This season, fashion has taken a practical turn and embraced the khaki world of utility. The most polished way to transform your spring wardrobe comes in the form of simple, clean cut, army-green trousers. Offering a chic alternative to blush peg legs and taupe chinos, ensure you steer clear of the low-slung, baggy combats of the 90s and go for turned-up, slim-fitting versions in cotton like those from Balmain and Chloe. Keep the look understated with a plain long sleeve T-shirt and smarten it up with relaxed tailoring like Whyred's short-sleeve blazer. A pair of statement heels are essential for keeping the trousers feminine. Topshop's buckle wedges nod to the utility trend and give the look a toughened edge. Finish with a chunky necklace and colourful clutch like this uber modern version from Cos.
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