I'm a Fashion Editor, and I'm Living in M&S Linen Trousers This Summer


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M&S is my go-to high street store for many things, including but not limited to comfortable but pretty underwear, expensive-looking shoes, affordable cashmere and, believe it or not, jeans too. I’ve long been a fan of how M&S refuses to play into passing trends and focuses instead on producing really good quality, affordable staples-the kind you actually end up wearing for years until they’re threadbare. But it was only last summer that I discovered M&S’s linen trousers for a Who What Wear try-on. In fact, the whole of M&S’s linen collection is worth raving about—from the classic shirts to the elevated summer tailoring. I ended up keeping a lot of the pieces I tried on "for work” (it’s an occupational hazard), and with so many bank holidays recently, and the weather finally getting warmer, I’ve found myself living in my M&S linen trousers especially. And it's not just me that's a fan—influencers from Monikh to Francesca Saffari have been showing off how they style their M&S linen trousers on Instagram recently. 


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I styled my favourite pinstripe M&S linen trousers with a Hunza G swimsuit, shacket and basket bag on a beach staycation during the recent bank holiday. 

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Whether you’re after a more polished, tailored pair to look chic at work or summer events, or a casual drawstring style to throw on for weekend errands and beach holidays, M&S has a number of perfect pairs. As a 5’2” petite woman, I’m also a huge fan of the fact that a lot of their linen trousers come in different length options, meaning I don’t have to take a trip to my local tailor before I can start wearing them. 

The best thing about linen is that you can find great pieces at affordable prices (M&S linen trousers start at just £25), but it’s generally a fabric that can make any outfit look so classy and put-together in warmer weather—something I (and I know a lot of us) struggle with once the balmy days of summer hit, especially in the city. 

Keep scrolling to shop M&S’s best linen trousers—your summer wardrobe will thank you later. 

How to Style M&S Linen Trousers:


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These are the Pure Linen Belted Wid Leg Trousers.


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Francesca wears her M&S linen trousers as part of this chic suit. 


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I've worn these trousers to death since first trying them on. 

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