Cornwall Living 2018

Bishop Phillpott

Awash with Colour – Cornwall Living visits Sharon Smith, owner of ladies’ fashion store Bishop Phillpott & talks about colour for the summer season.

What would you suggest for a relaxed, yet stylish holiday wardrobe?

You can’t beat the new super cool casuals from American Vintage. Their lovely soft cottons in mint, grapefruit, day-glo yellow & orange tones give a timeless mix & match option, perfect for your holiday & useful afterwards as throw-on casuals.

Which are your favourite pieces at the moment?

Whether in cotton, silk, cashmere or wool, designers have all stepped up to the new colour trends & there is a fantastic mix to choose from. Floral prints by Paul Smith, eclectic designs by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania & the printed trouser from Sportmax are all on my hotlist. If it’s understated elegance you’re after then Nicole Fahri is outstanding & for jeans & the cigarette & pencil jean from the bang on trend J Brand are essential.

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What would you suggest as a good introduction to wearing this season’s colour?

Shoes are the answer if you are nervous of wearing colour. A pair of hot pink heels or downtown flats are this season’s must have colour, sizzling coral, will add a modern edge to an outfit. And not to be missed are the soft leather loafers in pale pink from my favourite British designer Sir Paul Smith.

For more inspiration & advice, a visit to Bishop Phillpott in Truro won’t be a wasted journey. Once inside the beautiful Georgian listed building we hope you are as tempted as we were by the new colour palette & some favourite wardrobe staples.