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The Paul Smith collection for SS14 is fresh, summery and relaxed. Sheers come in the form of billowing-hemmed maxi dresses and unbuttoned blouses, creating soft silhouettes. Oversized, wide-legged, boyfriend chinos are belted and rolled up at the hems.

The look is effortless across the collection, even with the more tailored pieces: A denim-effect patchwork blazer, oversized collars and lapels, androgynous suits in vibrant sky blues and sunny yellows. Hints of checks, dogtooth and prints, although sparingly applied, make a nod to more classic tailoring and work-wear whilst the cuts, colours and fabrics nonchalantly shrug it away again.

The Paul Smith woman prizes practicality and comfort this season without comprising style, encapsulating the sartorial needs and wants of all modern working women.

Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images © and courtsey of Paul Smith.