Having a tangerine and tan moment (plus my M&S sales picks)

Tailored pea coat, Marks & Spencer (IN SALE) | Shirt, Autograph at Marks & Spencer (NOT IN SALE) | Wide leg trousers, Autograph at Marks & Spencer (sold out online, similar here) | Boots, Esska | Beret, ASOS | Bag, & Other Stories

Is there anything easier than uniform dressing? Mine involves a simple top / knit, a pair of wide leg trousers and a great coat.

This pea coat from Marks & Spencer is a complete classic (and now in the sale). Lovely quality – I sized up to give that slightly cooler vibe, plus it’s way easier to wear a jumper beneath if the arms aren’t constricting your circulation.

Also, a tangerine coat in a classic shape is a lovely change from the more usual navy. It’s the kind of piece that you can throw on over a sweatshirt and jeans – or even a floral midi dress and flat ankle boots – to add a bit of somethin’ somethin’ to a simple outfit. It’s also been REDUCED in the M&S sale. RESULT!

I’ve teamed it with this Autograph from Marks & Spencer utilitarian two-piece. It’s minimal in styling (apart from the very cool split sleeves on the shirt which I haven’t shown in these pictures – because it was freezing when I took them!), yet it gives a kind of power-dressing strength that only comes from a fuss-free outfit. For extra slouch, I would suggest going up a size in the trousers, while for ultra minimal, button the shirt up to the neck.

As with this jacket, I am a big believer in buying classic pieces in the sales that will keep on giving season after season. Here are some more of my must-buys in the M&S sale.

Autograph pure silk long sleeve shirt, reduced to £69

‘Love’ box bag, reduced to £22.50

Ankle grazer flat front wide leg trousers, reduced to £35 (I have just bought these! They are such a great price and an amazing shape that’ll work all year around)

Sequin stripe t-shirt, reduced to £20.50

iPhone 7 leopard case, reduced to £6.25

Pure cotton poplin long sleeve blouse, reduced to £22

Leather block heel ankle boot, reduced to £45

Men’s cashmere crew neck in camel, reduced to £50 (size up for extra slouch)


This post was a paid partnership with Marks & Spencer, but all styling, words, thoughts and picks are my own.

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