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Three ways to style your lightning bolt sweater
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Three ways to style your lightning bolt sweater

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Our lightning bolt sweaters have become somewhat iconic. Versatile, flattering and fun, you can put one on with pretty much anything and transform into a style icon.

With so many options available, we’ve put together a short guide of ideas of how to style yours – taking you from the weekday office to Saturday brunch.   

Also, why not show us how you like to wear yours? Tag us on Insta with the hashtag #OrwellAustenbolt and share your styling secrets…

Dress down Friday 

Heading straight out from the office for drinks on Friday? If so, we have you covered. Our Little Bolt Cashmere Blend sweater in bright pink is sure to capture attention in all the right places. We think it looks great teamed with some jet-black skinny jeans from Monkee Genes. Their jeans are G.O.T.S Certified Organic jeans using 95% less water consumption than regular jeans, so you can wear them with complete peace of mind.

We also love this Treya Convertible Satchel, which can be used as a messenger for work and then transformed into a chic backpack for hands-free convenience while you catch up with your girlfriends with a wine in hand at your favourite after-work bar. To top it all off, it’s made from premium vegan leather and is also available in tan if you fancy a second one!

Finish off the look with a pair of Air & Grace studded ankle boots, and you are ready to start the weekend in style….

Saturday brunch

In our eyes, the weekend is all about feeling comfy and relaxed. Our Bowie Rainbow Bolt Sweater in Grey is the ideal piece to throw on after a Saturday lie-in, styled perfectly with a pair of ELV Denim’s Blue Match Boyfriend Jeans. Their loose fit, asymmetrical pockets and uneven hem add to the laidback look and you can rest assured knowing that each pair is made using old discarded denim, following a no-waste strategy as their core value.

Slip on a pair of Veja’s Vegan White Emeraude trainers and you are ready for the long stroll into town – who needs a car anyway? Veja trainers are made out of ecological and sustainably sourced materials and their sturdy soles use wild rubber from the Amazonian forest, meaning they will last you for many years to come, no matter how much walking you do.

The finishing touch is a Mini Bolts Necklace from Chambers and Beau. Made to order using the finest silver or gold plate, it will make you feel complete as you tuck into your poached eggs and spinach…with an extra side of sourdough, of course.

On the town

 If you are like us, your Saturday nights will usually be all about a homecooked curry and Strictly Come Dancing. However, if you do have weekend plans then you need to look suitably dressed for the occasion.

Our Little Bolt Sweater in Black colourway gives that evening edge and can be styled a hundred different ways. Here we have teamed it with a Suede Leather Panel Mini Skirt from & Other Stories, which gives you the opportunity to show off your pins (tights or no tights, that is the question?). You can pair with some black suede boots, such as these knee-highs from Sosandar. Or trainers – whichever suits your style, and the occasion, better.  

Next, slip your phone, keys, lipstick and cards into this ultra-chic Allegro Black Vegan Clutch Bag by LaBante London, made only from recycled materials and 100% cruelty-free. It’s sleek metallic clasp and optional shoulder chain will make it your favourite party bag for autumn/winter 2019!