These are the 8 key pieces you need in your 2016 wardrobe. Build your day and evening looks around these on-trend wardrobe staples.

1. Wide-leg trousers

Skinny jeans and leggings have been seriously over-worked the last couple of years. Try something new and opt for a wide-leg trouser cut. Go light and breezy for spring with soft crepe fabric in cream or beige.

These cream wide trousers from River Island look great worn with a cami top and a tan.

River Island Cream Wide TrousersCream Wide Trousers, £38, River Island


2. The pyjama cami

Pyjama inspired pieces were big news at London Collections Men and the trend is big for womenswear SS16 too. If the pyjama tux or dressing gown inspired outerwear feels a step too far, a pretty pyjama-style cami is a subtle take on the come to bed look.

A flash of vintage lace underneath a masculine tailored blazer creates impact. This Guipure lace top from Zara with deep plunge neck and spaghetti straps can be worn with high-waisted wide-leg trousers for an on-trend evening look.

Zara Guipure Lace TopGuipure Lace Top, £25.99, Zara


3. The slip dress

Another take on the wear-your-pyjamas-in-the-day trend is the slip dress. This boho number from Band of Gypsies at ASOS comes in Berry or Peacock and is sure to ruffle a few feathers.

Band Of Gypsies Satin Plunge Neck Slip DressBand Of Gypsies Satin Plunge Neck Slip Dress with Lace Neck, £35, ASOS


Wear with short-shorts and gladiator sandals if it’s warm enough, or black tights and ankle boots. If you want a black slip dress, this Alice And You Black Eyelash Lace Slip Dress is one of the best.

Alice And You Black Eyelash Lace Slip DressAlice And You Black Eyelash Lace Slip Dress, £25, Dorothy Perkins


4. The utility jacket

A lightweight military-inspired jacket in khaki or stone will serve you well. Forever 21 has a good selection, including this hooded utility jacket.

Forever 21 Hooded Utility JacketHooded Utility Jacket, £32.00, Forever 21


5. Slouchy denim

Wide-leg denim is the shape of the season as seen at Stella McCartney and Dries Van Noten, or go for slouchy boyfriend-style jeans like these washed boyfriend jeans from The White Company. Wear your slouchy denim with a utility jacket and plimsolls for an off-duty look in 2016.

The White Company Washed Boyfriend JeansWashed Boyfriend Jeans – Pale Denim, £89, The White Company


6. The denim maxi skirt

Another denim trend is the denim maxi skirt as seen at See By Chloe and Alexander Wang. Denim dresses, another easy to wear trend, are also back for 2016.

ASOS Denim Maxi SkirtASOS Denim Maxi Skirt With Button Front In Mid-Wash Blue, £22.50, ASOS


7. The cold shoulder dress

Cleavage and legs take a step back, as shoulders are having their moment in 2016, taking top spot as most sensuous body part. Flaunt your shoulders in this black cold shoulder dress – it may sound chilly but this is a red hot look for 2016.

River Island Black Cold Shoulder DressBlack Cold Shoulder Dress, £28, River Island


8. The ruffle blouse

Rock some romantic ruffles as seen at Cavalli and Michael Kors. A ruffle dress or a ruffled blouse is your best bet. If feminine frills aren’t your thing there were even leather ruffles seen at Cushnie et Ochs. Work two trends in one with this off-the-shoulder ruffled number from Topshop.

Topshop Cold Shoulder Frill Strap TopCold Shoulder Frill Strap Top, £22, Topshop