The hero pieces you NEED in your SS16 wardrobe

Now we know it may not feel like it right now, but spring is nearly here! Forget cleaning and gardening (snore!), we’re most excited about our new season wardrobes and what key pieces we’ll need to take us through the season in style. Now we know it’s a difficult task (there’s so much choice out there!), so, utilising our insider access, we’ve approached some of the high street’s biggest retailers and asked them the question: “What’s your SS16 hero piece?” Your shopping list officially starts here…

The hero pieces you NEED in your SS16 wardrobe

Now we know it may not feel like it right now, but spring is nearly here! Forget cleaning and gardening (snore!), we’re most excited about our new season wardrobes and what key pieces we’ll need to take us through the season in style. Now we know it’s a difficult task (there’s so much choice out there!), so, utilising our insider access, we’ve approached some of the high street’s biggest retailers and asked them the question: “What’s your SS16 hero piece?” Your shopping list officially starts here…

Creative Director at Kurt Geiger, Rebecca Farrar-Hockley

“Fashion-conscious trainers are one of my favourite trends for SS16. I love that there are so many variations and new takes on classic designs! In particular Kurt Geiger’s stylish Liquorice and Langley styles, which are a super contemporary take on classic running trainers. Wearable to the office, the bar and at the weekend, casual trainers have become fashion's new mainstay.”

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UK Buyer at American Eagle, Lora Kee

“The Tomgirl is our improved take on the boyfriend jean - we have worked really hard on it to ensure it flatters the female shape. For me I even love the name ‘Tomgirl’ - I’m not wearing my boyfriend’s jeans, I’m wearing MY OWN! They’re super versatile – wear a size smaller to sit high on the waist for that early 90s look or slouchy and cuffed with a heel. We’re really excited about our new black Tom Girl which we haven’t seen anywhere else – and know the UK girl loves black denim.”

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Stylist at House of Fraser, Phoebe Horner

“For SS16 printed trousers are a huge must-have for my wardrobe. I’ll be wearing a 70s-inspired snakeskin print pair with a contrasting jumbo floral print blouse and chunky flatform sandals for day, and for the evening I’ll team them with a simple nude vest and matching snakeskin print sliders. If you’re thinking of investing in print trousers, buy ones that are slightly shorter in length and sit higher on the waist, as this is generally a more flattering cut, looks great with flats AND won’t shorten your legs.“

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Marketing Manager at Boohoo, Eleanor Wheeler

“My hero piece for SS16 has to be the bomber jacket. Whether in classic army green and neutral shades or in a contemporary pastel hue, its sportsluxe look and versatile shape make it a must-have for any wardrobe. Despite its casual connotations, I’ll be rocking it in the evenings, styled with my favourite little black dress and lace-ups heels.”

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Design Director at Dorothy Perkins, Mel Mercer

“If there's one piece that sums up spring/summer it's the pinny. Whether with traditional front-fastening straps or reinvented in lighter fabrics and retro-floral prints, it's the perfect partner to this season's pretty romantic blouses.”

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Content Editor at intu.co.uk, Katie Ecclestone

“One of the biggest trends for SS16 is 70s-inspired boho, which is music to my ears because I’ve always had a weakness for the era. From cool shearling coats to flared jeans and fringing on everything, this season is all about rocking a retro vibe. The easiest way to buy into this groovy trend? A luxe boho bag. I’ll be toting a touchable suede bucket bag, and if it has fringing, all the better!”

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