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The timeless trench
Whether it’s tailored, deconstructed or functional, there’s a trench coat for almost every occasion and every seasonal downpour – would it really be a British summer without torrential rain? Just trust the trench.
Buy it now: A vinyl double-breasted trench in black or camel, with signature epaulettes, gun flap and a waist tie. It’s rain-repelling and has plenty of grunge appeal. Wear it with culottes and brogues or even boardroom-ready pumps.
Not for the shy and retiring, this yellow is more Big Bird than laid-back limoncello. Think of the yellow Crayola crayon and wear it on a gloomy day to cheer yourself and your fellow commuters up.
Buy it now: Nothing says ‘sunshine state of mind’ better than a bold-yellow bucket or tote bag. Or dip a toe into the trend with dandelion-yellow socks peeking out from your high-top trainers or leather mules.
Should you ever need proof that all chic styles eventually make a comeback, look to spring/summer 2018, which has ventured into the wild wild west, with cowboy boots reworked with contrast prints, mirrored toes and whipstitch leather detailing. We’ll take one of each please!
Buy it now: Bold calf leather boots in a classic cowboy silhouette set on a dainty kitten or cuban heel. Team them with a cropped black jumpsuit on smarter days or a daisy-print midi dress for Glastonbury.
Lace, tulle, transparent or net, let it be known that the sheer revival is in full force, with designers such as Christopher Kane, Dior and Dries van Noten all making a strong case for sheer dressing. Face it, come the scorching days of summer and you’ll be jumping on the bandwagon too.
Buy it now: Whether you opt for a crochet cotton and lace skirt, wide-leg tulle trousers or a sheer silk-crepe blouse, it’s time to surrender to the sheer. We can attest to it being both dinner-date and dressed-down Friday friendly.
If there's one thing worth investing in now, it's the not-so basic, never-to-be-delegated-to-the-back-of-the-wardrobe shorts. They’re better than any previous iterations and a great back-up for tailored trousers and smart denim. The statement short comes in boxer-style silk or high-waisted leather and is cropped at the knee. And the best part? They won't date anytime soon.
Buy it now: Cut a chic figure in high-rise gingham shorts with crisp pleats. They’re polished enough for work and stylish enough for a weekend brunch with the in-laws.
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