I've Assembled the Perfect Warm-Weather Capsule Wardrobe Entirely at M&S

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I can't be the only one who felt reformed by last weekend's sunshine. Despite the subsequent spring showers, the languid easter break has firmly put me in the summer mood with visions of myself al fresco dining wrapped in swathes of linen and ideally holding some kind of margarita. To bring the fantasy to life (and to manifest the hot weather), I began my journey to assemble the warm-weather summer capsule, and as always, Marks & Spencer ticked off every category on my list.

The beauty of M&S is that there is always a treasure to be found. Whether you're restocking on staple pieces or taking on a new trend, the high-street brand always comes through with a wide range of sizes and lengths to choose from. What's more, M&S has managed to keep prices reasonable whilst not compromising quality, and this summer edit filled with rich cottons and breezy linens is certainly proof of that.


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There are six reliable styles that always feature in my spring/summer capsule wardrobe. First up, staples are the backbone of any wardrobe that you can rely on year-round. Whether it's a classic vest or a pair of jeans, these are the pieces your outfits can be built upon. Now, we can't talk about warm weather without mentioning dresses. The ease of dresses makes them extra appealing, especially looser styles that won't cling on the hottest days. You simply need a pair of shoes to complete the look. Speaking of shoes, sandal season is just around the corner, and M&S has a selection of expensive-looking styles that you can rely on at every turn. It should come as no surprise that linen features in this capsule. The airy fabric is a no-brainer when temperatures rise, but often comes in sleek tailored silhouettes that appeal throughout the seasons depending on how you style them.

As much as I wish I could manifest hot, sunny days for your future, the reality is that we live in Britain, so a light jacket should always be kept within reach for sudden weather changes. Last but not least, there's an array of accessories that will make each outfit formula feel completely different from the last.

With summer a mere heartbeat away, there's no time like the present to begin assembling our capsules for the season ahead. Keep scrolling to explore.

1. Elevated Basics

2. Summer Dresses

3. Keep-Cool Linen

4. Stand-Out Sandals

5. Light Layers

6. Finishing Touches

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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.