Amanda’s musings

Amanda Wakeley

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…

Do bags have feelings?

This week I found myself pondering on the transformative power of accessories… I have talked about statement necklaces (which, by now, you probably know how much I love …) but in this moment…

Mood boosting colour and a little self love…

I always find Spring a wonderfully optimistic time of year…despite the sadness and complexity of Lockdown …the excess of colour that greets us as spring unveils itself on a daily basis is…

It’s going to be all white…

Are you finding that, like me, it’s the little things in life that are currently bringing you the most joy? Yesterday evening on my walk with Lola I caught sight of the…

My love affair with the trench…

The Classic Trench has been lauded by the great and the good in the press as THE coat of the season… for me a beautifully cut, butter-soft, sand leather trench truly is…

Amanda’s Easter Weekend Musings

Last Saturday I talked about my Lockdown Resolution… during this time of Lockdown there is a lot to be said for “getting back to basics”… using our hands…a bit of DIY maybe?…

A midweek mood booster…

Hello, I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable image of Katie Impey in our Jumper Of Life, the Kloss cashmere roll-neck, customised especially for her…hopefully keeping her beautiful bump warm on this particularly chilly Spring day…it made…

Weekend recommendations to get lost in…

Here are a few things for you, depending on what you’re looking for. If there’s something that made you laugh this week — a story, a link, a stray thought — please send…

Alluringly Modest Dressing…Tuesday’s musings…

I love the word ALLURING… don’t we all want to be described as being “alluring”…? For me, there’s something inherently feminine yet so powerful in the most subtle way… it can be…

5 Ways To Wear Your Personalised Amanda Wakeley Cashmere

Stake your claim on Amanda Wakeley’s cult cashmere knits with our new personalisation service. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3— just choose the colour of your embroidery thread, the size and…

Peak Perfect

Heading off for some winter sun? We know that there’s nothing better than a chalet getaway to hit the slopes so we’ve pulled together our Peak Perfect edit… Our cosy cashmere Kloss, available…

As Seen in Stylist.com: Wardrobe essentials every Woman needs

Countless Royals, Politicians, and Celebrities have been seen wearing Wakeley over the years. However, recently Amanda Wakeley has been dubbed “Meghan Markel’s go-to designer”. “Meghan regularly wears her Sculpted Crombie coat” Amanda…

London Fashion Week

We are kicking off #LFW today in our flagship store in the heart of West London with presentations showcasing the Winter 19 collection. Unveiling our latest campaign alongside our customisation station, this…

The History of The Biker Jacket

The biker jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of clothing to ever exist. It has shaped decades of fashion followers’ lives and is still worn today as a classic staple.…

The Making of Albemarle

The opening of our Albemarle Street flagship store provided Amanda with the perfect opportunity to indulge her passion for interior design. A desire to create a warm, inviting, yet glamorous environment was…