The lofty knit

Grey days don’t have to equal drab outfits. This striped snuggler is equal parts cosy and mood-boosting – a bit like that romcom you pretend not to like, but have actually watched 27 times.

The pretty shirt

Broderie is spring sartorialised – so it’s pretty hard to feel glum when you wear it. Those cuffs and that collar can peek out of your layers while it’s cold, and all that detail will be waiting when sunshine (eventually) comes.

The statement coat

Gone are the days when outerwear was just an add-on to whatever you were wearing underneath. Now, this practical-but-punchy embroidered number is the outfit. *Spends hours admiring every stitch*

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The floral dress

Not sure how to do florals when all that’s actually blooming is the neighbour’s window box? Stick to a deeper base hue (navy, in this case) offset with an all-over print. Midi lengths give those knee-highs some air time, too.

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The bold trousers

The wardrobe shake-up you never knew you needed: colourful trousers. Forego the denim for a day in place of these peppy strides and you might just find yourself disco dancing down the bread and cakes aisle.

The fluffy tank

When it comes to adding easy pops of colour (and warmth), bank yourself a tank. Contrast with a patterned shirt underneath, wear over a plain tee, or by itself when the weather allows. It’s a nod to the ’90s that’ll have you zig-a-zig-aah-ing like nobody’s business.

The printed loafers

Just when you thought we couldn’t add a print to anything else, we popped it on these very covetable leather loafers. Add to any outfit for a classic-but-compliment-inducing final flourish. *Cue the ooohs*