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Get ready for the return of going ‘out-out’ with our effortless outfit ideas for after hours, from glitzy party tops to new takes on the ‘jeans and nice top’ formula

The ‘jeans and a nice top’ formula

Special occasions call for a failsafe outfit. Enter jeans and a nice top, ideal for birthdays, glam nights out and more. The beauty of leopard print is that it’s simple to dress down or up, with the addition of eye-catching earrings, a clutch bag or a swipe of red lipstick. Pair our sleek shirt with ultra-flattering indigo flared jeans and cowboy-style boots for a sophisticated look that feels easy to wear. Wondering how to style our new jean shapes? Catch up on our M&S Live event to find out more.

“A PATTERNED going-out
top will see you through
every party scenario

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Blue leopard-print long-sleeved shirt. Shop now
A slinky blouse to get your paws on
Black clutch bag with gold chain strap. Shop women’s handbags
The chain adds a tough-luxe feel
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Indigo flared jeans. Shop now
Available in three leg lengths
Black leather boots. Shop now
A subtle nod to Western style

Let’s hear it for the going-out top

This slinky short-sleeved top has more than enough glitz to work for special occasions such as birthdays, office parties, big nights out and Christmas festivities. Plus, the futureproof shape means you’ll wear it for many years to come. Complement the sparkle of the embellished neckline with wet-look leggings and add a pair of heeled ankle boots for a rocker-chic look.

“INVEST in a top to wear
beyond party season for maximum
cost-per-wear value

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Black short-sleeved top with silver embellished neckline. Shop now
Make an entrance with subtle sparkle
Black evening bag with oversized silver buckle. Shop women’s handbags
Stash your phone, keys and purse in style
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Black wet-look leggings. Shop women’s leggings
Shine on in glossy leggings
Coming soon
Black kitten-heel ankle boots. Shop now
Get to the point with ankle boots

Keep it casual with cute details

If you’re catching up with friends at your local, your going-out top needs to do all the talking (as you’ll be sitting down for 90% of the night), so reach for a style in a vibrant colour or print. An easy way to ace casual dressing is to mix high and low pieces. Team a vintage-inspired blouse with faded mom jeans and trainers to hit the sweet spot. Check out our denim guide before you refresh your jeans.

“Get your frills with
sweet ruffles, PUFF sleeves
and pie-crust collars”

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Blue patterned long-sleeved blouse. Shop now
The ideal throw-on-and-go blouse
Cream woven-leather shoulder bag. Shop now
A smart style for all your essentials
Blue ankle-grazer boyfriend jeans. Shop now
Made with responsibly sourced cotton
Silver ballet pumps. Shop now
Comfy flats in day-to-night silver

Words: Dulcie Emerson

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