27 Marks and Spencer Basics That Will Carry You Through Autumn

It’s been a tough old year for the Great British high street, with every week seeing another gloomy headline that speaks of lay-offs and store closures. Yet behind the media coverage, Marks and Spencer (surely one of the longest-standing members of the affordable fashion community) is continuing to do what it does best: deliver timeless, well-executed staples for the shopping public.

When it comes to fashion, September is always a tricky time of year as temperatures become somewhat inconsistent, but it’s safe to say that the air is getting chiller by the day. Anything we invest in now has to be versatile and adaptable for whatever the autumnal weather throws at us, and M&S has the solution. Its online store is packed full of seasonally appropriate gems that will blend seamlessly into your capsule wardrobe and adapt to your ever-changing fashion needs. Really, it’s not rocket science. It’s just about keeping your eyes peeled for those time-tested faves, such as Breton tops, classic jeans, white shirts, and layer-friendly shackets.

To save you time, we’ve rounded up all the chic, elevated staples that we spotted on the M&S website this week, so scroll down to see what we found. Marks and Spencer, we’re behind you all the way.

This colour looks so expensive. 

Everyone needs a white collared blouse in their wardrobe. 

M&S’s latest drop of chunky boots is so impressive. 

Assistant editor Nell Block has this sweater and can confirm it looks excellent with blue jeans. 

One half of the chicest set on the high street. 

And the other half. 

A stylish spin on the denim jacket. 

Riding boots are a key footwear trend for the season ahead. 

That’s right—checked shackets are still going strong. 

Ribbed knitwear always looks so chic. 

Quilted outerwear keeps selling out, so get this coat while you can. 

If you don’t already own a pair of wide-leg jeans, this is the perfect place to start. 

Because you can never have too many Breton stripes.

The contrast soles on these boots add a directional feel to the classic Chelsea boot. 

The print and colour make this dress gorgeous all around. 

Cable-knit sweaters are getting a 2021 upgrade in vest form. 

We’ll take this in the tan colour way, too. 

Hands down, M&S’s coolest cashmere yet. 

You’ll get so much wear out of these versatile checked trousers. 

Another pair of M&S boots we love. 

Just add the above chunky boots. 

It’s time to embrace high-neck knitwear. 

This borg overcoat looks like it could be genuine vintage. 

I’ve seen this in real life, and it hangs beautifully. 

Square toes are still key this season. 

An ideal and comfortable alternative to jeans. 

M&S’s leather is unmatched on the high street. You’ll wear this classic skirt for years to come. 

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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.