Seeing the sights
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The challenge: prepare for all conditions, keep it casual and look great in Instagram snaps. The answer: a bright topper with a waxy finish that pops against a classic monochrome stripe. The pairing is at once relaxed and considered, a little mod and thoroughly modern.
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There is no easier piece than a knit dress and with graphic trims at the collar, waist and sleeves, this one also does the accessorising for you. Styles that are fitted at the waist guarantee a feminine silhouette, particularly when balanced by an A-line skirt, while a handbag with heft (think boxy shape and chunky strap) delivers just the right amount of edge.
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The cuts are deceptively simple – a knit sweater, crisp collared shirt and pleated skirt – but it’s the details that give this outfit its punch. With embroidered neon on top and a clever fish print below, this ensemble is a little preppy, a little quirky and a dash punk.
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A classic colour palette takes the hard work out of mixing textures. Here, a suede jacket with leather pocket, ribbed knit and ankle-dusting wool trousers pair effortlessly thanks to the navy and white hues. Accessories that continue the theme elevate the overall effect but these separates can work just as easily with those other holiday essentials – jeans or a casual tee.
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Print on print makes an instant (and fun) statement and the right pattern – like this one, with its vertical-stripe effect – can lengthen your frame. Read: flattering. While the pussybow can turn up the glamour, the undone alternative in this lightweight fabric perfects casual luxe.
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Such a saturated hue has an easy and undeniable wow factor and works best when it’s not competing for attention. Accessories in the same or neutral tones are ideal but needn’t be boring. The woven leather effect on heels and carry-all add another dimension to this look.
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A nautical palette and high-waisted wide-legged pant are perfect here, striking a balance between laid-back and sharp. Add just the essentials but keep them interesting – think slides with metal detailing and a bag so bright it might just outdo the star you’re watching set.
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It may be practical but it doesn’t compromise on polish – a double-breasted trench is a staple for on the go but a rope belt is a playful addition. And it will work with just about anything – tailored separates, a feminine dress or denim.
How to Take Your Holiday Wardrobe to The Next Level
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In his final collection for BOSS, designer Jason Wu was driven to create pieces with an effortless appeal that can work across occasions. Case in point: this versatile colour-spliced blouse. The clean contrasting is perfect for day, while the fluid silk fabrication can transition easily to night.