May is finally here, bringing with it two bank holidays and the promise of better weather still to come – so this week, we’ve got plenty of inspiration to help you look on the lighter side. Womenswear editor Charlene Barton finds the perfect pair of gladiator sandals to team with maxi dresses or denim for a carefree summer look, while menswear editor Ian Wright picks out a lightweight woven belt that’s the ideal partner for chinos and shorts – whichever colour you choose. Maggie Davis recommends a cool cotton baby blanket with a floral pattern as a sweet gift for newborns, and beauty editor Emma Robertson reveals an easy, foolproof way to achieve perfectly groomed brows at home. With Election Day fever hitting its peak, food, wine & flowers editor Emma Sleight suggests getting in the mood for the big event with our rosette-style chocolate lollipops in a cheery coalition of colours. Finally, don’t miss our feature on simple ways to transform any outdoor space into a dream destination for summer, so you can make the most of the lighter evenings and warmer weekends ahead.
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Having worked for Time Out, ES Magazine, Vogue and The Observer, Davis is also a kids’ style blogger. As the new kids and lingerie editor for M&S.com, she combines her love of grown-up fashion with her knowledge of childrenswear.
Previously the fashion editor for Wallpaper* magazine, for the past few years Brodie has been an independent fashion stylist working for publications including Elle, Tatler and Sunday Times Style. Brodie now lends her styling expertise to Style & Living.
Voted one of GQ’s 10 most stylish men on the planet, a muse of Dolce & Gabbana and a lover of seriously fast cars, we take a spin round the iconic Goodwood racecourse with the M&S model and style icon, in this month’s In The Moment.
Barton started her career at French Vogue and has since worked for Elle, Topshop, Harper’s Bazaar, Net-a-Porter.com and Matchesfashion.com. Her fashion know-how makes her an invaluable Style & Living team member.
The Swedish-born, London-based photographer has contributed to some of the world’s top magazines and brands including US Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Burberry. He now brings his photographic skills to Style & Living.