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 dresses, leather 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.