Has spring truly sprung or was yesterday’s glimmer of sunshine a mere passing whisper of what’s set to come? Either way, we’re opting for Summer fun with our new season wardrobes and making the most of retailer’s S/S drops. This week we hit up high end/ high street hybrid Reiss to talk through the best of the new collection with Sales Supremo Jasmine Louson…
Name: Jasmine Louson
Position: Sales Assistant
Do you have any style icons?: I love Olivia Palermo from the Hills – she always looks so good and is a long time Reiss favourite. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would have to be up there, too- she never does anything wrong and I don’t think she could ever look bad!
Olivia is always a popular choice with our Sales Assistants! So what are your best sellers of the new season?: We’ve got a navy jumpsuit in right now and everyone who tries it on always looks great in it so that’s really popular. Also our Turkish blue Denny body con dress; everyone’s drawn to it because of the colour and it’s a great fit with a flattering neckline.
What are the main trends for this season at Reiss?: Lots of pastel pink and lime green- the expected spring colours, really. This season we also have a lot of plain jumpers with a detailed sleeve which are a really great buy because you can dress them up with a fitted skirt or go casual with a pair of jeans for a daytime look. We’re also seeing a lot of light, floaty dresses in for spring; in subtle colours and patterns they’re super easy to wear. A big trend in menswear is Tono Blue, whereby different shades of blue are styled together to create a fresh Spring look. Our Tulsa shirt and Stanhope trousers are a great way to wear this look.
Do you have any key pieces this season?: Our Skala print silk dress which would be perfect for a Spring wedding. Menswear this season focusses heavily on our “Riviera” theme, where a sense of adventures combines perfectly with a laid back, leisurely style. Our Turin blazer sums this up perfectly and is both contemporary and practical- a must buy for S/S!
Any insider styling tips?: Well for our navy jumpsuit which I mentioned earlier I’d go for gem green accessories- just to be a bit different! Matching green heels would finish the look off perfectly. I know usually you wouldn’t pair green with navy but I think it’s a really good look with our jumpsuit; it’s fun to push the boundaries sometimes!
Sounds like a great look! Any particular style problems you hear often?:
We have a lot of customers looking for casual workwear; a complete fashion juxtaposition which can be a nightmare to solve sometimes! I’d go with our Mason flared skirt- still really pretty but casual and we have a top which matches the Papaya colour in the skirt so I would put those two together.
For the guys I’d suggest a casual knit with a blazer and some soft touch denim jeans.
So denim’s a-go for workwear? What’s the best way to wear it to the office?: Definitely. I would stick to dark denim, though; maybe some black jeans, a floaty top and a blazer with some ankle boots for women. For the guys just keep it dark, and definitely stay away from faded jeans!
What’s your favourite thing about working in retail?: I love it when someone comes in and finds exactly what they were looking for; that’s a good feeling. Or when someone comes in looking for a certain thing and leaves with something they didn’t expect. It’s good to change someone’s perception of what style they suit – I know everyone has that idea of what they think looks good on them and then they tend to stick to that but it’s good to change it up a bit sometimes.
Agreed! Finally, what’s your favourite song playing in store at the moment?: Blood Orange- It is what it is. Great chilled out tune.