27 Marks and Spencer Basics That Will Carry You Through Autumn

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It's been a tough old year for the Great British high-street, with every week seeing another gloomy headline that speaks of lay-offs and store closures. Yet, behind the media coverage, M&S (surely one of the longest-standing members of the affordable fashion community) is continuing to do what it does best: Deliver timeless, well-executed staples for the shopping public.

Fashion-wise, September is always a tricky time of year, with temperatures becoming somewhat inconsistent, but it's safe to say things are turning chiller by the day. Anything we invest in now has to be versatile and adaptable for whatever the autumnal weather throws at us. M&S has the solution—its online store is packed-full of seasonally-appropriate gems that will blend seamlessly into your capsule wardrobe and adapt to your ever-changing fashion needs. Really, it's not rocket science, it's just about keeping your eyes peeled for those time-tested faves, such as Breton tops, classic jeans, white shirts, and layerable shackets.

To save you time, I've rounded-up the chic elevated staples that I've spotted on the website this week, scroll down to see what I found. You can do it, Marks and Sparks, we're behind you all the way.

Shop my Marks & Spencer trans-seasonal edit

M&S Collection Belted Longline Car Coat With Wool (£89)

This colour looks so expensive.

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Peter Pan Collar Blouse (£30)

Everyone needs a white collared blouse in their wardrobe.

Autograph Leather Biker Lace Up Boots (£85)

M&S's latest drop of chunky boots is so impressive.

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Tie-Dye Crew Neck Sweatshirt (£20)

Assistant editor Nell Block has this sweater, and can confirm it looks excellent with blue jeans.

Autograph Collared Relaxed Longline Popover Blouse (£45)

One half of the chicest sets on the high-street.

Autograph Cupro Wide Leg Trousers (£50)

And the second.

Per Una Denim Belted Longline Kimono (£35)

A stylish spin on the denim jacket.

Per Una Leather Block Heel Knee High Boots (£99)

Riding boots are a key footwear trend for the season ahead.

M&S Collection Teddy Checked Shacket (£59)

That's right, checked shackets are still going strong.

M&S Collection Pure Merino Wool V-Neck Longline Cardigan (£55)

Ribbed knitwear always looks so chic.

Marks and Spencer Quilted Coat (£79)

Quilted outerwear keeps selling out, so get this coat while you can.

Autograph Luxury High Waisted Wide Leg Jeans (£55)

If you don't already own a pair of wide-leg jeans, this is the perfect place to start.

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Striped Straight Fit T-Shirt (£8)

Because you can never have too many Breton stripes.

M&S Collection Chunky Chelsea Cleated Ankle Boots (£40)

The contrast soles on these boots add a directional feel to the classic Chelsea boot.

Autograph Cupro Geometric V-Neck Midaxi Relaxed Dress (£59)

The print, the colour; gorgeous all round.

M&S Collection Cable Knit V-Neck Sleeveless 30 (£30)

Cable knits get a 2021 upgrade in vest form.

M&S Collection Faux Leather Belted Shacket (£55)

We'll take this in the tan colour-way, too.

Autograph Pure Cashmere Ombre Crew Neck Jumper (£99)

Hands down, M&S's coolest cashmere yet.

M&S Collection Checked Wide Leg Trousers (£25)

You'll get so much wear out of these versatile check trousers.

M&S Collection Chunky Block Heel Ankle Boots (£45)

Another pair of M&S boots we love.

Autograph Cupro Floral Blouson Sleeve Midi Waisted Dress (£79)

Just add the above chunky boots.

M&S Collection Ribbed Funnel Neck Jumper (£18)

It's time to embrace high-neck knitwear.

Per Una Suedette Borg Overcoat (£89)

So good, this borg overcoat looks like it could be genuine vintage.

Autograph Satin Collared Long Sleeve Shirt (£40)

We've seen this in real life, and it hangs beautifully.

M&S Collection Stiletto Heel Square Toe Chelsea Boots (£49.5)

Square toes are still key this season.

Marks & Spencer Wide-Leg Trousers (£40)

An ideal and comfortable alternative to jeans.

Autograph Leather Midi A-Line Skirt (£199)

M&S's leather is unmatched on the high-street—you'll wear this classic skirt for years to come.

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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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