Christmas at Luna – Bring on the Bling!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of sparkle, and that goes for your festive outfit too!

With ‘Strictly’ in full swing on the TV, you may be inspired to go all out with the glitz and glamour; then again you might be thinking of something more subtle in the shimmer stakes. Whatever your preference, your local Luna boutique is the place to go for your must-have fashion look over the coming weeks.

Particular favourites of ours for the party season are wide-legged lurex trousers with a tie-waist, which fall softly and beautifully. Team with a choice of matching long-sleeved tunics – edged with varying degrees of diamante – and you will be the belle of the ball at every party going, and also look uber-cool on Christmas Day itself. (And no one will ever guess that the trousers have an elasticated waist so they are uber-comfortable too; if you don’t tell anyone, nor will we.)  Both the trousers and tops are just £35 each and come in a range of colourways including black, gold, silver, red and blue.

There are lots more choices of tops too: Papillome’s jumpers in soft grey and caramel are prettily decorated with lines of diamante all the way down the front (£48). Also very eye-catching, and with added sparkle, are boat-neck tops with larger sequins adorning the bottom edge and cuffs (£50); in material that falls gently and elegantly, these are perfect over trousers, jeans and jeggings.

And never mind a star on top of the Christmas tree, you can be the star of the show in one of our star-themed jumpers. A big and bold diamante star features on knee-length tunic/jumpers, (£45);  or try a long-line jumper with stars splayed across the chest and sleeve (in warming shades of forest green and dove grey, £40); then there’s C Valentyne’s more delicate long-line look with pretty diamante stars (£50). A star is also subtly patterned into the back of long lurex cardigans by Version Feminin – a little sparkle, a little drama and a lot fabulous in black, navy and sage green (£45).

Head out to the party in a luxurious cashmere-blend black cape sprinkled with diamantes and edged with a fur trim (by Jayley, £75), or a gorgeous hooded faux fur coat by FN Fashion of Italy (also £75). These soft, fluffy numbers come in cranberry, baby pink, grey and black and will see you through the coldest winter days.

Finally, stay extra warm when heading for the great outdoors with a fabulous bobble hat. Ours come in all sorts of colours (some sparkling with sequins and pearls) with toning furry bobbles … including rainbow ones! At £28–£35 they make great presents, as do our super-soft, super-big, tasselled scarves, patterned with a subtle check and in loads of colourways, and just £20. Why not add one to your Christmas list?

From Perfect Ponchos to Power Prints at Luna

A chill in the air means its cover-up time, but what outerwear to choose this season?

Ponchos remain on trend as one of the best ways to look stylish and stay snug, and Luna has a whole new range in stock from leading womenswear designer Jayley. These are ponchos that make a statement, with faux suede and fur giving a really luxurious feel, and colourways that include black, grey, silver, navy, mustard and taupe. Retailing at £177 and oh-so-worth it!

Big on the catwalk from London to Milan this season are capes, and Jayley’s cape coats are hitting every fashion button, retailing at Luna at £102.

Also in store are cute puffa jackets in cream and pink (by Frime, £55) and funky puffa gilets with faux fur trim in an array of colours including olive, tan, silver and navy (and priced at an incredible £45!). Lighter-weight fur and suede/fur gilets are soft, cuddly and completely gorgeous (available in grey, cream, beige, black and navy; by Jayley, £165).

If it’s a sensational and individually styled longer-line coat you’re after, look no further. Adini’s wool boucle coats in burnt orange, scarlet, marbled white/grey are great over smart office wear or played down over jeans, and retail at £80–95. Alternatively, cuddle up in Jayley’s oversize faux fur coats in black and cream or Alembika’s teddy bear coats in sumptuous jewelled colours.

Still on the cuddly, fluffy (and may we say highly strokeable) theme, take a look at our waist-length winter-warm jackets in emerald and taupe. Design-led in amazing different textures these are pretty much unique, and just £95.

Top any of these off with one of our favourite accessories this season – the long faux fur scarf; £38 and in super-cool shades including winter white, scarlet, emerald, grey and soft beige.

But enough of the outerwear … we can’t let the moment pass without telling you about our special autumn promotion on Adini’s  long-sleeved, knee-length tunic/dresses in stunning power prints. Usually retailing at £48, if you’re quick you might just catch them in the sale!

And finally, hitting the rails any day now are fabulous velvet jumpsuits and trousers by New Feeling of Paris. Could these be the answer to your perfect Christmas outfit? We think so. Ooh la la!

Accelerate into Autumn at Luna

Yep. It’s definitely autumn – the perfect time to get cosy and chic in snuggly knits. Look out at Luna for chunky cable knits by Postcard from Brighton: soft, sleeveless, oversize … and lovely layered over a favourite long-sleeved T-shirt.

Batwing-sleeve jumpers are not only stylish but are also ultra-comfortable, and we have a glorious selection from design houses including Miss Sugar and Ocean Ray of London, and Italian label C Valentyne. Colours range from subtle greys and navies to full-on oranges and pinks, with price tags between £48 and £75.

Soft, subtle shades are at the fore in our super big, super cosy polo-neck jumpers, again by Miss Sugar and retailing at £50. In sage green, dusty pink, cobalt blue, cream, grey and navy, these look amazing over skinny jeans.

Talking of which … we have just added to our range of jeans and jeggings with a new line by the appropriately named Amazing Woman. Come in and try them for size! The latest lines in jeans / jeggings from our year-round favourite Robell are also in store. As well as a super selection in black, midnight grey, navy, beige, stone and white, the hit of the season has to be the leather-look ones. A little bit rock chick, a little bit edgy … we love them!

And on the subject of edgy, animal print continues to prowl the catwalks. Bring out your inner animal in anything from our simple leopard-print scarves through to tops, trousers and even office-smart skirts and jackets in a slinky snake-print.

If you’re after a cover-up to take you from autumn to winter but fancy something a little bit different, do come see our teddy-bear/blanket coats by Alembika, with colourways including striking lime and cerise (A word of warning – these are so snuggly you are never going to want to take them off ….) But if you’re not quite ready for a coat just yet, ponchos are still up there as the perfect autumn cover-up and Sugar Babe of Italy is still rocking the look with gorgeous jewelled colours. So easy to slip on, so stylish to wear … and at £48 won’t blow the budget.

And to top off your look? We recommend a metallic-finish bag. Whether gold, silver, gunmetal or bronze, it’s sure to bring added zing to any outfit this season.

Summer eases into Autumn at Luna

It’s that unpredictable time of year as late summer eases into early autumn: slightly cooler mornings and evenings, yet warm during the day. What to wear? Read on …

Linen is still winning, and we have luscious tops and tunics/dresses with a longer sleeve that will serve you well right now. Thigh length, knee length or longer; plain, patterned or embossed – the choice is yours. With designs by such favourites as Miss Sugar and Made In Italy, these come in a range of colours, and we’re particularly favouring the muted blue hues that are very now.

Something new for Luna are fabulous Made In Italy dungarees. Now, dungarees may have their roots in workwear but these are fun, fun, fun all the way. A bold one-size-fits-all cut and striking colours (and some striped) – what’s not to like? We’ve found that ladies who wore them back in the day are loving revisiting this 90’s fashion item, whilst our younger clients are discovering for the first time just how comfortable they are – and how cute they look. Teamed with a T-shirt these dungarees are a top fashion solution this season – and just £40. (Yes, really!)

Jumpsuits continue to conquer the catwalk and can take you from day to evening without missing a style beat. The Suzy D jumpsuits we have in store are made from material that falls softly, with a cut that is pretty and flattering – so come and shop before they jump ship!

In the cool of early morning and late evening, if it’s an extra layer you’re looking for we have some amazing longer-length cardigans by Kilky of Paris, which definitely have more than a hint of French chic. In such vibrant shades as cobalt blue, hot pink and emerald green, these retail at £70 and are going to see you well into autumn and through the winter.

But let’s not worry about winter just yet. After the recent heatwave, you never know we may even get an Indian summer this month … and in any case you may still be heading off to hotter climes for a late holiday. (Lucky you!) So if you still have a chance to bare arms and legs, do take a look at our pretty shift dresses: knee-length, sleeveless, simple, elegant and fresh. Another Made In Italy item, these come in gorgeous colours – including kingfisher blue, dove grey, hot pink, mustard and white – with a stylised flower print. And, yet again, just £40. Bargain!

 

Feeling Hot? Luna’s Cool.

While the sun still shines, at Luna we believe in having plenty in stock that suits the season so this month is all about staying cool in every sense of the word.

When the temperature’s rising, there is no better fabric to choose than linen. And don’t just take our word for it … a quick look in the history books will tell you our ancestors were keeping their cool in linen thousands of years ago. But we know for sure they would not have been rockin’ the bold, beautiful and downright gorgeous 21st-century colours and styles that Luna has to offer you.

First to mention are our shift dresses. We have relaxed, short-sleeved ones aplenty in a host of colours from mustard, coral and kingfisher blue to staple black, white and navy. Choose completely plain or those with button detail, and a choice of on or below the knee, to wear bare-legged or with leggings. There’s a sleeveless version too, with a strong designer in-put: drawstring hem, huge slouchy pockets and lacy back detail. All these are so stylish it’s hard to believe they’re just £45–£58.

Moving on from the plain, our polka-dot shift linen dresses – sleeveless and a loose, soft fit – are real Miss Sugar cuties. Colours include navy, soft blue, muted lime, hot pink and scorching orange … and they’re a sweet £48.

Keeping with the dotty/spotty theme, and if like us you love layers, our Sugarbabe range of tops includes a bold polka-dot under tunic with a shorter length, long-sleeve plain top as the upper layer. In colourways of navy, cobalt blue and soft pink to name but three, these are super-loose fitting and terrific value at £40.

Shorts are good news this year and we have several styles, including a flirty and flattering pure linen wide-leg pair (with sneaky jersey waistband for added comfort) – definitely worth waxing your legs for! If you prefer a flirty skirt, Miss Sugar has a similar alternative to the shorts. Look out for the shorts and skirts in navy, white and airforce blue, both items £35.

If you don’t want to bare your knees, take a look at our loose-fit, wide-leg linen trousers, with eyelet detail down each leg to add that special Luna twist. These have a drawstring waist and come in black, white, grey, soft pink and beige, retailing at £55. In our opinion, these are go-anywhere essentials to any summer wardrobe!

Now, the final two recommendations here may not be linen but they are equally cool. Bag a little French chic to go with your shorts or skirt with a cotton Broderie anglaise top by J&L of Paris, which can be worn on or off the shoulder. White, beige, navy, sage green and just £40.

And if the sun should go down, we have the perfect solution: loose knit, long-sleeve tops with pretty lace detail at the back (£40). Hot pink, soft pink, sage green, kingfisher blue, baby blue … what’s your favourite colour?

As is the Luna ethos, we have a fast turnover of stock and new items arriving every week, so that each time you visit our stores there will be something new to catch your eye. So do keep popping in to see us over the summer!

 

Summertime – and at Luna, the livin’ is easy!

In fact, Luna styles are easy to wear all year round and now the sun is up, it’s time to rock summer’s coolest looks.

Linen is a major player this season and we have plenty of choices, including from our favourite Italian fashion houses. As always, many of our tops and tunics are a flattering ‘go with the flow’ look, especially great if fitted is a no-go for you. In store are gorgeous long-line polka-dot linen tunics in dove grey, sage green, navy, red, mustard and hot pink – which also come with a flower pattern as an alternative. We’re also lovin’ the linen over-shirts in various shades of blue, dotted with pretty stars. All these are just £45–£48.

We’ve got plenty of more traditional length tops too, including cool cotton ones with pin-tuck detail on the sleeves, which come in coral, cobalt and essential summer white (£45). A cowl neck is flattering on just about everyone, and Miss Sugar’s sleeveless tops (£40 and in duck-egg blue, navy and hot pink) are just right if you dare to bare your arms. A similar neckline but on a tunic-style top with a longer sleeve – and gorgeous embroidered leaf detail – is another winner; these come in baby blue, navy, summer green and white, priced at £50. Cover-ups for cooler days include waterfall cardigans and open-knit shrugs … and much more besides.

But there’s more to Luna than tops! Check out our linen midi skirts in grey and white at £45 that fall softly and beautifully, or how about our casual but detailed draw-string track pants by Suzy D at £48, in grey, navy and soft pink?

A simple linen shift dress is perfect for keeping you looking and feeling cool from day to evening: check out the smart plain ones at £65 or the more casual spotted ones with slouchy pocket detail at £38, which come in black, sage green, soft pink and mustard – and make a brilliant beach cover-up too!

And remember to top-off your holiday look with a pair of stunning shades and a pretty straw bag, all here at Luna.

Pssst! Top-tip! Luna’s mid-season sale is now on and there are bargains galore to be had – but be quick as we are making space for more super summer stock!

Welcome to Luna Boutiques

Welcome to our Luna Boutiques online. We specialise in ladies clothing and accessories that is fun, easy to wear, flattering on the figure and that washes well. We have four shops in Berkshire and Wiltshire and have built a strong reputation for great customer service and lovely clothes which people wear again and again. We hope we can give this to you through an online experience too.

We bring in new styles weekly to keep things fresh and hold a lot of classics all year round just in different colourways. Please give us feedback to what you like and we’ll try to get more of it or get it just for you. Feel free to send us an email to enquiries@lunaboutiques.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We have only just gone live so there will be snags within our site that I’m sure we will find over the coming months. Please bear with us and send us a message if you have any queries at all on a product, it’s sizing or anything.

Happy browsing and shopping!

Carrie Dallas, Luna