NEW SEASON STYLE

MEET THE STARS OF OUR CAMPAIGN

To mark the launch of our new collection, we chat style with
British stars Vicky McClure, Clemmie Hooper and Holly Willoughby

Vicky McClure, Actress

Best known for her roles in Line of Duty, This Is England and Broadchurch

What do you love about fall style?

I love chunky sweaters, coats and boots, and get excited about re-using my winter wardrobe. I enjoy summer but find it harder to dress for, whereas fall/winter is a good time for me, fashion-wise. It makes me feel good.

Is there anything you wear on repeat?

My jeans. I’ve never been good at wearing skirts and although I like wearing dresses for special occasions, I’ll always revert to jeans – black, blue, baggy or straight. I also wear white T-shirts on repeat. I don’t wear a lot of bright colours. Left to my own devices, I tend to keep things quite simple.

How would you describe your style in a sentence?

Casual and comfy, although I really like tailoring and always feel comfortable in a suit: I’d rather wear one out than a dress.

Clemmie Hooper, aka @mother_of_daughters, influencer

Instagram star focusing on family life. She has two children with husband @father_of_daughters

If you could wear one thing every day, what would it be?

I love dresses, I have loads of them. My husband complains I have too many! I love a dress that nips you in and makes you feel great. I also love a dress that works in the day with sneakers but can be dressed up for evening with heels or boots.

What are your top tips for fall layering?

The floral Seventies-inspired polo neck that I’m wearing is ideal for layering. You could wear it under a dress with the neckline open or under a sweater. Similarly, a ribbed V-neck top can be worn under a sweater with the cuffs on show, or underneath a cardigan. A V-neck is always flattering.

What is the key item in your fall capsule wardrobe?

Finding the perfect sweater may seem quite simple but it’s actually something I find quite difficult. It’s all about the neckline for me, and the material. It’s got to be cosy, it’s got to be warm and it’s got to sit nicely, whether you’re wearing it with a skirt, a dress or pants. The StayNew sweaters at M&S are perfect teamed with jeans and sneakers for Sunday strolls in the park.

Holly Willoughby, TV Presenter

One of Britain’s most popular television presenters, best known for co-presenting daytime show This Morning

Are you a fan of fall dressing?

I love dressing for fall – it feels like my natural habitat. You can start layering up your clothes, such as putting a turtleneck underneath a lighter dress to eke out the wear a bit longer.

What are your staple pieces for the season?

A good pair of leather ankle boots are a must. You can wear them with bare legs when it’s still warm and then add tights later on. And a good mac – I’ve got an M&S camel trench coat I’ve been wearing for years and years. It comes out every spring and fall.

What colours are you drawn to at this time of year?

All those lovely mustard, brown and rust colours, plus rich jewel tones. It’s a nice change after wearing bright colours or white in the summer.

What’s your hero piece for fall?

Definitely this floral dress – it’s really comfy but still a statement, and I think the colours are gorgeous.


Words: Sophie Hines Images: Sean Thomas Styling: Maya Zepinic Hair: Paolo Soffiatti Make-up: Lotten Holmqvist Nails: Charly Avenell

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