So it would be predictable to rabbit on about the weather at the moment and we know as soon we do wax lyrical about summer finally being here – it is gone in an instant. BUT, imagine it was here for a while and our improvised summer wardrobes actually needed a bit of investing in? Well, I have weeded through the whole of Marks & Spencer, in store and online, to bring you my top picks from their new Summer Collection.
Hold it now – there are some real gems! Hope this helps xx
I love the mix of Azteca and pom pom – good one M and S!
I am a proud owner of these earrings! I bought them as I haven’t seen anything like this before on the high street and they are the right mix of boho and smart.
I am a massive tortoiseshell fan so these are right up my strata. The pink lenses give them a bit of 2017 in case they remind you of your mother in the 80’s!
I love this and want one in all 4 colours. This is the PERFECT way to overcome those tricky skimpy summer top situations, as this showing under a slouchy off the shoulder top would look mega.
This lightweight cropped jacket is great to throw on to smarten you up, without over heating.
Ok, so against all advice on my own colouring – I have actually bought this as I think I can pull it off with nude sandals and some red lips (and of course a bit of a tan!) Will put a photo on Instagram next week so you can judge for yourself!
Whether a boho fan or not (I always have been, I have just locked it away for the last 10 years and am delighted of its resurgence) this pretty number will disguise the mum tum after a rose and calamari lunch!
If I worked in an office, had dark colouring and warm skin – I would buy this! If you fit all three of these requirements – this would be a stunning investment.
Ok, ignoring that Rosie wood look good in my old mustard cord dungarees from when I was 10, lets break this costume down. I don’t know what ‘performed’ means, but it can only be good. The adjustable slides will protect your modesty if you don’t want to go too low, the back is nice and scooped and the dark navy colour is slimming. Tick.
Also comes in navy.
Just so useful on it’s own or under a cardigan. Wear solo if you have Pippa Middleton’s arms! If not, see below!
Hey presto. The bingo wing saviour.
Again, thread and metal gets my vote every time and these are gorgeous beach colours.
Forgive me if this more look it is for a ‘Christmas Edit’ but if you have the legs, whack on some flats as this would make a gorgeous glamorous summer evening look.
I like the slightly wide band waistband and think this shows enough leg without looking frumpy but also covers up the back of the knees. Sold!
I am a big fan of crazy trousers. My mother, mother in law, sister-in-law and now daughter all have a tendency to go bright on the bottom and these would fit the bill perfectly. Lets just hope we don’t all buy the same ones!
Not strictly for updating your summer wardrobe but if you are looking for exceptionally cool relaxed loose trousers, these are for you. I love a side stripe and with the side snaps they take them onto the next level of brilliantness.
Frodo feet? Move on. If you have had the pedicure and you are happy for people to notice you from bottom up – these are really fun.
Annoyingly these were out of my size in the bricks and mortar size but they have plenty online, also in navy. You can’t go wrong with these nondescript wedges.
These have become distinctly Marks and Spencer’s trade mark summer shoes since the big fashion guns on Instagram started shouting about them. The combination of animal skin and tassels does make them a summer favourite.
This bag is lovely and large and super versatile. I love the gold stitching!
I really hope this was useful. Please let me know if there is anything you are looking for or wanting advice. I have my nose in a lot of shops/websites so might just be able to help.
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This post was written in collaboration with Marks and Spencer but all recommendations are chosen by me. This post contains affiliate links.