Bravo, M&S—22 Autumn Buys That Just Can't Be Beaten

Of all the high-street brands out there, Marks and Spencer is one I always like to keep my eye on. With each of the past few collections, I think it can get better. However, as soon as the latest drop lands on-site, I find myself eating my words—M&S keeps getting chicer and chicer.

Though I'd previously make a beeline for its Autograph category, which houses the brand's more classic, design-led pieces, I now turn to its other sections, Per Una and M&S Collection. It pays to keep tabs on Marks and Spencer's movements—you never know what you might miss otherwise.


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Yatri Pabari wears a blazer and trousers from Marks and Spencer. 

As autumn is well and truly on its way, I decided to do a little reconnaissance and see what M&S has in store for the season ahead. Judging by the latest additions, it's already shaping up to be one of its best yet. 

With everything from sleek leather staples to some of the best tailoring I've seen come out of the high street, scroll on to see 22 expensive-looking staples from Marks and Spencer's A/W 21 drop. 


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.