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CALL OF THE WILD

How to master spring’s safari trend? Think less urban camouflage, more sleek and elegant utility dressing. While untamed appeal is still relevant, this season sophistication leads the pack, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton

PRIDE OF THE PRINT: FROM AZTEC TO ANIMAL, GRAPHIC PATTERNS TAKE CHARGE

Leopard, zebra, snake or geometric tribal: for those who love to work a print, make it fierce for spring. In a neutral palette of brown, beige and monochrome, it’s no wonder that Africa’s traditional patterns continue to rule the fashion plains season after season

 

MIX AND CLASH
Experiment with prints.
Pairing leopard with
bold Aztec might seem
daring, but the results
speak for themselves

 FIERCE FASHION
Featuring a neon yellow trim, this M&S Collection dress guarantees standout appeal, whether you wear it to the office, the beach or the bar

TRIBAL BEAT
Autograph printed jacket
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THE NEW LBD
Look closer: this classic LBD is brimming with personality. With a jacquard texture and figure-skimming silhouette, it’s perfect for day to night

NEUTRAL GROUND:
DESERT SHADES REMAIN
FASHION’S MAINSTAY

The colour palette may allude to a desert landscape, but don’t bury your head in the sand – there’s nothing sparse about this trend. Make texture your focus with soft suede and delicate linen, complete with Seventies-inspired silhouettes for your hottest season yet

HOLD THE LINE
Work graphic stripes head to toe this season for maximum impact minus the effort. This M&S Collection co-ord is a brilliant choice

SAY YES TO DENIM
Denim ruled the catwalks for spring. It’s a brilliant way to break up neutral tones if you just want to dip into the trend

RETURN OF THE MAC
M&S Collection mac
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SEVENTIES SWING
Mustard and tan shades are key, making this Limited Edition top and suedette skirt a winning combination. Just add sandals for nonchalant 24/7 style

ADVENTURE GIRL: IN HOT PURSUIT OF SOPHISTICATION

If in doubt, keep it simple. This season, utility dressing came to the fashion frontline – but there wasn’t a hint of camouflage in sight. For spring/summer 2015, think no-frills luxury; from strict tailoring to loose-fit silhouettes, elegance is key

 

MODERN MILITARY
Femininity rules. Take this elegant update on the classic military jacket: wear it with a sleek black jumpsuit for a chic day-to-night look

Photography: Eric Frideen / Styling: Niki Brodie / Hair: Alet Viljoen at Supernova Creative
Make-up:
Linda O’Connell at Gloss Management / Model: Milly at The Hive Management

SIMPLE LUXE
Give your off-duty look a fresh summer makeover and opt for white denim. Perfect for weekends in the sun

KHAKI RULES
M&S Collection jacket
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TREASURE HUNT

Add personality to your outfit and play with accessories, from a chic printed scarf to a classic sunhat