Amanda’s musings

The Peplum Sleeve Shirt

A silk shirt is a Wakeley wardrobe staple… it has been one of my style essentials since I founded the business over 30 years ago. There is nothing more versatile or timeless…

SPORTS LUXE Stripes

Dynamic, sporty and iconically Wakeley… our capsule of effortlessly cool sports luxe pieces are the perfect style solution for the life we are living now. With high contrast stripes and graphic colour…

Blue Sky Thinking…

Inject a touch of cosy optimism into your wardrobe with our sumptuous sky blue cashmere. The ultimate accompaniment to your favourite denims, this transitional tone will have you feeling bright, breezy and…

Valentine’s gift edit

In the spirit of romance, here is my Valentine’s Day gift edit… from a giant hug of cashmere to indulgent jewellery and sumptuous leather goods.  Why not send the link to your…

Check It Out

Nothing says wardrobe refresh like impeccably cut tailoring. This season our mineral check capsule takes on a relaxed approach… multifunctional pieces that are perfect for the life we are living now… an…

Lace FOREVER

Iconic lace pieces have always been a fundamental part of the Wakeley wardrobe… feminine, indulgent and sensual…  Gorgeous lace separates remind me of the insouciance of French women… totally effortless in their…

Ink is the new black…

Rich tones of inky midnight blue have long been my favourite black alternative (it’s just a little softer sometimes)… Sophisticated and effortless… this is a colour that flatters any skin tone… These…

3 Things…

Tomorrow is Epiphany or The Day of Kings… so make the holiday’s last a little longer with these three indulgences. Whether it’s a gift to self or a treat for another… sprinkle…

It’s that Cashmerey type of weather…

The Oversized Cashmere Rollneck Inspired by a 70s man’s ski sweater (which would have been worn skin tight, probably in a scratchy wool ☹ ) …but we re-invented the concept… played with…

Transformative Chain Jewellery… Amanda’s Musings

I have always loved TRANSFORMATIVE pieces ….pieces that can TRANSFORM a look and your mood in the process (essential in my view) … pieces that can take a look from the ordinary…

New In: CHINA BLUE

From contemporary kimono dressing to cosy cashmere…our statement prints and sporty knits are the ultimate way to covet this season’s indulgent China blue. With Love Ax

Amanda’s Transitional Musings… The Camel Capsule…

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were finalising the designs for our new Autumn\Winter 20 collection… what a different world we were inhabiting to the one we thought…

Amanda’s styling tips… The Statement Print…

Stand out printed separates offer the perfect wardrobe additions… These textured stripe silk twill pieces will take you effortlessly from day to evening… summer to winter. This Textured Stripe Printed Trench Dress…

Amanda Wakeley Autumn 2020 skirt

Flights of fantasy…

While walking in the garden feeling the glorious sun on my skin my flight of fantasy is to the Mediterranean … I am dreaming of the azure sea… the sound of the…

Racing Silks

Today would traditionally be the start of Royal Ascot – for the first time in the event’s 250+ year history, Royal Ascot will take place behind closed doors… I am so pleased…

Looking to update last season’s dress?

As seen in Vogue…”GO FOR GOLD… Chunky metal jewellery has become as synonymous with everyday dressing as the trench coat, meaning that a new gold chain choker equals a guilt-free buy that…

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Amanda’s wardrobe essentials

How many times do I get asked – what are your Lockdown wardrobe essentials? Well here they are and this is why they have been my morning and evening Go Tos… all…

Nothing says Summer quite like linen…

Crisp white linen shouts summer to me… it probably has to be the best fabric to wear in the heat… it’s light… breathable… and cool.I know I am always talking about those…

Shimmering slip dresses…Saturday’s musings…

I have always had a bit of an obsession with slip dresses…probably inspired by my grandmother’s cast-off slips that I found in our cavernous childhood dressing up box (basically the reciprocal of…

Picnic Pick Me Ups

It really feels like summer is here… and for me that means spending as much time as possible outside… more so now than ever before… Isn’t there something about eating Al Fresco…

Celebration dressing…Saturday’s Musings…

This time of being in lockdown has been unique in so many ways… I for one have never witnessed the empty streets of London during daylight, and long gone are those 4am…

Jumping into jumpsuits…

There is something about jumping into a jumpsuit that is just sooo easy… no co-ordinating an outfit…just ON and GO… I ask myself whether it’s the boiler suit/workwear connotation or the no…

A wardrobe of Tops…Saturday’s musings…

I think a lot of women struggle with the concept of what their ideal wardrobe should include… it’s a question I get asked over and over… not only by customers but it…

The magic of nature… Saturday musings…

I feel very lucky to have grown up in the countryside and to have been exposed to the magic of nature from my earliest conscious moments…my father was a mad keen bird…

Reflecting on friendship… and being CREATIVE

During this moment of Pause I have cherished the time to reflect… I particularly love doing this while I am exercising outside… (it’s also where I tend to come up with some…

That “Spark Joy” moment…Amanda’s musings

According to Marie Kondo (she of the de-cluttering-your-life fame) the term to “Spark Joy”  is a loose translation of the Japanese word ときめく (tokimeku), literally “to flutter,” “to throb,” “to palpitate,” or “to beat…

The magic of the perfect jacket

If I am wearing a great jacket I feel DRESSED… I feel in control… and I hate to use the word but I feel… Empowered… There is something about putting on a…

Key points for decluttering your wardrobe

I thought I would share some tips from a great friend of mine Ann Lightfoot (we met when I launched my first collection 30 years ago and she was a young American…

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