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Say hello to our brand new series ‘what to buy this week’ where I’ll be sharing the key fashion and beauty buys that both me and the Marie Claire Editors have been shopping, sharing and speaking about incessantly. Expect an edit of the items we really love each week from cult and up and coming designers to the high street. With a vintage gem or three from our Vintage Edit for good measure.
What to buy? Is a question I’m always asked by friends, colleagues and clients. As a celebrity stylist and fashion editor, I’m constantly searching and scanning the most coveted stores both online and in person. So you can rest assured that I won’t miss a thing. Whether it’s a piece that’s having a moment on Instagram or, really needs to. Expect to find it here.
This article is created in partnership with Aspinal of London, FitFlop, Missoma, The Outnet, Hunkemoller, MATCHESFASHION, Browns, Oliver Bonas, Free People, Ray-Ban, WUKA and Mulberry.
With seasonal staples and styles that’ll get your heart racing. There will also be a focus on mindful consumption so you can shop with safe knowledge these pieces will look just as good in a year or two’s time, from cosy coats to flouncy summer dresses and everything in between.
Now the world’s opening up more and more we’re able to fully embrace the colour, optimism and eclecticism that we’ve been craving for the past 18 months. Joyful clothing is an antidote to the comfort of casual clothing we’ve wrapped ourselves in for the past year. A vibrant return to brunches with the girls, dinner dates and even in-person meetings.
You know what to do, scroll and shop below…
Handcrafted from recycled materials Missoma’s playful enamel collection will brighten up all of your holiday looks in an instant. Style yours solo for maximum impact or stack with your go-to golden styles as a reminder to be bold this summer.
Adorned with the brands signature crystal-encrusted bow this sweet bag is sized for your essentials - think phone, lipstick and sunglasses. Perfect for wedding season it’ll compliment everything from tailoring to floral midis.
Cut for a relaxed fit this playful quilted coord set from The North Face is ideal for those with a busy summer. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable look to travel long haul in or something quick and easy to throw on when running errands this quilted twinset has been designed with you in mind. Pair with black accessories to make the logo pop.
If, like me, you’ve spent the last two years planning your summer getaway but have neglected what you’ll wear when you get to your dream destination don’t panic. Jimmy Choo have just released their beach collection. Expect playful accessories that’ll pop just as well poolside as they will against white sandy beaches.
Simple yet versatile AGNEEL’s new Cara tote is designed with busy lives in mind. Handcrafted n Italy from grained leather it’s sized to fit all your essentials (and more) think, laptop, iPad, makeup bag and more.
Super charming in its nostalgia, Thelma and Leah's pyjama sets are a guaranteed mood-lifter. Inspired by the Atlantic Ocean the deep blue print on these playful cotton pyjamas was hand block printed in India.
To celebrate Earth Day sustainable lingerie brand Dora Larsen are donating 100% of all profits made from Earth Day on April 22nd to the 24th to DIRT. The organisation was founded by model and activist Arizona Muse and works to regenerate soil by supporting Biodynamic Farming.
Inspired by the ‘90s Christian Louboutin's 'Multitaski' mules are crafted from scores of vibrant rainbow-hued strips woven into a knot. Set on an under 70mm heel they’re perfect for a long night on the dance floor. Wear to the next wedding in your calendar.
Shade seekers, meet the Talia Fedora by All Saints. A summer staple, you won’t want to go anywhere without it. Suns out, hat on.
Crafted from sustainable recycled polyester this sky blue jumpsuit is cut for a flattering relaxed fit and detailed with a belt to cinch your waist. A playful alternative to a midi dress for spring weddings, style yours with colour pop accessories.
I've got my long awaited hen do next month and playful, white swimwear is at the top of my shopping list. Made from 78% recycled materials and adorned with detachable pearl straps it ticks all the boxes.
Made to carry all summer long, Free People’s raffia tote is sized for all your essentials - think, beach towel, laptop and more. Carry yours by the top handles or attach the adjustable strap for days when you need to go hands free.
Bold colour calls for a bolder shape, Vince ticks both boxes with this playful pistachio hue halter neck dress. Fastening at the neck with a sash tie, with an open back and blooming full skirt. Wear yours with sandals to your next garden party.
Made from recycled polyester with an integrated Perform Seamless period pants WUKA's leggings provide the power to absorb your period flow whilst helping you to stay active on your period. Suitable for a medium period flow, see how I styled them on the @marieclaireedit instagram page.
Look good, feel good, do good. It's Conscious Citizen's mantra and proudly emblazoned on their signature tee. Made from organic cotton each tee is made to order to eliminate waste.
Swim without any compromises this summer thanks to WUKA’s genius period-proof swim briefs. Made from recycled nylon they’re designed for a light-flows (holding around 10ml or two small tampons) and can be worn solo or layered underneath your go-to swimwear.
Nothing says spring/summer quite like a pair of pearl adorned earrings. Keep in focus by styling yours solo.
If there's ever a moment to go big, it's your hen do. I've just ordered this beautiful bow dress for mine and I cannot wait to wear it. I'll be wearing mine with minimal heels and a white sparkly clutch.
This gloriously joyous dress has got me feeling optimistic that summer may actually be on it's way. I'd wear this to the beach with an oversized raffia bag and my go-to sandals.
The classic backpack receives a Mickey Mouse makeover just in time for summer. Part of the COACH collaboration with the iconic brand this playful style is adorned with Mickey’s favourite friends - think, Donald, Mini, Goofy and more. Sized for your essentials with an interior tech sleeve especially for your laptop, it’s an easy way to add some magic into your everyday.
Sleeper's feather-trimmed 'Boheme' slip dress channels all the glamor of Hollywood's Golden Age. Cut to a mini length, it's been made locally in Kyiv from smooth ECOVERO™-satin that's approved to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
Romantic and effortless, this must-have-midi is one of those rare gems that you can pair with trainers and a trench during the week, strappy heels and a clutch for a weekend wedding or dad sandals and a straw hat for a day at the beach. It's beyond versatile and I've got so much time for it, it's puffed sleeves and rich red hue.
After all the postponements of the past two years this summer is set to be the busiest ever for weddings. So, if you're diary is filled with mid-week celebrations and weekend destination weddings a great dress will help get you through the chaos. Crafted from cotton its light and breezy with practical pockets and a playful cut out sides. Pair with white accessories.
Add sunshine into your summer wardrobe with this muted yet vibrant twinset. Cut for a relaxed fluid fit its ideal for balmy days by the sea or in the city. Toughen yours up with chunky sandals and a contemporary cross body bag.
Engineered for exercise and casual running the Vitamin trainer is made from recycled materials - with a recycled PET polyester knit upper and a repurposed foam sole. Super light yet stable and supportive they’re perfect for running errands, speed walking and cycling.
If, like me, you're getting married this summer and are searching for the perfect jewellery to pair with your wedding dress look no further than Missoma's brand new Molten Pearl collection. It's contemporary yet decadent the pearl adorned pieces have the look of vintage heirlooms.
Few things shout 'summer' louder than joyful swimwear. This playful bikini is ideal for long days by the pool, days at the beach and pretty enough to pair with denim cut offs when exploring.
Shop Marks & Spencer's brand new GOODMOVE activewear collection online or, instore at their Covent Garden pop up (they'll be at 6 Slingsby Place till April 23rd). Expect supportive leggings, playful post-work out sets, sports bras and more.
Hush's classic dungarees are updated just in time for Spring. Layer yours over everything from a classic grey tee to a more playful bold Breton.
Designed with the modern bride (and bridal party) in mind, Kitty Joyas celebrates joyful shapes in organic forms and rustic textures. Handmade in London exclusively from recycled metals with each design capturing a playful romance. With 30% of the collection available for personalisation the collection is a perfect gift to yourself or a loved one.
I've been searching for the perfect minimal sandal since last summer and, dear reader, this classic style by Dear Frances is it. Available in white, brown and black I'm tempted to get a pair of each. Style yours with everything from denim to slinky midi dresses.
Sustainable swimwear brand Vanessa Sposi has collaborated with content creator Lindsey Holland to create the most playful capsule collection - think, a classic one piece a square bikini top and flattering high-rise briefs. The linings are infused with natural Antioxidants, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, to soothe and nourish sun-drenched skin - a signature of the brand.
We guarantee you’ll recognise the signature silhouette of the Nuptse jacket, it’s been the go-to jacket of choice on on both the mountains and city streets since ’92. Joyfully updated in time for Spring with a vibrant floral print (inspired by the brands first geodesic tent no less) it’s generously filled with 700-fill responsibly sourced down for long lasting warmth - perfect for windy days by the sea and for your next trip to the alps.
On the search for the perfect wedding guest dress? I've found it. The playful mix of pastels and palms is certain to compliment the bridal party and move beautifully one the dance floor.
Nightwear this pretty is longer reserved exclusively for the bedroom. If you're lucky enough to be getting some winter sun pair yours with raffia accessories.
Estella Bartlett's playful designs are always a go-to for elevated designs that don't break the bank. This 'squiggle' pair is a homage to spring, style yours solo or with contrasting hoops.
Designed to bring the wearer strength and courage on their adventures Alighieri’s Leonne medallion is available in 24kt gold plated bronze or solid 9kt gold. A gorgeous gift for a loved one embarking on a new path in their life or, a treat for yourself to remind yourself of your resilience in moments of need.
A reissue of the 1989 classic, Ray-Ban’s signature Hexagonal silhouette is back. Crafted from hypoallergenic, enduring titanium this light frame is ideal for all-day wear. Perfect for oval faces and helps to balance features, wear yours all summer long.
Created by ex Tom Ford & Burberry designer, Sophie McKay BAR Jewellery is a brand to have on your radar. Handmade by artisans in London, this gold-plated necklace is detailed with a letter of your choice. A gorgeous gift, style yours solo or layer with tonal chains.
Meghan Markle's go-to trainer brand, Veja have collaborated with Marni to create their most playful collection yet.
Consciously created from 100% recycled gold and adorned with lab-grown diamonds Matilde is pavé-ing the way forward for sustainable, timeless jewellery.
Sleeper's nightwear-turned-partywear is a firm favourite of mine, wear yours during the day with boots and a cream jumper tied across your shoulder, switching it up for the night with mules and a red lip.
Instantly recognisable thanks to their lyrical appliqué leather L in canary yellow Loewe's Flow Runner trainers offer a playful way to punch up your tonal tailoring. Try yours with a grey suit.