7 New Trends To Try For Spring

And, most importantly, how to wear them

From revisiting the seventies to embracing bold colours, we show you the key trends for spring and how you should be wearing them.

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1 Sync Up With The Seventies

Alessandro Michele at Gucci channels the Seventies in the boldest sense (swathes of suede, flared trousers and tertiary colours), while Bally's micro-cord suit comes in a brilliantly Royal Tenenbaums tan shade. Tod's has also produced a Seventies-inspired range of suede safari jackets and bombers, which are highly wearable.

Beige suede jacket, £2,650, by Tod's; brown suede/wool coat, £3,020, by Gucci; brown suede trousers, £350, by Bally

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2 Wear Your Suits With Anything But A Shirt

Most summer suits shown this season were teamed with T-shirts, track tops, vests or jumpers — basically, everything except standard collared shirts.

This easy-going look was put together best by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture and Bottega Veneta. Here's some suggestions for how to do it yourself.

Grey wool jacket, £995; black merino sweater, £265; grey wool trousers, £290; white leather shoes, £350, all by Paul Smith

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3 Buy A Cropped Leather Jacket

This season, every brand has a cropped leather or suede jacket. Opt for a shirt-style collar in a neutral shade, and ensure the hem sits at the top of your hips. Team with slim trousers and chunky shoes.

Brown leather jacket, £1,400, by Coach; tan suede jacket, £1.950, by Bally; black suede jacket, £590, by Oliver Spencer

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4 Embrace Bolder Colours

*Preferably in a cagoule.) Summer is all about colour and this season presents no exception. The on-trend way to wear it is in a bold, bright outer layer, specifically a cagoule. This option from Dior Homme is the best of what's on offer.

Orange nylon cagoule, £1,900, by Dior Homme

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5 Take Football's Casuals As Your New Style Icons

They may have caused mayhem on the terraces in the Eighties, but football's casuals liked to look good while they wreaked havoc, and their love of labels such as Lacoste and Sergio Tacchini helped make the tracksuit top that decade's street-style essential.

Now, Prada's brought it back: its zip-up nylon tops with neon details are modern, particularly when worn under suit jackets.

Red/black/white knit top, £590, by Prada Knitwear

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6 Pick A Posh Rugby Top

Believe it or not, rugby shirts are back — not cumbersome, branded things in acid shades of lime and magenta, but beautifully cut overshirts in muted shades. The best this season can be found at Alfred Dunhill, Berluti and Gant Diamond G.

Red cotton shirt, £840, by Berluti; multicoloured cotton shirt, £190, by Alfred Dunhill

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7 Dress Like A Playboy

Summer will see light pyjama-style suits, bombers, trousers, shirts and shorts everywhere; the look is slouchy and comfy but not scruffy.

Gucci and Giorgio Armani suits resemble loungewear in flattering micro patterns, while Louis Vuitton has silk baseball tops and relaxed tracksuit bottoms. Easy.

Blue/white cotton jacket, £1,350, by Armani; blue silk shirt, £510, by Louis Vuitton; navy silk print shirt, £675, by Dolce & Gabbana