There are certain style rules to adhere to as we navigate our way through that tricky period between the depths of winter and the start of spring. From the art of layering to the looks that nod to next season’s updated aesthetic, we list those that promise to make light work of the wardrobe refresh and reinvigorate not just your outfits but your outlook as well.
Make light work of the wardrobe refresh and reinvigorate not just your outfits but your outlook as well
Breezy, pyjama-style silk shirting is the season’s no-fuss way to make an impact and when it’s cut to a dramatic, longline silhouette, it masters that desirable easy drama that’s perfect for this time of year. Clash textures and layer it over sleek leather leggings; when teamed with nude heels, there’s little more flattering come the evening.
There’s no denying the transformative powers of a statement coat, least of all one that’s part modern silhouette, part heritage check. Collarless, oversized and minimalistic in every other sense of the word, a hound’s-tooth style will bring something directional to workwear tailoring as well as off-duty looks.
THE LAYERING GAME
Fashion’s unseasonal fascination with layering becomes all the more fortunate as temperatures start to yo-yo and dressing for the weather proves to be yet more of a challenge. The style set has spoken and it’s outerwear worn atop a structured blazer that we predict to be the most covetable combination. Keep tones harmonious for optimum credentials but opt for colour-pop trousers if you’ve resolved to make something of a statement with your dress code in 2018.
There’s a certain youthful allure that’s reserved only for spring-ready prints and the right iterations will bring a touch of fantasy to your wardrobe. Graphic, colour-pop highlights work to emphasise an otherwise muted palette and when combined in one impactful pattern, they create a feel-good clash that needs little by way of additional accessorising.
BACK TO BASICS
Regardless of the season, the black dress is an integral element to any wardrobe. Uncomplicated, effortless and endlessly chic, this season’s iterations will form the perfect foundation for many-a stylish look. Add a hint of tough luxury with the addition of a sleek leather biker and chunky ankle boots.
SWAYED BY SUEDE
Earthy hues hold forever relevance so they’re a timeless choice when investing in suede, be it skirt, jacket or accessory. Lending itself particularly well to the stylish simplicity of contrast, a camel-coloured mini skirt works with prints in spring and solid black in cooler climes.
The oversized knit carries an undeniable appeal that sees it remain key to just about any style edit for as long as the weather remains vaguely cool. Master the art of practical polish by styling it with this season’s newest riff on the tailored trouser. This is a look that will lend itself just as well to laid-back affairs as it will to the office.