Mid-summer is all about smart style solutions, those buys that work hard for office and off-duty during the warmer months. I’m feeling inspired by guest editor Harriet Walker’s Editor’s Pick, a matching trouser set in a statement graffiti print that’s surprisingly easy to wear. The little ones are looking for distraction, so try Isabelle O’Carroll’s fun idea, a long-sleeve superhero T-shirt with a detachable cape – great for keeping the little guy busy for hours. For men, William Oliver suggests avoiding summer showers in style with a lightweight, water-resistant windcheater. And for those of us not travelling, home editor Jo Caulkett recommends a textured jute rug for adding a fresh touch to your home. Enjoy these features and plenty more in this week’s Style & Living.
The Royal British Legion and M&S will join together for a moment of remembrance, exactly 100 years after the breakout of the First World War. The Legion is encouraging everyone in the UK to switch off their lights from 10pm–11pm on 4th August, leaving one symbolic candle burning. M&S is proud to be supporting this unique moment, with a limited-edition Centenary Candle, which you can pick up for £4 in store or online. All profit from sales of the candle (£1.33) will go to support the work of The Royal British Legion.
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.