spring fever

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This spring's knitwear is fresh, cool and light - and emphatically not made of wool. Look for wide-legged trousers, loose cardigans, and dress-and-cardigan combinations in fine-gauge knitted silk and cotton. They're the perfect antidote to the warm winter sweater

Opposite: red spun silk ribbed dress, pounds 86, at Assets, 29 Floral St, London WC1; red high-heeled sandals, from pounds 200, at Cesare Paciotti, 11 Old Bond St, W1.

Opposite, inset: viscose camel shoestring vest, pounds 125; matching cardigan, pounds 175; and shorts, pounds 140; all by Plein Sud, at Harrods, SW1.

This page: duck egg blue angora wide-leg pants by Sonia Rykiel, pounds 265, at Browns, 23-27 South Molton St, W1; cream cotton cardigan, pounds 24.99, at selected Dorothy Perkins branches nationwide