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Raise your layering game with the newest pieces from Per Una: pretty knits, lightweight jackets and statement dresses that are perfect for spring socialising

The layering trick: belt a cardigan over a strappy dress

With socialising back on the agenda but limited to outdoor get-togethers for now, easy layers that can be thrown on and off are the key to dressing for unpredictable spring weather. The new Per Una collection is here to help. Packed with pieces that are perfect for layering, the latest looks include lightweight cardigans, oversized denim jackets, knitted vests and an abundance of floral dresses. Start wearing your strappy summer maxi dresses now by belting a cream pointelle cardigan over the top. Leave the cardigan open to show off pretty necklines and layered necklaces.

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The classic layer: an oversized denim jacket

The true-blue button-front jean jacket is a style staple that’s the perfect layer for this time of year. This oversized denim jacket has a nostalgic Nineties feel which will lend a laidback attitude to spring outfits. Throw it over feelgood floral dresses, team it with a white T-shirt and slouchy neutral trousers, or double down on denim and wear it with a perfectly cut pair of jeans in a similar shade. Roll up the sleeves to maximise the relaxed vibe and wear with white trainers until sandal season is here.

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The trending layer: a cable-knit sweater vest

The knitted vest is having a moment since appearing in the autumn/winter collections at Dior, Gucci and Prada. If you’ve filed under ‘tricky trend, not for me’ you might want to reconsider – they’re surprisingly easy to wear and the perfect in-between knit for early spring. Layer a cream cable-knit sweater vest over a patterned midi dress, add a belt and pull on your favourite ankle boots or trainers. More versatile than you’d think, you could also layer it over T-shirts or statement-collar blouses, under blazers or wear it alone with jeans or an A-line midi skirt.

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Words: Miranda Eason

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