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INSTAGRAM INSIDERS: LATE-SUMMER STYLE

Want to nail Insta-worthy style? Then you need to follow the M&S Insiders on Instagram. Below, five of the team in the know share their favourite pieces that will work now and next season too

Dominique’s style: cool cardigans

“Although I’m always sad when the weather takes a turn for the worst, a bright cardigan like this cotton cable-knit style peps up my mood. I’ve paired it with a coated jacket which is lightweight and the perfect piece to wear when it’s warm and wet outside. Similarly, a slip skirt and fine-gauge cardigan is an easy combo and can be dressed up or down. I like to think this outfit is inspired by American ‘soccer moms’ – am I the only one who creates characters when getting dressed?”

Dominique, footwear admin assistant @marksandspencer_dominique

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Blue cropped crew-neck cardigan
A cropped length for easy styling
£17.50
Coated navy jacket
You can never have too many pockets
£45
Cable-knit cropped cardigan
A fitted silhouette that doesn’t cling
£35
Satin bias-cut slip skirt
Comes in three colours and two lengths
£29.50

Sam’s style: printed dresses

“I’m a petite wee lass but really like the maxi look of these standard-length midi dresses on my frame. The pattern on the first dress is uniquely eye-catching and the colours work brilliantly together. A versatile dress is always a great choice for work with some heels or boots, and an eclectic option at the weekend styled with trainers. Both dresses feature a structured, waisted fit that really flatters your figure while the all-over scarf-inspired paisley prints make a subtle statement.”

Sam, visual merchandising manager, Aberdeen store @marksandspencer_sam

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Scarf placement print midi shirt dress
Scarf prints are hot news this season
£49.50
Suede lace-up trainers
Sleek leather trainers with a retro feel
£49.50
White cotton printed midi shirt dress
One of Holly Willoughby’s summer picks
£49.50
Berry cross-body bag with gold ring detail
Hurry! This bag has bestseller status
£27.50

Rachel’s style: denim updates

“All hail another cracking jumpsuit! This one is brilliant because you really can mix the look up a bit depending on how you style it – add a striped Breton underneath for a preppy vibe (roll up the sleeves so you get stripes at the cuff too) or try adding strappy heels to ramp it up a notch. And a denim jacket is a total wardrobe failsafe. This light-wash option has a Nineties’ feel which is so right for now.”

Rachel, head of content @marksandspencer_rachel

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Pure cotton denim jacket
A jacket you’ll wear on high rotation
£35
Side stripe crepe trousers
Smart joggers are the new tuxedo pants
£29.50
Blue denim jumpsuit
You’ll reach for this on busy mornings
£55
Animal print flat sandals
Act fast! These are in high demand
£45

Jess’s style: tailoring

Tailoring earns its keep in my wardrobe – a well-cut blazer has the ability to sharpen any outfit. I love how smart jackets like these instantly add a preppy edge to a look, whether paired with shorts and heels for warm summer evenings or styled with jeans and a polo neck in the autumn months. In my opinion, a blazer is the perfect transitional piece, whether you opt for timeless checks or corduroy.”

Jess, customer assistant, Shrewsbury store @marksandspencer_jess

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Checked single-breasted blzer
Check out this longer-length blazer
£79
Belted casual shorts
Elevate for evening with a leather belt
£25
Duck-egg blue corduroy blazer
Oversized for a modern, relaxed fit
£99
Duck-egg blue corduroy trousers
Will take you through to autumn and beyond
£69

Charlotte’s style: statement accessories

“Sometimes styling is all in the details, so a simple tee and jeans combo can be made into a standout look with bold accessories. A chunky necklace, killer pair of shoes or head-turning pair of sunglasses can take an otherwise understated outfit to a whole new level of style. And, as for these amazing handbags, let’s just say that Marks & Spencer’s bag game is strong this season (and such good value) I’m allowing myself some extra purchases.”

Charlotte, stylist/visual merchandiser, Biggleswade store @marksandspencer_charlotte

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Ring-detail handbag
Ring detailing adds an instant edge
£29.50
Terracotta court shoes
Get ready for autumn with earthy tones
£25
Leopard-print loafers
Covetable flats to get your paws on
£45
Round white cross-body bag
Mock-croc is hot news this season
£25

Editor: Dulcie Emerson