When it comes to the classics, you can always rely on Marks & Spencer. Long my go-to for new season essentials, I couldn't wait to try on their new autumn collection, which includes a highly covetable capsule assembled by none other than Sienna Miller. Reader, they did not disappoint.
This season, the collection feels especially well curated, with effortless styles that you can mix-and-match into a full wardrobe of autumn looks for day and night, work and weekends. In fact, the latest drop from the stalwart of British style is brimming with so many good pieces, it's hard to pick out just a few favourites. Of course, at the top of my list are those that Sienna modelled in the Anything but Ordinary campaign, including cosy cable-knit jumpers, sleek tailoring and relaxed slip skirts. Any opportunity to emulate her style, I'm sold.
As someone who leans towards a more minimalist aesthetic, M&S is one of my favourite high street spots for understated essentials, and I still think they have some of the best cashmere on the high street. From slouchy crewneck jumpers to supremely on trend loafers, there are plenty of timeless pieces that I know I'd turn to again and again. From the many treasures I tried on, these 24 are at the top of my M&S wish list.
1. JEANS + TROUSERS
I love the light wash of these jeans, and the wide leg silhouette is very on trend.
The soft texture of wool trousers always gets me. I'd pair these with a slouchy jumper and black loafers.
The most comfortable pair of tailored trousers you'll find.
2. SKIRTS + DRESSES
Slip skirts paired with oversized knits are going to be a popular look this autumn, and this chocolate brown is perfect for the season.
This dress has a Scandi vibe that makes it look much more expensive than it is.
This is such a timeless, versatile style, it's no surprise it's one of the pieces Sienna modelled.
No one on the high street does cashmere better than M&S, and this colour is at the top of my must-have list.
With its contrasting ribbed hem and neck, this slouchy jumper has just the right amount of polish.
A tailored white shirt is essential for emulating understatedly chic French style.
I'm not usually a fan of bold colours, but the deep richness of this tone has convinced me to break out of my black-and-white rotation.
5. BLAZERS + VESTS
With the panelling detailing and dramatic lapels, this looks extremely sophisticated.
The tweed gives this blazer a vintage, British countryside charm.
The relaxed fit of this black blazer exudes Sienna-approved, laidback cool.
6. COATS + JACKETS
A camel wool coat will always be in style, and this has to be one of the best priced options on the high street.
A leather biker jacket is a wardrobe staple, and this one has such a great silhouette.
This season, tall boots will be everywhere, and this equestrian-inspired style have a timelessness that means you'll keep turning to them over the years.
Loafers are the shoe of the season, and these square toe versions have a really contemporary feel.
Buttery soft, a super simple silhouette—this is a minimalist's dream.
This is a brilliant alternative to the Acne Studio scarf, and will brighten up your outerwear even on the gloomiest day.
The gold hardware makes this look extra polished.
This post was previously published and has since been updated.
Jess Kelham-Hohler is a freelance writer, editor and content strategist. She has been a contributor for Who What Wear UK since 2023. Currently based in London following six years in Washington D.C. and New York, she was previously the Digital Editor for Soho House & Co, an international group of private members’ clubs for creatives. She has interviewed a range of artists, creators and more, including Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani, photographer Misan Harriman and fashion editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner. Today, she writes primarily about fashion, travel and culture for various publications, and has worked as a copywriter and content strategist for brands such as Belstaff, Olivela and Equinox.
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