Tuesday 20 August 2013

M&S Summer Dress Styling

Whilst I won't be going on holiday to anywhere tropical any time soon, I am hoping to head to Rome or Paris one weekend before summer ends. No matter which city I choose, my style for both would be quite similar - European chic.

The perfect M&S dress for a European city break? This lace skater dress in navy blue. 

M&S lace skater dress - currently reduced to £47.20
M&S analogue watch - currently reduced to £18.00
Per Una cut out tote - currently reduced to £31.60
M&S belted trench coat - currently reduced to £63.20
M&S scallop pumps - currently reduced to £20.00
M&S umbrella - currently reduced to £12.00

The lace detailing of the dress is too beautiful to be ignored - so I would keep the look fairly simple with minimal accessories. The watch would be perfect for timekeeping purposes and the tan strap matches the handbag - which has the most incredible perforated detail. As Europe is always unpredictable weather wise, a weather proof trench + umbrella would be essential. Finally when you're on your feet sightseeing all day, flats are a must! I loved the scallop detailing to these pumps but was also very impressed that they're suede AND water repellent - a rarity with suede shoes.

My own dress styled:

The dress that I will be styling for the purposes of this competition is my trusty ASOS black maxi. Whilst on holiday, I like to be comfortable so a light and floaty outfit with flat shoes is a must! Ever since I bought my Call It Spring sandals, they've hardly been off my feet and go everywhere with me. I never like to over accessorize so would just wear a statement necklace to take my dress from day to night. Either my much loved Topshop dip dye spikes or my Call It Spring statement necklace.

And my look in action... (apologies for the quality...)

A bit of a dressier look - but it wouldn't look out of place in either Paris or Rome

Are either looks something that you would wear?

M&S have lots of lovely new A/W dresses being launched online at the moment - just in time for London Fashion Week! You can view the full range of M&S dresses here


  1. The dress you picked out is so pretty! I love your outfit too, especially the necklace. Good luck! xxx

    1. Thanks Josie! :) They do some really lovely statement jewellery pieces x x

  2. you look so gorgeous! so elegant and chic! i love your statement necklace!

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