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Spring fashion in SW1

Celebrate the new season with these must-haves

1. Check mate

Remember last summer when the high street was awash with gingham? Well, it turns out the picnic blanket trend isn’t going away anytime soon. This floaty number from M&S is cute without being twee.

Checked Sheer Ruffle Hem Long Sleeve Top, £29.50, M&S Cardinal Place, Victoria Street, SW1E 5JE; marksandspencer.com

marksandspencer spring fashion

2. Earn your stripes  

A lightweight trench coat is the perfect spring-summer cover-up, and Mango’s striped belted trench is a masterclass in chic trans-seasonal dressing.

Striped belted trench, £99.99, Mango, 76 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ; shop.mango.com

3. Turning Japanese

Trendy and comfy? Turns out you can have both, thanks to these blossom (or sakura) print trousers from Zara.

Floral Trousers £29.99 Zara, 82 Victoria St, SW1E 5JL; zara.com/uk

Zara spring fashion

4. Prints charming 

Your boyfriend may not understand the pyjama-as-streetwear trend but your fashionable friends will think you’re totes au fait in this fab floaty shirt from Oliver Bonas.

Gallery Print Shirt, £55, Oliver Bonas, Unit 49, Victoria station, Victoria Street, SW1V 1JU; oliverbonas.com

oliverbonas spring fashion

5. Time for tea

If you invest in one thing this season, make it Monsoon’s Thea tea dress. With its beautiful button detail, ruffled sleeves and super flattering cut, it’s perfect for every spring/summer soirée.

Thea Tea Dress, £59, Monsoon, 17 Cardinal Place, Victoria St,  SW1E 6SH; uk.monsoon.co.uk

Monsoon spring fashion

6. In the bag

Cart your essentials around in this preppy leather handbag from Hobbs. Trust us, it goes with just about anything.

Chester Satchel, £179, Hobbs, 3 Cathedral Walk, SW1E 5JH; hobbs.co.uk

hobbs Spring Fashion

7. In bloom

OK, so floral patterns for spring won’t win any points for originality but this ruffled Biba dress with its esoteric print and flamenco dancer-style cut is an absolute winner.

Printed Romantic Ruffle Dress, £99, available from House of Fraser, 101 Victoria St, SW1E 6QX; houseoffraser.co.uk

houseoffraser spring fashion

8. Hoop dreams

Pretend you’re strolling through the souks of Marrakesh (when really you’re just popping down to the local supermarket) with these cool yellow gold hoops.

Geometric Hoop Earrings, £35, Accessorize, 17 Cardinal Place, Victoria St,  SW1E 6SH; uk.accessorize.com