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Want to nail Insta-worthy style? Then you need to follow the M&S Insiders on Instagram. Below, five of the team in the know share their favourite pieces that will work now and next season too

Dominique’s style: cool cardigans

“Although I’m always sad when the weather takes a turn for the worst, a bright cardigan like this cotton cable-knit style peps up my mood. I’ve paired it with a coated jacket which is lightweight and the perfect piece to wear when it’s warm and wet outside. Similarly, a slip skirt and fine-gauge cardigan is an easy combo and can be dressed up or down. I like to think this outfit is inspired by American ‘soccer moms’ – am I the only one who creates characters when getting dressed?”

Dominique, footwear admin assistant @marksandspencer_dominique

Shop knitwear


Blue cropped crew-neck cardigan
A cropped length for easy styling
Coated navy jacket
You can never have too many pockets
Cable-knit cropped cardigan
A fitted silhouette that doesn’t cling
Satin bias-cut slip skirt
Comes in three colours and two lengths

Sam’s style: printed dresses

“I’m a petite wee lass but really like the maxi look of these standard-length midi dresses on my frame. The pattern on the first dress is uniquely eye-catching and the colours work brilliantly together. A versatile dress is always a great choice for work with some heels or boots, and an eclectic option at the weekend styled with trainers. Both dresses feature a structured, waisted fit that really flatters your figure while the all-over scarf-inspired paisley prints make a subtle statement.”

Sam, visual merchandising manager, Aberdeen store @marksandspencer_sam

Shop dresses


Scarf placement print midi shirt dress
Scarf prints are hot news this season
Suede lace-up trainers
Sleek leather trainers with a retro feel
White cotton printed midi shirt dress
One of Holly Willoughby’s summer picks
Berry cross-body bag with gold ring detail
Hurry! This bag has bestseller status

Rachel’s style: denim updates

“All hail another cracking jumpsuit! This one is brilliant because you really can mix the look up a bit depending on how you style it – add a striped Breton underneath for a preppy vibe (roll up the sleeves so you get stripes at the cuff too) or try adding strappy heels to ramp it up a notch. And a denim jacket is a total wardrobe failsafe. This light-wash option has a Nineties’ feel which is so right for now.”

Rachel, head of content @marksandspencer_rachel

Shop denim


Pure cotton denim jacket
A jacket you’ll wear on high rotation
Side stripe crepe trousers
Smart joggers are the new tuxedo pants
Blue denim jumpsuit
You’ll reach for this on busy mornings
Animal print flat sandals
Act fast! These are in high demand

Jess’s style: tailoring

Tailoring earns its keep in my wardrobe – a well-cut blazer has the ability to sharpen any outfit. I love how smart jackets like these instantly add a preppy edge to a look, whether paired with shorts and heels for warm summer evenings or styled with jeans and a polo neck in the autumn months. In my opinion, a blazer is the perfect transitional piece, whether you opt for timeless checks or corduroy.”

Jess, customer assistant, Shrewsbury store @marksandspencer_jess

Shop tailoring


Checked single-breasted blzer
Check out this longer-length blazer
Belted casual shorts
Elevate for evening with a leather belt
Duck-egg blue corduroy blazer
Oversized for a modern, relaxed fit
Duck-egg blue corduroy trousers
Will take you through to autumn and beyond

Charlotte’s style: statement accessories

“Sometimes styling is all in the details, so a simple tee and jeans combo can be made into a standout look with bold accessories. A chunky necklace, killer pair of shoes or head-turning pair of sunglasses can take an otherwise understated outfit to a whole new level of style. And, as for these amazing handbags, let’s just say that Marks & Spencer’s bag game is strong this season (and such good value) I’m allowing myself some extra purchases.”

Charlotte, stylist/visual merchandiser, Biggleswade store @marksandspencer_charlotte

Shop accessories


Ring-detail handbag
Ring detailing adds an instant edge
Terracotta court shoes
Get ready for autumn with earthy tones
Leopard-print loafers
Covetable flats to get your paws on
Round white cross-body bag
Mock-croc is hot news this season

Editor: Dulcie Emerson