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Translate the catwalk’s most-wanted looks to your everyday wardrobe with our one-stop cheat sheet. From botanical prints to contemporary tailoring, your new-season refresh starts here

Statement shirts

The staple cotton shirt receives a directional makeover for spring/summer 2018. Designers experimented with dipped hems, asymmetric hemlines and sash belts for a look that is cool rather than corporate. Wear with wide-leg jeans, or opt for a nonchalant feel with a sporty cross-body bag, as seen at Eudon Choi.

cotton shirt is your
new spring go-to


Stripes + checks

How to keep things interesting this spring? Try clashing staple checks and stripes for an idiosyncratic look. Take your inspiration from the Céline runway with a block-striped top tucked into a plaid maxi skirt (), or team with tartan trousers for a preppy look as seen at Burberry. Find your ideal mismatch and wear all season.

Urban jungle

Florals for spring? Not this year. In 2018, we’ll be channelling the heat of the tropics with exotic prints instead. Wear head-to-foot for maximum impact or dip a toe into the wilderness waters with a printed skirt (). Style with a sports-luxe hoodie and ankle boots for spring, then block-heeled mules as the weather warms up.


Loose tailoring

Fashion’s love affair with tailoring continues into spring/summer 2018, making this your cue to invest in a chic suit. Keep the silhouette contemporary with a long-line jacket and wide-leg trousers, and wear slightly oversized for an effortless feel (). Dress the blazer down with a white tee and faded denim for the weekend.

Long lengths

The chicest silhouette this season is long and luxurious (). Pie-crust collars, balloon sleeves and asymmetric hemlines add intrigue, with flowing fabrics such as velvet and chiffon taking centre-stage. Complete the look with tonal court shoes or add trainers for off-duty cool. Sweeping statement, guaranteed.


Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Catwalk imagery: Getty Images

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