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“I can’t wait for the next special occasion”

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If you’ve ever stood in front of a bulging wardrobe and thought ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’, you’re not alone. Many of us get stuck in a style rut and with a million other things to think about, it’s easy to let looking good take a back seat. That’s why, with the help of M&S, we’re launching our Welcome Back To You campaign, showing how real women can discover their full style potential.

Here, finance worker Amaka Chigbue, 31, tells us how she finally welcomed colourful clothes into her wardrobe.

I work in quite a formal office – lots of men in suits – so I tend to wear the same variety of dark outfit every day. My wardrobe is full of black and navy skirts and shirts, which is fine and safe, but it makes finding a dazzling look for a special occasion really tough.

My day with the M&S stylists has totally changed that. Seeing myself in such an array of bright and fun clothes has left me bursting with inspiration and confidence. I never thought I could wear these kinds of outfits, it’s a total revelation! I can mix things up with colour and stripes and patterns – perfect for a summer of weddings and BBQs!

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I know it’s easy to get stuck in a style rut, and I was scared of what people might think about my bold new look, but fashion can give you so much confidence. Seeing the pictures from my photo shoot, I was like, ‘Oh, y’know what? I look pretty hot!’ It’s made me much braver and bolder with my shopping and styling choices, and I can’t wait to see how surprised my husband and friends will be!

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