Fashion

High street hits

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Spring has officially sprung, which means it's time to store your winter wardrobe and update your look by investing in some key new season pieces.

Whilst we love a designer label here at Stylist, the high street has some seriously good buys this season too. But if the thought of battling through town on a Saturday fills you with dread, fear not, for we have hand-selected the very best buys currently topping our shopping list. From office-friendly minimalism to seventies-inspired platforms, these standout pieces will instantly update your wardrobe in the click of a mouse.

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  • Banana Republic: Floral Jacket

    “Florals are all the rage this season. Here are some pointers when picking the best printed blazer for you. Always start with a perfectly tailored garment, and be sure the print pattern is proportional to your size and doesn’t overwhelm you. Finally, pair prints with solids. This season, a neutral wide leg pant or maxi skirt will do the trick.”

    Simon Kneen, Banana Republic, Creative Director & EVP Design

    £110, bananarepublic.gap.eu

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  • ASOS: Racer Wedge Sandal

    In muted tones of navy blue, camel and cream, these demi-wedges are a subtler take on the colour blocking trend.

    £50, asos.com

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  • ASOS: Colour Block Maxi

    Combining three of Spring's biggest trends - seventies, colour blocking and maxi lengths, this skirt is an instant outfit improver. Wear now with a plain white t-shirt or silk tank top, and in the winter with a fine knit.

    £40, asos.com

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  • Banana Republic: Fuchsia Market Tote

    The humble tote has made a comeback this Spring - both roomy and practical, what's not to love? This soft leather number comes in a selection of neutral and bright shades for work and play.

    £79.50, bananarepublic.gap.eu

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  • H&M: Cream Scalloped Dress

    "White, Cream and Nudes - the café au lait tones which I'll be wearing this Spring. They look fresh and new and elegant and a perfect alternative to all this season's acid brights."

    Chloe Bowers, H&M PR Manager for UK & Ireland.

    £29.99, hm.com (on sale 14 April)

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  • COS: Linen Dress

    Cos can always be relied on for minimalistic, simple design, in strong or bold colours. We love this linen mix dress in cobalt blue.

    £89, 020 7478 0400, cosstores.com

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  • John Lewis: Celia Birtwell Blouse

    The iconic print designer Celia Birtwell has created a collection exclusively for John Lewis. This sheer blouse in a ditsy daisy print looks great with denim and shorts for summer.

    £69, johnlewis.com

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  • River Island: Green Print Cross Body Bag

    The subtle snake print and cut out detailing make this cross body satchel stand out. Perfect for the festival season, this bag will take you into A/W when snake print will be still big, thanks to Chloe's latest collection.

    £29.99, riverisland.com

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  • Reiss: 1971 Tuxedo Shirt

    "The 1971 white tuxedo shirt combines the androgyny of a classic men’s tuxedo shirt front, with a soft back for fluidity and femininity with edge."

    Helena Choudhury, Head of Press, Reiss

    £95, reissonline.com

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  • Carvela: Annie Platforms

    Chunky, block-heeled platforms are a key shoe shape this season. Pair Carvela's rust-coloured suede platforms with flared jeans or skirts for endless legs.

    £140, kurtgeiger.com

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  • Zara: Striped T- Shirt

    Seen on the catwalk at Prada, stripes are once again big news for Spring. Swap your breton t-shirt for this bold version from Zara - it looks as good with jeans as it does tucked into a skirt for the office.

    £17.99, zara.com

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  • Gap: Slim Flared Khaki

    "The skinny boot khaki is a great piece for spring– a soft pant that skims the hips and flares out from below the knee for an ultra-modern, slouchy sleek silhouette. Wear with a simple over-sized shirt that’s sheer or silk for the perfect mix of modern femininity."

    Patrick Robinson, Head of Design, Gap

    £35.95, gap.eu

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  • M&S: Off Shoulder Jersey Jumpsuit

    A seventies take on poolside chic - this jersey jumpsuit is both comfortable and flattering, and cobalt blue is a big shade for summer.

    £29.50, marksandspencer.com

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  • Kurt Geiger: Danger Sandals

    These chocolate and orange suede sandals with a raffia platform tick off both the tribal and safari trends at once.

    £180, kurtgeiger.com

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  • Reiss: Vermillion Peacock Dress

    "For this season’s hot colour-block trend, you can either bravely opt for a clashing combo of lively colours or dip your toe in with one bold piece for a splash of colour."

    Helena Choudhury, Head of Press, Reiss

    £195, reissonline.com

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  • Monsoon: Sunray Maxi Dress

    "This Fusion Sunray Maxi is pretty intense and as a foreigner, reminds me of the prints London is so famous for."

    Brooke Rutherford, Social Media Co-ordinator, Monsoon

    £120, monsoon.co.uk

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  • Jaeger London: Contrast Lapel Coat

    Opening Jaeger's Spring 11 catwalk show, this fabulously-cut coat is a cool cover up, nodding to both the short sleeve jacket and minimalism trends.

    £450, jaeger.co.uk

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  • Warehouse: Fitted Longline Blazer

    This Blazer has been picked from the Luxe collection, which is all about perfect cuts, quality fabrics and clean lines.

    "This truly desirable collection that will add lasting appeal to any wardrobe. We have seen a great response to investment pieces from our customers which has lead us to the creation of Luxe."

    Lisa Byrne, Warehouse Design Director

    £140, warehouse.co.uk

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  • Oasis: Red Cherry Crop Jean

    If you're not ready to swap skinny jeans for flares, try a fifties style cropped jean for a denim update. Oasis's pair come in an eye-popping Cherry red.

    £45, oasis-stores.com

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  • Warehouse: Silver High Waisted Shorts

    Another key piece from the Warehouse Luxe collection, these structured high waisted shorts are a perfect investment piece that can be worn all season. The indulgent silk backed crepe fabric creates a gentle metallic look.

    £80, warehouse.co.uk

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  • Zara: Three Tone Stretch Sandals

    Think chunky platforms are too retro? Try these futuristic and sporty sandals from Zara with a stiletto heel.

    59.99, zara.com

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  • French Connection: Haniel Suede Bag

    "Our must-have bag for summer – this effortless hobo fringed bag in black or tan suede is the perfect accompaniment to your 70’s outfits."

    Lisa Pierce, PR Manager, French Connection

    £155, frenchconnection.com

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  • Topshop: Blue Silk Midi Skirt

    "The midi skirt is a key shape for us this summer, as is colour blocking".

    Jacqui Markham, Head of Design, Topshop

    £60, topshop.com

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  • French Connection: Shelby Summer Dress

    "This is our best selling dress of the season so far – a big hit for wedding guests and brides to be. Choose from this cute knee length style or the beautiful flowing maxi version. "

    Lisa Pierce, PR Manager, French Connection

    £125, frenchconnection.com

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  • Urban Outfitters: Whyred Cocoon Dress

    The Urban Outfitters Boutique is a great place to find up-and-coming designer pieces. This magenta silk tunic dress from Whyred is a standout this season.

    £145, urbanoutfitters.co.uk

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