This Holly Willoughby-approved and trans-seasonal faux leather jacket is under £50

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This stylish faux leather jacket is Holly W approved - and we love it too. (Marks & Spencer)
This stylish faux leather jacket is Holly Willoughby approved - and we love it too. (Marks & Spencer)

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It's the time of year when our thoughts should be turning to key trans-seasonal pieces that are great to throw on when the weather starts to get a little chillier.

Which always happens way too soon and never ceases to take us by surprise (we think that's called denial).

Not this year, though, because we've been eyeing up this really stylish but practical faux leather jacket which will work perfectly thrown over the top of so many of the summer dresses we're wearing now.

And, frankly, if Holly Willoughby has approved of this flattering, affordable jacket, £49.50, then that's a major plus point too. Because her sartorial choices and influence never cease to inspire us, or thousands of others.

Earlier this month, the presenter paired the classic black jacket with a flattering sage green midi skirt (£39.50) and very affordable £8.50 T-shirt, bringing her entire chic look in at under £100 (£97.50, to be exact).

Holly recently paired the leather jacket with a green midi skirt and T-shirt. (Marks & Spencer)
Holly recently paired the leather jacket with a green midi skirt and T-shirt. (Marks & Spencer)

Shop Holly's T-shirt | £8.50

Shop Holly's skirt | £39.50

Shop Holly's jacket | £49.50

Word of warning though: as most things the TV presenter is seen wearing get snapped up by super savvy shoppers within what feels like mere minutes of them hitting the virtual (or IRL) shelves, we suggest you don't delay.

Why we rate it

It's a timeless, classic, wardrobe staple that you'll be able to pull out and wear for many years to come.

The faux leather jacket has a popper and zip fastening, and is cut to have a flattering fit that's comfortable and will look great over most - if not all - of the dresses and tops you already own.

It has some great features, too, like the shoulder epaulettes and poppers on the waistband.

M&S faux leather jacket
This is the ultimate trans-seasonal piece to invest in now. (Marks & Spencer)
M&S faux leather jacket
In a classic, comfortable, flattering cut, this is lovely to wear. (Marks & Spencer)

£49.50 at M&S

With three zip-pockets and a ticket pocket, it's great for storing things like your phone, credit cards, and any tissues or paper train/bus tickets you need while home or abroad.

As well as a classic black, the jacket also comes in a soft khaki colour which is quite a neutral look that'll also go with so many pieces in your wardrobe.

M&S, as ever, has catered to a wide variety of sizes, too, with this jacket available in 6 to 24.

It's also washable on a 40°C delicate cycle - a bonus we didn't expect.

M&S faux leather jacket
With three zip pockets and a ticket pocket, you'll have places for essentials like phone and credit card. (Marks & Spencer)

What the reviews say

With predominantly five-star reviews, this is a goes-with-anything winner, with shoppers commenting that looks more expensive than what it is, that it's hard to tell it's faux leather, and it's great value for the quality. We predict a sell-out.

  • "Perfect purchase ready for the autumn wanted something stylish - perfect fit and looks great with jeans or dresses."

  • "Love this jacket, it looks great with dresses and jeans, pretty much everything in my wardrobe. Initially went for the black one, but thought the green one looked better. Really pleased with it.

  • "Lovely quality, very stylish and super soft. It’s true to size. Highly recommend."

  • "I chose this in green and it looks great with my green jeggings also M&S. It is versatile and comfortable to wear. Having looked around in other shops I found that this was good value for money and an asset to my wardrobe."

  • "Beautiful quality, so supple. Hard to tell it’s not real leather. Wish you did it in more colours."

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Buy in Black

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Buy in Khaki

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