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AD - The Must Have Pieces From Holly's Denim Edit + How To Style

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marks and spencer denim ruffle shirt


Morning ladies, following on from last week's review of Marks & Spencer's jeans (see here), Marks have asked me as a follow on feature to showcase my top picks from Holly Willoughby's latest collection.  The Denim Edit, which was released yesterday is starting to sell out fast so let's jump straight in with my first pick.  

Now it probably won't come as any surprise as to why I've chosen this denim ruffle shirt as one of my stand out pieces from the collection - well you know my love of ruffles & this one is real beauty!

This statement blouse is perfect for dressing up or down - wear with white jeans such as these & tan accessories (love these sandals) come the summer or style with a camouflage jacket, black cigarette pants such as these & trainers like these for a smarter look.  Or another way to wear the blouse would be as I've shown below.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer denim ruffle shirt, marks and spencer leather waist belt, marks and spencer knitted skirt, marks and spencer chelsea western heel ankle boots

Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Marks & Spencer

marks and spencer cotton rich striped fitted t shirt


The next item to catch my eye from the collection is this breton top, that's also available in another 3 colours.  Timeless fashion that you can wear time & time again.  One way would be with some cropped white trousers & red accessories as I've shown below & I must admit the ballet pumps  immediately caught my eye as they'd make a great wardrobe addition for pairing with all the classics & may currently be on their way for further investigation!

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer cotton rich striped fitted t shirt, marks and spencer faux leather soft stud tote bag, marks and spencer cotton rich slim cropped trousers, marks and spencer extra wide fit bow ballet pumps

Breton - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Ballet Pumps - Marks & Spencer

marks and spencer denim midi shirt dress


Now one item that's missing from my wardrobe is a denim dress & I'm very tempted by the above shirt dress.  I'd style it as I've shown below & swap the denim tie belt for a leather one.  I'd also turn up the sleeves a couple of times & wear the dress undone at the neck by a couple of buttons, so the dress doesn't look too solid.  You could also throw on a trench like this one on cooler days & finish off the look with trainers like these.  As well as layer this breton or a lace trim camisole underneath.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer denim midi skirt dress, marks and spencer leather waist belt, marks and spencer wide fit wedge espadrilles, marks and spencer holiday slogan tote

Dress - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Marks & Spencer

marks and spencer ivy skinny leg jeans


Skinny jeans are always going to be a wardrobe staple & if you're on the lookout for a new pair then these, which I've tried on here, are a great pair.  Personally I don't think you can go wrong with a skinny jeans & blazer combo & would style them as shown below.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer double breasted gold button jacket, marks and spencer pure silk v neck sleeveless blouse, marks and spencer ivy skinny leg jeans, marks and spencer leather almond toe pumps, marks and spencer leather messenger bag

Blazer - Marks & Spencer
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Marks & Spencer

marks and spencer western denim shirt


Another denim shirt to catch my eye is the above one, that has the most gorgeous detailing to the shoulders.  Again like the denim dress I would wear undone, similar to how the model in the above picture is wearing it.  If you don't fancy pairing with jeans like above for a double denim look then pair with a pair of khaki or beige chinos, like the look I've put together below.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer western denim shirt, marks and spencer studded hobo bag, marks and spencer pure cotton tapered leg chinos, marks and spencer wide fit leather ankle strap sandals

Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Chinos - Marks & Spencer
Sandals - Marks & Spencer

Marks & spencer pure cotton utility jumpsuit


Jumpsuits seem to be everywhere for the coming season & the above one would be great for a weekend/casual vibe.  Dress up with a statement scarf & colourful shoes & cross body bag as I've shown below or wear with trainers & a khaki shacket for the school run.  Marks have even styled it with this breton top underneath, which also looks great & helps to break up the denim.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer pure cotton utility jumpsuit, marks and spencer pure silk animal print scarf, marks and spencer 2 part leather cross body bag, marks and spencer ankle strap pumps

Scarf - Marks & Spencer
Jumpsuit - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Marks & Spencer

marks and spencer wide fit leather star trainers


As well as denim there's also some great accessories in Holly's new collection including these statement trainers, which would be perfect for everyday style & with the zebra print on the heel & side star detailing help bring the plainest of looks up to date.

Together with pairing with jeans or a maxi skirt I'd also style them with cropped trousers - whether that be cigarette pants such as these or leather ones like I've styled below.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer wide fit leather star trainers, marks and spencer oversized long sleeve animal print shirt, marks and spencer leather straight leg trousers, marks and spencer leather cross body bag

Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

marks and spencer suede western ankle boots


Finally every wardrobe should have at least one pair of tan boots & these suede western heels would be ideal for Spring.  Team with jeans for everyday or for a smarter look pair with a maxi dress & trench like I've styled below.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer suede western heel ankle boots, marks and spencer pure cotton longline trench, marks and spencer animal print shopper bag, marks and spencer jersey skater long sleeve midi dress

Trench - Marks & Spencer
Dress - Marks & Spencer
Boots - Marks & Spencer

Back to today & it's all about those luxe timeless staples.

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer pure cashmere hooded jumper, marks and spencer straight leg leather trousers, chloe marcie small cross body bag, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer pure cashmere hooded jumper, marks and spencer straight leg leather trousers, chloe marcie small cross body bag, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

my midlife fashion, marks and spencer pure cashmere hooded jumper, marks and spencer straight leg leather trousers, chloe marcie small cross body bag, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Hoodie - Marks & Spencer *
Bag - Chloe
Trousers - Marks & Spencer *
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Hoodie - Marks & Spencer
Bag - Mint Velvet
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

So ladies any thoughts on Holly's denim edit?  I'd love to hear your thoughts, & if you've not already done so you can see the full collection here

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll see you tomorrow.

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