The Sunday Walk, by Cath Kidston

A chilly breeze rustling through the trees, a blanket of crunchy leaves underfoot – who could resist sneaking out of the house for squeals of fun on the swings? The other halves may be at home prepping the Sunday roast and readying a cosy fire, but our mischievous girls are out living their best life on the slide and whooping with joy. It’s what this season was made for, and was the inspiration for our latest spirited shoot. Because it’s always a good time for a little bit of cheeky joy on the monkeybars, especially when it comes served with new collections.

Introducing the Leather Collection and our new Clarendon Check. Designed to be everything your autumn wardrobe desires, these are two delightful ranges that are all about luxe little touches and those joyful Cath Kidston surprises.

For our Leather Collection, the team looked to the joy of vintage Britain for inspiration, with sweetly scalloped edges designed to look like postage stamps, buttery folded leather inspired by envelopes and a playful floral print inspired by a 1940s dress that we discovered at a London market.  “It’s all about touches of luxury” says our Senior Designer Cecily, “the finish is beautiful”. In luxe leather and playful tones, each bag, purse and pouch has pretty scalloping around the edges and chic brass hardware, from the large shoulder bag (so perfect with jeans and a tee) to the leather pouch with wrist strap that makes a perfect a clutch for nights out, or is great popped into a tote for the day. Then there’s the mini cross body bag with two strap lengths so you can wear it your own way – we even love it held as a casual clutch – keep hold of it on the roundabout!

For the ultimate in fun, eclectic style, we’re loving these florals paired with our new Clarendon Check print. There’s just something so very mischievous about mixing and mis-matching prints, don’t you think? Inspired by British Tweed, each painterly stroke has been dreamed up by our team and designed in-house across a range of pieces that inspire pure delight. Pair the check wool skirt with a sweet blouse, tights and flats and you have yourself a perfect new season look. Or pack the zip-up pouch into the large tote bag and hop in the car for a weekend away. One of our new autumn heroes? The pinafore with a V-neck that’s going to be so perfect layered over a roll neck with boots.

As we bid farewell to summer’s hazy days, we get to embrace that crisp new excitement in the air, and that’s what these collections are all about – grabbing the moment and living each one for the sheer joy of it. To us, autumn is the season for family, friends, fun, and the occasional mad dash for the park. See you at the swings!