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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Words: Dulcie Emerson