This week’s edition of Luke’s Look is focusing on new lines. Lots of new lines have come through on Limited and Indigo. Starting with the look from Indigo’s collection Japanese Garden is this stunning and effortless Shirt Dress £39.50. With it’s beautiful floral pattern and lightweight chiffon like material it’s definitely a summer statement piece. A perfect outfit for a summer nights evening. M&S collection accessories were used to bring this look together apart from the Necklace which is Indigo £19.50. My favourite the Limited Floppy Hat £25, Limited Bag £29.50 and M&S collection high heal sandals £29.50. The second look Ellen is wearing is very grunge and laid back look. It’s an everyday outfit that looks cool and effortless. Using Limited’s City Preppy collection as the foundation of the look I used the Limited Sleeveless shirt £29,50 which is this seasons colour (Khaki) teamed up with the Limited’s high waist skinny jeans £29.50. Layering over the top of this outfit I used M&S collection longline cardigan £35, Limited necklace £18 to add a shimmer of gold to bring the eye to the outfit, M&S collection loafer shoes £25 which are also new in and Limited Floppy Hat £25.
This weeks fix of Luke’s Look was to create inspiring outfits using Per Una. Equipped with my models of different age, I wanted to showcase that Per Una can be styled for any age and different occasions. Using Per Una garments as my foundation I then added M&S and Limited collection accessories and shoes to finish the looks off. Annie’s first out just proves you don’t have to “dress down” if you’re a certain age. Rocking the Lilly Print Jumpsuit £45.00, a perfect summer outfit that oozes confidence and is a really fun alternative to the maxi dress. Teamed up with the bright orange M&S Cross Elastic Sandal £29.50 to give a pop of colour that compliments the floral pattern on the jumpsuit. To top the look off I added the new Limited collection Braid Trim Floppy Hat £25.00. Annie’s second look is a very casual laid back look. Wearing the 3/4 Sleeve Floral Kimono Jacket £59.00 with a pair of Roma Rise Slim Leg £39.50 gives this look the effortless casual everyday look. Wearing the Floral Lace Crochet Back Top £29.50 for layering under but to also pick out the colour of the Kimono. To top the look off Annie wore the M&S collection Leather Ballerina Pumps £25.00 and even modeled an M&S collection umbrella £9.50.
Karen’s first look I wanted to show that even though Per Una isn’t aimed at Karen’s age range that they can still rock the collection. The first look is a very formal wedding look, wearing the Double Layered Scallop Floral Lace Dress £55.00, which is perfect for those summer weddings or for that perfect Christmas party, if you don’t mind being seen in the same dress twice! Karen also models the Bow Feather Fascinator £12.50, the Faux Leather Envelope Patent Clutch Bag £15.00 and Platform Court Shoes £25.00.Karen’s second look is the perfect summer look. Wearing the Tile Print Playsuit £35.00 which is cute and flirty with a print the brings the outfit to life. Teaming this look up with the Per Una Leaf Tassel Necklace £19.50, Crossover Straps Wedge Sandals £35.00, M&S collection Contrast Band Hampton Hat £15.00, Straw Bucket Bag £12.50 and M&S collection sunglasses- £10 to make this outfit summer ready! I hope to inspire people to look at Per Una in a different light and by doing this post I hope I’ve managed just that
This blog post isn’t anything to do with my own fashion but how I go about fashion where I work, helping customers to be inspired and try something a little different. As people already know I work for Marks and Spencer’s, I’m a customer assistant as well as a Visual Merchandiser. For those who are not familiar what a Visual Merchandiser is, I play the role of changing windows, mannequins and any decor in the store. Anything visual I and another member of the team take care of.
Knowing I have my own fashion blog my manager was keen for me to start writing a piece a week for the Facebook like website Yammer, where most of the M&S employees have signed up to. She asked me to choose a model and dress her in the new lines we had in store. So for this weeks piece I decided to pick a nautical theme and run with it.
The Limited Edition collection at Marks and Spencer’s has always been my favourite. They capture the young modern woman while adding a little quirky twist. The first outfit I chose was a very clean and formal look. Starting with the stripe cross over crop top was the basis of the nautical theme. Teaming it up with the white culottes and white leather jacket. Finishing the look with a deep tan belt, deep tan loafers and brown sunglasses to give a polished summer look.
The second look I went for was more of a casual holiday look. A stripe dress again to give the foundation of my nautical look. Throwing over an over-sized denim jacket to give the look a more casual approach. Finishing the look with navy plimsolls and the brown sunglasses. Both looks take inspiration from the nautical theme but with a different twist. Head over to Marks and Spencer’s website if you love any of the pieces!