I've Assembled 4 Chic Summer Outfits Entirely From M&S

In my experience, Marks & Spencer is one of those often underestimated brands in fashion circles. While it might not be the most cutting-edge offering on the high street, it's very hard to not return to it season after season once you've discovered its hidden gems. Here at Who What Wear, it's a firm fixture in our summer capsules, particularly when it comes to expensive-looking staples.

M&S summer outfits

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Whether you're a linen-shirt lover, a midi-dress devotee or prefer to stick to classic midi skirts, you know that there'll be an M&S piece that will cater to your needs. To get your creative juices flowing, I've hand-picked four items from the summer drop that I've added to my wish list and created four accompanying outfits for various summer occasions, from picnics to casual city breaks.

I've centred every outfit on a hard-working staple that you're sure to bring out year after year. I'm talking about a classic midi dress, some tailored linen trousers, a denim wrap skirt and a versatile oversized shirt. It's simply a case of adapting your accessories and pairings to keep each item feeling fresh for many seasons to come. Ready? Scroll down to see and shop my M&S summer-ready outfits.

1. THE PICNIC-READY MIDI DRESS

M&S Summer Outfits: 4 Chic Ensembles to Wear This Season

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Style Notes: White dresses are a perennial summer staple. I like to wear mine with black accessories for a sharp contrast. 

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I know I'll live in this dress in the summer months. 

You can't go wrong with angular sunglasses. 

I like how minimalistic these sliders are. 

2. THE CITY-BREAK SEPARATES 

M&S Summer Outfits: 4 Chic Ensembles to Wear This Season

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Style Notes: Whether you're running errands or leisurely lunching, this elevated everyday get-up will be the first thing you reach for. 

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The thick stripes present an update on the classic Oxford shirt. 

These have sold out twice before—I just thought you should know that. 

3. THE POLISHED SUMMER TROUSERS 

M&S Summer Outfits: 4 Chic Ensembles to Wear This Season

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Style Notes: Linen is my favourite summer fabrication, and M&S has so many chic pieces to choose from this season—namely, these tie-waist trousers. 

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I live in my jeans, but I know these will quickly become my new favourite strides. 

I've tried these on myself and can confirm they're super comfortable. 

4. THE ELEVATED SLIP SKIRT 

M&S Summer Outfits: 4 Chic Ensembles to Wear This Season

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Style Notes: Chances are your social calendar will be filling up fast. Ensure you're always ready for even the fanciest events with a pretty slip skirt. Styled with neutral hues, this lime hue really stands out. 

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I recommend sizing up in this blazer if you prefer a slouchier fit. 

Back at it again with the gold hoops. 

This chic, versatile handbag also comes in a delicate blue hue. 

Whether you wear them for drinks or weddings, these mules present a comfortable shoe option. 

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