Ladies Winter is practically over and Spring is just around the corner, hopefully you getting closer to your summer goals and working on that beach body. Its time to get rid of those huge jackets and get into less heavy clothing, here’s a handful of clever pieces that will shift your wardrobe into new season gear.

1 khaki a line skirt is one of the smartest pieces to emerge from the collections. Choose short, and look for one made in stiffened canvas (all the better to hold that girlish a line flare). Khaki skirt is ideal with white dinner shirt you’ll be hankering after.

2 you can’t help but be happy wearing any one of this season’s ponchos or clever cape-like cover-ups, whether you prefer a Peruvian style in cream wool, waxed khaki fishermen esque cloaks or even safari-style numbers in earthy tones, they work over everything from leather hot-pants to preppy trousers. Finally, a reason to be thankful for our unpredictable summers.

3 silk and lace camisole underwear-as-outerwear looks abound, so you’ll be in need of a silk camisole with a lace trim. Yes, there were corset, bustiers and some very big knickers on the runways, but we’re sure you’ll agree, a camisole is a far easier way to play boudoir. Tuck into high-waisted, tailored trousers and throw a blazer over or choose one in black or neon and wear it under an unbuttoned white shirt.

4 whether it’s the intricacies of a certain cut or even a wash, never underestimate the power of a jeans update. Now, the news is this: carrot-shaped jeans (a slouchy-skinny, mid-rise cut) that neatly taper at the ankles. How to wear them now? In a love-worn wash, cuffed and with brogues or spindly heels.

5 among the madcap and out-and-out fantastical, fashion often gives way to some practical ideas – and spring’s utility jacket and denim jacket is just that, single breasted, multi pocketed, oversized and with sleeves rolled up, they popped up everywhere. We guarantee it will work with everything from boyish shorts to a summer dress or floor-sweeping gown. It might be the hardest-working item you buy all seasons.

More fashion tips to take you swiftly to both Spring and summer are still coming, not forgetting the gents… Stay tuned

Fashion Editor

Mike Dlamini (Ruffcutt Clothing)

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