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In need of a wardrobe overhaul as the weather gets (slightly) warmer? Read on for our edit of casual spring outfits for women


Embrace asymmetric necklines

You’ll find that investing in one statement item of clothing can sometimes give a whole new slant to your way of dressing. Enter the one-shoulder top. Perfect for late spring days when you want to bare a discreet amount of skin, but still want to feel a little covered up, this asymmetric style is surprisingly easy to wear (just don’t forget to invest in a strapless bra). We like it teamed with a pair of tailored denim shorts as a fresher alternative to jeans. Keep accessories to a minimum – a slick of red lipstick is all you need.

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The dress to impress

The new dress to covet this spring? Say a fond farewell to florals (for now) and  hello to the season’s newest style icon, the white dress. It might look neutral, but it packs a powerful punch with its simple, refined elegance. Create a sleek monochrome look by adding black: try a linen-rich blazer and this year’s go-to footwear – the classic ballet pump. We’re loving this square-toed iteration that’s also available in silver.

Next, it’s time to think about your jewellery. You can’t go wrong with these chunky oversized gold earrings – a smart buy you’ll wear again and again. Finish off your look with on-trend rectangular sunglasses – available with both black and caramel-coloured tortoiseshell frames, they have UV 400 lenses for maximum protection against the sun’s rays.

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The new tailoring

News just in: smart, tailored separates are no longer the preserve of the boardroom. Mix and match waistcoats, blazers and trousers – go for unexpected twists like linen textures or cheerful pastels, and you’ve got an arsenal of smart-casual looks that’ll see you through all your springtime occasions.

For a relaxed, feminine feel, pair a waistcoat and blazer with a midi or maxi skirt in a contrasting shade. This has the added benefit of breaking up the outfit and accentuating your waist.

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Words: Rebecca Hastings and Sarah Lafarge

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