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 In the last year, we have seen some dramatic changes to our habits and behaviours. These changes have influenced every aspect of our lifestyle and as we adapt to this new world, one of the biggest changes is our approach to fashion and how what we have in our wardrobe has evolved to suit this new way of living. The “work” wardrobe and “home” wardrobe have merged and given rise to a whole new look. This look has been captured by the world’s leading design houses and was seen on the catwalks this season. We think it is here to stay, for a while at least. We call it the flexi-wardrobe.

 

LOUNGEWEAR

Britain has become a nation of fashionable ‘loungers’ as smart office wear is ditched in favour of soft trousers, trainers and slouchy knitwear. Elastic waistbands have been replacing the more tailored silhouettes but have moved on to become the soft wide leg trousers with a hint of tailoring but much less formal which look great coupled with long line cardigans. The sports brands are a top pick for this look too and don’t be afraid to mix them with the more tailored pieces.

Primark, £10.  Navy Set - John Lewis & Partners. Top and Jeans - White Company, Shoes - Dune. Nike Revival Sustainable Range at JD – Sweatshirt, £60 Shorts, £40.

 

 

TOP HALF READY

Due to people now living a ‘flexi-lifestyle’ partially working from home or the office and having social occasions both in person and virtually, one in six people’s wardrobes have significantly changed. Sitting in a virtual meeting where only your top half is visible has given rise to pairing a decorative or detailed top half with jeans or casual bottoms. This trend has seen elaborate sleeves, fancy necklines and embellishment coming through, as well as a more formal style blouse with pie crust neck, puffed sleeves and pussy bows all in the shops this season.

Shirt - Hawes & Curtis. Black Top - Apricot, £20. Red Look - Hobbs.

 

 

FOOTWEAR MUST HAVES

 

35 per cent will be ditching their heels in favour of trainers, while fewer than one in 20 plan to buy stilettoes this season.

Comfort is King and as we have been embracing our comfy footwear for whole of 2020, we are finding it hard to return to a heeled shoe or boot. The fashion elite are also in that same place, so have been eagerly styling trainers, ballet flats and chunky boots with dresses, wide leg trousers and sports luxe looks. Here are our top picks from around the centre.

The White Company, Veja, £95. Leopard Look- Kurt Geiger Boots. Jigsaw High Tops, £120.

 

 

OVERSIZED TIME

 

Another addition to our ‘flexi-wardrobes’ also include oversized t-shirts, gymwear and leggings. There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa in your cosy, slouchy clothing and now that trend has made its way into our main wardrobe, so we can feel cosy at all times! Pair an oversized top or jumper with a slick pair of leggings or skinny jeans to balance the look

 Adidas at Footasylum, £24.99. Striped Jumper Look – John Lewis & Partners. Ted Baker Hoody at John Lewis, £109. 

 

 

FACE COVERINGS

Fashionable face coverings are now the norm. Ditch your surgical basics and go for a more stylish look to match your outfit and add a dash of colour. Patterned or plain, you can pick up something for literally every outfit you own. There are also some fantastic collaborations with designers to look out for too.

Next Face Coverings, £14