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10 Easy Pieces to Bring You into the New Season

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OK, You want to update your tired black/grey/navy Winter wardrobe ready for Spring but haven’t got an unlimited budget? Let’s face it, not many of us have.  The secret is to carefully select key items to integrate in to the rest of your wardrobe and hunt down good high street versions.  I’ve put together a little collection of my top 10 runway inspired pieces to bring you bang up to date without leaving you penniless.  Not all of them are classics I know – a couple are pure indulgence pieces (Leather shorts spring to mind) but they should all see you through the summer and even to mix them with your Autumn clothes come October.  Some may even last years and become your new favourites, who knows…

No. 1

The party dress – Go all out innocent in ‘I’m so sweet’ Candy Cane pastels and ruffles galore. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Miss Selfridge

No. 2

The bra top – I know, I know it seems ridiculous for adults. More boudoir than madonna though.  Wear under a sheer blouse of the same colour. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Topshop

No. 3

Day dress -Denim Pinafore – Parisian chic made easy when teamed with Stripes and flats. Where to buy on the high street: French Connection, Secondhand stores

 

No. 4

Utility trousers – this is how to do military for 2010. Keep it casual but clean and wear with Tan leather accessories. Where to but on the high street: Gap, Warehouse

No. 5

Leather shorts – Short, black, acres of sun-kissed leg.  Enough said, Where to buy on the high street: Zara, Asos

No. 6

Nude Shoes – make your clothes the main event with a nude shoe.  Adds a sophisticated touch to the simplest of outfits: Office, LK Bennett

No. 7

The Satchel – Been coming around for a couple of seasons now but always a classic.  Goes with everything as it’s professional enough to hold your netbook for work yet looks great with jeans at the weekend. Where to buy on the high street: Urban Outfitters, Clarks

No. 8

Dotty Top – If you fancy a change from the Breton stripe maybe it’s time to go spotty. Where to buy on the high street: Dorothy Perkins, Next

No. 9

The suit everyone Jean

Where to buy on the high street: Gap, Levi

No. 10

A flippy skirt – this is wear you can easily be bold with colour and pattern without looking over the top.  Just tone down with neutrals or a simple white vest. Where to buy on the high street: Reiss, American Apparel

I hope you’ve enjoyed and it’s given you some inspiration…

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Wear extra long, a little mussed up and slung over one shoulder

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February 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm