Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Marks & Spencer Spring Collection: Styled

Following on from the Marks and Spencer Styleboard post on Monday here i bring to you a real life mannequin (me!) styling the aforementioned Spring pieces i chose. 
I always love how bloggers, magazines/ fashion shoots bring clothes to life. 
I like to see movement and individuals styling pieces, (probably why i love the whole blogging community so much) it enables me to envisage how i would wear/style it.
After spending a leetle bit too long unleashing my inner stylist with the 
Marks And Spencer Styleboards, i then got to try my hand at styling the pieces in real life.

Staying pretty true to my boards i first styled all the pieces together. I wanted to be able to create a whole coherent outfit and then have offshoots from there, with remixes for the dress and coat and lots of wear for the shoes and bag.
The shoes are fabulously comfortable (i love that in a new shoe!!) with their cute ankle strap and 
on-trend block heel, these lovelies pumps have hardly left my feet since the day they arrived. They just 'go' with everything.
I LOVE  animal print, it acts as a great neutral, but in actual fact you are adding interest with a bit of pattern mixing. (3's up here: Stripes, subtle chevron with the Herringbone coat and animal print with the shoes! triple score ;-) 
This outfit ticks lots of Spring style boxes; patterns, textures and bright colour pops.
And on top of all that style talk, i just really really love it. I can't remember the last time an outfit stole my heart as much as this one. Tomorrow i have a day date with my son to the cinema and guess what i shall be wearing?! Yep, this whole ensemble..

The one thing I quickly wanted to touch on, because I couldn't not mention it as it was just so obvious when I received the pieces. The quality is outstanding. Hub's even commented on how luxurious the coat was when I put it on and I have to say I simply felt fantastic in each of the items. When i put the full outfit on, I felt wonderful, like I could take on the world, like my dress had in-built confidence.
Strange really, but I think a lot has to be said for quality products over the cheaper end of the market. You could literally feel the difference.

 I shall be back on Friday with how i've remixed these pieces. 
Have you bought any new Spring items yet? What are you crushing on for S/S '14?

All thanks to Marks and Spencer



  1. OK -- THAT PURSE FOR STARTERS. My criminy, i love it! It is so perfect; color, size, design. Send it to me:

    Renae Simple
    5555 Anystreet
    Littletown, Utah 888888

    gee, thanks!

    {ya know that is a fake address, right? lol}

  2. Ah those shoes! Can I borrow them please?! LOVE!

  3. I usually really don't like animal print but those shoes are reallllllllly nice!!!!x

  4. Nice outfit. I really like your dress, that blue is prety awesome :3

  5. What a gorgeous coat! Marks & Spencer is always surprising me.


  6. This whole outfit is pretty much perfection. Love love love the coat.

  7. I love everything about this outfit, M+S have come up with some wonderful pieces, lately!

  8. gorgeous rachel! love the patterns at play here but how together its all still classic and chic :)

  9. I love the blue and black stripes! You probably saw my striped tee from one of my posts this week :) And that jacket is so cute! I can't wait to see your other looks!

    Style Diary

  10. Marks has been my secret weapon for shoes for years; they're great designs, last forever and they're comfy. Perfect. They've really upped their game with their clothes lately, and this collection looks amazing.

  11. What a gorgeous dress!
    Visiting from Trend Spin link up :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  12. Great looking accessories that make this outfit sparkle! I love the shoes and the pretty necklace.

    blue hue wonderland

  13. Saw your blog on Tres Chic fashion. Love this Marks and Spencer coat!

  14. Love the blue and black stripes!

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