I’m Readying My Wardrobe for Autumn With These Transitional Staples From M&S

Though I wish I could promise an ever-lasting summer, in the blink of an eye the leaves will turn orange and cooler temperatures will settle in. To ready myself (and you, of course) I've been narrowing down the trans-seasonal pieces that will ease a summer wardrobe into autumn, and even stand us in good stead come winter.

The key to easily moving through the seasons are reliable staples that can be layered and combined to suit any temperature, any weather and any event. With a trusted set of staples, saying goodbye to summer and welcoming in the new season will be that much easier. And when looking for said staples, I always turn to Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer Transitional Wardrobe Staples


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Marks and Spencer continues to do what it does best: deliver timeless, well-executed staples for the shopping public. What keeps us coming back to M&S is that it has some of the best basics around, and its online store is packed full of timeless gems that will blend seamlessly into your capsule wardrobe and adapt to your ever-changing fashion needs. The brilliance lies in the fact that these affordable styles span both classic and fashion-forward styles, and always with quality in mind. 

To save you time scrolling, I've created a chic trans-seasonal shopping edit which includes all the elevated staples that will serve you well through the rest of summer and beyond. Look out for day-to-night dresses, expensive-looking tailoring and light layers that can be added or subtracted depending on what the British weather decides to do on any given day.

Boots season will be here soon enough, so I've added a pair of timeless Chelsea boots to save you on those rainy days. Plus, I had to throw in a few forever-chic accessories for good measure. Ready to explore? Let's go. 

Shop My M&S Trans-Seasonal Edit:

Our editors swear by the versatility of a classic black blazer. 

Denim is a year-round staple, and this wide-leg pair has a particularly fresh cut. 

In the office or for a sleek evening look, I'm wearing this. 

M&S's much-loved crossbody comes in a range of shades to suit all preferences. 

Jeans, dresses, tailoring or skirts—a trench coat will pair with everything. 

A simple vest is ideal for layering, and this one comes in a range of colours. 

When taking a look from day to night, look for luxe fabrics like satin. 

The cut of these trousers could have someone thinking they were designer. 

Personally, I'm head over heels for this sage hue. 

Shop the matching Woven Wide Leg Trousers (£40).

This dress is particularly popular thanks to how easy it is to take it from day to night with a simple swap of your shoes, or from summer to autumn with the addition of a blazer. 

You can't go wrong with classic stripes. 

The beauty of wide-leg trousers is their versatility. Wear with a tank top through summer, a shirt for work, a fancy top for evenings and a simple tee on the weekend. 

All year round, a classic tote will come in handy. 

A bomber jacket is the perfect interim before we dig out our coats for winter. 

Cardigans are ideal for layering, and this one also comes in black, cream and classic grey. 

A timeless shirt dress is a go-to no matter the season.