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Nautical plates from Marks and  Spencer

Who? Marks & Spencer

What? Tableware can be more than just a little boring and that’s one of the reasons why we love these nautical plates from Marks & Spencer. They give the feel of the seaside somewhere exotic, like Beirut or the Aegean islands. They’re perfect for serving up morsels of mezze, and if you like, there are matching bowls too. Priced at £15 for the set of four.

When? Available now

Where? Available online from Marks & Spencer

How? Buy now from Marks & Spencer

Ten of the best fur-trim coats and jackets

There’s a few things that make winter less cold, harsh and unbearable. Hot drinks is one that will always offer comfort. The open hearth is another. But if you’re out and about, nothing beats a fur-trim.

The fluffy and luxuriously soft fur, whether faux or real, give the semblance of being curled up in bed. On the right coat or jacket, it can also look decidedly stylish without being over the top.

And even better? A few of these are currently on sale.

Sounds good? Start here:

Wool hooded coat with faux-fur trim from Halifax Traders

Wool hooded coat with faux-fur trim from Halifax Traders

 

Priced at £150. Currently on sale.

Available from House of Fraser

Lucy gilet from Joseph

Lucy gilet from Joseph

Priced at £625. Currently on sale.

Available from CRUISE

Fur-collar wool and cashmere-blend coat from Balmain

Fur-collar wool and cashmere-blend coat from Balmain

Priced at £3,145. Currently on sale.

Available from matchesfashion.com

Mabel leather bomber jacket from Reiss

Mabel leather bomber jacket from Reiss

Priced at £495. Currently on sale.

Available from Reiss

Tall puffa jacket from Topshop

Tall puffa jacket from Topshop

Priced at £70.

Available from Topshop

Wide-belt quilted hooded jacket from Morgan

Wide-belt quilted hooded jacket from Morgan

Priced at £89. Currently on sale.

Available from House of Fraser

Hepburn coat from Diane Von Furstenberg

Hepburn coat from Diane Von Furstenberg

Priced at £1,415. Currently on sale.

Available from CRUISE

Faux fur shearling jacket from Per Una by Marks & Spencer

Faux fur shearling jacket from Per Una by Marks and Spencer

Priced at £79. Currently on sale.

Available from Marks & Spencer

Faux fur-trim jacket from Miss Selfridge

Faux fur-trim jacket from Miss Selfridge

Priced at £55.

Available from House of Fraser

Faux-fur collar cotton-blend coat from Trademark

Faux-fur collar cotton-blend coat from Trademark

Priced at £560. Currently on sale.

Available from matchesfashion.com

Ten of the best blazers for men

The blazer is one of the few essential items, which all men should have in their wardrobe. Whether you prefer double breasted, a classic navy or the seersucker, there’s something for everybody. It can effortlessly elevate a casual look, add variety to the office attire or complete your yacht ensemble with flare.

There’s never a more appropriate time for blazers than the summer as the social season is in full swing. It isn’t always a requirement but that shouldn’t stop you.

So whether you’re heading to Wimbledon, Henley Regatta or any other event, we’ve got the perfect blazer for you.

Cuypers-e fitted blazer from Tommy Hilfiger

Cuypers-e fitted blazer from Tommy Hilfiger

Priced at £325.

Available from Tommy Hilfiger

Navy textured wool classic fit blazer from Charles Tyrwhitt

Navy textured wool classic fit blazer from Charles Tyrwhitt

Priced at £380.

Available from Charles Tyrwhitt

Pitti B navy double breasted blazer from Reiss

Pitti B navy double breasted blazer from Reiss

Priced at £265.

Available from Reiss

Pure new wool double breasted blazer from M&S Collection Luxury

Pure new wool double breasted blazer from M and S Collection Luxury

Priced at £129.

Available from Marks & Spencer

Ledbury blazer from Crew Clothing

Ledbury blazer from Crew Clothing

Priced at £180.

Available from Crew Clothing

Blue and white stripe seersucker slim fit jacket from Charles Tyrwhitt

Blue and white stripe seersucker slim fit jacket from Charles Tyrwhitt

Priced at £320.

Available from Charles Tyrwhitt

Shepherd check slim fit blazer from Eidos Tipo

Shepherd check slim fit blazer from Eidos Tipo

Priced at £670.97.

Available from Bloomingdale’s

The Hopsack Blazer from GANT rugger

The Hopsack Blazer from GANT rugger

Priced at £365.

Available from GANT

Navy men’s blazer from ESPRIT

Navy mens blazer from ESPRIT

Priced at £72.

Available from El Corte Inglés

Green Oxford unstructured slim fit jacket from Charles Tyrwhitt

Green Oxford unstructured slim fit jacket from Charles Tyrwhitt

Priced at £200.

Available from Charles Tyrwhitt

Ten of the best swimsuits

Are you searching for that perfect bikini?

Well, we say stop, ditch the two-piece and look at the swimsuit instead. As well as offering a whole lot of support, particularly if you’re planning to get involved with water sports, there’s also a lot more fabric to get fashionable with. Just think of the variations in patterns, cuts and straps.

Still not sure? Check out our pick of ten of the best swimsuits – we think they’re enough to prove that the one-piece can be cool too.

Floral spot swimsuit from Dickins & Jones

Floral spot swimsuit from Dickins and Jones

Priced at £45.

Available from House of Fraser

Foulard-print swimsuit from Dolce & Gabbana

Foulard-print swimsuit from Dolce and Gabbana

Priced at £355.

Available from matchesfashion.com

Abstract print twisted front plunge swimsuit from M&S Collection

Abstract print twisted front plunge swimsuit from M and S Collection

Priced at £35.

Available from Marks & Spencer

Plunge foil floral swimsuit from Topshop

Plunge foil floral swimsuit from Topshop

Priced at £36.

Available from Topshop

Red brush strokes triangle swimsuit from Paul Smith

Red brush strokes triangle swimsuit from Paul Smith

Priced at £110.

Available from Paul Smith

Bridget plunge front swimsuit with gold belt from Moeva London

Bridget plunge front swimsuit with gold belt from Moeva London

Priced at £263.

Available from Carnet de Mode

Jade Zara swimsuit from Melissa Odabash + Julien Macdonald

Jade Zara swimsuit from Melissa Odabash and Julien Macdonald

Priced at £120.

Available from The Outnet

Michael watch band convertible one-shoulder Maillot swimsuit from Michael Kors

Michael watch band convertible one-shoulder Maillot swimsuit from Michael Kors

Priced at £129.90.

Available from John Lewis

Mineral print goddess swimsuit from Biba

Mineral print goddess swimsuit from Biba

Priced at £55.

Available from House of Fraser

V-neck nude palm floral swimsuit from Ted Baker

V-neck nude palm floral swimsuit from Ted Baker

Priced at £79.

Available from Ted Baker