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Get the Look: your how-to guide

11.08.2014

CHARLENE BARTON

M&S.com womenswear editor

Creating a capsule wardrobe is no mean feat, but get it right and you’ll not only save time but look infinitely more stylish. Start with these three key pieces – the trench, the white shirt and the boyfriend jean – and build from there

THE TRENCH COAT

When living at the mercy of the unpredictable British weather, owning a trench coat should be a fashion rule. Whether you’re dressing for the office or the weekend, this timeless cover-up will add sophistication to any outfit

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DRESS IT UP

For work, keep it classic with a neutral
hue. Just add an elegant dress and
heels for a feminine finish

WALK TALL

Limited Edition lace-ups Shop now

DRESS IT DOWN

Choose a bold, bright colour
for a playful weekend look

FINISH THE LOOK

M&S Collection leather bag
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IN THE DETAIL

For a chic off-duty combination,
pair your trench with this embellished
Breton top from Autograph

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THE WHITE SHIRT

As trends come and go, the humble white shirt will forever reign
as a wardrobe staple. It’s the ultimate blank canvas – style it with
anything from denim or beachwear to sharp office tailoring.
Invest in a great fit and you’ll be wearing it for years to come

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DRESS IT UP

Nothing beats a slick and sophisticated
tuxedo look. Add a sweep of red lipstick and
pin-thin heels to show you mean business

IN THE DETAIL

Embellish with a
statement necklace
for a beautiful finish,
day or night

DRESS IT DOWN

White shirts aren’t only for work. Team yours with
graphic-print trousers for a bold off-duty message

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THE BOYFRIEND JEAN

Think this relaxed denim style won’t work for you?
Think again. It’s flattering for all shapes and ages.
If you’re petite or curvy, add heels to elongate your
silhouette – it’s a simple trick that works wonders

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IN THE DETAIL

Boyfriend jeans and
brogues make the
ultimate off-duty
combination

Photography: Alberto Badalamenti / Styling: Sorrel Kinder / Hair: Carolyn O'Neil / Make-up: Adam de Cruz /
Models: Thea Owens at Established, Alex Rogowska and Hannah Dakin at Models 1

DRESS IT UP

Take your look from casual to
chic with a luxe white top and
heels – great for a dinner date
or stylish weekend brunch

DRESS IT DOWN

A flash of colour goes a long way;
wear a vibrant T-shirt under a classic
jacket to make your outfit pop

SHOW YOUR METAL

Limited Edition cuff
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WORK A HEEL

Limited Edition peep-toesShop now

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