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FASHION UPDATE
HOW TO STYLE YOUR BASICS

Bored with the same old outfits? Breathe new life into your wardrobe with our spring styling ideas

Upgrade loungewear with a fashion hoodie

For obvious reasons, luxe loungewear made a resurgence last year, but while you might be happy to see the back of your novelty onesie and misshapen leggings once lockdown life is over, the hoodie is very much here to stay. Give it a 2021 update by swapping your jeans for smart trousers, such as this wide-leg pair. You could also try restyling your basics with new and eye-catching colour combinations, such as this bubble-gum pink and chilli red get-up.

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Bright pink hoodie
The hoodie is here to stay
£25
Grey thermal top
Add a cosy layer underneath
£15
Red wide-leg trousers
Available in a range of colours
£39.50
Perforated white trainers
Finish the look with white trainers
£35

Learn how to tuck tops like a stylist

Cardigans have seen their style capital rocket in recent years, particularly V-neck designs displaying a bare décolletage or just a hint of lacy camisole. Wear yours with high-waisted jeans or trousers and a ‘French tuck’ – that half-in, half-out tuck that adds an air of laid-back cool to any outfit.

Ensure your base layers are up to scratch with our guide to the best bras for bigger busts.

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V-neck grey cardigan
Cardigans got cool
Coming soon
Suede waist belt
Buckle up a leather belt
£17.50
High-waisted mom jeans
Tuck into high-waisted jeans
£39.50
Flat pink shoes with bows
Finish off with a bow
£49.50

Trade in tired skinny jeans for a looser cut

If jeans and a jumper is your go-to outfit most days, and you don’t have the time to think beyond that, we get it – but there’s still room for a style evolution even within those parameters. Try switching your blue skinnies to a new shape like boyfriend or mom jeans and consider a new colour – winter white is a great option for breathing fresh life into your outfits.

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Mint-green jumper
Swap dark knits for pastel tones
Coming soon
White jeans
White jeans, not just for summer
£39.50
Black leather Chelsea boots
Chelsea boots are all the rage
£49.50
Grey marl thermal socks
Thermal socks (you’ll never look back)
£10

Switch your winter coat for something spring-ready

You may well be sick of the sight of your winter coat by now, but rather than simply shoving it on as you leave the house, think of it as an integral part of your overall look to inspire new outfitting ideas. Take, for example, tonal dressing. That camel coat you’ve got could be mixed with cream and coffee shades to great effect, or how about a navy coat with an electric blue jumper and jeans? Another option is to go full colour clash: a red coat with a bright pink dress, a green coat with lilac knitwear underneath – the possibilities are endless.

(Further reading: our guide to the best padded jackets.)

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Grey coatigan
A great style for layering
Coming soon
White quilted puffer jacket
Add a thin puffer for extra warmth
£49.50
Khaki cargo trousers
Choose from a range of shades
£29.50
White trainers
Our essential white trainers
£19.50

Words: Sophie Hines