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YOUR EDIT OF LIFESTYLE INSPIRATION

Contents

  • Editor’s

    Pick+

    Read the story

  • TREND
    SPOTLIGHT+


    THE SUMMER
    COAT EDIT

    The on-trend cover-ups to keep you looking stylish this season

    Read the story

  • GET THE
    LOOK+



    BEACH CHIC

    Your guide to the season’s hottest swimwear trends

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  • IN THE
    MOMENT+

    LEADING LADIES:
    BEHIND THE SCENES

    Meet the inspiring women in our summer ad campaign
    Read the story

15.04.2014

editor’s
letter +

Welcome to Style & Living

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.

Nicola Copping
Editor

WHAT’S NEW

LATEST NEWS

ALL BLACK & WHITE

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.

Explore our monochrome collection

Shop now

Tuesday/15 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE BRIGHT WALLET

Monday/14 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE SPRING JACKET

Trend Spotlight

THE SUMMER COAT EDIT

Sunday/13 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE BISTRO TABLE SET

Saturday/12 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE GLAMOROUS GOWN

Friday/11 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE COLOUR-POP MASCARA

Thursday/10 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE GOLDEN EASTER EGG

Wednesday/9 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE SWEET SWEATER

Trend Spotlight

SHADES OF SUMMER

Tuesday/8 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE FLORAL SHIRT

Monday/7 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE PINK ANKLE BOOTS

Get the look

BEACH CHIC

Sunday/6 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE CHIC BIKER JACKET

Saturday/5 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE SUMMER EVENT DRESS

Friday/4 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE DELICATE PRINT DRESS

Get the look

SPRING RADIANCE

Thursday/3 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE WHITE JACQUARD COAT

Wednesday/2 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE ELEGANT LACE DRESS

Tuesday/1 Apr

Editor's Pick

THE FIGURE-SCULPTING DRESS

Trend spotlight

THE ART OF TRAVEL

Monday/31 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE MONOCHROME DRESS

Sunday/30 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE VIBRANT UTENSILS

Saturday/29 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE GINGHAM LINGERIE SET

Friday/28 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE ULTIMATE HAIR TREATMENT

Thursday/27 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE TASTY BRUNCH

Wednesday/26 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE SUITS-ALL BLAZER

Tuesday/25 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE WEEKEND CLASSIC

Monday/24 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE LUXE BOMBER JACKET

Sunday/23 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE SLEEK COCKTAIL SHAKER

Saturday/22 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE WAIST-CINCHING KNICKERS

Friday/21 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE MATURE SKIN CREAM

Thursday/20 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE MOTHER’S DAY BOUQUET

Wednesday/19 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE DENIM DRESS

Tuesday/18 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE HERITAGE HOLDALL

Monday/17 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE MONOCHROME LOAFERS

Trend spotlight

MODERN MONOCHROME

Sunday/16 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE COOL TABLE LAMP

Saturday/15 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE LIGHT-AS-AIR NIGHTDRESS

Trend Spotlight

SHAPEWEAR SECRETS

Friday/14 Mar

Editor's Pick

THE ZESTY AFTERSHAVE BALM

Thursday/13 Mar

In the moment

DAVID GANDY:
BEHIND THE WHEEL

Contributors

Maggie Davis
M&S.com Kidswear and Lingerie Editor

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.

Niki Brodie
M&S.com Style
Editor

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.

David Gandy
Model and
Style Icon

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.

Charlene Barton
M&S.com Womenswear Editor

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.

Eric Frideen
Fashion and portrait photographer

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.

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