Back away from the TV remote and ditch those baggy joggers… it’s time to re-emerge in style.
After a year of hibernating, TikTok dance routines and learning Cantonese (just us, eh?) we all need to get back in the social saddle and that means some serious top to toe attention. So to help you plan that al fresco catch up, we asked the team at Harvey Nichols Birmingham to share their new season must-haves.
1. Tame Those Tresses
Anyone whose barnet hasn’t suffered over lockdown is just not human as most of us went long, went big or went grey. Thankfully we can finally let the experts do what they do best.
Book in for the full works at the in-store James Bushell Salon; transform your locks with everything from cuts and colours to blow-dries and much-needed hair-saving treatments.
For at-home care, the Hair Heroes Hamper (£255) ensures bad hairs days are a thing of the past. This collection of essentials features favourites from Ouai and Larry King as well as GHD’s bestselling Styler.
2. Beauty Boosters
For a relaxing post-lockdown treat, book in for Heaven Skincare’s Nettle Venom Facial. This 100% plant-based “facelift” transforms the complexion as it targets the tell-tale signs of tiredness and ageing. The treatment is designed to relax facial muscle tissue and tightens the skin and is combined with series of unique hands-on techniques, developed by Heaven’s Founder Deborah Mitchell.
If the weather plays ball we’ll be showing off a bit more skin … but months of being locked away means we’re all a little pale and uninteresting. Fenty Beauty’s Body Sauce (£40) is a lightweight, gel-cream formula that easily blends for a sun kissed, healthy-looking radiance. It’s available in seven shades for subtle shimmer that enhances skin tone.
3. Alfresco Treats
Cheers to picnics in the park! Ramona Lemon Wine Spritz (box of four cans, £18.50) is organic, gluten-free, low in alcohol and oh-so Insta-worthy. So much so that the likes of Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Kanye West have all been spotted sipping this stylish tipple.
Raise a glass to the return on garden get-togethers with Harvey Nichols English Sparkling Wine (£27.50). This elegant blend is beautifully balanced and best enjoyed as an excellent apéritif to accompany canapés or as a rewarding partner to seafood.
4. Wrap Up Warm
Cosy up in Free People’s Honeypie coat (£170) which is crafted from sumptuous faux shearling and filtered in a timeless dove grey hue. It’s tailored to a slouched silhouette, ensuring you stay toasty warm and on-trend.
This season’s hero piece for men, this Rains rubberised raincoat (£75) is water and windproof so perfect whatever the spring weather decided to throw at you. Layer it with knits and combat trousers for outdoor chic.
And Just because We Deserve A Treat
If you’ve missed stepping out with this season’s must-have arm candy then Balenciaga’s Hourglass XS neon green leather top handle bag (£1,290) guarantees you’ll be noticed. It’s worked with a crocodile-effect finish, crafted to the distinctive curved silhouette and sure to make your friends green with envy.