Holly Willoughby marks return to work with red power outfit and new hair

·Fashion and Shopping Writer, Yahoo Life UK
·4-min read
Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby started back at This Morning after her summer off with a new outfit and hairstyle. (Shutterstock)

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After a summer-long hiatus, the nation’s favourite ‘work husband and wife’ Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are back on our screens presenting This Morning.

Given their long break, the pair were determined to make an entrance with their first show back and, joined by the cast of the Mary Poppins West End show, Schofield attempted his best Cockney accent as Bert from the beloved movie, and Willoughby 'flew down' with an umbrella, much like the titular character.

But while their acting attempt divided fans, Willoughby's new hair style and block colour outfit impressed.

The 41-year-old offset her new, longer - and blonder - locks with a red tailored midi skirt and relaxed button-down shirt in the vibrant shade.

Much to fans' delight, the mother-of-three has returned to posting her daily outfits on Instagram again after her summer off, too.

Holly Willoughby on This Morning' TV show
Fans couldn't help but compliment Holly Willoughby's new hair. The TV star revealed she had extensions put into her blonde locks. (Shutterstock)

“And we’re back… good luck to everyone going back to school this week…” she wrote, before giving followers an update on her own daughter. “Belle starts year 7 today… big girl now…”

“So good to be back at @thismorning with @schofe see you at 10am,” she added, sharing details of her vibrant power outfit.

Not only is the skirt and shirt combination from two of our favourite high street brands, Willoughby’s skirt is also currently on sale with 40% off, reduced from £59 to £35.40 (at time of writing).

Holly Willoughby Warehouse Skirt
Holly Willoughby's Warehouse skirt is perfect for in-between seasons. (Warehouse)

£35.40 £59 at Warehouse

Stylist Dannii Whiteman chose a tailored midi skirt by Warehouse, which is a versatile choice for anyone looking to invest in their autumn wardrobe.

The flattering midi skirt sits on the waist, highlighting and features a subtle slit at the front for easy movement.

The skirt is the ‘Tailored Midi Wiggle Skirt’ and is stocked in sizes six to 16 on the brand’s website.

Holly Willoughby & Other Stories Shirt
You can pair Holly Willoughby's & Other Stories shirt with skirts, trousers and jeans alike. (& Other Stories)

£95 at & Other Stories

Whiteman paired the vibrant red skirt with a silk button-down blouse in the same red hue by & Other Stories.

The £95 shirt is the 'Shell Button Silk Blouse' and is also available in green, black and lilac.

Willoughby teamed the ensemble with subtle nude suede court shoe heels, and wore her signature blonde hair in a new style with extensions.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Cast of Mary Poppins on 'This Morning' TV show
Holly Willoughby made an unusual entrance into her first day back at This Morning. (Shutterstock)

“I told my hairdresser that I wanted something a bit different, and she worked her magic,” Willoughby told her co-host.

Fans were grateful for the TV host's return from holiday, and many couldn't help but admire her new look and hairstyle on social media.

"i love this outfit it's gorgeous, so glad to finally have you back," wrote one user on Instagram, whilst another chimed in: "Loving the longer hair!"

Holly Willoughby showcased her new hairstyle on her first day back at 'This Morning'. (Shutterstock/Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby showcased her new hairstyle on her first day back at 'This Morning'. (Shutterstock/Getty Images)

"Holly's hair is gorgeous," swooned one fan on Twitter. "Makes me want to get extensions now too."

"Wow love the red & your hair is #hairgoals," added another.

"Holly never gets it wrong!" declared one fan. "She looks so good with longer hair."

Both of Holly's high street heroes are great investment pieces for the autumn and winter months ahead. Pair with a matching hue, like the presenter, for an eye-catching look, or switch the skirt out for denim jeans for an elevated take on smart-casual.

Get Holly Willoughby's look:

Buy it: Tailored Midi Wiggle Skirt | £35.40 (Was £59) at Warehouse)

£35.40 £59 at Warehouse

Buy it: Shell Button Silk Blouse | £95 at & Other Stories

£95 at & Other Stories

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