Autumn Picks from the Marks & Spencer Sale – Classic Pieces for Your Transitional Wardrobe

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Marks & Spencer have kicked off another sale – 25% off when you spend over $150. It’s short but sweet, with the promotion only running until 11:59pm Sydney time on 21 April (ie. tomorrow night as part of Vogue’s Online Shopping Night), so I thought I’d share with you some pieces that I’ve picked up and round up my top 5 picks that are perfect for this transitional weather. 

If you’ve been eying anything, now’s definitely the time to see if it’s available to snap up!  Typically, a lot of M&S’ core styles are offered at a reduced price – like their hero staple trench coat and workwear tailoring.  And not only do these come in classic neutral tones, but some really fun and punchy seasonal hues if you’re a bit more adventurous. 

So here’s my Top 5:

Utility Jumpsuit

What has the simplicity of a dress and the practicality of pants? A jumpsuit of course!  It’s like a dress, but for pants people!  And its primary perk is that you can look polished and put-together with minimal effort: just throw it on and you’re ready to go.  

M&S jumpsuit* (sz 8), M&S mules*, Senreve bag* (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

I’m sporting M&S’ Belted Utility Jumpsuit that has been released in a number of shades already.  I’m a huge fan of this soft khaki version and love the utilitarian features while at the same time being a really elegant piece thanks to the tapered legs and belted tie waist. 

asian workwear blogger wearing shacket from marks & spencer sale in blog post rounding up M&S favourites

Shacket

Now, let’s talk jackets.  I’m a big fan of this cream coloured shacket, a style that is seemingly everywhere at the moment.  While there are lots of statement pieces out there in all sorts of prints and colours, I think a classic hued version makes for a stylish and practical lightweight jacket option.  It adds a layer of dimension to a basic cold weather staple and the belted waist creates a lovely silhouette.  

M&S shacket* (sz 8), Everlane knit* (sz XS – worn underneath), Nobody Denim jeans, Nicholas Kirkwood loafers, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

This shacket is made from a premium linen-blend fabric and is unlined for a lightweight feel.  I’ve worn this with a tee underneath on warmer days, but also layered over a turtleneck knit, as I’ve pictured above.  It offers versatility in spades and is a great option for both the office and on the weekend.  

asian workwear blogger wearing r.m. williams lady yearling boots with marks & spencer trench in post about autumn sale

Trench Coat

No surprises why this one made the list of my top picks from their collection – my favourite trench coat is back in stock and it now comes in five colours for the new season.  Quite frankly, this is an absolute must-have from the Marks & Spencer sale. It’s worth noting that this piece always sells out so you have to be quick to avoid disappointment.  

M&S trench coat* (sz 6), M&S linen shirt* (sz 8), M&S trousers* (sz 8), R.M. Williams boots – AU link / International link, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

I’ve had this trench in my collection for a while now and it has become one of my wardrobe staples.  I rely on it for work and off-duty – it elevates the most basic of outfits and is a practical choice too, thanks to its water-repellent Stormwear fabric.  The number of 5-star reviews for this trench speak volumes.  I wear mine in a size UK/AU 6 (but I would have also been happy with a size 8 too). 

Mia Trousers

A great fitting pair of trousers are a bit of a no-brainer to have in your closet.  The slim-fitting Mia trousers are so versatile and a great building block – particularly for the office – and they never go out of style.  Beige and caramel tones continue to be popular and I’m totally on board.  It adds a bit more to those ‘winter whites’ and it’s a fresh change from the classic black pants that most of us have in our work wardrobes. 

M&S trousers* (sz 10 short), M&S shacket* (sz 8), Senreve handbag* (review here), Dior slingbacks, Ray Ban sunglasses

Good quality comes at every price, but more importantly, I try to build my wardrobe around items that I’m going to have for a long time, regardless of whether they’re high street or high end.  If there’s one area in your wardrobe where you can certainly save, it’s tailoring.  M&S do trousers so well and their Mia style is one that gets re-released every season in a heap of new shades.  I wear mine in a size 10 (short) – perfect for my fellow petite pals.

asian workwear blogger wearing r.m. williams lady yearling boots with marks & spencer sale finds

Relaxed Trousers

To round things out we’ve got a pair of relaxed trousers, great for when you’re reporting for duty from home or frolicking about on your weekend.  While comfort is key, I still want my relaxed ensembles to look smart, and these fit the bill.  I’ve paired my trousers with my beloved M&S linen shirt in the look above and wore this ensemble to the office on a Casual Friday. Both are noteworthy picks from the Marks & Spencer sale!

M&S trousers* (sz 8), M&S linen shirt* (sz 8), R.M. Williams boots – AU link / International link, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

The trousers are made from a premium tencel and linen blend and are an easy and breathable option. They’re high waisted with front pleats and come with roomy utility pockets.  The trousers come cuffed though in my usual fashion, I’ve folded them up further so they sit on my ankles.  I wear mine in a size 8. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Three of my favourite shoes to wear to the office and three powerful outfit combinations to boost your confidence.

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