Mastering the New Art of Flexi-Dressing with M&S

No longer a matter of trends or occasions, the new way of dressing is all about key pieces that will work overtime.

Lean into the autumn-winter collection at M&S for the most relevant style solutions.

Getting dressed has changed utterly in the last year. Fashion has traded going out for dressing for the sofa, meanwhile, the biggest trend of the decade – practicality – is key.

Frivolous buys you once loved now laze lustily in the back of your wardrobe, waiting patiently for their next outing. While chic loungewear pieces and a warm coat have become the definitions of hot-right-now wardrobe additions. Moreover, there’s the new circadian rhythm of your wardrobe to adjust to. And while fashion may be bidding adieu to power dressing for the moment, it doesn’t mean doing away with clothes that spark joy or induce that feel-good buzz.

That’s where M&S comes in – with over 40 years of expertise offering Irish women savvy style solutions. Whether it’s intelligent fabrications or a master knowledge of fit, innovation is as key for M&S in 2020 as it was when the brand first launched in Ireland in 1979. The pillars of the autumn-winter '20 offering are everyday style and trusted value, making M&S your go-to for key pieces that will work overtime. Lean into this and the result is an empowering wardrobe that works for what every woman needs right now.

The Big Cover-Up

A chic yet functional coat is always a big news story come autumn – but, this year, its status has been upgraded from essential to non-negotiable, particularly as the majority of our social interactions take place outdoors.

At M&S, classic is the buzzword of the season when it comes to outerwear, with failsafe designs such as a wool pea coat, a knee-length herringbone style or a boxy aviator jacket, lined with fluffy borg for extra warmth. The right coat is often the biggest investment of the season, with
forever pieces starting at €95.

Belted herringbone coat, €140 – SHOP

SMARTCASUAL

Let’s face it: when dressing up these days, comfort is never too far out of mind. The dressing revolution of the last few months has greatly influenced the autumn-winter trend offering at M&S and the message is loud and clear – a relaxed silhouette reigns supreme. The good news? You’ve likely already embraced it.

Think duvet-style puffer jackets, jeans that are more boyfriend fit than skinny and oversized jumpers that are perfect for sinking into. There’s fun to be had when it comes to the micro-trends of the season, too: pair a shacket (that is, a shirt-jacket) with a printed dress. Or do as the Danes do and upgrade an outfit with a bold, statement cardigan, preferably in a rainbow-inspired colourway. Going all out? Get on the virtual partywear trend: pair an embellished top with comfortably luxe trousers – perfect for your next Zoom call with friends.

Sequin long sleeve top, €47.50 – SHOP

Stylish Moves

Activewear has never been so needed right now – going for a run, chilling out with an at-home yoga session, or meeting a loved one for a walk, a flattering pair of leggings and a chic hoodie have gained second skin-status. Meaning, they need to move with your body and look good, too. Based upon years of research into nailing fit, breathability and structure M&S leads the charge when it comes to high-performance activewear, and its latest range Goodmove is no exception. The collection’s sell-out piece the ‘blackout legging’ has gained cult status thanks to its supportive fit, secure zip-pocket and sleek design.

Colour block gym leggings, €40 – SHOP

LOUNGE PERFECT

We’re calling it – you’re going to be knee-deep in the trend for loungewear as daywear this winter. At M&S, a patented Flexifit technology means fabrics offer 360-degree stretch while keeping its original shape. Meanwhile, the launch of Boutique, a new homegrown underwear offering at M&S means you can build stellar outfits down to the finest detail.

M&S Collection cosy lounge sweatshirt, €22 – SHOP 

M&S Collection cosy lounge cuffed joggers, €22 – SHOP

Scroll on to shop Irish Tatler's edit of the best of autumn-winter at M&S. 

Autograph cashmere relaxed hoodie, €160 – SHOP

M&S Collection polka-dot skirt, €47.50 – SHOP

M&S Collection button cardigan, €30 – SHOP

M&S Collection faux leather trouser, €54 – SHOP

Double-breasted coat, €140 – SHOP

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