7 Things I Decided to Buy After Spending a Week in London

Late January may not be the most spring-like time in London, but I recently found myself there with spring shopping on the mind. I traveled to London (which is undoubtedly one of my favorite cities) to preview heritage British brand Marks & Spencer's spring collection, and that, along with the plethora of cool local girls I encountered, left me with a lengthy wish list of spring items to add to my wardrobe.

For a little backstory, Marks & Spencer (affectionately known as M&S to the locals), dates back to 1884 and has since become a one-stop shop for everything from food to cosmetics to clothing, shoes, and accessories. The brand is wildly popular in the UK, and now that the brand ships all of its classic yet on trend, wallet-friendly fashion items to the U.S., getting the cool London girl look is particularly easy.

Marks & Spencer's S/S 19 collection is filled with breezy midi dresses, relaxed linen suiting, and fresh takes on the classic basics the brand is known and loved for. Upon returning from my week of moonlighting as a British girl, I was left feeling inspired by the way the city's residents so effortlessly look cool and sophisticated at the same time. And to learn a little more about how ways of a stylish British girl (specifically when it comes to spring dressing), I consulted Francesca Zedda, Marks & Spencer's head of trend content and styling (aka an expert on the subject).

Keep scrolling to find out how British girls will be dressing this spring from Zedda herself and shop my picks for each of the seven pieces I'm convinced I need to buy now.

This press trip was paid for by Marks & Spencer. Editor's opinions are her own.