I’m Readying My Wardrobe for Autumn With These Transitional Staples From M&S

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Though I wish I could promise an ever-lasting summer, in the blink of an eye the leaves will turn orange and cooler temperatures will settle in. To ready myself (and you, of course) I've been narrowing down the trans-seasonal pieces that will ease a summer wardrobe into autumn, and even stand us in good stead come winter.

The key to easily moving through the seasons are reliable staples that can be layered and combined to suit any temperature, any weather and any event. With a trusted set of staples, saying goodbye to summer and welcoming in the new season will be that much easier. And when looking for said staples, I always turn to Marks and Spencer


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Marks and Spencer continues to do what it does best: deliver timeless, well-executed staples for the shopping public. What keeps us coming back to M&S is that it has some of the best basics around, and its online store is packed full of timeless gems that will blend seamlessly into your capsule wardrobe and adapt to your ever-changing fashion needs. The brilliance lies in the fact that these affordable styles span both classic and fashion-forward styles, and always with quality in mind. 

To save you time scrolling, I've created a chic trans-seasonal shopping edit which includes all the elevated staples that will serve you well through the rest of summer and beyond. Look out for day-to-night dresses, expensive-looking tailoring and light layers that can be added or subtracted depending on what the British weather decides to do on any given day.

Boots season will be here soon enough, so I've added a pair of timeless Chelsea boots to save you on those rainy days. Plus, I had to throw in a few forever-chic accessories for good measure. Ready to explore? Let's go. 

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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

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.