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  • Ed’s Letter

    I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to be getting dressed this spring. 

    Here in England, the announcement of a road map for resuming a relatively normal life made me feel so hopeful. Spring is one of my favourite times of year, partly because it means we are only a few short months away from summer holidays, but also because I’m more than ready to shake off the layers and rediscover my spring wardrobe. 

    Speaking of which, we’re kicking off our fashion issue with our take on the SS21 trends that will add something special to your wardrobe now, while also proving their longevity down the line. It’s been fascinating to see how designers have drawn on the past year and sent collections down the runway that were full of imagination, but in many ways also more grounded in classic shapes and wearable pieces.  

    A few of my favourite moments included the prevalence of wide-leg trousers, which offer an easy (and stylish) transition from a winter dominated by comfort. I’m also thrilled to see so many jumpsuits. If I could, I’d have an entire wardrobe made up of them – there’s no other piece that makes getting dressed and looking polished quite so effortless. In addition to our runway report, don’t miss my Style Notes on how I’ll be wearing some of the trends worth buying into this spring. 

    A big 2021 fashion issue would not be complete with a nod to the hoodie, which is the easiest way to give spring outerwear a sporty edge. I am rarely without one layered under my trench these days as I patiently wait for the coming thaw. 

    We also have dresses and cover-ups (the ultimate spring fashion couple), and new-season trainers, which are always our go-to shoe at this time of year. Should yours need a refresh, we’ve got the latest styles for you to fall in love with. And where would we be without the good old Breton? Spring really is the perfect time to flash some stripe – and it’s also a major runway trend. 

    Finally, I am so excited to introduce our new Beauty Editor, Ava Welsing-Kitcher, a respected beauty journalist who will be writing a column every issue and appearing in our social channel with all the best beauty tricks and products. The first topic she is tackling couldn’t be more relevant: maskne. The skin struggle is real, and she has all the know-how you need to treat and help prevent this pandemic pitfall. Please send your burning beauty questions to ava@wardrobeicons.com and help us create the beauty content you need and want.

    Until next time, we hope this issue puts a spring in your step!  

    Laura & Petro xxx

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