Our stores over the last three weeks have been taking inspiration from all those wonderfully stylish older, but no less fabulous ladies, mixing a sharp librarian look with masculine elements to form the perfect dapper girl. A superb transitional theme, Granny Chic combines practical winter clothing with light florals that nod to the coming spring, and we're not the only ones to celebrate the venerable veterans of fashion: many of the catwalks at the Fall 2012 shows have hinted at similar influences.
For the colder spells, heavy coats and furs are the key pieces, while floral items allow you to stay on-theme at the same time as playing with our key style for Summer, Daisy Chain
. The colour palette is guided by beige, caramels, burnt orange and pale pinks, with prints and textures playing an equally important part: look for tartan, tweed and Hermes-style prints. Perhaps most important of all though is a companionable accessory - our prop princess Kelly-Marie
has created two life-size poodles from recycled jumpers to perfect the Granny Chic look! Our displays will only be up for a couple more days, so head to Beyond Retro Dalston
this weekend if you want to meet these dapper yappers.