Floral Tunics to Swish In

Floral Tunics to Swish In

All we’ve got to say this summer is...bright, bold and beautiful.
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Our new range of tunics make us so excited to be outside and blending in with nature! We guarantee that these lightweight linen garments will be your new favorite way to kick back and relax in the garden or around the house.
 
These flowing garments can be worn over trousers or shorts, and sit comfortably low on the shoulders, perfect for catching those summer rays. Not only are they gorgeous, but they’re also perfectly practical designs that come in one size and are easily machine washable. A roomy pocket means you can tuck away your valuables whilst out and about.
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The colours we’re flaunting are: Turquoise, Wheat, Pale Blue, Fuchsia, & Rose. For a lowkey, wear-with-anything look, we suggest pairing the whimsical Wheat Floral Tunic with our Porto Sand Suede Trainer - a versatile and comfortable shoe.
 
For a more eye-catching look, the fuchsia tunic is a vibrant choice, best teamed with a contrasting jacket like the Knightsbridge in Aquamarine.
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We, at WG, work hard to ensure that all of our products are lasting designs that are feminine, comfortable and versatile.
Pink Outfit Ideas

Pink Outfit Ideas

Blush Layered Dress Top:
 Potentially the most versatile piece ever. The WG Blush Layered Dress, also available in a wider selection of shades, can be worn in multiple ways. The base dress can be worn with the given t-shirt style top, on its own as a lightweight Summer outfit, or as demonstrated in this outfit the top can be worn alone with other garments in your wardrobe. Three outfits in one!
 
Here we have styled the Blush Layered Dress Top with our classic Odette Khaki Waterproof Coat, totally fool-proof and utterly chic, and the Sand Suede Trainers featured in our newly expanded Porto Collection, this style and shade suit every individuals’ style and outfit combinations.
 
This outfit would be stunning on an evening walk around the village, visiting friends near and far, and a simple day shopping and snacking.

Andalucia Pink Wool Coat:

Our favourite new coat for SS21, the WG Andalucia Pink Wool Coat, is a feminine dream with a stunning streamlined silhouette. Made with an 80% wool blend it provides breathability and is the perfect throw on coat on those chillier days.

In this instance, we have styled this fabulous coat with our multifunctional Layered Dress in Pastel Blue, this can be worn in countless ways, and our Navy Heeled Espadrille Sandals from our recently expanded Porto Collection, these can be purchased in a selection of stunning colours.

This outfit would be perfect for a morning browsing around your favourite shops, a celebration with friends and family, or a glorious barbecue in the sun. 

 

 

Ascot Rose Pink Fitted Jacket:

A Spring/Summer suited edition of our classic Ascot Fitted Jacket in a heavenly Rose Pink shade featuring a nod to history with the WG signature military cuff – a jacket of outstanding quality and unbelievable versatility!

This piece can be styled in many ways, yet we have paired it with our Black Merino Wool Roll Neck Jumper, a luxurious dream, and the Multi-Stripe Heeled Espadrille Sandals from our newly expanded Porto Collection, a stunning vibrant shoe. 

We adore this outfit for an alfresco dining date, strolling around your favourite museum, or catching up with friends in the garden.

 

 

Blush Layered Dress:

Our adaptable SS21 staple, the WG Blush Layered Dress, is the perfect purchase to be worn in a number of ways and for various occasions. The lightweight fabric is ideal for warmer days yet can be easily layered if faced with a slight summer breeze. 

We have styled this dreamy dress with our favourite Safari Sandals in Zebra Print, also available in a variety of animal prints, and the Panama Style Hat, a sunny weather must-have. Maximum comfort yet an overload of fashion-forward styling.

 This outfit is an amazing Spring/Summer go-to for days outdoors, walking around a beautiful city, and enjoying a sunny holiday.

 

 

Ascot Sunrise Fitted Jacket:

A garment from our new Spring/Summer 2021 collection, the WG Ascot Sunrise Jacket offers both sophistication and fun within a fashionable item. This lightweight wool blend jacket features our signature WG military cuff and an utterly flattering mandarin collar.

Here we have styled the Ascot Sunrise Jacket with our staple Phoebe Gold Shirt, featuring the most divine detailing, and our exquisite Boho Feather Ear Cuff, made from Guinea Fowl and Grouse Feather it is unbelievably luxurious and a true statement accessory.

This outfit is perfect for watching the horse racing with friends, a night visiting a fabulous art exhibit, or dressing up for a celebration.

 

 

Monte Carlo Pink Roses Shirt:

Our WG Monte Carlo Pink & White Roses Shirt is the perfect piece to fulfil your Spring/Summer fashion needs yet still providing coverage and warmth on those chillier days. As this shirt is 100% Organic Cotton, it allows for breathability and comfort throughout all seasons. 

We have styled this shirt with our fabulous Roxy Navy Wax Gilet, designed to keep you both warm and dry, and our Porto Navy Heeled Espadrilles, the most perfect footwear during this time of year. For a more relaxed vibe, our Navy Suede Trainers, would do just the trick. This outfit is unbelievably versatile and can easily be paired with jeans, leggings, a skirt – the possibilities are endless!

This outfit could be worn casually ticking off your to-do list, popping out for an afternoon coffee, or having divine cocktails in the Spring sunshine!

 

 

Pink Floral Cotton Shirt:

An all-year round favourite! The WG Pink Floral Cotton Shirt is an ideal layering piece for every spot of weather. This lightweight garment can be worn in a formal setting tucked into wide leg trousers and a pair of heels or thrown over a basic t-shirt with your favourite pair of denim jeans. 

On this occasion, the Pink Floral Cotton Shirt has been paired with our Roxy Contrast Wax Gilet, a Spring staple, our Ranger Waterproof Boots, essential for the unpredictable British weather, and our Chocolate Brown Fedora, the chicest addition to any outfit no matter the season.

This outfit would be perfect for a sunset stroll, a picnic on a chiller day, or a visit to your stable friends!

 

 

Pink and Navy Floral Shirt:

Amongst our staple shirt collection, the WG Pink & Navy Floral Shirt offers a classic style yet with a subtle inner pop of print and colour. The 100% Organic Cotton can be worn all-year round due to its breathability and ability to be layered as desired.

Paired with of Savannah Blue/Pink Coat, this classic shirt is elevated into an elegant and sophisticated outfit whilst being super comfortable when worn with our beloved Mayfair Navy Suede & Leather Waterproof Boots – an outdoor lover’s dream footwear! 

Picture this outfit on an afternoon picnic date, strolling around the fields, or visiting your favourite outdoor market.

 

 

Dusky Pink Wool Roll Neck Jumper:

Our Merino Wool Roll Neck Jumpers are a luxurious staple in any wardrobe. These pieces are a great way to introduce or continue sustainability into your fashion styling as they are produced using 100% British Wool, a renewable fibre, and are available in a number of classic colours.

The Dusky Pink Merino Wool Roll Neck Jumper has been styled with our esteemed WG Venice Pale Blue Fitted Jacket, the most flattering and wearable outerwear, and the essential WG Mayfair Leather & Suede Waterproof Boots in Chocolate Brown, a British weather necessity.

 

 

Pure Silk Scarf:

Our Pure Silk Scarves are the perfect way to boost the most simple of outfits. This piece can be worn with a pair of jeans and a crisp white shirt or over your favourite swimsuit whilst in the sun.

We have styled the Fuchsia Pink Silk Scarf with our charming Phoebe White Shirt, a classic style with a hint of unique detailing, and the Porto Coral Flat Espadrille Sandals, a fabulous pop of colour in an ideal Spring/Summer shoe.


We envision this outfit sipping something fizzy with friends, strolling around your favourite gardens, or sitting on a park bench with a good book.

 

Buy Seasonal Produce

Buy Seasonal Produce

As a company that really promotes sustainability and supporting the community, we thought it would be great to take a look at how we can be more green, and more resourceful when buying food.
One of the best ways of ensuring a lowered carbon footprint is to buy seasonal produce, grown and cultivated in the UK. Here are some of the reasons why buying local, and buying seasonal can not only reap benefits for the environment, but also for the individual:
 
Environment
British food travels far less from farm to shop than most imported foods, which means you're cutting out a big portion of the transportation journey and reducing energy and impact on the environment.
 
Nutritional Benefits
Local, seasonal foods tend to be fresher, tastier and full of nutrients. Eating the foods that are seasonal will give your body the elements that it needs at that particular time of the year. Unlike some meats from other countries, British meat tends not to have any growth-promoting hormones and is produced to some of the highest welfare standards in the world. You will also have the assurance of knowing what you are eating. Britain has some of the most robust food assurance and traceability systems in the world.
 
Supporting the Economy
Supporting the local economy is incredibly important. You’ll be able to do your part in supporting the farmer, those who work in food processing, the local shopkeeper and the pubs and restaurants selling the food. In recent years, there’s been a real push in supporting our farmers, and now since food transport is so easy, we need to think about the farming communities closer to home.
 
Variety
The variety of food that the UK produces is amazing, each season has something different and delicious to try, with a million different recipes for each one.  From root vegetables to ripe delicious fruit, as a country we’re hardly lacking in diversity! If you’re looking for something new and different to try, we have compiled our favorite recipes in one place! 
 

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Beef steaks

Sausages

Chicken

Spring lamb

Asparagus

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Cucumber

Kale

Purple sprouting broccoli

Savoy cabbage

Sorrel

Spinach

Spring greens

Spring onions

Watercress

Gooseberries

Rhubarb

Crab

Haddock

John dory

Lobster

Mackerel

Monkfish

Prawns

Sea bass

Sea salmon

Trout

Turbot

Beef steaks

Burgers

Chicken

Ham

Lamb

Pork pies

Pork spare ribs

Saltmarsh lamb

Sausages

Venison

Beetroot

Broad beans

Carrots

Cauliflowers

Courgettes

Cucumber

Fennel

Fresh peas

Garlic

Green beans

Lettuce and salad leaves

New potatoes

Radishes

Runner beans

Sage

Salad onions

Squash

Tomatoes

Watercress

Blueberries

Currants

Elderflower berries

Greengages

Loganberries

Plums

Raspberries

Strawberries

Tayberries

Crab

Pilchards

Wild salmon

 

Chicken

Grouse

Ham

Heather-fed lamb

Pies

Pork

Roasts

Sausages

Venison

Field mushrooms

Lettuce

Marrow

Potatoes

Pumpkin

Rocket

Squashes

Sweetcorn

Watercress

Apples

Blackberries

Damsons

Elderberries

Pears

Plums

Sloes

Brill

Dabs

Dover sole

Flounders

Oysters

Skate

Casseroles

Chicken

Gammon

Goose

Partridge

Pheasant

Pies

Roasts

Sausages

Turkey

Venison

Wild duck

Bay leaves

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Curly kale

Fennel

Leeks

Parsnips

Potatoes

Red cabbage

Swede

Turnips

Apples

Pears

Quince

Grey mullet

Mussels

scallops

 

 
 
Springtime

Springtime

Here’s a few things we love to do as we transition into Spring…
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First of all...Easter! Nothing welcomes spring better than easter egg hunts, gifting your loved ones and making cute crafts with the kids. 
One of our favourite bakes is this glorious easter cake with, of course, a mountain of mini eggs for decoration… Treat the family with some home baking which will keep everyone happy, and on a constant sugar buzz!
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As well as baking, we love the traditional easter egg hunt. Hide chocolates of every shape and size in little nooks and crannies and everyone will be running around like headless chickens!
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The Scavenger hunt is just as fun if not more so, you can hide clues around your garden and everyone will be searching for less traditional treats. In fact, the more specific and random, the better.  An example of this is a colour scavenger hunt, where you’ll have examples of the colour you want, and everyone has to run around and find anything that matches that colour, it could be a pebble, flower or even a gnome!
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If the weather isn’t perfect, then you can always take the activities indoors with some arts and crafts. Dress up some eggs to make them beautiful or create little spoon bunnies that the children can play puppets with. The possibilities are truly endless. 
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If you want to enjoy the changing seasons, then spending a day in the countryside is the perfect plan. Take a stroll through some farmlands to watch the lambs gambole, and the daffodils sprouting, the true epitome of spring. Take a picnic, but always remember to pick up your litter!
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Not only are we looking forward to spending more time outdoors, but we can now properly plan our gardening efforts. Plant some flower seeds in that overgrown patch (remember to weed first) and expect a beautiful vista of budding bulbs in a matter of weeks! If you’re a beginner then start with some easy veggies that aren’t too high maintenance. Some of these veggies are: beetroot, salad leaves, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, radishes and courgettes. A little bit of patience, love and green fingers will go a long way!
Yoga To Improve Your Running

Yoga To Improve Your Running

Running can be really tough, especially if you’re a first timer. Getting into the groove and building up those muscles can seem almost impossible, but it isn’t!
Interestingly, doing other forms of exercise can really help you start your cardio journey. Interestingly enough, yoga can be one of the best ways for you to build muscle and flexibility, strengthen your breathing and even prevent you from injuring yourself whilst running. Here’s why Yoga will make you a better runner.
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Strength:
By building up your strength on the mat and developing your key muscles like the core, hamstrings, quads and hip flexors, you’re more likely to stay injury free when out on a run. It can also maintain good posture and back health, as stretches like down dog and cat cow can reduce pain in the spine.   
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Breathing:
In yoga, breathing is a vital part of your practice and learning to maintain your breath whilst in challenging positions can be difficult. Through this practice of regulating your breath you become more aware of your body and consolidate a relaxed state of mind. Building up your lung capacity through breath control in yoga can help you an infinite amount when you're running. You’ll be able to increase your oxygen intake naturally and reduce anxiety with breath control. Most of the time in running, the issue can be your mind, not your body.
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Heart:
Intense yoga, like Power Yoga or Hot Yoga can do wonders to strengthen your heart. By improving your fitness through challenging postures in yoga, you’re building your heart into a stronger muscle. Common sense says that stronger muscles are inherently good, that’s undeniable. The heart will work better by pumping blood around your body more efficiently and allowing you to work better under stress, it’s a no brainer.
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Flexibility and Posture:
By maintaining poses for long periods of time in yoga, you're building elasticity in your muscles and joints, which will enable you to move with more freedom and grace. The mental challenge of holding a pose in yoga also translates into running when you’re fighting to maintain your concentration on putting one foot in front of the other. Good flexibility and posture will not only lower your risk of injury, but will also give you more freedom of movement to allow you to carry on and not give up. Loosening up those muscles after having not done any exercise for a while can be tough! Stretching is key.
  
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Mental Health:
Yoga allows you to build a stronger relationship between the mind and body. Sometimes stillness can be as powerful a tool as movement; stillness in yoga can be just as strengthening as 10 minutes on a treadmill. By exercising mindful breathing and focusing on the present, you are training your mind to push the limits and forgetting your daily worries and anxieties.
It’s so important to recognise that you are not a machine; learn to accept that some days, your body will allow itself to be pushed harder than on other days. Be kind to yourself and accept that it might take awhile before you can master the crow or run 10k.
It’s important to note, that whilst yoga can soften your muscles after a long run or get you limber before a sprint, you shouldn’t push yourself too much on both at once. There are millions of yoga tutorials out there, ranging from a relaxed class to a more vigorous Power Yoga Flow. If you’re pushing yourself running, then perhaps a beginner’s Hatha Yoga would suit better to stretch and take care of your body. However, if you’re looking to strengthen your muscles and become a serious yogi, then an intermediate Vinyasa Yoga could be an excellent choice. 
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Yoga flow for stretching with @madss
A daily stretch flow with our lovely @madss to help you become supple and fluid…
 
Our Favourite Dog Walking Spots

Our Favourite Dog Walking Spots

Staffordshire - Kinver Edge
There is an abundance of trails to explore at Kinver Edge. There are many routes you and your furry best friend could take, exploring enchanting woodland, glorious open country, ancient hill forts, as well as the rock houses that are infamous in this area. There are plenty of quiet trails here where your dog can roam freely, but bear in mind that it is a sensitive wildlife habitat. There is also a tea room, but dogs must remain outside. There’s plenty of area to picnic outside, but you can also visit the nearby The Cross Inn.
 
Snowdonia - Beddgelert
Beddgelert is a popular walking destination at the heart of snowdonia, the delightful stone-built village is the ideal base for exploring all the classic sights and beauty spots. It offers walkers of all abilities the opportunity to go out and explore the wonderful views, wildlife and habitats that make Snowdonia so special. With beautiful trails through the forestry and up to greater heights, both walker and dog are sure to have a great time.
 
Monmouthshire - Hay on Wye
For anyone interested in the open moorland of Mid-Wales, where red kites might be spotted wheeling overhead, Hay on Wye could be the perfect dog walking spot for you. The route’s crowning glory is its end point at Plynlimon, the highest point in the Cambrian Mountains and the source of the Wye river. Here, you’ll spy the five heads of Plynlimon and see out across Wales all the way to the coastline on a clear day. Check out The Granary as a dog friendly cafe where you can refuel after a walk!
 
New Forest National Park
With beautiful walking trails, the New Forest is a lowland national park which means no large mountains, just beautiful scenery and wide trails through ancient woodland and open country. It’s a beautiful landscape with lots of villages, good visitor facilities and excellent rail and road links. Given the accessible nature of this landscape it’s small wonder that the New Forest has been welcoming visitors since the early nineteenth century. As a National Park it is important to be as accessible as possible so everyone can enjoy this fabulous place.
 
Balmacara Estate -  Isle of Skye
Just 3 miles from the Isle of Skye, you can explore the beautiful Highland crofting estate of Balmacara. The forms of agriculture that are used here are small scale and low intensity, which has great environmental benefits as well as defining the social system of highland communities. Balmacara woods is perfect for families and dog walkers, there are easy walks among the trees and splendid views from the hillside above the woods. Follow the Tree-Spotter trail to explore the dense woodland, or venture further for exquisite views. Take the Skye View trail that winds through the trees to reach the site of a World War II gun battery, which protected the military camp and port at Loch Alsh from air attack by German planes. You'll also see some spectacular views of Loch Alsh, Kintail and the Isle of Skye.
 
Cornwall St. Agnes & Wheal Coates.
 If you head up to St Agnes Beacon, astonishing views welcome you at the top of the hill where guards used to be stationed during the Napoleonic Wars to look out for French ships. The breathtaking 360-degree view is one of the best in Cornwall, and the coastal paths are perfect for any length of dog walk. After you’ve explored the iconic engine houses and mining relics of Wheal Coates, continue along the path to the coastline and downwards toward Porthtowan where you can enjoy some fresh seafood, a stone baked pizza, or a pint at Blue Bar where dogs are perfectly welcome.
Sustainability

Sustainability

Being a small family company, gives us  agency over the big decisions, as well as the smaller ones. We regularly inspect how our garments are made which is rare in itself, and we have a lot of control over the supply chain. We choose natural, regenerative materials and fabrics whenever we can and we’re always looking for innovative ways to create products in a more sustainable way. Our high quality materials are designed to last.
Our Wool:
Our wool jumpers and loungewear are made from raw materials and all natural fibres. As part of our journey to provide sustainable fashion, the IWTO (International Wool Textile Organisation)"wool is all natural, renewable fibre". Our 100% chunky soft merino wool jumper is a traditional guernsey style piece. It’s an incredibly warm item, originally worn by sailors due to its practicality.
Our new loungewear sets are made with a merino wool and cashmere blend, made from the wool of Kashmir goats, our merino wool is our most luxurious yarn. Kashmir goats produce their fine long hair in very small quantities, which makes this pure cashmere very rare and luxurious. A pure cashmere jumper can feel as light as air, however it can be up to eight times as warming as ordinary wool. Our method is to weave two threads together to create the yarn, which makes it stronger and more pliable than other high street jumpers. Our 100% merino wool is also a luxurious yarn which is also all natural, renewable fibre.
Our Cotton
Producing cotton can take its toll on the world, particularly as the majority of cotton is grown in countries facing water shortages. According to the World Economic Forum, water scarcity has been recognised as one of the top 10 global risks to society we’re facing over the next 10 years. Because of this, we use 100% organic cotton in our shirts which has significantly fewer negative impacts on water than non-organic. Farmers use natural methods like composting to fertilise their soil, which makes it healthier and more likely to soak up water and retain it when there is a drought. Pesticides are banned from organic farming, therefore less water is used in the process, because there is no need to dilute the chemicals from the soil. And finally, organic farmers rely on rainfall to water their cotton, so that they don’t put pressure on precious water resources in local communities. 
Our recycled Polyester
Our sustainable activewear is made from recycled plastic bottles, which means that we avoid manufacturing virgin polyester and contributing towards already saturated landfills. We’re using 30% less water in our manufacturing process, saving natural resources and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Our beautiful custom made activewear pieces come in 4 different styles; Noir , Marble , Paw Print and Blue Roses.
 
 
Recycled office resources
We try our best to not only use sustainable resources in our garments, but also in our office resources. We make sure to use recycled paper for our printer in the office and in our day to day note taking, as well as having eco friendly printers that use less energy than normal printers. Wherever possible, we recycle our delivery boxes if they are in good condition and for our swing tickets and neck labels, we use eco-friendly cards or recycled materials.
Marvels of Mexico

Marvels of Mexico

 

I have been a part of the Welligogs team for several years now. I began working on the trade stands at the various exhibition shows we visit but have recently started focusing on the trade side of the business. Throughout my time with Welliogogs, I have been involved with the design of new products and helped choose the various fabrics we use. Recently, I was lucky enough to join a small team who visited Mexico to gather some ideas for a few pieces of SS19 collection. This is a little story of what we discovered and came up with….. 

As a distinctly British brand, we of course take an abundance of our inspiration from the lush green land we call home. However, for a small number of jackets in chosen collections, we go slightly further afield for the muses to sing to us.  

Keeping very much in line with our core ideals of being comfortable, durable, and fashionable, we always want to provide unique and fresh pieces to our staple collections. For our SS19 range, a few members of our design team travelled to Mexico, to see what inspires their free spirited, enchanting nation.  

We were like kids in a sweet shop…. with the tree lined streets, colourful buildings, and the smells of street food encircling them at every corner, the muses began to softly hum.  

 

Frida Kahlo’s house was a particular favourite. As a pioneer among not only Mexican art but fashion and art across the world, her Cassa Azul (“Blue House”, where she lived with her husband Diego) was a great place to start. 

With her positive outlook on the world, despite having lived with polio since  she was 11 and having been involved in a car accident at the age of 18, which left her with a broken spine, her strength and uniqueness continued to shine through. She was feminine, bold, and utterly fantastic. Her vibrant artwork has been the inspiration for us and many fashion houses to date. We replicate her splash of bold colours with our Kuoni Jacket, a brilliant piece to jazz up these chilly winter months, and our bright tassels, which you can swish onto any of our boots or accessorise with. 

 As great as it is to wear a statement jacket, sometimes one needs something a little more understated but just as chic. Our Phoebe Shirts have always been hugely popular with varying details to mirror the ever-changing seasons. Our new design, Phoebe White, is one of our best yet. We wanted to keep her elegant but simple, unique without being gaudy. We took inspiration from the architecture of Mexico. 

From the Oaxaca state to Chiapas, the buildings are breath taking. The detail in their sculpture inspired us to do an intricate lace effect down the front of the shirt. Whilst remaining a staple, our Phoebe White also becomes exquisitely distinctive. 

One thing that struck our design team was how green  Mexico  is. Its landscape differs massively, from beaches, to mountains, to jungles…. all three surrounded by lush green vegetation. Now in England, we’re not short of greenery and it got our team thinking about bringing back a green raincoat. We haven’t done one for a while and with it being such a rich colour in multiple different climates, why not?! We were debating what style to do, whether to let the muses steer us in the direction of the mountains or the beach… but there is something about classic things that we at Welligogs gravitate towards.  

 

The muses of the ruins triumphed… we decided to do our famous Louise coat in a khaki green. An oldy but a goody, and a wonder she is! Louise Khaki is timeless yet trendy, waterproof yet feminine, pretty yet practical. A must have for this season. 

Pink, pink, pink! From sunrise to sunset, market stalls to fruit, flowers to lakes. Yes, would you believe it, there are pink lakes in Mexico! Los Colarados, naturally coloured pink by the salt and algae. Being literally the colour of candy floss, we couldn’t not be inspired.

Our Ascot Rose Pink with its blush coloured tweed and rose suede detail, one cannot not wear it and smile. In our ever-loved Ascot design, this jacket will swiftly become a firm favourite. 

 Well what can we say  Mexico… you were a feast for our eyes, and we were swept away by your beauty. Muchas gracias… 

 

Written by Tess Annan