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DRESS UP YOUR BASICS

Stylists love to mix and match simple wardrobe staples with bold, statement pieces – it’s the route to effortless style. Here’s how to elevate four fashion essentials: linen trousers, skinny jeans, a white T-shirt and a navy blazer

Linen trousers

Linen has always been hailed as a godsend come summer: light, loose and breathable, it helps you stay cool when the temperature soars. Pair wide-leg trousers with a gingham blouse and slides for an everyday look that’s polished but comfortable. Linen trousers are just as cool for kids, too!

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Linen trousers are cool for summer
£25
Gorgeous gingham has classic appeal
£17.50
Simple black sandals go with everything
£25
Gold hoops have made a style comeback
£8

Skinny jeans

Once a sign of rock’n’roll rebellion, skinny jeans are now a ubiquitous wardrobe staple. The key to pulling them off is to balance the narrow fit with a looser item, such as this cotton shirt, up top. If your outfit is simple, use eye-catching accessories to add interest. We love these metallic flats and two-tone bucket bag.

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Skinny jeans in a myriad of colours
£19.50
Keep it sharp with a striped shirt
£32.50
Flats work best with skinny jeans
£25
Big enough for all your essentials
£25

A white T-shirt

A white T-shirt is the perfect piece to balance out the ‘look at me’ drama of a patterned skirt. Our £3.50 T-shirts are made of pure cotton and come in a range of colours, perfect for matching with whatever’s in your wardrobe. Wear yours with a pleated midi skirt like this one (coming soon) – ideal if you want to embrace bold prints without going overboard.

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Keep it fresh with a crisp white tee
£3.50
A skirt that’s great for autumn too
£39.50
These chic shoes are mega-comfy
£19.50
Finish it off with an eye-catching necklace
£15

A navy blazer

No wardrobe is complete without a navy blazer – it’s the item you can always rely on to effortlessly pull your outfit together. For an on-trend look this season, pair yours with a slogan T-shirt and side-striped joggers, then balance out the casual vibe with smart red Mary Janes.

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Navy flatters every skin tone
£39.50
Add interest with a bold T-shirt
£17.50
Side-striped trousers are a big trend
£35
Chilli-red makes for fierce footwear
£35

Editor: Sophie Hines / Photographer: Daniel Thomas Smith / Stylist: Vickie Keeble
Hair stylist: Bjorn Krischker / Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Model: Bruna at Elite

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