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Back to basics

The spring summer collections are showing a strong emphasis on wardrobe basics: simpler but high quality pieces that will transform and redefine your everyday wardrobe. Basics are the quintessential elements of a classic wardrobe. They avoid many fashion faux pas and keep you stylish.

The spring basics standout pieces are tailored coloured trousers, two tone court heels, bomber jackets, the side slit skirt, and the ever classic blazer. The key is to choose simple but interesting pieces that you can match with other items and that suit you.

The tailored coloured trouser does not have to be boring. Blue tailored pants can go a long way and will take you effortlessly from office to dinner party. For work pair it with kitten heels, a black blazer, a blouse, and a two tone bag. For a night out choose a higher heel, and add some sparkle with an embellished top and clutch.

Stripes are one of spring’s biggest fashion looks. To make stripes work (and last ) for you choose them in one key piece, such as a top. Think about the popular Breton striped top. Go for a navy and white combo, red and white, or yellow and cream, and pair it with skinnies and ballerinas for a cool off duty look.

Your wardrobe is never complete without a relaxed blazer, indispensable for everyday wear and most occasions. Opt for spring neutral, cream, French navy, or nude, or dare bright and bold hues of red, cobalt, or green. An easy and flatter style combo is to pair it with denims, a jumper, and wedges.

The side slit pencil skirt is another must have basic. Grown up and edgy, wear it with a sweater, a blouse, or a simple tee tucked in. Pair it with heels and bare legs or tan tights.

Coloured wedges are a spring favourite. Ultra comfy yet fun, they will not let you down. Wear a pair of yellow lace-up wedges with a white shirt dress and loose scarf. They will look equally stylish and relaxed with denims and plain jumper.

Probably the simplest way to update your casual wardrobe and flatter your style is to invest in a bomber jacket. It goes with everything from pants to dresses and skirts. Be sure to pick one that is cinched at the waist as it is more flattering. Choose subtle metallic, denim, or leather for a style that will last for years to come and will match a number of outfits.

For more information on this article or on wardrobe styling, personal shopping services, or gift vouchers contact Delilah on 087 6391956 or delilahfashion stylist.com

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