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EASY ELEGANCE

19.02.16

Spring’s easy elegance captures a look that’s at once polished and endlessly chic. Soft and seemingly effortless, there’s an art to mastering this look. We explore the possibilities.

CHIC SIMPLICITY

Pared-back timelessness is never more apparent than with a simple black dress. Figure-skimming styles capture the season’s minimalist mood and a scoop back reveals a touch of skin in way that feels oh-so refined.

BOYISH CHARM

A semi-sheer silk shirt hints at seduction and works to soften the sharpness of box-cut tailoring. Wear your blazer oversized and choose shorts with volume to capture a borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic.

TURN IT UP

Attention to detail is key, and adding a subtle turn-up to loose-leg trousers will create an ankle-grazing silhouette and reveal a touch of skin that references spring’s rising temperatures in a considered way.

NEW NAUTICAL

Riviera dressing takes an unexpected turn for SS16 with stripes in varying widths bringing a touch of the contemporary to this time-tested notion. Style the look head-to-toe with white and blue separates.

COLOUR FOCUS

A shot of colour can instantly lift the mood of an outfit and SS16’s favoured pink hue makes for the perfect antidote to neutral separates. Commit to the look with a statement overcoat – it’s the most fashion-focussed way to work it.

TEXTURE PLAY

Upgrade a basic black and white combination by bringing texture into the mix. Graphic pattern will really up the impact and give simple silhouettes a direct point of focus.

OFFICE APPROPRIATE

Unbuttoned and laced with an air of nonchalance, the new workwear directive will bring a more relaxed aesthetic to office days. Minimalist embellishment adds that little something extra and puts a feminine spin on smart attire.

WHIMSICAL WHITES

Layering white on white may seem like a bold statement but when styled right, this look feels fresh and on-point. Contrasting textures add depth so try juxtaposing delicate chiffon with a ribbed knit and sharp tailoring.

MILITARY MOMENT

Dresses take a uniform approach when detailed with chest pockets and oversized epaulettes. Crisp white trainers will make a youthful addition and keep this trend-led look endearingly fresh.

DAYS ON DOWNTIME

There’s a certain fluidity to this season’s loose-cut silhouettes which lends itself beautifully to light layering. Jersey separates will ground the look and fuse comfort with style to create something especially effortless.

LANGUID LAYERING

Longline cuts will elongate the silhouette and expertly engulf the female form. Draped artfully over the shoulders, a double-breasted blazer loses its typically structured visage.