The So Cosy Summer Editorial

Summer attire and decor

Summer is almost here! And after over a year of lockdown and restrictions, most of us are itching to get back outdoors, make the most of the warm weather, and finally reunite with our loved ones.

Whether you’re entertaining in your back garden or venturing a little further afield to experience the best of the season, having the right accessories can make all the difference to the way you feel.

Here we talk you through our top summer picks; let’s countdown to summer in style!

For a spot of alfresco dining

During the warmer months, there’s nothing better than taking the dining experience anywhere. There are so many beautiful picnic spots right here in the UK. From coast to country, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to alfresco dining locations.

A little closer to home, your backyard or a local field offer great places to pitch up, devour your picnic feast and simply enjoy the moment.

Alfresco dining lovers shouldn’t be without a high-quality picnic blanket, and have we got one for you!

Our foldaway picnic blanket seen here in mustard, but available in a plethora of other colours, is all you need for a spot of impromptu or planned outdoor feasting.

It’s our second-generation design, and its new and improved look and features mean it won’t let you down whatever the season.

During the spring and summer months, its super soft, undyed 100% Pure New Wool upper side and waterproof, British-made waxed cotton ground side will provide a comfortable place to enjoy the great outdoors.

When it’s not being used to host the perfect picnic, the compact carry shape and integrated straps transform it into a cool, functional bag that is great for transporting books and drinks.

Alfresco dining

For those epic adventures

The warmer months are the ideal time to explore nature. With so many stunning walks and rural idylls on our doorsteps, you’ll need some durable, comfortable accessories for a summer spent making up for lost time.

Our hand-knitted socks mix traditional Scandinavian cool with the most naturally insulating, antibacterial, absorbent, ethical, and comfy fibres. They’re made from 100% Merino wool, which, as HikingSoul explains, is made for hiking, camping and adventuring:

“For physical activities like hiking or camping, it’s nice to have a material that lets moisture escape like sweat or water.

The design and construction are very breathable when using wool fibres from Merino sheep. Socks that are made of merino wool will dry quickly and keep your body cool and dry throughout the day.”

Hand knitted socks

For when the sun goes down

Many of us are busy transforming our gardens into swish entertaining areas just in time for summer.

But when the sun goes down and temperatures begin to drop, you don’t have to cut the celebrations short…

Our Reggio throws not only look great – they’re available in a rainbow of colours to complement any colour scheme as well as a timeless waffle pattern – they’re made from extra-fine, natural, super sustainable Merino wool, so they’re super kind to skin.

Wrap yourself up during those summer evenings or cool summer days, and keep warm and cosy whatever the great British weather brings. A Reggio throw is one summer home trend that will see you through to winter.

Reggio throws

For beautifully decorated spaces

Whether you’re preparing your indoor or outdoor space for summer entertaining, no scheme should be without our beautiful jute utility baskets.

Pictured here in seaspray, our 100% organic jute baskets are great for storing all manner of things, from jewellery, keys, and trinkets to fruits, vegetables and baked goodies.

They add texture, flair and a powerful pop of colour to both modern and traditional spaces. While their plaited design means you can keep enjoying this rustic look from season to season.

By choosing our natural jute home accessories, you can also rest safe in the knowledge that you’re investing in a hardwearing, durable, sustainable, totally organic, and completely renewable product that looks great and is kind to the planet.

Want to complete your jute look? Complement your utility basket with matching jute homewares.

Jute baskets

For evenings spent with friends

With lockdown restrictions easing week-on-week, now’s the time to get excited about reuniting with our nearest and dearest, and my, will you make a comeback in our Lilly Shawl!

Give simpler ensembles a poignant splash of colour and sophistication with this forever stylish tawny port melange shade.

Feel warm and cosy wherever your summer catch-ups take you thanks to this 100% baby alpaca wool design.

Explore our full range of cosy scarves, shawls and capes, including our Lilly Shawl in a variety of colours, and take on those summer evenings in style.