The three essentials Trinny Woodall says you need in a perfect summer wardrobe

Lockdown doesn't mean we can't perfect our wardrobes!

Fashion expert Trinny Woodall has revealed the three must-have items for a perfect summer wardrobe.

The styling icon made an appearance on This Morning this week, live via video link from her gorgeously arranged walk-in wardrobe.

Revealing her top tips for clearing out a clothes collection bogged down with never-worn pieces, Trinny explained it’s vital to be brutal when it comes to culling unloved items.

The fashionista insisted that garments in an unflattering print or colour need to go, as well as ones you’ve been telling yourself you’ll fit into “one day” for a long time now.

Trinny also reckons there’s no point hanging onto that outfit you wore once for a big event then never touched again.

So, what are the essential staples for the perfect summer wardrobe?

According to Trinny, there are three must-haves.

One is a special occasion dress that you love and feel great in every time you wear it.

The second is a dress in your best colour that leaves you feeling confident that it’s complimenting your complexion.

And the third is a pair of simple white trousers, that don’t highlight any unflattering bits!

If your wardrobe is missing any (or all) of these key pieces, we’re here to help.

We’ve had a scour of the web to find some gorgeous items that fit Trinny’s requirements, so that rewiring your summer style is as easy as clicking “add to basket”.

Boden Victoria Midi Dress

Boden Victoria Midi Dress

£130, Boden The special occasion dress Boden's lavish floral prints and luxurious designs make it the perfect place to shop for gorgeous occasion wear.

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Next Midi Jacquard Dress

Next Midi Jacquard Dress

£50, Next The special occasion dress This striking Next number is the ideal chic and flattering piece to wear again and again at summer events.

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ASOS Design High Neck Pleated Chevron Dobby Midi Dress

ASOS Design High Neck Pleated Chevron Dobby Midi Dress

£45, ASOS The special occasion dress This pretty, pink Asos offering is sure to help you channel your inner feminine confidence!

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Monsoon Pippa 100% Organic Cotton Poplin Dress

Monsoon Pippa 100% Organic Cotton Poplin Dress

£55, Very.co.uk The dress in the perfect colour A bold floaty frock is a summer staple. Opt for a striking red if you have a warmer skin tone.

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Dorothy Perkins Blue Smock Shirt Dress

Dorothy Perkins Blue Smock Shirt Dress

Was £32 Now £24, Dorothy Perkins The dress in the perfect colour A blue dress will never go out of style and is super flattering on paler complexions.

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Phase Eight Daisy Ditsy Dress

Phase Eight Daisy Ditsy Dress

£74.25, John Lewis The dress in the perfect colour Those with darker skin tones can make vibrant yellows look utterly stunning.

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Zara High Waist Trousers

Zara High Waist Trousers

Was £29.99 Now £15.99, Zara The simple white trousers A pair of white trousers are so versatile in summer time. Trinny recommends wearing them over Spanx to keep things really flattering.

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Very Wide Leg Belted Crop Trousers

Very Wide Leg Belted Crop Trousers

£28, Very.co.uk The simple white trousers Trousers with a cropped leg and a belted waist will add a chic and smart look to your summer outfits.

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John Lewis Crop Linen Trousers

John Lewis Crop Linen Trousers

£49, John Lewis The simple white trousers This loose fitting option is perfect for when the weather hots up.

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