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Getting the chance to dabble with new season collections is a favourite hobby of Team MFL, and when the lovely team at Marks & Spencer invited us to assist in styling their spring/summer 2014 collection, we were at the airy Sunbeam Studios in London as fast as our heels could transport us.


Working alongside three other leading ladies in the fashion industry (Laura Tan, Metro; Emily Johnston, Fashion Foie Gras; Laetitia Wajnapel, Mademoiselle Robot), we spent the day with a room full of Marks & Spencer’s latest drop of on-trend pieces, an entertaining camera crew and an endless supply of delicious goodies to fuel stylish thoughts!

Tasked with creating four spring-appropriate looks using key pieces from the collection, we worked our way though rails of clothes and accessories, cherry picking our favourite pieces (it was tough – pretty much everything made it onto our mental wish list) to dress the lovely models.


Putting four headstrong fashion women together in one room, with a brief to let our styling creativity run riot is no mean feat. With different trend preferences and opinions whizzing around in full force, the experience was still a highly enjoyable one, and our differing choices easily melded into four very wearable looks. Result!


Channelling a prim-but-preppy look, we put together a cotton shirt with a jacquard mini skirt and a knitted tunic worn as a jumper. Perfect for work or play.

Going for femme-gone-gritty style, we paired a sixties-inspired drop waist dress with biker boots and the textured check coat of our dreams! The models pixie crop was the perfect finishing touch!

This is was particular favourite amongst the group, as boyfriend jeans are universally flattering. We paired the wardrobe classic with a plain cotton shirt, while animal print court shoes and a leather hobo bag folded over as a clutch provided the dressy finish this look needs to go from work to cocktails.


Ensuring the spirit of the season was not lost on practicality; in the final look we incorporated a summery scarf-print blouse with tailored pants and the brightest dolly shoes that caught our eye. A Panama hat updated this look to holiday-worthy levels.

Visit Marks & Spencer to shop the full SS14 collection….

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