All Our Editors Agree, These Are the Best M&S Pieces to Buy for Autumn

We Brits have long relied on Marks and Spencer. Before online shopping was even a thing, it was there for us for everything from school supplies to underwear and, of course, the all-important coats and boots. There may now be a plethora of places to turn to for your new-season wardrobe, but M&S has remained one of our favourite high-street go-tos, and for good reason. We rely on it for the essentials, but also, in recent years, the brand has stepped up its fashion game and provided us with some seriously stylish additions that boast both quality and good looks. 


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As a team, we’re not embarrassed to say we have a passion for scrolling through the M&S website or popping into our local store on our lunch break to browse the new-in sections. So often, we've come away with a real gem—something like the perfect jacket, leather trousers or an affordable cashmere knit—that goes on to hold a place in our wardrobes for years. Can you really blame us, then, for our rather unconventional hobby? 

So as autumn 2022 gets well underway, and wardrobe refreshes and new-season shake-ups abound, we thought we’d put our talents to good use and provide you with an edit of the pieces from M&S we really love right now. There are obviously plenty of great knits and jackets, but we're also really impressed with the denim and accessory selections. Keep scrolling to shop.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.