Style Swaps

From animal prints to dress shapes, accessory tweaks to spring’s new suiting hues – here’s our guide to eight simple mid-season style updates.


Swap snake print for leopard spots

We challenge you to find a more timeless print than leopard. And according to the SS19 catwalks, where Rejina Pyo, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana all favoured leopard spots, they’re still our number one choice of print.    

Key Buy: Ganni Mullin Dress, £220,


Swap basket bags for bold designs  

Small and mock croc or silky and polka dot topped with a bow handle or anything of the acrylic variety – we’re looking to embrace standout  styles for an instant outfit update.

Key Buy: Staud Alice Bag, £320,



Swap crew neck knits for classic cardis   

Retro-style cardigans have been steadily making waves for some time, but this season, and the next, the button-front knit looks set to reign supreme. Printed, cable knit, neutral or in a punchy hue with balloon sleeves, it’s the layer that instantly updates your wardrobe. For extra style points, team a  cropped cardi with your silky slip skirts and off-duty denim.

Key Buy: & Other Stories Cable Knit Cardigan, £69,

Swap cowboy boots for lace-up ankle boots

While we know cowboy boots aren’t going anywhere the lace-up ankle boot is fast becoming our preferred choice of footwear. With so many iterations on offer - black leather kitten heel styles at Zara or colourful and suede block heels at ByFar- perfectly designed to wear under ankle-grazing denim, tailored trousers and floaty midi skirts.

Key Buy: Zara Leather Boots, £89.99,




Swap floral dresses for prairie dresses

A well-cut floral midi dress never goes out of style, but for equally ladylike dressing choose a prairie dress with overlays of lace and tulle for a feminine finish. You won’t have to look far to get your hands on the good stuff, Batsheva and & Other Stories have flattering styles in abundance, best worn with ankle boots or slouchy boots now, and Castañer espadrilles later.

Key Buy: Batsheva Patchwork Dress, £860,


Swap autumnal suiting for powdery pastels

Where burgundy, forest green, navy and grey suiting dominated last season, we’re taking style notes from the likes of Chanel, Alexa Chung, Gabriela Hearst and Dion Lee and switching to something a little brighter. Think sunny yellow hues, blues, lilacs, pinks and minty greens.

Key Buy: Mango Trousers, £49.99, and Blazer, £69.99, both



Swap oversized dressing for something belted

The key focus this season is on the waist. We’re celebrating the feminine form with clinched in waistlines and belts aplenty. Belt up jackets, coats, jumpers, dresses- the lot. It will give your whole look shape and structure.

Key Buy: Rejina Pyo Button Blazer Jacket, £525,


Swap black for shades of beige 

Although you can’t beat classic black separates for versatility, lighter shades of beige, cream and white look set to rival noir as the ultimate neutral For winter chic, wear these  colours  from  top-to-toe, as seen on Jessie Bush, Hannah Crosskey and Lisa Aiken, mixed in with woven accessories and gold-tone jewellery.

Key Buy: Nanushka Belted Dress, £290, NET-A-PORTER.Com



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