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With the gentle easing of lockdown comes the promise of socialising with family and friends. There is all of a sudden light at the end of the tunnel, and despite any collective hesitation we may feel, post lockdown life brings with it a sense of occasion. Finally, a reason to get dressed. If you’re looking for any kind of confidence-instilling sartorial solution, John Lewis have a slew of modern, mood-boosting styles, as well as classics and timeless shapes. Read on to see the pieces we’ve hand-picked to ease all your closet conundrums.
As we ease our way into the new normal, we’re definitely taking a different approach to fashion. Of course we want to be current, comfortable and chic, but we also want to buy less, choose well and make it last.
We want the ultra-flattering pieces which are also super-comfortable and effortlessly chic. We need a wardrobe that can take us from pub, to park, to family gathering. Pieces you feel good in and can wear pretty much anywhere. The ultimate stylish warm-weather wardrobe.
Fortunately, John Lewis, with their breadth of brands, including 50 new brands for SW21, purse-friendly prices and savvy choices are providing us with the means to feel and look incredible. Whether it’s the clean-lined simplicity of simple separates or the playful print of a dress, care-free flats or conversation-starting accessories – it’s all here.
They’ve captured the trend for puffed sleeves, and pretty collars, they deliver on our need for marine-inspired pieces worthy of a seaside break. The perfect summer bag? Check. Feminine dress? Check. Of-the-moment accessories? Check. Something for the little ones in your life? Check.
Basically, they’ve nailed easy chic for the family, so we can all emerge and reintegrate with seemingly effortless sartorial aplomb.
Getting you ready for a summer of considerate socialising, this pair of zebra print gladiator sandals from Boden will add a playful edge to simple separates. They can be paired with anything from floaty skirts to shorts and jeans for a fresh look.
Boden Amelie Zebra Print Sandals, £80, www.johnlewis.com
"Boasting plenty of feminine flare, this midi skirt would see you through all the summer garden parties. Dress it down with a tee, or opt for an elegant finish with the co-ord top and sandals."
Ted Baker Greycie Embroidered Midi Skirt, White, £83.30, www.johnlewis.com
And For Kids…
If you’re after something for the little ones, to see them through days of den making, exploring the city, or family gatherings, keep scrolling. John Lewis’ offering of practical and stylish separates in breezy, lightweight fabrics are perfect for adventure-lovers, plus, there’s a dress solution for every occasion.
Polarn O. Pyret Kids’ GOTS Organic Cotton Sleeveless Floral Dress, £30, www.johnlewis.com
"We are peachy keen for this apricot playsuit. It combines comfort and style, and is guaranteed to be a firm favourite all summer long. It's also made from pure cotton so it will stay soft and breathable even on the warmest of days."
John Lewis & Partners Kids’ Stripe Playsuit, Warm Apricot, £16.00 – £20.00, at www.johnlewis.com
"He could easily be dressing like 'dad' in this classic shirt. Gingham is also on point this season, for picnics, playdates and parties. It's made from pure cotton poplin fabric for a more versatile look and feel."
John Lewis & Partners Kids’ Gingham Short Sleeve Shirt, £12.00 – £16.00, at www.johnlewis.com