Written by Jenny Garcia
After a year of lockdown, leisure slacks and slippers, and what seemed to be the longest winter ever, it’s finally time to get dressed. One thing we’ve learned this last year is the importance of being kind to ourselves. So here at Maze we’re easing ourselves in gently and keeping things simple with the 3 C’s: Cosy, Comfortable and Chic.
Our SS21 Collection has been curated with this in mind, bringing you subtle colour palates, soft fabrics, modern versatile silhouettes and uplifting seasonal prints. For Maze women, this means tactile cotton shirt dresses in easy checks, teamed with socks and boots for an instant SS21 update, seen here from Selected Femme.
Re-acquainting ourselves with our favourite Spring basic, the Breton. Bellerose’s Ghymo triple stripe pairs beautifully with Folk’s Stack jacket, or layers under Bellerose’s best selling Laos jacket for a more casual approach.
We’re also enjoying colourful Bretons this season like the Des Petits Hauts Caleb stripe in Bubble & Tomato (isn’t that the best colour name), and definitely adds the cosy factor. What says Spring Wardrobe better than the ultimate ecru jeans, adding freshness to winter boots and knits for chillier days, and an air of Parisian Chic to a pretty pie crust collar blouse for warmer moments. Lolly’s Laundry cotton and flax Kalle top ticks all the boxes. Bellerose’s Popeye jeans in natural are the perfect silhouette with a subtle kick flare hem and cropped to flatter the ankle.
Tailoring and suiting are still big news for SS21, but that may feel a step too far right now, so why not try some relaxed tailoring in the form of YMC's Market Trousers in subtly textured cotton seersucker with a soft garment dye, they're the perfect wardrobe staple.
For Maze men, Spring means stepping into colour, we’re feeling strongly for yellow tones this season. Go bold with YMC’s Wild Ones Pocket Tee, or for a more subtle approach the Folk Rivet Sweat in Ochre, or Sunray’s Lanaikea Sweat in Citron. If however you prefer just a hint of colour Norse Projects has you covered with their Chartreuse cap. Alternatively if you’re not quite feeling the colour pop vibe just yet, but want to step it up a gear, then we highly recommend NN07 classic Miyagi Shirt in a neutral spot, made from sustainable fibres.
We hope that helps you feel a bit more inspired about how to get dressed in the mornings. If you still feel a bit stuck, here are our top 5 tips to make the whole process more seamless and enjoyable:
1. Give your wardrobe a quick declutter and make a list of any pieces you’re missing
2. The Maze team are always on hand to offer styling advice and help here
3. When buying new, choose pieces that work with other colours and styles already in your wardrobe
4. Check the weather and plan your outfit the night before
5. Dress for the person you are and the life you live