Once synonymous with practical knitwear and granny pants, Marks and Spencer is the Great British high-street favourite that has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last two decades. Now, every new-season drop is covered by high-end fashion publications, and it is more than acceptable to declare that your trousers are, in fact, ones you picked up from the local M&S.
We’ve seen more than one sellout success from M&S’s collections over the last 12 months. Be it the polka-dot jumpsuit or the Who What Wear editor–approved herringbone wrap coat—both of which flew off the shelves and restocked multiple times—clearly, they’re doing something right. And this season is no different. But rather than one winning item, we’ve spotted a whopping 22 pieces that have set our pulses racing.
Where do we start? M&S is all over tailoring this season, and we’ve made a mental note of a number of chic suits that come in delicious shades of pastel. There’s also a surfeit of linen separates that are begging to be packed for your summer holidays: Highlights include a classic pair of belted shorts and a lilac button-up midi dress which, in our opinion, wouldn’t look out of place in a designer lineup.
So much goodness, so little time. Scroll down to see and shop the Marks and Spencer pieces that are destined for cult status this summer.