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Who What Wear’s Joy Montgomery tried on her favourite M&S pieces for spring/summer – here’s what she picked and why

Left: Joy says, “This pleated skirt does exactly what it says on the tin: it's flattering, flowy, the perfect mid-calf length and in a versatile monochromatic print. All in all, a solid staple that will go with everything you own and be adaptable for all seasons. A wardrobe win if we ever saw one.”

Right: Joy says, “I know there was a bit of a slip skirt frenzy last year, but I do think they're a great and timeless addition to any wardrobe. This rust-coloured style is lined so you don't have to worry about VPL, and it offers just the right amount of polish to a textured tee. It's also available in black FYI.”

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An Autograph tee hangs beautifully
Tuck it into this showstopping skirt
Choose between black and cream
Time to try the slip skirt trend

Left: Joy says, “This expensive-looking pinstripe linen suit caught my eye the moment I entered the store. It hangs really well and doesn't have that crumpled appearance that some tailored linen pieces do. I'd wear this for work with white sneakers and a neon knit.”

Right: Joy says, “Blazers for spring? Not so groundbreaking. But make one in a head-turning shade of lilac and throw it over a midi skirt? Now you're in fashion-editor territory.”

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Update your linen with sharp tailoring
Available in short, regular or long
Fruity suiting is all the rage this summer
A quirky take on the checked skirt

Left: Joy says, “I've been a little ambivalent about the denim jacket renaissance, but unexpectedly, Marks & Spencer might've just converted me with this oversized, boxy iteration. Style with straight-leg jeans and a white tee for Nineties supermodel vibes.”

Right: Joy says, “Marks & Spencer has a great selection of maxi and midis this season. I'm a big fan because they don't feel like the sort of bohemian dresses that only really look good in 30 degrees on a beach in the Maldives. This drop waist number will look just as great in London as it will on your summer hols.”

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Try an oversized, boxy denim jacket
Pairs perfectly with denim
Straight leg jeans in a range of washes
Max out on style with a bold dress

Images and quotes: Joy Montgomery, acting assistant editor, Who What Wear UK / Compiled by: Sophie Hines

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