Whilst we’re all in lockdown we want to take a moment to rave about our beloved high street brands that are suffering due to the current restrictions.
With the recent fall of the Arcadia Group, ASOS have now purchased the likes of Topshop and Topman and Boohoo had saved Debenhams, it’s more important than ever to support our Great British high street.
At the moment our favourite shops are closed so we cant venture out to treat ourselves to a nice shopping spree, but have no worries as you can do so in the comfort of your own home.
With all of this extra time on our hands the days can seem a bit mundane and repetitive, so how about instead of scrolling endlessly through social media, you treat yourself to some new wardrobe pieces to brighten up days and add life to your spring wardrobe.
We’ve take it upon ourselves to round up some of our favourite high street pieces and our fabulous fashion editor Lauren Goodwin Grafton has shown you how to style them into chic outfits so you can treat the pavements like your catwalk during those daily walks.
Cardigan, River Island, £55 here (exact match)
Jumper, French Connection, £59 here
Jeans, French Connection, £75 here (exact match)
Boots, River Island, £45 here
You can never go wrong with longline belted cardie and jeans combo and this slogan style is right on trend for the season ahead.
Keep the rest of your outfit simple choosing fuss free denims and a bright knit to give the monotones a little lift.
This cardigan from River Island is a great dupe for the £765 Burberry slogan jacket but a fraction of the price – sold!
Coat, Reserved, £49.99 here
Shirt, Reserved, £29.99 here (exact match)
Jumper, Uniqlo, £24.90 here (exact match)
Skirt Reserved £15.99 here (exact match)
Boots, Dorothy Perkins at Next, £40 here
Tonal dressing can sometimes seem a daunting task to conquer but once you’ve conquered it you won’t look back.
Simply choose a colour you like and then try and match it with all the other components. A co-ord set is a great starting point as you can use this for your ‘styling foundation.’ You can then incorporate other textures.
Not only does this look tick the tonal dressing trend but also the amazing leather trend that everyone is currently loving.
Cashmere roll neck, Marks and Spencer, £89 here (exact match)
Dress, Next, £40 here (exact match)
Boots, Topshop, £39.99 here
Hat, Dune, £40 here (exact match)
Everyone should have a touch of animal print in their wardrobe .
Not only is it a trend that keeps coming back for more each season, it’s ageless too. Maturer ladies shouldn’t be afraid of wearing it.
If you want to make a wild-(ish) statement choose a bold midi and team it with neutral shades to keep things chic. This is always my go to when wearing loud prints.
For a modern touch team with chunky boots – we love these from Topshop as they look super expensive.
Shacket, New Look, £22.99 here
Cardigan, Lindex, £14.99 here (exact match)
Most of us are spending the majority of time in our favourite loungewear pieces, but who says we have to change when we venture out on our daily walks or quickly popping to the shops?
Style it up with a chic shacket and swap your joggers for a pair of shiny trousers and you’ll be good to go.
After Victoria Beckham posed in her black vinyl trousers at the end of 2020, everyone immediately had to get their hands on their own pair, so why not take tips from the style icon herself.
Coat, Topshop, £40 here (exact match)
Blouse, Topshop, £39.99 here (exact match)
Skirt, Topshop, here
Bag, Lindex, £19.99 here (exact match)
Another way to wear animal prints if you are feeling slightly braver is to clash them.
The colours of the outfit compliment one another here which is why this clashing combo works as well as the use of elegant floaty fabrics.
A snakeskin coat is one spring staple we all need in our wardrobes. I have a few and find myself reaching for them when the weather warms up slightly.
Coat, Uniqlo, £79.90 here (exact match)
Dress, Primark, £15
Trousers, Primark, £15
Bag, Topshop, here
One Love Island babe that is always giving us tonal outfit inspiration is none other than Molly-Mae Hague.
As well as Molly-Mae, this trend took over the catwalks as multiple designers showcased their best looks and we’ve been replicating them for ourselves ever since. There’s something about head-to-toe neutrals that looks so expensive.
A camel coat is a must-have wardrobe essential as it will finish off any outfit effortlessly. When shopping for bigger items like a coat, or leather bag, think of your price per wear to justify whether it’s worth snapping up.
Pair it with a longline knitted dress and matching trousers to layer up for those colder days. You should be able to shop this fab Primark set when the stores reopen.
Jacket, Modern Rarity at John Lewis, £160 here (exact match)
Hoodie, M&S Collection, £25 here (exact match)
Trousers, Modern Rarity at John Lewis, £36 here (exact match)
Trainers, AND/OR at John Lewis, £90 here (exact match)
You don’t always have to go for loud and bright prints to get noticed, classic tailoring is so timeless and we love here at OK!
Gone are the days when wearing your favourite suit was left for the office only. High-low combos are your fast ticket to styling like a pro. Add in a hoodie and trainers to give your suiting a cool casual vibe.
This suit may seem on the pricer side but it’s versatility makes it worth every penny. Trust us you will love this purchase for years to come.
Right now, some of us might be being harder on ourselves than usual, so give yourself a break and indulge yourself with a digital shopping trip to lift your spirits.
With these high street heroes you can’t go wrong…
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