This autumn, you might have read about a Marks & Spencer duster coat. It came in pink and blue, the former of which utterly rendered every other coat on the high street impotent. Some of you might actually own it (props) while the rest of you (me included) are still bidding frantically on eBay for one - current bids, in my size, upwards of £250. Seriously.
Well that was then and this is now, and now all we’re talking about is the NEW collection, the second under the fash direction of style director Belinda Earl, which was revealed yesterday to the press. And which includes a new It Coat - in lemon yellow.
Despite the prowess of everything modelled by Rosie Huntington-Whitely – first, her Rosie for Autotgraph lingerie, second her very wearable bedwear – sales have been down for nine consecutive quarters. I find this staggering – I have long been a fan of M&S Limited Collection and Autograph lines and wear variations of the two weekly if not daily. All of which means I am beyond excited about a raft of pieces from the new collection.
Here is what I like the best:
The Coat – yellow’s not for everyone, granted. But this isn’t any yellow. It’s M&S Lemon Yellow. (sorry).
Hot Pink – pink leather tee and pink pants, yet wearable together. It just works.
Off White – when you’re just not feeling pink. And nowhere near a Kit Kat. Cropped, too, so triply bang on trend to boot.
Oversize Green – The perfect arm length for spring (mid bicep) and because everything should come with proper pockets. You know, for Kit Kats and stuff.
Head To Toe Prints – that somehow don’t look like a bed linen set. Quite the opposite, actually. The sliver of navel is a winning touch.
Browse the look book and make your wish list in the gallery above...