In Partnership With Marks & Spencer

While we may be heading into a summer of uncertainty where travel and social plans are concerned, there’s one thing you can make control of now, and that’s your wardrobe. Whatever is on the agenda Marks & Spencer are here to make sure you navigate the season with sartorial aplomb.

Marks & Spencer have been on a bit of a roll of late, their Ghost collaboration was the stuff dress dreams are made of, and their inclusivity of other brands is quickly turning them into the high street’s most stylish destination.

Now, as we begin to look forward to longer days, rosé in the garden and picnics in the park, they’ve upped the ante once again. Their new summer offering ticks all the trend boxes, from classic to timeless, to nailing what’s of-the-moment. Quite honestly, we have never felt more excited about getting dressed to go out again.

Balmy summer nights on the coast and intimate garden gatherings call for effortless dresses and linen separates of which they have plenty. For off-duty dressing in the city itself, a belted utility jacket would pair perfectly with a slip dress and woven flats. For coastal staycations and rural spa breaks, we’ve included some of their chicest swimwear pieces, plus a little sun protection in the form of a straw visor and sunglasses.

Lingerie shouldn’t be overlooked either, and Rosie’s latest collection, complete with all the feminine frills, is a must-pack for any weekend away. While the floaty animal print dress (pictured below) is a guaranteed fashion hit for every eventuality.

In short, M&S’s new collection will get you looking forward to whatever lies ahead. There are hero pieces, there are luxury essentials, and there is everything in-between. Shop our favourite looks below…

Nothing says summer quite like an oversized straw tote. This one from Jaeger is perfect for beach jaunts and roomy enough for shopping trips.

Jaeger Straw Woven Tote, £65 at

If you're looking for a sleek spa cossie, this swimsuit delivers. It has padded, unwired cups to smooth and shape, as well as tummy control panel. Plus, we love the crossover back. So chic.

Shine Padded Plunge Swimsuit, £29.50 at

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