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From a showerproof trench coat to an outfit-elevating navy blazer, these lightweight layers will see you through every post-lockdown scenario, come rain or shine

The navy blazer for back-to-work polish

A beautifully cut double-breasted navy blazer will instantly elevate everything you put it with. Back in the office? Wear it with a simple top and tailored trousers for a meeting-ready, air conditioning-beating look. Working from home? Pop it on for important video calls to show you mean business. Weekend lunch in someone else’s garden? Give a striped T-shirt and chinos outfit a smart upgrade.

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Navy double-breasted blazer
Make yours a double
Striped navy and white pocket T-shirt
Stripes are always in style
Striped chinos
Available in three lengths
Blue and white ombre cashmere round-neck jumper
Treat yourself to cashmere

The fluid trench for chilly mornings

While summer is on the horizon, it’s still chilly first thing in the morning and so a lightweight layer is essential whether you’re dropping the kids off at school, taking the dog for a walk or sneaking in a pre-work trip to your local coffee shop. Perfect for spring/summer layering, this fluid trench coat is a relaxed take on the classic coverall and adds effortless chic to double-denim outfits.

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Off-white fluid double-breasted trench coat
Also comes in dusted pink
Wide-leg cropped jeans
Try the trend for wide-leg denim
Long-sleeved denim shirt
Wear as a top or shacket-style
Natural double-buckle flat sandals
Go-with-everything sandals

The denim jacket for garden gatherings

Fusing hardwearing denim with the best bits of a utility jacket (goes-with-everything colour, plenty of pockets, drawcord waist) and adding modern details (collarless neckline and popper fastenings), this denim jacket is a versatile spring/summer layer. Chuck it over sweatshirts and joggers to take loungewear looks from the sofa to backyard barbecues and beer garden lunches.

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Green waisted collarless denim jacket
Pull in at the waist to add shape
Navy sweatshirt with Los Angeles written in white
Dress for where you want to be
Ivory joggers
A chic take on the loungewear staple
White canvas trainers
Canvas kicks add laidback style

The showerproof trench for drizzly walks

As practical as it is stylish, our classic trench is made from a blend of responsibly sourced cotton and recycled fabric and brings together traditional features – storm flap, epaulettes, buckled cuffs – with water-repellent technology, making it the layer to reach for when the forecast is sunny with a chance of rain. Team with casual tonal pieces including a warmth-boosting hoodie to add a sporty edge.

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Classic beige trench coat
A timeless classic in five shades
White mom jeans
Give looser leg mom styles a spin
White zip-up hoodie
Made from responsibly sourced cotton
White trainers
Vegan-friendly sporty style

The neutral blazer for al fresco dinners

A goes-with-everything neutral blazer is the secret to creating pulled-together summer looks in a snap and provides an extra layer of warmth if you managed to bag a coveted table for an al fresco restaurant dinner. Throw it over a breezy summer dress and add a cashmere jumper for extra cosiness when the sun goes down.

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Neutral single-breasted women’s blazer
Sharp tailoring in six shades
Black printed sleeveless midaxi dress
With a frill neck and practical pockets
Cream V-neck cashmere jumper
Perfect for year-round layering
Flat navy T-bar sandals
Ready-for-summer sandals

Words: Miranda Eason

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