Fashion

  1. 5 Stunning Patterns To Adore From Orla Kiely USA

    woman with pink floral handbag

    All hail the “Queen of Print”, Irish born designer Orla Kiely. Every season Orla Kiely enamours fans with bold patterns combined with bright colours in her signature mid-century retro style where floral motifs abound. Favourite designs don’t take long to sell out as pattern lovers all over the world snap up the eye-catching design.

    As one of the much loved designer’s exclusive stockists, Kilkenny Design are delighted to offer the latest summer collection to our Orla Kiely USA customers.

    This year, bright colours and floral patterns have become the biggest fashion trend of the summer. It’s the perfect time for

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  2. The Light Rain Jacket You Are Going To Love

    orange rain jacket

    Think Ireland is the only place that it rains constantly? Think again! Because the Basque country straddling Northern Spain and France is famous for its rainfall too. On average the annual rainfall in Ireland is 1200mm and the Basque region isn’t far behind with 1000mm.

    That’s why we can trust the makers of these stylish light rain jackets from the Basque region to create something that truly understands the Irish climate as well as offering the beautiful minimalist design that Tantä brings.

    The 100% rainproof jackets from Tantä Rainwear

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  3. Bold & Bright: Spring/Summer 2022 Orla Kiely Handbag Trends

    Orla Kiely Handbags

    If this year’s winning fashion trend is going to be bold, bright and patterned, then we can think of no better brand than Orla Kiely handbags to truly come into its own this season. Nicknamed ‘The Queen of Prints’, Orla Kiely is an Irish-born fashion designer famous for her recurring floral and fauna motifs. The 1960s retro chic aesthetic is one that simply cannot be ignored. Her handbags have been worn by fashion royalty such as Alexa Chung and Kate Midleton and she has inspired what can only be described as a cult following among fans with new lines being snatched up as quick as they are released.

    That’s why we are beyond excited to share the Orla Kiely Handbag trends

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  4. Top 6 Spring/Summer 2022 Trends You Need To Know - By Kilkenny Design Fashion Buyer Megan Burns

    woman in lilac jumper

    Summer is calling and we at Kilkenny Design cannot wait for it to arrive. We’re dreaming of beach trips, sun holidays and iced lattes - all day every day if possible. This year, we will be enjoying ourselves more than ever and fashion is going to reflect that. Our Design Fashion Buyer Megan Burns has been watching the runways and the fashion trendsetters we all know and love to prepare for the styles that are going to reign supreme this spring/summer. From floral prints to a new wave of loungewear styles, Megan shares some of the key trends to shop this season.

    Fine Print

    Designers are having fun with print this season which means we are going to be seeing bright, fun patterns everywhere we turn this spring summer. Megan explains “after a tumultuous two

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  5. 5 Going Out Outfit Ideas That Will Add A Touch Of Glam To Your Weekends

    Soft pink dress with green waistband

    Get ready to socialise in style this spring/summer with a whole new set of glamorous additions to your wardrobe. After so much downtime in the last two years, now is the time to shine as we catch up with friends and family over nights out and special occasions. The catwalk shows that have been anticipating a burst to life when the sunnier seasons roll around have been filled with the unexpected twists and turns. This is a year where we can fully express our fashionable selves.

    Here are 5 going out outfit trends for spring/summer 2022.

    Fancy Feminine

    ‘Tis the year of weddings with a boom in weddings that were postponed in 2020-21 now spilling into 2022. That means lots of chances to get glammed up on weekends. Wedding guest style is going to be fancy and feminine as we embrace the most lady-like of fashion such as pastel pinks and feminine frames.

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  6. Spring Brights: How To Style Lightweight Jumpers & Cardigans

    Womens coatigan in pink

    Cardigans and lightweight jumpers have returned to fashion and we’re very happy to see them. Afterall, they solve the age old conundrum of what to wear when the Irish weather threatens to change at any given moment. Cardis are great for layering, you can pop one on if it gets cool and the lightweight materials make them easy to carry around in your tote when you don’t need them. They’re also perfect for in between weather when it’s not quite warm enough to bear your skin. Lightweight jumpers are super versatile too, they can be worn to the office, to family gatherings or even to a nice restaurant when worn tastefully.

    The one thing you do not want to do when embracing the cardi/jumper trend is to end up looking old fashioned or frumpy. Find your favourite way to wear the trend that makes you look and feel good.

    Here are all the best ways to style lightweight jumpers and cardigans.

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  7. Back To The Office? Casual Chic Office Wear Ideas

    Office outfit cream jacket

    As workers across Ireland head back to the office after working from home for so long, one thing that is front of mind for most of us is what does workwear fashion even look like anymore? If one glaringly obvious realisation has swept across the country and maybe even most of the world, it’s that it’s nice to work in comfy clothes!

    While many will undoubtedly be craving the chance to dress up and flex a little fashion, we must also acknowledge that there has been silent agreement between people everywhere that a touch of comfort at work will not be disappearing anytime soon.

     

    Here are some ideas on how to achieve a casual chic style at the office.

     

    Classy comfortable bottoms

    After two years of wearing whatever bottoms you wanted that nobody on your Zoom calls were going to see, it’s understandable if you’re not ready t

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  8. 6 Transitional Spring Jacket Styles You Need

    Light green womens jacket

    Spring is almost the time to shine when it comes to showing off your outfit under your coat, but there’s a little way to go yet. In Ireland in particular, weather conditions each day can vary wildly from one day to the next. So while the spring’s sun might invite you to leave your thermal lined winter coats at home, the cool temperatures when it goes behind the clouds will ensure that you don’t bare your skin just yet!

    The key to looking good in changeable weather is a carefully selected transitional jacket that is light enough for warmer days but you can always add a warm jumper underneath to protect you from the cold.

     

    Here are 6 of our favourite transitional spring jackets this year.



    Longline Raincoats

    Longline puffers were a source of fashion gold this winter, it was finally the excuse we needed to dress cosy

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  9. Irish Activewear Brands To Fall in Love With

    Womens Activewear Irish Brands

    Working from home and spending more time at home in 2020-21 changed the face of fashion towards casual comfort. All of the biggest names in fashion showed us how comfort could be stylish with Sarah Jessica Parker sharing her socks-in-sandals combo, Victoria Beckham dressing down into loose shirts and Hailey Bieber championing sportswear and oversized jumpers. With the blessing of our fashion icons we found it was nice to take the pressure off and wear what we felt like wearing whether it was for at home workouts, working from home or just everyday life. The best thing about this casual comfort revolution was the emergence of new brands to fill this demand and in particular homegrown Irish activewear brands who

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