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From power dressing to pared-down sportswear, clashing prints to classic monochrome, follow our 2013 style guide and find out what’s in store for spring. By Alyson Walsh
Embrace the spirit of the seventies a la Yves Saint Laurent (both now and then) with a super-chic jumpsuit and floppy hat.
Jumpsuit, £99, from www.phase-eight.co.uk
Make a statement in a pair of fancy floral pants. Just keep the look ultra-modern by mixing with chic stripes and a faded denim jacket
Price on request from www.jcrew.com/UK
Graphic black and white is always a classy way to approach summer – and this year it’s going to be bigger than the Stones at Glastonbury, we know because we saw it on the catwalk at Marc Jacobs.
Top, £45 and skirt, £49.50 both Autograph at www.marksandspencer.com
Look to the east for inspiration with a gorgeous, wrap-around kimono top.
Scarf top, £340 and skirt, £310, both from www.modernlove.in and www.liberty.co.uk
Go for a minimalist modern vibe with head-to-toe white. Just be sure to keep the drycleaner on speed-dial.
Leather top, £199 and trousers, £79, both www.hobbs.co.uk
Make like Jane Birkin in Blow Up and opt for a vibrant primary-coloured dress. Don’t know about you, but we’re quite taken by emerald green for spring.
Dress £395, by Goat at www.my-wardrobe.com
No need to take the shoulder pads out of storage, this time round, simple pared-down tailoring is the only way to make a statement in the boardroom.
Trench, £229, top, £59, trousers £110 and shoes £149, all from www.hobbs.co.uk
Hip hip hooray! J Crew is now available online in the UK. Nobody does pick and mix styling – we call it the modern day mash-up - quite like Jenna Lyons.
We love a retro-inspired slingback. The perfect accompaniment to sixties frocks, skirts and Capri pants.
Top, £45, skirt, £45 and slingbacks, £99, all www.boden.co.uk
Matchy-matchy has been doing the rounds for a couple of seasons now, so time to update the brocade jacket and pants combo with a cute shorts suit for spring.
Top, £221 and shorts, £207, both Raoul at www.my-wardrobe.com
For laid-back luxury we recommend an easy-to-wear sweatshirt and slouchy trousers. Then crank up the glamour factor with metallic heels and a clutch.
Sweatshirt, £75, trousers, £89, clutch, £99, all Pied a Terre at www.houseoffraser.co.uk
Join us as we wish the winter away and welcome spring, when we get to dress for style and not just warmth - and what better way to do it than with