With the return of Made In Chelsea and our burgeoning obsession with all things Cressida Bonas, Sloane-style has wormed it’s way back into our fashion lexicon this week. Scrunchies? Yah. Riding boots? Oh darling, yah. Gilet? Well, perhaps, should the occasion require one.
Chic'n'Sloaney: the late Princess Diana was an arbiter of Chelsea taste [Rex]
If one were to look to the runways, Sloane-spiration can be found in many corners: the return of the shoulder-robed jumper, neckerchiefs at Miu Miu, cable knits worn with shirts underneath at No.21, country tweeds at DSquared and checked prints all over the place, from Tommy Hilfiger to Lanvin.
Sloane rangers on the runway: Tommy Hilfiger, No.21 and DSquared [Catwalking]
The ranger may not be channelled in it’s full former ‘80s glory – with a foppish Princess Diana ‘do - but elements of posh wardrobes in the SW1 post code are being slowly adopted. According to the 1982 Harpers & Queen-produced ‘Official Sloane Ranger Handbook’, navy is very important. Lo and behold, navy is also rather important this season, too.
Alexa Chung Sloanes it up [Getty]
Alexa Chung has been seen throwing her cashmere over her shoulders – not knotted, just slung – and the V&A have an exhibtions dedicated to pearls. The amount of loafers available is greater than ever, and in addition to that, we’re more than fond of a Hunter wellington boot and wax Barbour jacket when the autumn chill kicks in.
How to style it out for the modern age? Well the key is to not wear the Sloane Ranger’s complete wardrobe all at once, but to cherry pick some favourite pieces for a little upper class flavour. We’ve selected a few choice buys so you can shop the look below...
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