Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Styled by Kimberley: Yellow Bubble

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Fan girling over local design? Guilty. How can I not with these super soft Yellow Bubble delights...
As an amateur knitter (yep, I've got all the cool hobbies down), I love it when I see contemporary Scottish winter design that doesn't centre around cable knit and tweed. Founder Jenny McCraw is a recent graduate of Gray's School of Art and is injecting fun and style into this traditional textile. I was so excited when the fluffy pieces popped up at the Tea Green Concept Atelier and I've been lusting ever since. But when I'd first discovered Yellow Bubble I thought it was a lost cause.

You see, I'm actually allergic to some wools (and soap, detergents, some perfumes and about 50 other things). I have sensitive skin and get contact dermatitis. I'm lucky though, it's not that noticeable now that I've learned how to take care of my skin. When I worked in retail, I had constant problems with my hands from being in contact with so many fabrics and it became impossible to tell which ones were causing flare ups. Even now, shopping in winter really isn't my favourite and I hesitate before touching any kind of knitted item. I've had to avoid brands I love because I literally cannot touch the products!

A few gentle swipes at the Spring collection told me that it was Kimberley Safe. Finally I can get on board with beautiful Scottish wools. It might be because it's not a scratchy wool-, especially with all that faux fur fluffiness! When we got a sneak peek at the Yellow Bubble Winter 2016 lookbook I was really hoping to spot some more of that fuzz and I love that it is modelled by a man to show how versatile it is. The jumper looks almost as good on me as on him. The oversized sleeves work well with the fluffy blocking, and I didn't think I'd be looking for a crop in a winter jumper but it really works to balance it out. Pairing it with these sports luxe trousers (old faves and an early incarnation of the joggers everyone wears now) keeps the proportion in check.

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Minimalist but statement pieces, these knits are a breath of fresh air in a world of plain Jane jumpers. I love a matching set and tripling it up really makes an impact with what is- for me- quite a subtle shade. I didn't need or want to wear any jewellery with this grey on grey on grey. These old heels pull the whole look together to dress up an otherwise casual look. It's on trend and cool without trying too hard. As you can probably tell, I'm pretty pleased with this fuss-free, (itch-free) comfortable outfit.

Top | Yellow Bubble
Hat | Yellow Bubble
Scarf | Yellow Bubble
Trousers | Topshop
Shoes | Peacocks
Glasses | c/o IOLLA
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Thanks again to Yellow Bubble for keeping us cosy on a crisp October day.
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