THE EDIT: STYLE REVIVAL

Uplifting pieces to take you into the new year with renewed energy, from sophisticated homewares to bright and bold fashion accessories

04 January, 2021

Never have we entered a year feeling more in need of a sense of newness. With hope now visible on the horizon, may we suggest a little new year treat to sustain you through the second half of winter and inject a touch of frivolity, function or sentiment as we embrace the promise of the year ahead.


STYLISH ABODE

Silver Bowl, £2,295, Searle & Co.; Velvet Rose & Oud Deluxe Candle, £150 for 600g, Jo Malone London; HK Pitcher 1.9l, £295, Georg Jensen

Revitalise your living space with these sleek and stylish home accessories. This handcrafted silver bowl from Searle & Co. will make a beautiful fruit bowl, trinket tray or table centrepiece. Georg Jensen’s elegantly curved mirror-polished stainless steel pitcher will make a pleasure out of pouring your 8 glasses a day, doubling up as a handsome vase for long-stemmed flowers or foliage, while Jo Malone London’s deluxe candle will fill your home with the sultry aromas of Damask rose and smoky oud.


FUNCTIONAL FASHION

Molton Dark Brown Rough-Out Suede, £395, Crockett & Jones; MB 01 Over-Ear Headphones in Brown, £525, Montblanc; Mayfair Bag in Black Patent Croc, £650, Aspinal of London; Ella Pointed Toe Ballet Flats with gold chain detail, £199, Pretty Ballerinas

With our social lives having been disrupted for the best part of a year now, most of us have come to embrace the more functional end of the fashion spectrum. As 2021 unfolds, pair your new-found appreciation of the practical with some stylish accessories to sharpen up your wardrobe. From Pretty Ballerina’s embellished flats and Crockett & Jones’ soft suede boots, to Aspinal of London’s new Mayfair bag and Montblanc’s wireless headphones, you’ll feel like a brand new you.


BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

TD601 Col.1401 Acetate Frame in Pine Green, £POA, Tom Davies Bespoke Opticians; Tresco Print Boxer Shorts, £35, Sirplus; Carre Twill 100% Silk 90CM Mountain Zebra Scarf, £345, Hèrmes; Enamel Bracelet in Mandarin, £95, Aspinal of London

Inject new energy into your everyday with these joyous accessories that celebrate the power and beauty of colour. An Hermès silk scarf is a staple in any style icon’s wardrobe. This jungle-inspired print will instantly transport you to an exotic and abundant natural world. Crafted from surplus Liberty fabric, these vibrant boxer shorts from Sirplus allow you to indulge your exhibitionist streak for yourself only, or those lucky enough to get close to you. Aspinal of London’s enamel bangle in mandarin is a subtle way to add a splash of colour to any outfit, while Tom Davies’ fashionable frames are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.


THE TIME IS NOW

Pre-loved Patek Philippe World Time 5130R, £25,750, Watchfinder & Co.; Tiffany East West 2-Hand 42x25mm Watch, £2,875, Tiffany & Co.; Summit 2+ Watch, £845, Montblanc

This pre-loved Patek Philippe World Time from Watchfinder & Co. is a reminder that the world at large awaits, and will soon again be yours for the taking. Tiffany’s East West wristwatch is a reminder that across the planet we are all connected, while Montblanc’s Summit 2+ smartwatch is literally connected, acting as your time-teller, fitness tracker and health monitor all in one.


SHIMMER AND SHINE

Mercy Earrings in Sterling Silver, £275, Georg Jensen; T1 Wide Ring in Rose Gold with Baguette Diamonds, £6,925, Tiffany & Co.; Connections Diamond Prism Talisman Pendant in Rose Gold, £750, Vashi; 18ct Gold Modernist Gem Set Brooch 1970, £2,700, Searle & Co.

Who doesn’t feel uplifted by adding a touch of sparkle to their outfit? Whether you appreciate the orderly and defined aesthetics of geometry-inspired design, or softer pieces that emulate the unpredictability of the natural world, there are distinctive pieces of jewellery to suit all tastes at The Royal Exchange’s exceptional jewellery boutiques, which includes Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen, Vashi and Searle & Co.


PLAN AHEAD

2021 Panama Diary in Lemon, £42, Smythson; Meisterstück Gold-Coated Classique Ballpoint Pen, £320, Montblanc; Stationery Rack in Deep Shine Amazon Croc Brown, £280; Aspinal of London

Planning ahead pretty much went out of the window in 2020, with staying agile and adaptable becoming the name of the game. But for the planners and organisers of the world, 2021 brings an opportunity to tentatively put pen to paper again, with improved chances for your best laid plans coming to fruition this year. Upgrade your home office with items designed to put the pleasure into getting organised from luxury stationery producers Smythson, Aspinal of London and Montblanc.


The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you during 2021, for a considered shopping experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours