Best of British: Our fashionable finds
There’s no denying that 2012 is set to be a big year for Britain; what with the Queen’s Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics all happening within a few months, the world’s eyes are on the United Kingdom right now. Fashion wise, it couldn’t be more exciting. Not only are we home to some of the world’s most renowned designers, think Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Alice Temperley, Paul Smith and Issa to name a few, but the UK high street is making waves in the fashion industry with Topshop leading the way. Britain is also home to some of the world’s most sought after style icons; from Kate Middleton to Alexa Chung or Cheryl Cole to Victoria Beckham. So when it comes to buying your latest wardrobe must haves, where best to look to than the British high street and designer destinations? We’ve gathered our top picks of the best of British fashion right now to inspire some patriotic style purchases; from Mulberry to Harrods, Burberry Birt to Barbour, Hunter to Lulu Guinness and Aspinal of London to Jack Wills, whatever your budget, investing in a piece of British fashion is guaranteed to keep you stylishly in vogue all year long.
Women's Religion God save the queen dress, Navy
We love this fashionable take on the Union Jack; Religion have gone for a de-constructed grungy effect making it ultra wearable this season.
Khaki Cotton Workwear Trench Coat by Burberry Brit
Invest in a classic piece of British fashion with this trench style mac from Burberry Brit - you'll find yourself wearing it season after season.
LULU GUINNESS Union Jack Snakeskin Lips Clutch
Make a style statement with a one off buy that will keep your outfits looking suitably chic year after year. The definition of a fashion investment.
Kayley Sweater by Barbour
Be patriotic with your Spring knit purchase this SS12 season; why not invest in this classic British brand for a timeless classic?
Mulberry Bayswater Foggy Grey
Splash out on the iconic Mulberry Bayswater in this steely blue shade - it will soon become your go to designer buy.
HUNTER Original Union Jack Boot
Come festival season, these Union Jack wellies will be at the top of your wish list. Invest early.
HARRODS Crowning Glory Shopper (Small)
Show off your nationality in style with this Union Jack decorated shopper from Harrods.
WILDFOX ‘British Babe’ dress
Combine a cool edge with British style with this Wildfox dress; we love it's ultra wearable shape.
Ben Sherman Union Jack Holdall, Navy
Keep your cool with this abstract Union Jack bowler bag by Ben Sherman.
Jack Wills Redfern Blazer
Iconic British brand Jack Wills bring a feminine edge to a classic shaped blazer.
Great Plains London Breton Boat Tunic
Opt for a timeless fashion classic with this London Breton stripe.
Aspinal of London Barbarella Patent Leather Purse Wallet, Red
Be stylish in and out with this patent purse from Aspinal of London; we love it's deep red shade.
Religion Undivided cross body bag, Black
Chanel casual cool with this duffle style bag by Religion with a subtly embossed Union Jack - ultra wearable for every day.
Jack Wills Fernham Super Skinny Jean - Short
Why not invest in a British brand when purchasing your fashion staples this year? We love these classic wash skinny jeans from Jack Wills.
Paul Smith Painted Floral Scarf
Invest in print this season with classic British designer Paul Smith - we love this silk number.
Issa Volcano dress
Kate Middleton's favourite, Issa, brings us a bold and bright wrap dress which will see you through season after season.
Aquascutum Kensington mini shopper
British brand Aquascutum keeps tradition alive with this check pattern shopper.
MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Classic biker jacket
Alexander McQueen; the ultimate fashion forward designer label. We love this classic biker in deep navy.
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We love the ultra-bright hue this dress brings to any outfit. Style it up with black leather and ankle boots.
The ultimate investment mac. We guarantee you'll want to wear it throughout the April shower period and beyond.