Life is special – spend it well

Life is special – spend it well
Autumn is a time for change and a time for new beginnings, so what better than now to make a positive change in your life? After all, life is short so spend it well.

Not this year… I’m busy… perhaps when I have the money… These are words we usually hear ourselves saying when we want to go out on a holiday, when we need to take time to be with our friends or family, when we want a wardrobe refresh. We are always waiting, only to realize we lost our time and our chance to do all those things that make us happy.

It’s time to start investing in yourself. Whether it’s investing in learning a new skill, developing yourself personally or professionally, refreshing your wardrobe or changing your style completely, you need to give to yourself first before you can give to others. Reconnect with what really matters, try new things and learn to say no if it doesn’t make you feel extraordinary.

I don’t know about you, but I feel empowered and energized in clothes that make dressing a breeze. Comfort and style now live synonymously together, with women increasingly responding to fashion trends that flatter but not stifle them. And that’s exactly what Marks & Spencer’s Fall collection is all about: quality, trend-led pieces that can be worn with versatility at work or on the weekend, comfortable yet effortlessly chic.

September brings with it that sense of newness and desire to invest in a new wardrobe for Autumn/Winter. While I’m certainly going to miss the days of bare legs, the change in season is a perfect excuse (as if we need one!) to raid the shops.

M&S just dropped their Fall collection, and it’s by far my favourite to date. Continuing with the brand’s mission to empower women and dress well regardless of the occasion, the new collection offers an extensive choice, designed with unparalleled comfort in mind.

So, what can you expect? Sleek and comfortable tailoring for work, cosy coats, on-trend denim styles and so much more.

Autumn/Winter is the longest (and priciest) of all seasons so you need to invest wisely. If there’s one colour that screams A/W17 from miles away, it’s red. It was love at first try – this beautiful and oh-so-soft wool blend bell sleeve jumper teamed with a matching ribbed A-line midi skirt. A statement and nevertheless stylish combination that has sell out written all over it.

Can’t wait? Shop my looks below

All eyes are on checks – this heritage classic is back in fashion with a fresh, modern angle. Thanks to Marks & Spencer I now own a check printed coat – as seen everywhere on the catwalk, at a fraction of price.  Take style notes and wear it with a star-printed midi dress and knee high boots come Winter.

So whether you are treating yourself to a little something after a busy month at work or simply refreshing your wardrobe – there’s sure to be one or two pieces in my Marks & Spencer edit below that is worth saving up for. And remember that you don’t need a special occasion to dress up. Every day of your life is a special occasion – spend it well! 

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden #1

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Life is special - spend it well Marks & Spencer - Launeden

Sponsored by M&S and ShopStyle. All views and creative direction are my own.

Photography by Gents Observer

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