Dressing for Special Occasions

Adri, blogger of Adri Lately, shares her tips on how to effortlessly dress for every special spring occasion.

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, this season often becomes packed-full of special events. It almost seems that all at once, the invitations for weddings, graduations and birthdays clutter our mailboxes. Though there is nothing better than celebrating with those you love most, now is the time to make sure you have the right outfit in your closet so that, when the time comes, picking it is just as effortless. Because, really, the focus should be on making memories – not stressing about your clothes.

Even though you might have several events on your calendar, simplicity is always key. In my book, you can never go wrong with a good dress. They’re a one-and-done, and are wearable for years to come.

Keep It Basic: Pick a classic dress and it’ll never let you down. Not only will you be able to wear it more than once, you won’t regret looking back at pictures in the next 10 or 20 years later. Neutrals, even with prints, are my go-to, like this Twist Detail Knit Dress! The print is neutral, but unique.

Adri of Adri Lately in the Garnet Hill Twist-Detail Knit Dress

Comfort Level: Choose the length and cuts that feel best. There’s nothing worse than having to sit through a wedding in a dress that you have to tug down the whole time. If this is happening, chances are you will never wear it again and all your attention will be on the dress rather than the celebration.

Adri of Adri Lately in the Garnet Hill Twist-Detail Knit Dress

Dress Up or Down: A dress that can be styled up or down opens up so many more options on where you can wear it. It’s also a good indicator that you can wear it to more than one of your events this year.

Adri of Adri Lately in the Garnet Hill Twist-Detail Knit Dress

Whatever special events you have coming up, I hope these tips help you find the perfect dress!

Looks Like Now, Made Like Then™: French Linen

Spring is in the air here in the White Mountains, but we’ve been anticipating its arrival for months now with the launch of our newly expanded French linen collection.

FRENCH LINEN: LIKE WOVEN WIND

If you could weave a summer day into fabric, it would feel like this. The most breathable of all natural fabrics, linen is a favorite in warmer weather. Our designs are breezy, with flowing lines and colors inspired by nature. In other words, everything coordinates beautifully, naturally.

French Linen Clothes at Garnet Hill: Easy Sleeveless Linen Tunic, Easy Wide-Leg Linen Pants

Linen has twice the strength of cotton

GROWN AND HANDPICKED IN FRANCE

Our linen is made from the finest-quality fiber of its kind, grown under ideal conditions in Normandy, where the coastal climate and well-drained soil yield extra-long fibers of pure French flax. Once harvested by hand, it is then fanned out across a field and turned periodically for four weeks, to prepare for spinning.

GARNET HILL FRENCH LINEN

French Linen Clothes at Garnet Hill: Easy Linen Tunic
Our exclusive spinning method creates a softer linen, with superior luster and texture that gets better still with washing.

The more you wear it, the more you wash it, the softer it gets.

We invite you to explore our French Linen Collection.

Ideas for a Simple and Cozy Valentine’s Day

Garnet Hill Cashmere Wrap

Photo Credit: Chuck Olu-Alabi

Valentine’s day is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for style tips or gifting inspiration, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve asked Charlotte Betts, blogger at Milk n Honee to share two simple tips on making this Valentine’s Day one to remember. This year’s theme? Cashmere.
They say that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and I wholeheartedly agree. Here are some simple outfit and gifting ideas that could make all the difference this Valentine’s Day.

1. OUTFIT: Keep it stylishly simple.

This year, I dare you to step outside of that “conventional date night look” and try something simple yet stylish. We’ve all heard that less is more, and the same goes for personal style. The secret to upping the ante on basic pieces is to accessorize them the right way. A white button down blouse paired with a cashmere wrap, your favorite trousers, and a pair of heels provides effortless style.

Garnet Hill Cashmere Wrap

Photo Credit: Chuck Olu-Alabi

2. GIFTING: Thoughtful and cozy.

Valentine’s Day gifts are synonymous with jewelry. While there’s nothing wrong with another pair of earrings, I dare you to think outside the box this year!
My husband and I recently took an online quiz to help us discover our love language and I was surprised to find out that mine was receiving gifts. Everyone loves a thoughtful gift. I personally prefer intangible gifts – like an experience, a trip or an adventure – as they create special memories. Presents can be thoughtful as well, and simplicity is again the key.

Garnet Hill Mohair Throw

Photo Credit: Chuck Olu-Alabi

Who wouldn’t love to receive a soft, cozy blanket? Whether I’m working in my office, or on the couch catching up on my favorite shows, there’s always a throw somewhere nearby. This mohair throw in soft pink is my new favorite gift idea!

Hopefully these tips will spark a little inspiration this Valentine’s Day. Got any advice you’d like to share?