6 Autumn Trends Marks and Spencer Is Already Backing in a Big Way

It's no secret that Marks and Spencer is a reliable source of frugal wardrobe foundations. Its range of cotton underwear, basic tees and sturdy denim are all impressively high quality for the price, and have become something of a national treasure among us UK shoppers.

But you might be guilty of overlooking the selection of trend-led items in your local M&S. For the past few seasons, this high-street underdog has had its finger on the pulse, delivering directional pieces that could easily be mistaken for more expensive brands. In the last few weeks alone, we've highlighted the standout transitional dressesleather slingbacks and premium-looking linen separates. But as we head toward autumn, we're turning our attention to six new trends that M&S is backing big-time.

Marks and Spencer Autumn Trends


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If you've consulted our in-depth AW23 trend report, you're probably already familiar with a few of these—and are no doubt excited that you can try them for yourself without splurging. From the punchy hue that's already made its mark to the minimalist-friendly aesthetic we can't stop talking about, scroll on to see and shop the highlights of Marks & Spencer's latest collection.

1. Quiet-Luxury Staples

You can't beat Marks and Spencer cashmere on a chilly autumn day.

This might just be the perfect trench coat—and it looks so much more expensive than it is.

The time has come to start thinking about your go-to knits for autumn/winter. I adore this soft lime shade.

2. Business Class

While pinstripes are typically formal, this blazer is easy to dress down with jeans and a T-shirt.

I can't believe this premium-looking outfit is entirely from M&S.

Take this versatile skirt from desk to after-work drinks.

Waistcoats are a huge trend for AW23, and this one is a winner.

3. Shirt Tales

You'll be glad you invested in simple shirting like this when putting together your autumn looks.

Don't think you have to stick to moody hues once the temperature drops—this bright tangerine will give you a boost on cloudy days.

A silky black shirt is a date night essential.

4. Check Mate

I'd style this with a black slip skirt and slingbacks to give it an evening spin.

An easy piece to chuck on with jeans when you don't know what to wear.

I predict tweed jackets will be everywhere as we move into autumn.

5. La Vie En Rose

This one is selling down fast, so don't sleep on it.

The perfect throw-on piece for those cooler evenings.

I want this knit in every colour, please. (It comes in three others.)

6. Power Platforms

These incredible Mary Janes are also available in patent black.

Admittedly, it's a little too early to start thinking about party season, but I'm convinced I'll find an earlier occasion to wear these to.