With fingers firmly crossed we really feel we may be approaching the final stages of lockdown and with it the reopening of the Victoria Lane Fashions shop. We won't say we're back as many of you are aware that we've never actually been away; we just had to keep our distance and stay in touch using telephone, our website and social media. Hopefully that has been interesting and helpful to you.
In times gone by khaki was developed as the ideal colour for military uniforms but in more recent years the fashion industry has experimented with it, using it to create many stunning contemporary outfits.
Now here's a thing. In the UK we are fans of wearing skirts as an alternative to trousers; ladies on the continent however, opt for dresses. Why do we have different tastes? We don't know - but it does give us a challenge as we buy our collections from European fashion houses and skirts are so hard to find!
If, like us, you read the fashion pages of the national and international press then you will already know that the cardigan has made a comeback. Last Autumn fashion writers around the world were praising the resurgence of the cardigan in the wardrobes of the rich and famous.
On one thing we can always depend - Rabe will be first in the door with the new season's fashions. This year is no different as we have already received two full Rabe collections for Spring 2020 and more are on their way.
Whatever the season there is always one item that dominates our wardrobes and gets worn more often than anything else; it's commonly known in the fashion industry as 'the hero piece' and this year it's the gilet!
We've had some very unseasonable and extreme weather this year and forecasters are predicting yet another hard winter. Fingers crossed that they have got it wrong but either way, it's a good idea to think ahead and get ready for winter. The sooner you look, the better choice you will have (or as someone once said: see it, like it, buy it -otherwise you'll regret it!).