Looking Forward...

Style Theory: M&S are really upping their game next season and I wanted to share with you a few key pieces I fell in love with at their SS16 press show. I will be looking out for them as they tick theSpring/Summer 2016 trends, are practical and affordable....

My Star Pick
The Bag of the Spring

So Chloe-esque but actually faux leather (looks pretty good) so a fraction of the price (apologies I forgot to find out the price but it will be reasonable) This will arrive in stores and online in January so a perfect post Christmas treat? Or, for me, a birthday treat as it my Birthday in Jan (far too close to Christmas!)

The Dresses..
Per una Dress £75
I bought a similar dress a few years ago from &Other Stories in black and have worn it non stop through the summer, for weddings, dinner dates and evenings on holiday. I love the colour of this one and will be looking to buy this one for my summer holidays next year.

Limited Edition Dress £45 Brooch £19.50
This is one of those dresses than can be dressed up or down. It would look fab with a pair of pale tan strappy sandals, or clash the print with leopard print shoes or wear with Stan Smith trainers for a laid back vibe. The tie at the front will conceal a small tummy and the long sleeves makes it super flattering. I love the eye brooch, it adds a modern twist to a traditional dress. I can definitely see this working in my Spring wardrobe.

The Blouses/Shirts..
Frill Blouse £29.50
A subtle take on the Miu Miu blouse of this season. This is a shape I can really get on board, with a pair of blue skinny jeans and white superga trainers for a cute, on trend look.

As you know I am fond of a victoriana blouse and this one looks beautiful, almost antique with it's soft blush colour and gold details. I am afraid I do not have the price of this one but will update this when I find out.

The Skirt...
Autograph Skirt £199
A luxe leather skirt in the most divine forest green, I would love this to wear now with a black polo neck, black opaques and heels. The wrap 'utility' look is key for next season, wear in the Spring with tan heels and a simple tee. A pricey piece but when seen in real life it looks sumptuous.

The Smart Dungarees
Limited Edition Top £29.50
Limited Edition Dungarees: £49.50
Dungarees are now the norm, this elegant pair of dungaree will look great in the spring with pointed heels and a blouse. Simple but tailored, a relaxed look that is perfectly SS16.

The Shoes..

A beautiful warm khaki tone in faux suede, these have a mid heel and the tie details brings them perfectly up to date.

The Jacket
Indigo Collection Jacket £59
A soft, feminine take on the bomber jacket, pair with a grey sweater, boyfriend distressed jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths for a cool look.

The Bucket Bag..

Cute, faux leather bucket bags that will go with every outfit. Add the stripe one to an all black summer dress for a chic look.

A little sneak peak into what M&S has in-store next season, some really stunning pieces that I am looking forward to adding to my Spring wardrobe.

Back to the present now and a couple of my outfits from this week..

MY STYLE
For running around town for a day of Press Shows and meetings..
Coat: Zara similar here
Dungarees: H&M similar here 
Blouse: Zara sold out
Trainers: Footasylum 
Bag: c/o Dune

For work at the boutique..completely adore this scarf it is oversize, the most perfect shade of grey, 100% wool and so so soft and non itchy..

Scarf: Travelling Bazaar
Sweater: Zara old season
Jeans: Topshop
 Boots: Clarks  
Back to winter inspired fashion for the next few blogs and I have a few fabulous Christmas Gift blogs started, I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet, things have been super busy so next week I am focussing and the buying will commence!!

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, what do you think of the M&S SS16 edit, any pieces catch your eyes? Until next time Frances xxx

20 comments:

  1. Some great pieces Fran very fond of the white frill blouse, looks like M&S is getting more on trend which is great. You look amazing for your press days, you so suit vibrant colours. Xx

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    1. Thanks Annmarie, yes, there was a definitely a few pieces that caught my eye and were very 'on trend' The white frill blouse would look fab on you xx

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  3. Wow I love it all you would have never of thought it was m & s looks very designer. I can't wait for spring now

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    1. Thanks so much, yes, it does look pretty expensive but thank goodness it is (mostly) all affordable! xx

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  4. That first dress is so you Frances! Some fab things here, can't wait til they hit the stores! xx

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    1. Yes, I love the red dress Becky, definitely a few things to look forward to xx

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  5. That first bag is a goodie isn't it? And the dresses - so very you! I think they've got some really nice pieces coming in there - you did some good spots - like you always do!

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    1. Thanks Sue, and yep I think that bag will be coming home with me when it hits stores! xx

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  6. Great post Frances. Thanks for highlighting these pieces. I especially like the first bag and the shoes ..oh and the red dress ..not sure it would suit me though :) Making a note to look out for them in January!
    Rosie

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    1. Thanks Rosie, yes the first bag is stunning and the red dress looks good I think it is one of those ones you have to try on and it would probably look gorgeous on you xx

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  7. Great M&S picks here. I spy your' rather fantastic boots from Clarks, how cool are they!! Looking lovely as ever. xx

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    1. And they are soo comfy H, can never underestimate a Clarks boot for comfiness! xx

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  8. M&S are really upping their game aren't they!! Love the blush Victoriana blouse......I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for that! xx

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  9. Ooohhh I love the clutch and the khaki shoes. Just gorgeous! May have to investigate further! Lynne xx

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  10. Nice to be dreaming of spring/summer as the weather gets properly chilly now!

    I love the grey scarf - so nice and snuggly, I am a sucker for shades of grey in winter. The leather skirt and suede shoes are really lovely too.

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