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M&Co Loyalty Event: Summer Looks For Less

With our 25% off Loyalty Event in full swing, we have teamed up with the lovely winner of our Blogger Challenge Holiday Shop competition to bring you the ultimate summer ‘Looks for Less’.

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Sarah, from Sarah Speaks talks you through key outfits to take you through the summer months in style and this girl seriously knows her stuff. From the perfect playful beach look to a day at the races, Sarah has picked out her favourites to inspire your summer dressing.

With our Loyalty Event running until June 1st, you can snap up your summer wardrobe at a snip of the price. All you need to do to get your discount is enter code: LOYALTY25 at the checkout, simple as that. To find out more, click here to check out the details.

Beach Glamour

Everyone wants to add a hint of glamour to their beach look but with the sun, sea and sand, the glamour can often drift away! Sarah to the rescue… This girl knows how to work the poolside.

“A relaxing day around the pool doesn’t mean you don’t have to look stylish. A gorgeous bikini and a simple beach dress is most effective, but add a big floppy hat & some sunglasses and use the poolside as your catwalk!”

If your not happy strutting your stuff in a bikini then you are in luck as swimsuits are definitely having a high fashion moment.

A Day at the Races

An elegant event can often be a daunting thought but the stress can instantly turn to excitement when you spot your picture-perfect dress.

 “A perfect dress for a day at the races. It does all the talking for you so keep accessories minimal with a simple bracelet and fascinator. Pair with some comfy nude heels and you’re good to go all day.”

As Sarah pointed out, comfort is key. There is nothing worse than standing all day in killer heels so make sure you wear a pair of trusted companions!

Evening Luxury

Every holiday needs effortless glamour, right? We all want to look our best but with minimal effort.

 “When the cooler holiday nights arrive, a colourful maxi dress such as this, is perfect. Add a statement necklace and some simple sandals to finish off the look. A basic shrug is a useful addition to this dress if the temperature drops a little more.”

We definitely agree, a maxi dress is effortlessly chic!

Has Sarah sparked your holiday fever? Make sure you grab your holiday wardrobe during our Loyalty Event to get your ‘Looks for Less’… 3 days to go!

Remember ladies… “Use the poolside as your catwalk!”

25% off Full Price with code: LOYALTY25 – Go, go, go!

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Loyalty Event: 25% Off Full Price until Sunday

The event you have all been waiting for is finally back and this time it is bigger than ever. Yeah that’s right, our Loyalty Event is back! With a whopping 25% off full price items*, this is one event not to be missed. Plus we are also offering Free Worldwide Delivery on all orders.

The event will be running online from 27th May -1st June and in-store from 29th May – 1st June. We are sure that gives you plenty of time to snap up your summer wishlist for a bargain price.

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Plus, we are also giving one lucky customer the chance to win one of our best selling items from our new collection! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is head over to our Facebook page and like and share the competition post. It really is that simple!

If you are going to be treating yourself during our event, make sure you join our Facebook event and let us know what you have your eye on!

*Terms and Conditions: The 25% off offer is valid in M&Co stores from Thursday 29th May – Sunday 1st June 2014 and online at www.mandco.com from Wednesday 28th May – Sunday 1st June 2014. Existing M&Co Loyalty Card holders will receive 25% off full price products excluding promotional or sale items, gift vouchers, online P&P charges and items from non-participating concessions. Returned items will be refunded at the discounted price paid. Use promo code LOYALTY25 online. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion apart from M&Co £5 Reward vouchers. Promoter: M&Co, Caledonia House, 5 Inchinnan Drive, Inchinnan Business Park, Renfrew, PA4 9AF. **A valid M&Co Loyalty Card must be presented in-store at time of purchase to obtain your Loyalty Event discount. This discount is available to existing online shoppers. Friends of loyalty card holders must open an M&Co Loyalty Card in-store at time of purchase to obtain discount or register for online shopping during your first purchase online. †Free worldwide delivery on all online orders placed between Wednesday 28th May – Sunday 1st June 2014. If undelivered or if you want to unsubscribe, please return to: M&Co, Caledonia House, 5 Inchinnan Drive, Inchinnan Business Park, Renfrew, PA4 9AF.

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SS14 Kylie Trend Guide

Now it’s time to look at our teen range Kylie for SS14! We know how important it is to stay on trend so we’ve asked some expert fashion and beauty bloggers, and some M&Co Head Office insiders, to give us their take on a few of the trends we’ll be wearing this season and how Kylie can help you make this a look of your own!

Denim

Celeb Inspiration: Cara Delevingne, Miranda Kerr, Kristen Stewart

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The lovely Mia from Teenage beauty blogger gave us her inside tips on how to look fab this season…

“My favourite trend is denim! A classic trend that can make an outfit look formal or casual, perfect for both spring and summer. It’s a wardrobe necessity for any girl. You can’t go wrong with denim.”

My favourite items
Lace overlay dress - it’s bright and makes a statement, dainty and daring! Would go so well with a denim jacket!

Black swimsuit - this is the little black dress of the swim suit world! Lovely and sleek!

Panda face shoes - these pumps will go with pretty much anything and the panda face gives it that perfect niche twist!

90′s Fashion

Celeb Inspiration: Perrie Edwards, Amelia Lily, Rita Ora

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Fashion and beauty blogger Dani Johanna also gave us her S/S14 trend to look out for.

“I love the nineties/Clueless look that is hitting the shops at the moment. Checks, crop tops and twin sets, T-bar heels… I need them all!

I’ve always been a fan of Clueless! Cher Horowitz could pull an outfit together and make it look amazing. I love patterns, bright colours and anything quirky.

A plaid/check skirt, a white shirt and a solid coloured sweater vest would hit the mark, but I’d probably tone it down by not wearing it as a full combination! I also love the twin sets you can buy at the moment.”

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lace shoulder check shirt | denim jacket with star detail | tartan skater dress | denim and check shirt dress

Festival Fashion

Celeb Inspiration: Ellie Goulding, Little Mix, Alexa Chung

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Our website co-ordinator Nicola is responsible for bringing all of Kylie’s fab products online. She loves festival fashion this season and has a few tips on how you can  get the look…

What are your favourite pieces from the new Kylie SS14 collection?
“I love the spot denim dungaree dress, it’s such a great piece for casual wear throughout spring/summer and the light wash denim is so on trend this season!

Jeans are always a wardrobe staple, that’s why I love these new distressed look boyfriend jeans! They would look great with a casual T-shirt or you could team it with a shirt or blouse for a night with friends. 

My guilty pleasure is the jellybean photo print socks! They are so fun and cheer up my day! Lucky for me I work in head office, so I already have two pairs! 

Relaxed boho is right on-trend this season.  Distressed denims and kimonos are my key pieces for SS14 – festival style is a must have as we approach the summer!”

Floral Prints

Celeb Inspiration: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande

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Our website content assistant who is responsible for making Kylie look great loves floral prints!

“Every spring/summer floral prints become huge, but this year they are bolder, brighter and much more confident. To be right on trend the bigger the better so make sure your floral print is bright and bold enough to get you noticed!” 

What’s your favourite pieces from the new Kylie SS14 collection?
“Playsuits are becoming more and more popular each year, that’s why I love this floral print playsuit. The print is bright and it is great for wearing on a warm summer’s day! Or when it’s a bit cooler (as usually happens – especially here in Scotland!) you can team it with tights and a denim jacket.

The lightwash high waisted jeans are such an on-trend colour for this season and would look fab with a floral top or dressed up with a blouse! 

Kimonos have been all over the catwalk this season so if you are a true fashionista get the floral print kimono into your wardrobe and be the envy of all of your friends!”

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HS14 Press Preview

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Last week our PR team previewed the new HS14 collection in the Penthouse Suite at The Courthouse Hotel on Great Marlborough Street, London, inviting along some of our favourite magazines for a first look at what’s to come next season at M&Co.

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SS14 Trend Guide: Part 1

Now that we’re in March, and the worst of the winter weather is (hopefully!) behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to spring/summer styles that will be key for the season ahead.

We’ve asked some expert fashion and beauty bloggers, and some M&Co Head Office insiders, to give us their take on a few of the trends we’ll be wearing this season and how you can make the look your own…

Sugar Coated

Designer Inspiration: DKNY, Burberry Prorsum, Versace

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The candy pastel palette was a strong look in catwalk collections where designers created a sweet sorbet of shades: lemon, sugar pink, mint and parma violet were key colours.

 

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Michelle Pan, of Satchels and Pearls headed over to LFW and gave us her take on the trend:

I think spring/summer ’14 is a time to be daring, be bold and clash bright prints for a stand out edgy look. 

I’ve always been a fan of vintage prints, combining texture, pattern and pastel colours together. 

I would therefore style the summery pastel print dress with this white cross body bag’. 


 

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Laura from Lolly Loves Makeup also picked out the Oriental Floral Shift Dress and gave us her top beauty tips to complement the look:

‘A  neutral eye  with a bold lip works best with pastels. A bright pink would look amazing and will give a great pop of colour.

For spring/summer I will be bringing out the pink lip, for me it helps brighten up my complexion and makes me look more awake.

The floral dress with a pair of nude heels would look amazing, also a nude clutch! They would 100% be the perfect accessories for this lovely bold print dress. It’s right up my street!’

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Monochrome

Designer Inspiration: Kenzo, Raoul, Issey Miyake

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The classic combination of black and white gets a makeover for spring/summer with a graphic asymmetric look seen on many catwalk shows.

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Fashionista Wendy Gilmour of Thank Fifi is pleased to see the return of her favourite look:

‘I am really excited about the comeback of black and white – it’s a classic trend which never really goes away and it’s so easy for everyone to adapt it for their own style.  Ladylike shapes are finally reappearing again too so I’m looking forward to digging out some waist belts.

Because it’s a colour led trend there are really no restrictions; black and white works for the day job right through to evening looks. 

I’ll be pulling well-tailored pieces, some layers likely, and adding a nice wide waist belt to give a chic silhouette.’ 

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Rosie Smith, a makeup and beauty enthusiast and the beautiful face behind Rosie Alexandra, also loves the natural look with a glowing, dewy finish to complement this trend.

 

I love to pair this with a subtle eye look, involving a thin eye liner which builds up towards the end, making the lashes and eyes appear bigger.

To pair with the natural look, I would use a pink-nude lipstick to add some hint of colour to the face. Something that would go well with this is the lovely spot prom dress! I love a polka dot in the spring and summer, it would be beautiful with a natural look, but a slight build-up of black eyeliner.’

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Into the Blue 

Designer Inspiration: Stella McCartney, Fendi, Chloe

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An endless wave of deep blue hues washed over the spring/summer catwalks, with ocean-inspired shades injecting a clean, fresh look for the season ahead.

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joanne2M&Co’s Web Content Manager Joanne Wilkinson is a big fan of the blue trend:

‘There really is a sea of blues to choose from this year with nautical navy stripes and china blue florals looking particularly strong for the season ahead.

Our nautical striped prom dress is a perfect vintage-inspired piece that fits with spring/summer’s retro seaside vibe while the China print shift dress is perfect for summer weddings.’

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Lesley McCormack, M&Co’s Senior Online Womenswear Coordinator, is a fan of the effortlessly-groomed look:

A lighter makeup look works well for summer, especially against cooler blue tones.

The models at the Stella McCartney show, which featured lots of blue, had luminous skin and slicked back hair.

An up-do looks elegant and works well if you have a hint of metallic eyeshadow on your lids – just enough to catch the sun’s rays.’

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