7 Autumn Trends Marks & Spencer is Already Backing in a Big Way

7 Autumn Trends Marks & Spencer is Already Backing in a Big Way

I’m a fashion editor with an encyclopaedic knowledge of brands and collections past and present. But instead of being asked which year it was that Alexander McQueen spray-painted a dress live on the runway (it was September 1998 as part of his spring/summer 1999 collection, FYI), the fashion question my mum, aunt, friends, and Who What Wear readers ask me most is “what should I buy from M&S right now?”. 

Everyone from my grandma to my niece is obsessed with Marks & Spencer (albeit the latter is mostly hooked on Colin the Caterpillar mini cakes). Clearly, it’s this broad appeal that makes it a conversation starter. Think back to times you’ve been out with your friends; you dutifully compliment one on their outfit, to which they relish in revealing the piece in question came from M&S. It’s happened, right? The funny thing is, M&S has a proven track record of delivering on fashion-forward staples; there should be no shock and awe at the fact they (or you) have bought something good from there. Yet everyone considers it to be their secret source for expensive-looking finds

Although I’d like for us all to remain in this little bubble, the truth of the matter is that Marks & Spencer’s autumn 2022 collection, which is just starting to drip into its new arrivals section, is just too good to stay under the radar for much longer. We’re barely out of summer, and already the brand is nailing some of autumn/winter 2022’s top trends. I could tell you all about them, but I thought it might be better and more time efficient to show them to you. Scroll on to see the seven stylish trends M&S is backing in a big way for autumn. 

Although this shade of moss-green looks so chic, you may prefer the black version. 

Just imagine how stylish this will look with cream trousers or a slip skirt. 

This handy blazer comes in an array of versatile colours. 

Leopard print is big news this year. However, if you’re looking for a subtle way to channel it, this spotty skirt is the solution. 

Just add flared jeans and ankle boots. 

Or, go all out with a leopard dress. I love the daytime styling here with a tote bag and white kicks. 

If you buy one pair of boots this season, make it a pair of cowboy boots. Specifically, this pair of cowboy boots. P.S. they also come in beige. 

If you prefer ankle boots, these are for you (and yes, they also come in black). 

A minimalist take should the suede and embroidery not fit with your aesthetic. 

What I love most about M&S’s trouser department is the size and length inclusivity. It’s latest drop of on-trend, wide-leg trousers are no exception. 

Elevate a relaxed pair of wide-leg trousers with cashmere or white shirting. 

I’d like to copy-and-paste this entire outfit onto myself. 

I know I’ll live in this for the next six months. 

I’m seeing more block, vertical stripes come through for autumn than ever. Get in on the trend early. 

The zip-up detail allows you change up the neckline on this classic knit. 

Fashion people are pausing on fine layering necklaces and instead embracing chunky chains once more. 

Silver jewellery has been eclipsed by gold for a while now, but it’s well and truly on the up again. 

A finer take on the statement jewellery trend. 

Replacing linen fabrications for autumn is satin; just as lightweight, only more complimentary to wool and leather. 

A wardrobe basic that looks anything but standard. 

This easy midi dress also comes in a chic cobalt blue colourway. 

Next Up: The 9 Most Expensive-Looking Pieces on the High Street This Week

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