YES YOU CAN: Wear a sporty nylon jacket

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how to make your sporty basics a style statement.

Still married to living your stylish life in the more casual lane? Me too. I’ve adopted many favourite sporty basics into my day-to-day wardrobe, and more recently have revisited a brightly coloured cagoule and an ancient ski jacket. Bang on trend, they’re both a great way to keep off wind and rain. Plus they bring a catwalk touch to anything from a rollneck jumper with wide-leg trousers to a pretty maxi dress.

How to style sporty nylon jackets:

Elevated sports jackets brighten up eveningwear at Tod’s

Look for stylish details

An interesting sleeve will update a sporty staple

Jacket, £118, Free People

Trousers, £19.90, Uniqlo

Vest, £9.90, Uniqlo

Bag, £200, Staud

Shoes, £229, LK Bennett

Keeping the prints pretty and the co-ords matching at Prabal Gurung

Put the casual in smart

Nylon for eveningwear? Why not. Play with soft colours and shorter cuts

Jacket, £35.99, Mango

Jumper, £26.99, Bon Prix

Trousers, £60.99, Sisley, Amazon Fashion

Sandals, £54, Next

Bag (launching 14 April), £125, Ally Capellino

Earrings, £12, Aloe Earrings

A long-line cagoule enjoys a stylish renaissance at Stella McCartney

Give jeans a lift

A hit of bright on a retro-style ski jacket will freshen up casualwear

Jacket, £120, Boden

Sweatshirt, £55, Hush

Jeans £79, Hush

Trainers, £69, John Lewis

Bag, £25, Marks and Spencer

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