In my experience, Marks and 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. For Who What Wear editors, it's a firm fixture in our summer capsules, particularly when it comes to expensive-looking staples.
Whether you're a linen-shirt lover or 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, fom summer 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, 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.