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Global prints, paint-box hues, minimalist silhouettes – spring/summer 2014’s hottest trends are highly desirable and instantly wearable. Discover how to integrate them into your everyday wardrobe.

WORLDWIDE: WHERE NOMADIC PRINTS AND EXOTIC TEXTURES UNITE.

With the spring/summer 2014 catwalks dancing to a tribal beat, the message for the season is loud and clear: go global. Take your lead from the likes of Valentino and give your wardrobe the wanderlust treatment with Aztec prints and mix-and-match layering. Think luxe-hippy turned glamazon.

ECLECTIC HARMONY
Experiment with layering; when it comes to mastering this trend, anything goes.

TROPHY PIECE
Worn with relaxed denim or sleek
tailoring, this jacket from the Indigo
Collection is a new-season must.

EXOTIC EDGE
Faux Snakeskin Statement Cuff Bracelet
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GET THE LOOK

Don’t be afraid to clash prints – the bolder, the better.

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90s LUXE: LOOSEN UP YOUR WORKING WARDROBE WITH SPRING’S RELAXED TAKE ON TAILORING.

It’s time to read up on fashion’s new laid-back narrative. Proving that workwear can still mean business without the stiff collars and starchy tailoring, this trend requires an urban, street-smart approach. Expect monochrome separates with sporty detailing.

TO THE POINT

A pair of sharp heels will add precision and polish to any outfit.

GO FIGURE
The subtle mesh inserts on this LBD will give your look a modern edge.

CHAIN REACTION
Embellish a roll-neck sweater with a statement necklace. Simple yet effective.

STAR ACCESSORIES
No longer exclusive to the playground, rucksacks and plimsolls have had a grown-up makeover.

GET THE LOOK
Keep it sleek and sophisticated in monochrome.
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PAINT BOX: REVISIT THE COLOUR-BLOCK TREND WITH RAINBOW BRIGHTS

This season, the sartorial palette is bold and brilliant, as seen at Chanel and Victoria Beckham. Indulge your artistic side and get creative, contrasting punchy colour with a minimalist silhouette for maximum impact. Think precision-cut tailoring, statement accessories and figure-flattering dresses.

SHINE BRIGHT
These sunshine-yellow trousers will not only lift your wardrobe but also your mood.

BLOCK PARTY
With a striking colour-block design, this pure silk dress is the epitome of modern luxury.

Photo: John Paul Pietrus /Stylist: Sorrel Kinder / Make-up: Liz Martin / Frank Agency
Hair: Carolyn O’Neil / August Management Models: Joanna / Establishment, Sarah B / NEXT

OCEANIC BLUE
Autumn’s favourite primary colour continues through to spring. Cue daydreaming of distant shores.

WILD ONE
Animal Print Satchel Bag
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GET THE LOOK
Pare back your brights with classic black wardrobe staples.
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