Monthly Archives: May 2019

  • Top Tips for Wearing a Scarf This Summer

    In the anticipatory excitement for summer, we often forget that it can get chilly. Summer days are filled with brow sweat and the sweet joy of vitamin D. The nights, on the other hand, can get a little nippy. This is an excellent opportunity to whip out a great scarf.

    But the wonders of the accessory don’t end there. Chances are that you have been underestimating it and there are more ways to dress up in summer with a scarf than you might think.

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    Alternative to a jacket on a chilly night

    Wear a shawl instead of a blazer for a feminine fun flair.

    This is an especially excellent option if you are attending a party in the evening. After all, a frumpy jacket or an over sized cardigan has the potential to ruin a beautiful summer outfit. Hampstead Bazaar clothing online boasts a wide selection of shawls that will warm you up at sundown or sunrise.

    Wear it as a layer

    Hampstead Summer Clothing

    Even though you have a jacket, sometimes summer nights are just chilly. Wear a shawl or scarf over your coat for a cute layered look. This is an excellent option if you have a favourite go-to denim jacket. If not, you should get one – it’s a timeless classic that you’ll never want to throw out.

    The key to layering is using as many light fabrics as possible. Take a look at Hampstead Bazaar shops or online if you’re looking for something light to layer your scarf with.

    Ladies summer hats – tie a silk scarf around one! 

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    At Hampstead Bazaar we think that ladies summer hats are underrated. You don’t need a fancy event to wear one, especially if the sun is out!

    If you happen to wear a ladies summer hat to an event, tie a silk scarf around the main head to add a fancy edge. Make sure that the silk scarf matches your outfit, though.

    Check out the Hampstead Bazaar collection of hats if you don’t have one yet. It’s never too late to add a statement hat to your wardrobe.

    Use it as a hair accessory

    Silk scarves for women can be used for more than sheer warmth. It’s a great way to accessorise, too. If you’re having a bad hair day (we all have them) start using accessories more. Add a trendy barrette into your locks, or tie a scarf around a low ponytail.

    If you have a cute short pixie cut, silk scarves for women can be used as a hairband. It will add a boho-chic feminine flair to your look. 

    Tie it around your neck

    This is the perfect season to wear a lovely linen summer dress with a scarf tied around your neck. We sell a lot of summer linen dresses at Hampstead Bazaar, particularly ones that are easy to accessorise.

    Do it like the French do and fold your scarf into a thin strip, creating a mature necklace-like accessory. Alternatively, you can fold it into a triangle and tie it around your neck, leaving a point at the bottom.

  • 5 Reasons Linen is the Fabric for Summer

    Finally…summer is here in full bloom meaning it’s time to put away your bulky jumpers and fleece socks and start unpacking your linen gems.

    Linen is by far the most adaptive fabric for the season, at least according to us at Hampstead Bazaar. It’ll wick away sweat when you’re too hot, it never goes out of style, you can dress it up or down and to top it all off, it’s a sustainable option.

    But let’s dig a little deeper and really investigate why linen is the perfect choice for summer clothing.

     

     

    You’ll Never Run Too Hot

    Linen is woven out of flax and therefore it is both light and durable. It is the best option for humid, warm weather.

    Take a look at Hampstead Bazaar clothing online for a large selection of linen garments – from tops to trousers – that will keep you cool even when it’s hot.

    It’s A Cute Feminine Boho-Chic Look

    Boho-Chic Look

    At Hampstead Bazaar we understand that it can be challenging to be comfortable in summer AND look like a million bucks. Sometimes it’s just easier to put on an old blouse and worn-out skirt.

    But with linen, you can be comfortable and look great. The silhouette of linen is always slightly relaxed as the fabric doesn’t stretch. So, is it cosy? Yes. Can it be worn in a feminine way? Of course! While the shape can look boxy, linen as a fabric is extremely flattering and, when worn with statement jewellery and in a fun print, you can easily achieve a feminine look that you’ll feel confident in.

    It’s A Timeless Summer Staple

    Linen pants have always been a summer staple.

    It’s a timeless, basic summer garment that you can match with current styles. Wrap tops are back on-trend, so if you’re feeling unsure as to how to style a pair of linen trousers, choose a contemporary piece like a wrap top and combine it with any kind of linen trousers for women.

    Linen Is An Environmentally Friendly Option

    LinenEvery small step towards an environmentally-friendly world counts. Fortunately, linen is made out of non-synthetic fibres.

    It’s all natural and as such, it can be broken down more quickly once disposed of. In addition to this, the natural fabric will last longer, meaning there’s no need to buy dozens of the same piece in the hope that you’ll be able to wear it for years to come.

    Dress It Up or Down – No Problem

    Linen pants are a great option when poking around the house, running errands, or an evening out.

    They will allow you to move in comfort, just like a pair of joggers would. The main difference between linen trousers for women and joggers is that linen is effortlessly stylish.

    If you check out a store like Hampstead Bazaar clothing online, you’ll see that plenty of online retailers are offering waistbands that are elastic or have drawstrings. Who couldn’t get behind a trend like that?

  • The Timeless and Versatile Garments Every Woman Needs

    Hampstead Bazaar’s dedication to timeless and versatile clothing is no accident and has been a part of the brand’s ethos and design process for over decades. Don’t believe us? Check out this article from 1996 featuring designer Saf Khan who describes the importance of adaptable clothes and how the nomadic spirit has influenced his collections.

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    23 years later and Saf Khan is drawing on the same inspiration in order to create garments and accessories for women that are at once timeless, versatile and stylish. That’s what sets Hampstead Bazaar apart from other women's clothes shops in Bath.

    We believe that a brand should always cater to the people wearing or using its products, which is why we want to celebrate women who are free-spirited and hard-working, the women who use clothing as a way to express their personality and individuality but who also need clothing to be functional and retain value.

    For those women, we’ve identified four truly timeless and versatile pieces from the Hampstead Bazaar collection, all of which are perfect for any occasion.

    Kaftan Dresses hampstead dresses

    Kaftan dresses are one of the best items to wear during transitional seasons, including days when the weather can't seem to make up its mind. Buy a kaftan dress online and you’ll quickly see how versatile it can be. Wear it on its own, with a jumper, or pull it on over a plain t-shirt for something slightly more edgy.

    Kaftan dresses are also a great piece to invest in if you’re keen to add a bit of colour to your wardrobe. Most of us find it difficult to leave our respective fashion comfort zones, but this timeless and comfortable dress is the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your next ensemble.

    Browse through Hampstead Bazaar’s full collection to find the perfect kaftan dress online, whether it be a simple tan dress or a bright, patterned one.

    Summer Day Dresses girls summer dress

    It's hard to find dresses that are flattering but still comfortable enough to wear day-to-day. What’s more, it’s difficult to find a dress that isn’t too boxy or too form-fitting.

    Fortunately, our designers understand the need for something that’s somewhere in the middle, something that’s modest but still stylish and versatile enough to wear day or night.

    A maxi dress like the Julie Cotton or the Habiba Cotton is a timeless garment that you can wear to the office or running errands. With its smooth silhouette, it looks amazing on everybody shape and size, giving women plenty of room to move comfortably.

    Ladies Summer Hats

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    Nothing adds to the flair of summer like a good collection of ladies summer hats. While summer hats are especially on-trend at the moment, the right summer hat could be a staple in your wardrobe for years and years to come. We recommend wearing one of your ladies summer hats with a maxi dress or even a pair of jeans.

    Of course, it's a very versatile accessory meaning you can wear it casually or formally. June in particular offers a great excuse to wear your favourite summer hat, with Royal Ascot kicking off June 16.

    Striped Tops ladies stripped tops

    Striped tops will never go out of style, meaning every woman should have a flattering striped top hanging in their wardrobe. Our Bazaar Cotton top could be the striped shirt you’ve been searching for! You can’t go wrong with a boat neck or ¾ sleeves and this comfortable top pairs perfectly with jeans, dark or light trousers, and flowing skirts.

  • 10 Must Have Outfits from Hampstead Bazaar

    Hampstead Bazaar is well known for its luxurious womenswear and brings a plethora of styles to the marketplace. With so many seasonal options in our range, we thought that we’d give you a lowdown of some of the most popular combinations from our store. Whether you’re looking for linen women’s trousers or a flowing kaftan, we have everything you need for a great wardrobe and a varied selection of styles.

    Anis Cotton jacket and silk blouse

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    Our straight cut open jacket is the perfect option for a smart casual spring. Paired with our wide range of silk blouses, our jacket offers up beautiful stitch detailed cuffs and long sleeves. With the neat neckline and open cut, there’s plenty of room to show off a shimmering silk blouses, which we offer in a tantalising range of soft and bright colours.

    CB12 Cotton Trousers Colouche Linen Top

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    The combination of linen and cotton makes for a gorgeous outfit, whatever the style or colour palette you go for. With our loose fitting straight legged cotton trousers, you’ll find our soft linen tops to be the perfect match for a casual summer day out. With durable yet flexible cotton and beautiful colouche, our trouser-top combo is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

    Large Brim Hat

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    One accessory which is a must for the summer is our large brimmed hat. With flower details and a striking wide rim, this lavish hat has a textured thatched top and ensures a meticulous attention to detail which will add oodles of class to any outfit you wear.

    Trilby Hat

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    Our alluring and handcrafted trilby hat is a vintage throwback with modern class. It pairs effortlessly with almost all summer dresses and will undoubtedly add a unique yet simple flourish to any outfit you wear.

    Whilst it’s one of the most popular hats for women, our version brings a subtle mix of light browns and maroon stripes to the bowed detail.

    Leather belt

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    Made from soft nappa leather, our wrap around belt comes in a variety of dark and deep colours. This means that there is always a style which works for you, and the elegant bow which ties off the belt will fit in with almost every outfit you might own.

    The belt is a perfect balance of subtle and sensual and is the ideal finishing touch for a casual or more formal outfit.

    Folded Viscose Dress

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    Our folded viscose dress comes in two different floral patterns, giving you a choice between lighter and darker shades. With its tunic-like three quarter length, the folded viscose dress is one of the freest flowing yet curvaceous dresses in our range. With short, neat sleeves and decorative buttons, this dress goes perfectly with our trilby or large brimmed hat.

    Habiba Cotton Dress

    Medium in length, this shirt dress is a neat and tidy addition to any wardrobe. Perfect for the simple yet stylish classiness Hampstead Bazaar is best known for, the Habiba Cotton dress comes with bold styled buttons and a beautiful collar.

    Julie Cotton Dress

    This beautiful ruffled cowl necked dress is a three-quarter length cotton beauty which brings striped detail to its flowing nature. If you’re on the look out for a classy but casual addition to your summer dress wardrobe, the Julie Cotton dress is for you.

  • What to Expect from Our Cotton and Silk Collections This Spring

    Bringing lightweight comfort to womenswear, our cotton and silk ranges are some of the most luxurious on the market today. If you’re on the look out for great summer clothing, then Hampstead Bazaar are offering up a stellar collection of great womenswear, ensuring comfort and style in equal measure.

    If you’re new to our online store, we’ve collated a selection of just a few of our best cotton and silk ranges for you to get started. Happy shopping!

    Cotton

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    Cotton is one of the most popular clothing materials on the market today. Having been utilised for millennia, cotton is a natural fibre and, in its purest form, is made from 100 percent cellulose. With its durability and lightness, cotton is both comfortable and lightweight.

    Silk

    silk dress

    Luxurious and light, silk is a fibre woven from the cocoons of a range of insect larvae. Shimmering in its aesthetics and light in weight, it is woven into fibres which have been used throughout the centuries for clothing and textiles. Silk’s lightweight and breathable nature makes it perfect for clothing during the summer months.

    CB12 Cotton Palazzo trousers

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    With an elasticated waste and straight cut style, these light and breezy cotton trousers come in a wide range of colour schemes including white and black striped, cream and brown striped and pastel colours such as reef water and pink quartz.

    These palazzo trousers are perfect for both summer lounging and long days out

    Yasmine silk Jacket

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    This light jacket is perfect for cool summer evenings.

    From floral and paisley pinks to a deep-sea blue, this 3-quarter length sleeved beauty comes with a sumptuous neckline and intricate stitch detailing on the pockets, making it one of the best smart casual jackets in the Hampstead Bazaar range. It’s flattering on a range of body types, is comfortable, and versatile. It’s a must-have this season!

    SHG63 Silk Tunic

    SHG63 Silk Tunic

    This loose-fitting tunic comes in a wide variety of colours, including reef water and taupe. The lose 3-quarter length sleeves give this tunic a breezy feel and will undoubtedly act as a staple in your summer wardrobe. If you are on the look out for a finely detailed and classy summer look, then the SHG63 tunic is for you.

    Austria Cotton Tunic

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    Hanging low at the back, this is another sumptuous tunic finely stitched with elegance and allure. With its lightweight cotton comfort, this tunic is perfect for both formal and smart casual summer wear. There are a range of colours to choose from in our including black, white and black thin striped and reef water blue.

    Riviera Short Silk Dress

    If you’re looking for a stand-out item perfect for one for those summer garden parties, this Riviera Short Silk UK Kaftan Dress is one of the best dresses available. With its loose-fitting mid length hem, this dress has two small slits at the side, ensuring maximum comfort and coolness.

    Butterfly silk top

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    Made from some of the most prized silk there is, this glimmering top is light and luxurious. Butterfly silk top fits beautifully and is loose but still flattering. Available in a range of colours and patterns, this asymmetrical cut and short sleeved top will have you standing out at both casual and more formal events.

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