During these months that we’d rather be hibernating, leaving the house without a base layer or two is categorically not up for discussion: The more is, very much, the merrier! 

Crafted from an acid yellow, streamlining stretch fabric, Eckhaus Latta’s striking high-neck style makes for a strong second skin if we’ve ever seen one. Consider it a solid starting point for any outfit that’s built from the base out –and there are so many ways that it can come into its own…

Pairing it with Haider Ackermann’s ivory off-the-shoulder crop instantly gives the look a whole new direction. Layer up and, Lo and behold! You’re after-hours ready – and you needn’t freeze to look like it. To dial-up the fun factor and sprinkle some oomphy seasoning to the dish, Miu Miu’s multicoloured marabou-trim jeans (which scream "Hello, I’m here!") are your golden ticket.

Elsewhere, play with contrasting colours that just work: Lilac and hot pink are yellow’s best bedfellows. Nanushka’s belted satin-touch jumpsuit delivers a hearty portion of the first, while Balenciaga’s XXS shopper finishes up with that pop of all-important bubblegum.

Weather permitting, you could also introduce a sun-appropriate dress to the equation – something carefree and cutesie à la Maggie Marilyn’s polka-dot number will do the trick – accessorising the lot with Cult Gaia’s woven basket bag for good measure. (This is seasonless style, served sunny-side up!)

You know we’re all about the base...

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