Is anyone else ready to pack away the coats and reunite with our favourite spring fashion pieces?

If you’re anything like us, you may well have breathed a deep sigh of relief a couple of days ago as you realised that winter – all 1,000 weeks of it – will finally be over this month. In just 17 days, in fact (not that we’re counting).

But with several major storms taking over the UK weather scene recently and dominating London Fashion Week, we’ve been served a stark reminder that, for now, winter is still very much here. If anyone has the button to skip forward to spring sunshine, please do press it…

After spending two summers – the most recent of which blessed us UK residents with a whole four days of sunshine – in varying states of national lockdown, it’s no exaggeration to say that we’re all owed one hell of a good one this year.

We may be only very tentatively looking forward in case new variants emerge and restrictions are reintroduced, but whether you’re soaking up the sun during your first holiday in what feels like forever or you’re socially distancing in your garden for the third year on the trot, if the SS22 fashion weeks are anything to go by next season looks set to be a scorcher.

Sure, sartorially speaking, winter isn’t so bad. With permission to socialise again, our post-lockdown wardrobes have been met with a whole host of autumn/winter which are proving a lot more tempting than our recent go-to tracksuit-clad uniform and make those occasional forays back into society all the more fun.