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SPRING IT ON!
NEW-SEASON OUTFIT IDEAS

Five fresh looks for every date in your diary, from relaxed tailoring for office days to sunshine-ready outfits for getaways. The outlook is bright  

Nautical but nice

Forgotten how to get dressed in the morning? You’re not alone. Save time with The Edit, a curated collection of our latest arrivals with a refined yet versatile feel. Every piece in the capsule has been selected to work seamlessly with your everyday wardrobe, feel smart enough for formal settings and offer a relaxed fit that feels so right for now.

Stick to a nautical-themed colour palette for optimum wearability. A timeless navy trench coat, ecru wide-leg trousers, tan leather loafers and a set of perennially chic Breton-stripe tops will help you mix and match without thinking.

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NAUTICAL OUTFIT IDEAS

Navy belted cotton-blend trench coat
Every wardrobe deserves a chic trench
£45
Black and white Breton-stripe T-shirt
Made with cool, linen-rich fabric
£15
Ecru wide-leg trousers
Ultra flattering, with a high-rise waist
£39.50
Women’s tan leather loafers
Swap slippers for chic leather loafers
£45

Flower power

Burst into bloom with vibrant patterns and easy-breezy silhouettes from our latest womenswear arrivals. A fun co-ord set, such as this blouse and wide-leg trousers combo, has serious palate-cleansing potential – plus, it’s super easy to style with chunky trainers or sandals. Multiply your outfit options by wearing the co-ords as separates: the blouse looks great with this season’s loose-fit jeans and flares, while the trousers work well with spring knitwear and a biker jacket.

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FLORAL OUTFIT IDEAS

Red and white floral-print blouse
Contrast trims for extra impact
£35
White buckled footbed sandals
Leather slides add low-key polish
£45
Red and white floral-print trousers
Walk on the wide side this season
£29.50
Silver-tone clear resin hoop earrings
Finish with resin hoop earrings
£12.50

Linear thinking

Toe the line in geometric designs that mean business. A far cry from the slouchy joggers and sweatshirts that constitute a WFH wardrobe, sharp workwear offers a chance to rediscover the fun in power dressing and help mark the distinction between home and the office.

Reach for a monochrome shirt dress or longline blouse when in need of a confidence boost ahead of a key presentation or an all-important client lunch. The best bit? You won’t find any restrictive waistbands or starched collars here; our new spin on formalwear has been designed with comfort and ease of movement in mind.

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GRAPHIC OUTFIT IDEAS

Black square sunglasses
Statement shades with UV protection
£15
Black and white geometric-print shirt dress
A dress to reach for on Monday mornings
£39.50
White strappy block-heel sandals
Step into spring with strappy sandals
£59
White blouse with black linear design
Dress down with jeans at the weekend
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Spot-on layers

Take fickle spring weather in your stride with clever layering hacks to help you duck any April showers or rogue late-season frost. A simple hoodie (yes, even the one glued to your back during lockdown) takes on a new guise when slipped under graphic outerwear. It’s entry-level layering ideal for casual outings and will help you eke mileage out of a raincoat or lightweight mac when the temperature is still nippy. Complete the look with bootcut jeans and crisp white sneakers.

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LAYERED OUTFIT IDEAS

Leopard-print raincoat
Fierce style for wet weather
£55
Goodmove white cotton-rich zip-up hoodie
Choose from a variety of shades
£29.50
Indigo bootcut jeans
Pick your go-to style from three lengths
£19.50
White leather trainers
Up your footwear game with sleek trainers
£45

Run to the sun

If you’re lucky enough to have a holiday on the horizon, you’ll need some effortless sightseeing outfits. Whether you’re exploring historic sites in sleepy European towns or taking to the great British seaside, a pretty blouse and mom jeans have you covered. Choose chunky-soled sandals for optimum comfort on cobblestones and a roomy straw tote bag for souvenir shopping. A denim jacket, knotted at the waist when not in use, will keep the breeze at bay.

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GETAWAY OUTFIT IDEAS

White embroidered cotton blouse
Looks great with cut-off shorts, too
£29.50
Large straw basket bag
Nothing says holiday like a straw bag
£39.50
Dark blue mom jeans
Mom jeans made with organic cotton
£39.50
Tan leather chunky-soled sandals
Style with everything in your suitcase
£45

Words: Dulcie Emerson

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