We’re Fed Up In Lockdown, So Here Are Our Editors’ Picks Of The Best Things To Buy, See And Do Now

From books to buy to new trends to try, here's some distracting things to get through another lockdown weekend.

Whats keeping us going

by Sophie Henderson |
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It’s safe to say that, given the tumultuous year we’ve all had, finding joy in small moments have become a high priority on all of our lists. With every day morphing into another, homes turning into offices and hobbies put on hold, Grazia’s fashion editors have put together our list of what’s keeping us going to hopefully inspire you.

There are the best new pieces to buy, exhibitions to ogle online, books in which to lose yourself and Instagram accounts to spark some new ideas. Count this as your little black book to get you through the week and try something new.

Here's what our editors are loving this week...

Hattie Brett, editor

Hattie's pics

Hattie Brett, editor picks:

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Ven Store, Trousers, £170

The item I've honestly worn more than anything this year? These Ven Store cashmere trousers. They don't look much but they are beyond comfortable for wearing around the house; and chic enough to wear to pop out to for an essential shop/park walk, too.

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Matilda Goad, Brass Lampshade, £195

I've long loved Matilda Goad's quirky accessories. And now we're spending more time at home than ever before, I can justify splurging on them too. This is top of my wishlist.

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Waterstones, Book, £14.99

One of the few positives of lockdown is that I've read more physical books as an antidote to screens. I'm excited for Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi – her follow up to Homegoing, which was gripping and moving.

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Completed Works, Gold Vermeil and Pearl Earrings, £235.00

Just one of the reasons I love Kamala Harris: she's made pearls modern again. Mismatched, unusual combinations of the classic have been my Zoom staple this year.

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Prada SS21

My catwalk moment was at Prada. Even watching virtually, I was gripped by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simon's sharp first show together. If you take nothing else from it, the coat clutch is a neat styling trick.

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JW Anderson, Shoes, £495

I keep missing out on the cult chain clogs, so I'm determined to get my hands on JW Anderson's new iteration for summer: the chain slide. Oh, the excitement of throwing off slippers in favour of real shoes again!Shoes, £495, JW Anderson

Kenya Hunt, deputy editor

Kenya's picks

Kenya Hunt, deputy editor picks:

Whats keeping us going1 of 6

Priya Ahluwalia, Jalebi, £55

Until I can start going to galleries again, I'll be living vicariously through LVMH Prize winning designer Priya Ahluwalia's gorgeous new book Jalebi, featuring images shot by Laurence Ellis that are a love letter to London's diversity and pays homage to her Punjabi-Nigerian roots.

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JW Anderson, Hooded jersey and shell-trimmed cotton-blend canvas jacket, £1,250

Loud sunglasses and a statement coat take the sartorial boredom out of my daily walks to the park. Lapima's bold frames and JW Anderson's trench will be my go-tos when the weather begins to warm up.

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Lapima, Carolina oversized round acetate sunglasses, £395

The antidote to grey day walks.

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Molly Goddard SS21

The joy!! I dare you to look at this and not smile. A tulle dress can't put the world to right, but Molly Goddard's can certainly brighten the mood and inspire a sense of escapism and light relief.

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Helle Mardahl, Candy dishes

I rely on a colourful environment indoors to lift my mood when winter is at its greyest outdoors. These vibrant candy dishes by Helle Mardahl (and a burning bundle of sage) help keep my vibrations high.

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Wales Bonner, Jamaica Fair Isle Wool Cardigan, £550

I've replaced the hoodie with the cardigan as my top layer of choice in lockdown. Wales Bonner's 'Jamaica' cardigan with it's red, green and gold Fair Isle motif will be in heavy rotation. I'll be styling them with a gold dookie rope and giant hoop earrings.

Laura Antonia Jordan, fashion news and features director

Laura's pics

Laura Antonia Jordan, fashion news and features director picks:

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Miu Miu, Shoes, £645

It would be rude not to go out dancing in these...

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Chantal Joffe, Victoria Miro

Postponed from last year, I can't wait to see the new Chantal Joffe exhibition - one of my favourite artists - in April

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Smythson, Diary, £155

No more screentime, please! I like to keep it as analogue as possible.

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Augustinus Bader, Lip Balm, £30

All credit to Augustinus Bader for making me look like I've had anywhere near nine hours sleep. The lip balm is in my puffer pocket at all times.

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My New Season Style Rule? I intend on bringing sexy back in red hot, second-skin dresses, like this one from Marcia. All I need now is a date to take it on...

Molly Haylor, style director

Molly's picks

Molly Haylor, style director picks:

Whats Keeping us going1 of 6

Miu Miu SS21

The happy prints. The super-short hemlines. The casting. The set. Miu Miu SS21 was a

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Elemis, Essense, £60

Every morning and evening after I cleanse (my friends in beauty tell me this is important!) I pat the new Elemis Essense into my face. It's super hydrating, perfect for skin that's irritated and dry from central heating. Plus the hyaluronic acid helps soften my lockdown lines.

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Last Night in Soho

Set in 1960s London, Last Night in Soho sees Anya Taylor Joy play a budding designer. If you thought The Queens' Gambit was on-point, just wait until you see her in Mary Quant style coats and Roger Vivier white knee-high boots.

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Marc Cain, Shirt, £169

Oversized cotton shirts are one of my wardrobe staples. This pinstriped version is the perfect colour and cut for the season ahead.

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Loewe, Bag, £1850

With nowhere to go, my bags have all been gathering dust - so the last thing I thought I'd need was another one. But then along came Loewe and its new Anagram bag, the shopper to end all shoppers. Oh dear.

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Vagabond, Shoes, £145

Hannah Banks-Walker, digital fashion news and features director

Hannah's picks

Hannah Banks-Walker, digital fashion news and features director picks:

Whats keeping us going1 of 6

Ghost, Pyjamas, £245

Now, more than any other point during lockdown, I'm really relying on comfortable clothes which also feel luxurious to boost my mood. Thankfully, Ghost has just launched its 'At Home' range and I'm obsessed with its jewel-toned pyjama sets.

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Aspinal of London, Jewellery Box, £275

The only thing left to do in lockdown is to have a really good clear out so that I'm ready to face the world again. How to motivate myself? The promise of a lovely jewellery box to house my re-discovered treasures.

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Simone Rocha SS21

Simone Rocha's ability to create exquisite clothes that look at once both otherworldly and entirely contemporary is nothing short of magic.

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Wes Anderson The French Dispatch

I simply can't wait to sit in a cinema again, particularly if it means being immersed in the whimsical world of Wes Anderson. His latest film features an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton. Plus serious style, of course.

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Free People, Dress, £98

This dress will help me look forward to summer, when I'll hopefully feel the sun on my skin and be able to actually hug my friends. Until then, I'll wear roll neck underneath.

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Cinta the Label, Cardigan, £95

Put this on and I guarantee your spirits will be lifted. Such is the power of Cinta's knitwear – and this lilac shade is just what I need under grey skies.

Sophie Henderson, senior fashion market editor

Sophie's picks

Sophie Henderson, senior fashion market editor picks:

Whats Keeping us going1 of 6

David Hockney’s Arrival of Spring at the Royal Academy of Arts

My first IRL Gallery will be David Hockney's Arrival of Spring at the Royal Academy of Arts. 116 new and optimistic works created in the midst of the pandemic. Royal Academy of Arts from 27 March until 22 August 2021

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& Other Stories, Cardigan, £120

Happy knits + loud earrings are the dynamic duo livening up my conference calls.

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Jil Sander SS21

The style rule i'm living by this season is dress over trousers for two reasons. Firstly, as a pear shape, I find longlines more flattering on my frame. Secondly, as all my dresses and trousers neglected in favour of loungewear, this is the chicest way to make up for lost time.

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Frankie Shop, Coat, £305

The easiest way to brighten up grey days, a colourful coat has shot to the top of my wish list.

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My PLW (pre lockdown wardrobe) was awash with neutrals. This season, I'll be embracing colour to brighten my mood and bring a new lease of life to the classics I already own. Power pairings to try: navy + lime and Pantone's colours of the year, grey + yellow.

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Flowebx, Mimosa bunch, From £45

I've found real joy in treating myself to weekly blooms, a great way to feel connected to nature - even when you're trapped indoors.

Natalie Hammond, fashion features editor

Natalie's picks

Natalie Hammond, fashion features editor picks:

Whats keeping us going1 of 5

Germanier, Phonecase, £130

Germanier's phone cases are encrusted with magpie-friendly materials leftover from previous collections.

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Claudie Pierlot, Jeans, £169

My ideal jeans; high on the waist and cropped to the ankle.

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Jacquemus SS21

My SS21 catwalk moment? Although this feels so far from my wardrobe right now, but perhaps shorn-off shirts, skin and silky skirts will be on the menu by summer?

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Waterstones, Book, £20

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Socksss, Socks, £26

These will make pulling on socks the brightest part of my day.

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