Begone black coats and chunky roll necks! It’s finally time for that all-important wardrobe switch-over, and while putting winter warmers into storage is a strong start, your closet will probably need to play catch-up with the looks of the new season. The five A-list road-tested fashion tweaks in this gallery have been chosen for their no-buy prowess. You may already own many of the items here – like a biker jacket or white shoes – so it’s just a case of styling them in a different way. From how to make your mom jeans chic with a simple white button-up to getting extra wear out of a party skirt, these easy-peasy rules ring in the new...
1. Go head-to-toe tonal
Spring/summer ’14 is about all-white dressing, but any commitment to a washed-out palette takes dedication. If you’re trying a full bleach-out, be sure to add a neutral or black accessory or two like Karolína Kurková and Alexa Chung – they’ll help to modernise.
2. Put a posh skirt with a plain top
Here’s how to carry on wearing the fancy skirt you bought for the Christmas party season: either pair up with a boxy tee, à la Kate Bosworth, or try Valentino’s idea of a prim blouse with a maxi – like Miroslava Duma.
3. Play down your prints
Last summer’s well-loved matching tops and skirts or trousers are back. Hooray! And the good news is, all you need to make them look au courant is a pair of mannish sandals. They provide such girlishness with a good dose of dressing down. See Katy Perry at Coachella for the ultimate inspo.
4. Get shirty with mom jeans
As modelled so perfectly by January Jones (right) and Candice Swanepoel, ’80s-style mom jeans are best kept simple. A white shirt and understated sandals or flats are all this directional denim choice needs.