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What Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, is buying now


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IMAGE.ie's fashion columnist Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, shares her key summer pieces.

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A mother of two and a photographer by trade, Marianne Smyth shot into the Instagram limelight very quickly due to her signature outfit pose. Known for her distinguishable mirror-selfies and timeless style, Marianne provides a catalogue of must-have, accessible outfits. Her carefully curated content is comprised of everyday wardrobe staples, styled in different ways.

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Join us here every second week, where Marianne will hunt down the very coolest buys and tell you how to style them.

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Marianne’s shopping picks

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Ganni Knit Tank Dress, €365

Wedding season is here, dress up with gold statement jewellery and a minimal heel and the look is complete. Adore!

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COS Oversized Trench, €175

I have my eye on this green trench. Keep it simple and pair with a black straight leg jean, sandal and a black tank for those cooler summer days.

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COS Top, €39

It may look simple but you can never have too many basic t-shirts. Dress this up with a classic pair of black cigarette pants and a heel for an evening look or dress it down with slouchy jeans. Effortless and classy in one.

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COS Shoulder Bag, €175

Oversized bags are everywhere this season and this COS bag ticks all the right boxes.

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& Other Stories Half Zip Sweater, €99

This is like Khaite but without the price tag. Pair with a pair of Bermuda shorts during the summer months and layer up with a trench come autumn/winter. You can’t go wrong with a half zip knit.

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Ganni Checked Woven Midi Dress, €195

The little checked dress, perfect for an evening out with a low slingback heel or during the day with Havaianas and a basket bag.

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Naghedi St. Barths Mini Woven Tote Bag, €245

The most gorgeous woven tote bag. Extremely practical with the crossbody strap too. Win-win.

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Anna + Nina Gold-Plated Georgia Coral Beaded Necklace, €73

I have a thing for coloured beaded necklaces at the moment. I love the simplicity of this coral beaded necklace. Perfect to spruce up your most basic tank tops.

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& Other Stories Linen Shorts, €69

I don’t know about you but I have been living in linen shorts this summer. These are the perfect cool city short for running errands or an evening out.

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H&M Vest Top, €22.99

Crochet is everywhere this season, I picked this up for my holidays to throw over my bikini when I need that extra bit of coverage.

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Raey Slip Dress, €194

A simple white dress that you will have in your wardrobe for years to come.

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Isabel Marant Étoile Trench, €343

With the unpredictable weather we are currently having, a lightweight trench is a summer essential.

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Zara Knit Sweater, €29.95

It’s no secret I love a knitted jumper. This linen stripe is the perfect knit for those cooler summer days. I’d style this with a pair of black linen trousers, my black thong sandals & a pair of classic Rayban wayfarer sunnies. The perfect relaxed weekday look.

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Arket Relaxed Poplin Shirt, €59

A striped green poplin shirt, what’s not to love! Looks great with a pair of long Bermuda shorts or wear as a cover-up over your favourite swimsuit or bikini.

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Loewe Cushion Tote Bag, €980

I just recently bought this bag after looking at it week on week. I love a casual summer basket bag but sometimes a basket bag doesn’t quite cut it on those cloudy rainy days! Perfectly chic with structure, can’t wait to style it up.

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Persol Sunglasses, €211.64

Never have I had so many compliments on my most recent pair of sunnies. With the lighter frame and blue lens they look great with any summer outfit.

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DMY By DMY Valentina Oval Sunglasses, €175

Sometimes the missing piece of the outfit is a simple pair of sunglasses. I love a brown pair of sunnies, they compliment so many skin tones.

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With Nothing Underneath Women’s Boxer Shorts, €46

These just arrived last week and I’m in love! The perfect short to accompany a loose, laid-back linen shirt.

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Zara Midi Dress, €39.95

I’ve had my notifications turned on for this pink delight. The cut is just so chic! I would team it with a pair of thong sandals and an oversized rattan bag for the ultimate summer look.

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Totême Midi Dress, €342

I’ve had my eye on this Totême dress pre-sale and now it’s discounted I jumped at the chance. The perfect summertime dress to elevate your daytime look.

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& Other Stories Leather Strap Straw Tote Bag, €59

I use my Celine basket bag daily during the summer months. Opt for this Stories version for a purse-friendly option.

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& Other Stories Button Vest, €59

A black linen vest is a perfect way to elevate your jeans. Pair with a simple thong sandal for the perfect daytime look.

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Aeyde Renee Leather Flip Flops, €195

Sometimes less is more.

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Massimo Dutti Long Poplin Dress, €93.15

This black dress ticks all the boxes for me – fitted around the bust with a playful skirt. Pair with a colourful strappy sandal for that understated chic wedding vibe.

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Zara Knit Cardigan, €29.95

Knitwear that’s perfect for summer. Add a simple white tank and a pair of blue denim shorts and you’re good to go.

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Arket Denim Shorts, €59

I own these Arket shorts and they’re my go-to. With a slightly longer hem and looser shape, these are made for girls slightly afraid of shorts.

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Agolde 90’s Pinch Waist Shorts, €158

Long shorts are my go-to item of the summer. Dress up with midi heels and an oversized blazer or down with Birkenstock’s and let the shorts do the talking.

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Zara Cropped Blazer, €49.95

Now bars are restaurants soon to open and we have an excuse to get dressed up, why not update your black blazer to this chic cropped short-sleeved blazer? I would wear this closed, with a pair of black long boyfriend jeans (the ones that bunch up at the ankle, they’re that long) and a pair of strappy sandals.

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Daphine Laurita Hoops, €168

Complete the look with added statement earrings like this Daphine pair I got recently. Just the perfect amount of sparkle.

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Birkenstock x TooGood Black The Mudlark Sandals, €556

I’m a big fan of Birkenstocks, they’re just that comfortable, chuck-on type of shoe. I’ve had my eye on Birkenstock x TooGood Black The Mudlark Sandals for a while. The perfect sandal for summer. Comfortable and chic!

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St. Agni Ava Knitted Maxi Dress, €365

I’ve loved St. Agni for a long time now and I’m super excited to see their collection stocked in Browns! They’re simple, timeless classics to see you through summer. I love the simplicity of this dress with the sexy back, baring just the right amount of skin. I’d pair this with the Birkenstock sandals above for an effortless summer look.

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See by Chloé High Waist Tapered Trousers, €405 

My capsule wardrobe centres around tailored trousers in the summer. Dress up them with strappy heels and a loose shirt (a la Kendall Jenner) or down with flats and a black tank for that chic monochromatic look.

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Zara Lined Blend Dress, €49.95

Green is big news this summer. With the detail in the dress, there’s no need for too many accessories. Keep it simple with wooden heels and a rattan clutch. Wedding guest-ready!

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Zara Leather and Wood Strappy Sandals,€129

These are a nod to the clog trend that has come full circle. They’re perfect for wedding guest styling or with boyfriend jeans, a simple white tee and an oversized basket tote, you’ll have your cool-girl look of the summer.

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COS One Shoulder Top, €39

The perfect wardrobe staple to dress up a pair of your favourite trousers.

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COS Crochet Shopper Bag, €69

Now that we are hitting the shops again I’m reaching for my larger bags. This bag has it all, boohoo relaxed vibes with a hint of summer fun.

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Agolde 90s Pinch Waist Straight-Leg Jeans, €340

When it comes to the full-length straight leg jean, these are a pair worth investing in!

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Acne Studios Mesh Sneakers, €340

I’ve lived in my all-white Acne Studios mesh sneakers all winter and I’m in love with this new colourway. It’s the perfect update to your go-to jeans and t-shirt look.blankBirkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Faded Khaki, €90

I bring my Birkenstocks out every year without fail, and this particular colour will go with everything in your wardrobe.

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Zara Open Knit Cardigan, €25.95

I can not get enough of this knit cardigan! I would team this with boyfriend jeans, an off-white vest and the Birkenstock’s above for a casual springtime look.

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COS Satin Slip Dress, €79

We all know I love a minimal dress. This satin slip ticks all the right boxes. I can imagine this styled down with The Row style sandals and an oversized slouchy bag. Perfect for that summer bbq!

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Envelope1976 Gala Coat, €700

High on my wish list is this stunning wool coat. Its thin fabric makes it a perfect transitional piece moving into the warmer months. Perfect for those outdoor plans we have coming up!

Zara Long Knit Skirt, €29.95

What better way to transition into spring/ summer than with a knit midi skirt? I would pair this skirt with a loose grey T-shirt tucked in at the front, black sandals and an oversized bag to create that effortless thrown together look.

Nanushka Jen Knotted Pleated Vegan Leather Tote, €295

Following on with the cream theme, I’m already planning my date night outfits. This Nanushka bag is first on my wishlist! It is a sculptural dream. With its deep pleats and sharp edges, it’s the hero piece of any outfit.

Ancient Greek Sandals Desmos Cutout Leather Slides, €160

Ancient Greek Sandals have been my forever go-to for the days I fancy a change from my everyday chunky sandals. These are a slight nod to the Hermes Oran, only a little more purse-friendly.

Agolde 90s Mid-rise Faded Straight-Leg Jeans, €265

No wardrobe should be without a straight fit, mid rise boyfriend jean. Dress up or dress down they honestly look great with everything! To me they really are the jeans of the summer.

Arket Oversized Linen Shirt, €79

We all know I love a linen shirt for summer! I just recently purchased this blue linen beauty. I can’t wait to style it loose over a white tank and jeans. It would also look great thrown over a swimsuit as a poolside cover-up.

Photography by @smythsisters.

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