It’s The Big Wardrobe Reboot! 4 Simple Ways To Switch Up Your Style For Spring

12 May 2014 by

GALLERY >> Get the new season look

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.

T-bar, £139, Reiss

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Trousers, £690, Chloé

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Blouse, £14.99, H&M

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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.

Courts, £99, KG by Kurt Geiger

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Shirt, £17.99, Mango

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Jewelled skirt, £650, Toga

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Jacket, £350, Whistles

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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.

Top, £9.99; Skirt, £14.99, both New Look

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Sandals, £65, Dune

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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.

Jeans, £40, Topshop

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Shirt, £29.90, Uniqlo

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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. 

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