The starting gun for the summer event season has sounded! Just as you wipe the last remnants of Easter chocolate from your lips, the wedding invitations land – and all the sartorial anxieties that accompany them. My tip is to start thinking about your outfit early, to avoid the mistake I so often make of darting haphazardly from one shop to the other a week before the event, desperate to find that ‘wow’ outfit. My perfect get-out-of-jail piece is the summer coat. Lightweight enough to act as a sort-of dress, warm enough to brace the inevitable chill, and quite a modern take on occasionwear (have you seen the Duchess of Cambridge lately?), it’s one fashion area at which we Brits seem to excel. Consult our Trend Spotlight feature for all the best we have to offer.
It’s official: monochrome is the trend of the season. Celebrities are loving it: everyone from Kylie to Taylor Swift is stepping out in black and white. And the S/S 2014 catwalks were peppered with it: think minimalist looks at Victoria Beckham and all-over prints at Marc by Marc Jacobs. If top to toe isn’t your style, take your cues from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, recently spotted in London rocking a polka-dot M&S blouse, and here looking equally stylish in chic separates.
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.