A couple of weeks ago, the lovely folks over at Matalan kindly invited me to their autumn/winter 2011 press day. I adore Matalan, especially their shoes so I was keen to see what they had in store for next season. The collection had me wishing the months away so I could wrap up in the gorgeous textures and feel really cosy. The knits were snuggly soft and featured both textured knits like cable knit and patterned knits like fairisle print. Pattern was a big theme throughout the collection as a whole, with paisley, polkadot, hearts, florals and snowflake prints being layered and mismatched on top of each other for a nomadic look. Jolts of bright colours injected throughout the collection brightened it up and the accessories were as strong as the clothing.
I also adore Matalan homewares, there’s always a huge choice and the pieces are both girly and very affordable. I’ve got tons of picture frames and lanterns from Matalan but I’ve got my eye on the pretty floral crockery now.