It’s a while since we spent any time in M&S as we’ve been a bit disappointed in the clothes over the last season or two, but things are looking up on the accessories front. We liked the new Westfield Stratford store (read about it here) and while there it was the accessories that caught our eye. We saw them again at an M&S press day this week, much work has been done on the bags and shoe line which is looking very chic, here are our favourites:
Gloves; (above) lovely soft leather with tiny covered buttons and either silky smooth or snuggly warm linings, leather gloves are like nail polish -the final touch of grooming that adds an extra bit of chic-ness to your winter wardrobe. There are lots to choose from (these are our favourites) so chuck away those manky mittens and get a pair of smart ones.
Chelsea Boots: The black leather Chelsea Boot (below) is well priced at £59 and immensly useful, we’re loving it worn with thick coloured tights and mid calf length dresses and skirts, and if you want to be really edgy, with tanned legs, barely visible ankle socks and midi skirt, as we saw on stylist Ann Shore (she who co owns Story Deli, newly located to 3 Redchurch Street E1) when we saw her at her new space last week. Sadly, she wouldn’t let me take her picture.
Bags; A great selection of smart, useful and chic, from the Autograph claret shopper £85 (below right) which we love, the leather weave tote, £149 (below left) also by Autograph and our favourite the Limited collection Bowler at £39.50 (bottom). All are out mid October -end November, so keep an eye on the website/your local store.
And right at the bottom is a very pretty faux fur tippet scarf, in damson fur with a lovely satin-y lining which M&S have given to us to give away to you! How nice is that? All you need to do is leave an amusing comment, about why your accessory collection may benefit from a bit of an upgrade…..as always, the wittier the better…over to you, ladies. We’ll chose the winner by Sunday night.