Autumn is around the corner and I’ve already spotted ‘9 stylish new pieces in Marks & Spencer’ perfect for the season.
It really came in to focus for me during lockdown that I didn’t have all the necessary essentials for my wardrobe. Yes, I had some of the latest trend pieces, but what I really needed were key versatile pieces.
There are some super useful modern classic pieces to have in your wardrobe nowadays. These can really enable you to get dressed and get on with your day a whole lot easier. That’s why, post lockdown, I’ve focused on upping my seasonal capsule wardrobe game. Ensuring I have key pieces to get me through every quarter.
Marks & Spencer is always ahead of the game and they do try to please a wide audience, which is why they have great basics. They also do more trend-led pieces too, which I also love. These are the nine that have caught my eye recently with some ideas on how to style them. I’ve added links to the website in the sub-headings.
9 Stylish Pieces
A wide leg trouser is one of the easiest to wear for nearly all body shapes. They’re stylish worn with a top tucked in and can elongate the body if worn with a longline cardigan of the same colour.
This pair has the advantage of an elasticated waist, so they’ll be comfy. They can be easily pulled on and worn with a shirt tucked in. Simply pull out the shirt a little bit to overhang the trousers if you want to hide the waistband.
Dress down these wide leg trousers (£25.00) with a big jumper as the weather turns chilly, or dress with a blazer for work or drinks.
Faux leather has come a long way and many women have a few pieces in their wardrobe for the cooler seasons. What I like about this shirt is that its oversized, so I think it is perfect for transition dressing. Wear over a cami, vest or T. Shirt in the next few weeks and then swop for a turtle neck when it’s colder. Priced at £35.00.
The denim dress (£45.00) is a classic for any season and this midi option is perfect for Autumn. I love the nod to the classic western style collar and pockets. Wear with a pair of tan boots and the leopard print cross body below and be super stylish all autumn long. Don’t forget to try wearing it open with a thin layer top and jeans for a casual look.
A cross body camera bag is a great accessory for the weekend, or if you want a smaller bag to hand while carrying a larger tote for work.
The cross body camera bag basically carries your essentials in an easy carry/access way. What I love about this double zip, animal version from M&S is that it can really up your style game.
Leopard-print has been lauded as a neutral of late and I have to admit to having a fair few items in my wardrobe. It basically goes with everything. Wear with one colour ensembles or over a trench and jeans at the weekend. Priced at £49.50.
Dress and skirt lengths don’t have to be midi and maxi. This knee length dress looks great for wearing now and into autumn. A printed dress can be quite a statement piece in the wardrobe so choose your print wisely to get lot of wear out of it. Like I said earlier, animal print is a neutral and comes back time and again, so this print makes for a versatile piece. Wear with knee length boots when colder and over leggings for warmth when at home. Priced at £25.00
Fancy something different from black jeans? Why not try black corduroy. They can offer warmth and has more chic appeal. This pair in M&S comes in a quite a lot of colours and at just £22.50 they likely be very popular. They offer a good wardrobe basic for autumn and winter and as they’re straight leg will look good with trainers or heels.
More faux leather, but it has a place in a capsule wardrobe. This one would look great with a white or animal print shirt and I’d love to wear it with a denim shirt on a Saturday. It has a place in the wardrobe, because its cute and chic dressed down with chunky boots and a big jumper, just as much as if worn with knee high boots, a red turtle neck and classic camel coat. Definitely give a faux leather skirt a consideration, as it also won’t break the bank. This one is just £35.00.
This dress is made with a lovely weight material, so it’s not too heavy to wear now or underneath a ‘big coat’ come winter. I think the detailing is super feminine and the wrap style top helps define the waist, while the v-neckline elongates the neck. Cute dress that you’ll wear all the time. Priced at £39.50.
Great for work and even better with jeans and tan accessories for the weekend. That’s if you like neutrals, of course. A great soft white top looks good with lots of colours and especially matched with soft autumnal shades for cosy days. This top, priced £19.50, would look great with the corduroy trousers above and, I imagine, with a long tiered maxi skirt and boots this winter.
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