I Popped Into M&S and Sorted Outfits for My Entire Summer Calendar

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I think we can all agree that summer is the busiest time of year. There are holidays, garden parties, weddings, graduations and much more filling up our calendars and allowing us the opportunity to get dressed up in the sunshine. And with so much on the horizon, it's essential to get ahead in your wardrobe planning. I've learnt the hard way that it pays to plan out your event outfits ahead of time. (More than once, I've been left calling friends to borrow something last-minute and ending up in an ill-fitting look that doesn't feel very me.) On a recent shopping trip, I popped into M&S and immediately spotted so many chic options for the upcoming season. To save you the last-minute panic and the time hunting for your standout summer style, I've compiled the chicest Marks & Spencer pieces to build out occasionwear looks that will cover any event on your social calendar and ensure you feel your best this summer.

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No matter the season, I always find myself turning to M&S for high-quality but reasonably priced pieces from cashmere sweaters to summer sandals. The high-street hero offers up chic styles all year round that WWW editors constantly praise. And for summer 2023, the brand has nailed relaxed summer looks and all the occasionwear styles we need for the busy months.

To take the stress out of dressing up and maximise having fun, I've broken down the staple occasionwear categories so you can easily build your dream look. There are floaty dresses that easily work for daytime with sandals, or explore the shoe section for heels to quickly elevate any dress. Despite the sunshine, I always find it handy to consider a light layer, as we all know about the unpredictable weather and cooler summer evenings. There's an array of sleek tailoring if dresses aren't your personal style or you're simply looking to try something new. Finally, I've included sleek bags and some finishing touches to pull your occasion looks together.

Ready to dress up? Keep scrolling to shop M&S's best occasionwear pieces.

DRESSES

TAILORING

LIGHT LAYERS

SHOES

BAGS

FINISHING TOUCHES

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Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Her career began with an initial role at Harper's Bazaar, followed by a stint with the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller.


There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content. During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications like Vogue Italy, Stylist, and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping.