6 Autumn Trends Marks and Spencer Is Already Backing in a Big Way

It's no secret that Marks and Spencer is a reliable source of frugal wardrobe foundations. Its range of cotton underwear, basic tees and sturdy denim are all impressively high quality for the price, and have become something of a national treasure among us UK shoppers.

But you might be guilty of overlooking the selection of trend-led items in your local M&S. For the past few seasons, this high-street underdog has had its finger on the pulse, delivering directional pieces that could easily be mistaken for more expensive brands. In the last few weeks alone, we've highlighted the standout transitional dressesleather slingbacks and premium-looking linen separates. But as we head toward autumn, we're turning our attention to six new trends that M&S is backing big-time.


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If you've consulted our in-depth AW23 trend report, you're probably already familiar with a few of these—and are no doubt excited that you can try them for yourself without splurging. From the punchy hue that's already made its mark to the minimalist-friendly aesthetic we can't stop talking about, scroll on to see and shop the highlights of Marks & Spencer's latest collection.

1. Quiet-Luxury Staples

2. Business Class

3. Shirt Tales

4. Check Mate

5. La Vie En Rose

6. Power Platforms

Next Up: The 9 Most Expensive-Looking Pieces on the High Street This Week

Freelance Fashion Editor

Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.