Whinnie Whilliams and Zara Martin for MERCER7 campaign. Photographed at John Jones London and Push PR HQ by Simon Wisbey / Hair + Makeup by Tahira Herold / Art Direction and Styling by Erna Leon

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ALL ABOUT STYLE. STYLING TIPS. CAPSULE WARDROBES. VISUAL INSPIRATION

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Last week we attended ME+EM event, celebrating 100 years of fashion’s most iconic top – The Breton. Check out the full feature over on their blog HERE for street style photos and HERE to see more party pix. MERCER7 founder Erna Leon, styled her Breton with tailored trousers, a sharp navy blazer and 2-in-1 Cross Body Clutch in blush. We love this Iconic breton by ME+EM because of its perfect fit and flattering 3/4 sleeves. We are also big fans of the trousers, which fit beautifully and you can switch it’s fabric belt to a leather or a chain one if  you wish. Complete your look with white court shoes for a perfect spring/summer style. Get the look below and shop our main edit HERE.

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MIX & MATCH 7 WAYS / THE BLAZER

GIGI HADID FOR VOGUE CHINA | LIU WEN FOR WALL STREET JOURNAL

We love tailoring and menswear inspired pieces. Having the ultimate blazer in your wardrobe is one of our must haves for any occasion. What we love about blazers is that you can wear it multiple different ways, and make it work for you day to night. You can style it with heels for more dressed up look, or boyfriend jeans and flats for day time casual dressing. The options are endless, whether you choose a classic black tuxedo inspired number or not, you can literally pair any of the ones we edited for you, with just about anything. Hope you like our selection and stay tuned for more.

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CURATING HIGH STREET / MANGO

This season’s Mango collection is looking strong. beautiful silhouettes, lovely cottons and silks at accessible prices. We love their leather ballerina flats and stripe cotton shirts. Although some of the selection does include manmade materials, like the white shoulder bag, but if you are looking for one and can’t afford a pricier version, we thought we include that too as we went for it without knowing it was faux leather at first. We are also including 2 very bright dresses, which we know are not very MERCER7, however the moment we laid our eyes on these two 100% silk gowns, we could not resist them. They would be perfect for a holiday in Ibiza or a hot summer party in the city.
We love Mango’s CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY page on their website where they talk about THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS AND PROJECTS/PROGRAMMES they are working towards.

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AND THESE THREE BRIGHTS (TWO DRESSES AND A BLOUSE) ARE MADE OF 100% SILK AND WE COULD NOT RESIST THEM. SCROLL OVER TO SEE THE FULL SELECTION BELOW //

MIX & MATCH 7 WAYS / THE TRENCH COAT

Trench coat is an iconic wardrobe staple and an investment piece that will last you beyond the latest season. We love how versatile and timeless it is, a true ‘must have’ in anyones wardrobe.

WIKI FACT: The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. Invention of the trench coat is claimed by two British luxury clothing manufacturers, Burberry and Aquascutum, with Aquascutum’s claim dating back to the 1850s. Thomas Burberry invented gabardine fabric in 1879 and submitted a design for an Army officer’s raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.

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MIX & MATCH 7 WAYS / THE BRETON TOP

As you know we are firm believers in UNIFORM DRESSING and CAPSULE WARDROBES.

An iconic Breton striped top has been worn by everyone, from Jackson Pollock and Mick Jagger, to Jane Birkin and Alexa Chung, making it a firm wardrobe staple season after season. Day in and day out, the options are endless with these simple key items added to the mix. Scroll through our MIX & MATCH slides and stay tuned for more outfit ideas dropped straight to your inbox (JUST DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE)

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BRETON TOPS

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We met Lisa Dicicco Cahue just before going in Milly A/W’17 fashion show in New York. She is a blogger and the founder of MINDBODYSWAG.COMWe loved winter white outfit and a neutral colour Chanel bag. Her website Mind Body Swag is a source of inspiration for fashion, lifestyle & travel.

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Stretch leather leggings are part of our uniform, day in and day out. We wear them with everything from our favourite blazers, knitwear and basic t-shirts, to trainers and high heels. This wardrobe staple (and an investment piece) is extremely versatile, easy-to-wear and simple to style for an instantly effortless cool look and rock’n’roll flair – just the way we like it here at MERCER7.

If you ever wondered how to clean your 100% leather leggings and were under the impression that they are a bit high maintenance and need to be constantly dry-cleaned, here is a little tip which we hope you find useful. Follow our steps below:

  • Simply soak your pair of leather leggings in warm water for 5 minutes.
  • Make sure that they are completely saturated in water and then immediately take them out.
  • Put them in the tumble dryer on a high heat until they are completely dry. And voilà, your pair of leggings are back in shape!

If you find your pair a bit stretched out after a couple of wears (because that’s just the nature of leather), just toss them in the dryer without soaking them, and after 45 minutes, they will fit much better and more snug.

Side note / Since stretch leather leggings tend to be on a pricier side and are more of an investment, we think that IRIS & INK ones are the perfect option for £325 – well made and reasonably priced for this particular key item. However, we also offer you options from luxury brands that you can choose from below.

Get the look with our suggestions // The ones we have chosen for you are all beautifully crafted from a butter like supple stretch leather that is durable (than faux pleather ones) and are perfect for any weather.

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MERCER7 founder Erna Leon, in all grey look mixing menswear AllSaints scarf with an oversized wool coat and studded ankle boots.

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Petra, is the founder of PEPA MACK and one of our favourites when it comes to style inspiration. We love her effortless cool approach to dressing with a rock’n’roll flair. This mix of a classic breton top paired with a biker jacket is timeless and should be a part of everyones uniform. Check out her instagram for on-point streetstyle and gorgeous photography.

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We met lovely Wallis Day at London Fashion Week last September. She is a model and an actress, who looked effortlessly cool in Tata Naka bomber jacket. She is currently starring in Warner Brothers prequel Superman movie and models for various brands. Read our mini interview and check out her page on Instagram


WHAT’S YOUR DREAM SHOOT OR COLLABORATION?
Alexander McQueen
WHICH ITEMS IN YOUR WARDROBE YOU WEAR THE MOST?
I tend to wear my oversized suits and colour black.
YOUR GO TO BRAND?
Yves Saint Laurent

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We think that studded boots are timeless. We love them, as they can instantly transform any outfit by adding a bit of an edge to something simple. We have selected eleven pairs for you to choose from, highstreet to luxury.

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Alexandra Stedman is a fashion editor and a stylist behind the THE FRUGALITY. Check out her blog for accessible fashion edit and the best pieces from the high street. We love her philosophy and aesthetic. We also love this streetstyle photo of Alex, combining a classic camel coat with a leather skirt and a white button-down shirt.

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We are huge fans of tailoring! Wear your favourite blazer with a casual white tee or a camisole. For more effortless aesthetic, style this look with a pair of trainers and leather leggings.

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