How to Shop at Marks & Spencer, According to an Insider

Everyone needs helpful shopping tips every now and again, whether you're hunting down an outfit for a winter wedding or navigating the oversaturated world of designer bags. When it comes to shopping the high street, you may feel like you're in no need of expert intel, but it's only the most skilled shoppers who can find those wardrobe gems that stand the test of time, regardless of price. This is where Rachel Sullivan, head of content at Marks & Spencer, comes in.

We've followed Sullivan since she started up her Marks & Spencer Insider account in September 2018. Her mission? To find bring you the brand's most stylish standout finds on a daily basis. We've loved her down-to-earth approach to style that combines comfort and wearability with just the right amount of on-trend appeal. She truly has her finger on the pulse when it comes to knowing what M&S pieces are going to sell out. Naturally, we didn't want to keep this secret to ourselves, so we decided to get some insider know-how from the woman herself.

From the unexpected pieces to shop at M&S this season to the best ways to find the best buys online, here are Rachel's top tips for shopping the brand. Scroll down to see what she said and shop her favourite pieces for the new season.

Become an M&S Denim Convert

"It's really worth looking again at M&S denim if you haven't recently. We actually have the biggest market share in denim, and there are some amazing new cuts and washes that feel very fresh and current. The wide-leg crop is a shape I'm really coveting this season."

Check Out Holly's Must-Haves

"Holly's next Must-Have edit launches 26 February, and I can't wait. This season is also denim-inspired, and there are so many brilliant standout pieces that are sure to get snapped up fast. There's a super-cool frilled shirt, a gorgeous denim midi dress and a really on-trend cotton boiler suit (this is the piece I think everyone will get excited about!)"

M&S Dresses Are So Good Right Now

"Our dresses are having a real moment; whether you're looking for bold animal prints or something a bit more sleek and chic, it's all there. There's a particular white broderie anglaise floaty dress arriving in March that I cannot wait to get my hands on."

One to Watch: Logo Tees

"Logo tees are huge this season, and M&S has some amazing ones. They're the easiest way to update your wardrobe."

Keep An Eye On Style & Living

"Keep checking the 'new-in' and "style and living' section of the M&S website; this is where you'll find the gems."

Don't Forget About Swimwear

"One thing that's brilliant right now is our swimwear. All of the expertise from our lingerie team goes into the design, so you can feel really supported and still look fabulous on the beach. If you're lucky enough to be getting some winter sun, the new Rosie for Autograph swimwear collection is beautiful, and there's even more to look forward to in March from this collection."

Follow An Insider!

"Lastly, one great tip is to follow myself (@marksandspencer_rachel) as well as our other brand Instagram accounts, as you'll be able to get a completely unique perspective of M&S. My account is full of the pieces I love and the way I wear them every day."

Shop Rachel's M&S Edit

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