!

Different labels use different sizing systems. They’re OK to use as a guide to get started, but after that, ignore them! When you try on clothes, pay more attention to the cut of the garment, fit, design and comfort.

1. Wear what makes you comfortable

This one is important. Your clothes should be comfortable. Dress for the occasion in something you love to wear!