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Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire

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SEASONAL
STYLE RULES

Earthy pastel shades, urbane British tailoring and iconic Ivy League style: meet spring’s three key trends, says M&S.com menswear editor, Daniel Copley.

PASTELS ON PARADE: PUT A NEW SPIN ON COLOUR WITH DUSTY HUES AND LOW-KEY SHADES.

Take your style cues from the spring/summer 2014 catwalk shows, which saw the likes of Paul Smith and Calvin Klein Collection move away from bold, brash colours, instead opting for a more refined palette of chalky pinks, duck-egg blues and pale greys.

LIGHTER LAYERS
The easiest way to introduce colour to your spring wardrobe – a lightweight jumper.

SHADES OF GREY
Soft-coloured outerwear, such as light grey or pale camel, is ideal for teaming with pastel knits.

IN THE PINK
The key hue of the season, add a pop of pink for an instant style update.

GET THE LOOK

Make the trend work for you with knits and jackets in washed-out shades.
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RULE BRITANNIA: THIS SEASON, THE BEST TAILORING IS BRITISH.

Our second Best of British collection proves that the core principles of UK tailoring – quality fabrics, exceptional cut and plenty of personality – have never been more relevant. Full of statement checks and strong silhouettes, if you’re getting suited for spring/summer, look no further than our homegrown designs.

LITTLE DETAILS

Understated accoutrements – a cutaway-collar shirt, a tidily knotted tie – are the ideal pieces to finish your elegantly tailored ensemble.

LINE UP
A key seasonal trend, make sure you get some double-breasted action into your formal wardrobe.

IF IT’S NOT BROKEN...
Pair quintessentially British two-button suits with sharp shirts and made-to-last footwear.

HIP TO BE SQUARE
Checks couldn’t be more on trend; achieve the look by matching a checked blazer with a checked tie.

GET THE LOOK
Upgrade your regular suit with strong silhouettes and striking checks for statement spring style.
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COLLEGIATE COOL: TAKE INSPIRATION FROM 50s IVY LEAGUE STYLE.

Harness the optimism of the season by mixing and matching block stripes with bright checks to create pleasingly preppy looks. Inspired by the iconic style of America’s Ivy League – look out for printed polo shirts, tailored chinos and the essential penny loafers.

BUTTONED DOWN
Whether in a twill, a check or simply plain – a button-down-collar shirt is the iconic Ivy League item.

Photos: Ben Harries / Stylist: Kenny Ho / Groomer: Dayaruci / One Represents / Models: Oliver Russell / Select, Chris Doe / Select, Dan Murphy / SUPA, Sam Lawson / Select, Adam K / Established



ALL STRIPE NOW
Master the art of dapper clashing by wearing stripes on stripes.

THE RIGHT LINES
A vibrant striped polo looks great layered over a gingham shirt.

CASUALLY TAILORED


Slim fits and pristine grooming
are a must for pulling off this
old-school look.

GET THE LOOK
Boost your spring wardrobe with preppy stripes, classic footwear and bright, tailored chinos.
Get the look

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