Style Theory: Marks and Spencer's, tricky to navigate, their online photos are not particularly appealing but dig a little deeper and you will find some amazing, on trend, well priced summer pieces within it's vast collection.
I was in the Marble Arch M&S which undoubtably has the best edit and is one of the easiest of the stores to shop.
Here is my edit of the pieces that caught my eye:
The Denim Dress
|M&S Limited Collection Denim Dress £45 (today 20% £36)|
How it looked on..
This reminds me of a dress I have always loved that Kylie Minogue wore a few years ago, obvs she looks amazing in it but you can have your own Kylie moment in it...
Love the dress teamed with red sandals, or wear with a victoriana blouse (River Island or Topshop have fab blouses) and of this season's flat strappy shoes or sandals.
|M&S Autograph V Neck Jumpsuit £65|
Comfortable, made with soft lyocel- type fabric. The trousers have slight harem look. I think this would look best with strappy flat sandals for a cool evening holiday look, add a few gold bangles and some fine gold necklaces for a glamorous look.
The Statement Jumpsuit
Apologies, I cannot find this on the website but there were plenty of these jumpsuits in store, and cleverly I did not take a note of the price so all in all not very helpful but I did like it and when it appears online I will let you know, if not check out instore. I love the flared look of this jumpsuit, it is fairly long so shorties like me would have to wear with quite high heels. Great for a wedding or evening holiday outfit. Wear with fine gold jewellery and platform tan sandals for a 70s vibe.
The Suede Look Dress
|M&S Limited Dress £49.50 (today £36.90)|
Suede is having a moment and I was drawn to this grey/taupe suedette dress. I think it would look better on if I had fake tanned a little..not sure what do you think?!
This was a size 6 so farrr too small check out the bulging biceps (eek) I think in a size up this would work.
The Suede Skirt of the Season.
|M&S Suede Skirt £199|
There were plenty of these left in store and all sizes available online today. It is a gorgeous suede and fabulous cut but more suited to the taller willowy lady, both of which I am not so I put this one back happily. However I have seen it styled fabulously on Instagram so if it suit your shape it will last season after season. The fact there are lots still available online and instore..maybe M&S has outpriced itself on this one? lets see if there are any left in the sale, may suddenly be so much more appealing..
The Frayed Ankle Length Jeans
These are the jean shape of the season, slightly flared, ankle length with frayed edge. I promptly purchased these jeans as they are so easy to dress up or down. A word of warning size down, I had to go down two sizes and they are still a little big!
Shoes are an area that M&S excel in year after after, I love their collection of non -expensive, trend based designs. These sandals have jewels, are comfortable and a reasonable price..perfect. The jewels are super sparkly and the straps hit your ankle at a super flattering point. I can no longer see these online but again have a little look in store as there were plenty in my local M&S.
Brought to my attention by the queen of cool shoes PoppysStyle. I have just ordered these as I need a mid heel lace up shoe to wear with my last years M&S spotty dress for my daughters communion on Saturday. I am hoping these will work, I will let you know via Instagram (@Schoolrunmum)
There is a little round up of what has caught my eye in M&S obviously their underwear collection is still amazing! What is your opinion of M&S are you a fan or do walk in and walk out if it as it can be pretty tricky to shop...oooo I have so many ideas of how to improve it!! Until next time Frances xx