I Just Assembled 4 Stylish Autumn Outfits Entirely From M&S

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Autumn is almost upon us after a final blaze of summer heat, and it's time for the seasonal switch-up. As someone who has spent many mornings standing in front of her wardrobe questioning what to wear, I've decided to begin the new season by planning out a few key looks that can be called upon in times of need. With these trusty outfit blueprints on standby, getting ready for whatever the day holds is going to be that much easier. This autumn, I've turned to the British high street to create these reliable looks, and where better to start than Marks & Spencer? With Sienna Miller as the face of the autumn campaign, it's sure to be a winning collection. 


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Even though I've worked in the fashion industry for years, switching from summer to autumn can feel like a daunting styling task. Not only are we reuniting with soft knitwear, jackets and chunky boots that haven't been summoned for many months, there are also the year-round staples that can be restyled for chillier temperatures. With all that in mind, finding inspiration to layer up whilst also looking stylish and dressing for the unpredictable British weather can feel like no small feat. But thankfully, Marks & Spencer's new-in section is filled with expensive-looking pieces that will have people asking, "Where did you get that?" all season. 

Like many of us, I've long been a fan of M&S for its high quality and reasonable prices. Covering everything from timeless basics to fresh tailoring and even directional, trend-led finds, there's something for everyone, especially in this latest collection. To help inspire your style for the months ahead, I've assembled four autumnal outfits from M&S's latest drop that will have you covered from low-key weekends to work and evenings out.

Each outfit relies on hard-working staples that can be mixed and matched throughout your wardrobe, like a chic striped shirt that can be thrown on with jeans or elevated with tailored trousers for work. You'll also find expensive-looking jackets and boots that will command a place in your wardrobe for years to come, rounded off with versatile classics like a white tee and favourite jeans that slot seamlessly into your outfits. 

Keep scrolling to explore the four chic autumn outfits I built entirely from M&S.



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Style Notes: The brilliance of these outfit builds is the versatility of each piece. The foundations of this look can be worn through all seasons for a chic office look, or you can swap the tailored trousers for a smart-casual look on weekends. 




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Style Notes: For something casual like a coffee date or brunch, it's all about the balance of looking effortlessly put-together. The simplest format lies in jeans and a tee with an iconic jacket style and heeled boots for a slight elevation. Finally, pull the look together with minimalist jewellery. 




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Style Notes: For off-duty days, comfort is key. Relaxed trousers and trainers will ensure you're able to tick off your to-do list with ease, whilst a collared knit adds a chic touch to the silhouette. Finally, complete the look with an on-trend bomber jacket. 




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Style Notes: For a quick switch from work to drinks on a Friday evening, swap your loafers for boots and your blazer for a leather jacket. You're good to go. 


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Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.