Created in partnership with John Lewis & Partners
It’s no secret that the last twelve months have changed our lifestyles almost entirely. From working from home through to staying indoors more, we’ve all swapped our office attire for more comfortable, casual pieces. Now that the UK has an outlined roadmap for its reopening process, one thing is for certain and that’s that we’ll be incorporating ‘casualisation’ into our outfits as we prepare to emerge from a winter of full on hibernation with a more relaxed, yet stylish wardrobe.
To help us out, we’ve enlisted the help of John Lewis to aid us on our way to stylising the perfect spring-summer wardrobe, that’s packed with highly functional, comfy and, of course, affordable timeless pieces.
John Lewis has recently launched their Wear What You Love campaign, a fresh spring edit that’s studded with florals, statement cuts and pieces that are both snug and stylish, perfect for a more relaxed approach to office attire when the time finally arrives to head back. Curated with versatility and great value in mind, they’ve brought together 50 exciting new fashion and beauty brands, from start-up independents like Ro&Zo and Honey & Toast, to high street favourites, including Mango. It’s only at John Lewis that you’ll be able to find your favourite brands and uncover upcoming names in the fashion world.
If you’re unsure about where to start, fret not as they have a brilliant personal styling service, that’s both free and easy to use. Their stylists are experts in their field so you can rest assured you’ll be coming out of lockdown looking fresh and recharged with a brand new wardrobe.
Whether you fancy finding that one statement piece you’ll be wearing all spring long or you want to uncover a new favourite brand from John Lewis’s new roster of independent brands, we’ve compiled our favourite looks below that are guaranteed to make you look and feel great.
1. The Floaty Floral Maxi
A floral maxi dress is a wardrobe staple, periodt. Add this gorgeous patti marbled animal print from John Lewis’s own-brand, AND/OR to your collection for an instant mood booster. Its loose fit makes it easy to incorporate the dress into any social situation.
2. The Casual Date Fit
With the reopening of restaurants, bars and attractions, we’re all in need of a little outfit that’s perfect for a day date. We love this polka dot top from Ro&Zo – it’s fresh, modern and has an elegant cut. Pair alongside your favourite jeans, converse and jewels for a perfect spring outfit.
3. The New Office Attire
We’re well and truly waving goodbye to your standard workwear and welcoming casual office attire with open arms. We love this loose floral print blouse from hush as it’ll pair perfectly with your favourite jeans, while this workwear jacket from Kin is your contemporary answer to the stylish spring shackets.
Throw the workwear jacket on over this classic boat neck breton t-shirt. Both are sure to become statement pieces in your spring wardrobe.
4. The Day Trip Look
With attractions reopening, it’s important to have pieces ready in your wardrobe as last-minute picnics and day trips to the sea occur.
For a statement look, try the Kin geo print matching top and skirt combo. Its soft flowing fabric and elasticated fit makes for the perfect day tripping outfit, no matter what adventures might occur.
Pair with this Coach Willis 18 Leather Top Handle Bag, available in pine green, black, chalk and flax. It’s part of The Coach Originals, a collection of archival-inspired bags that champion the famed brand’s legacy.
5. The Everyday T-Shirt Dress
You can never go wrong with a humble t-shirt dress and this olive green number by John Lewis & Partners ticks all of the right boxes. Its loose, flowy and hugs you in all of the right places. Paired casually alongside pink canvas plimsolls from Superga and some statement gold jewellery, this look is perfect for a picnic with friends or running errands around the city.
Its loose, flowy and hugs you in all of the right places.
6. The All-Important Accessories
It’s a well known fact that accessories help to elevate an outfit so it’s important not miss out on updating your bags this spring too. Keep it simple with this John Lewis & Partners leather phone pouch cross body bag, available in black and burgandy. It’ll house all of your going-out essentials.
7. The At-Home Comfies
If you’re not quite ready to let go of your comfies just yet, why not add to your collection. This John Lewis & Partners, available in five colours, is both versatile and stylish.
Lounge in this set at home or rock it out with some white trainers at your local park or on your daily stroll to the bakery around your corner.