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High street shopping: 10 things from Marks & Spencer that look expensive

Shop luxe for less with our top high-street picks from Marks & Spencer

Sara Sampayo in a white strapless M&S dress
Chloe Gallacher
Style Writer
21 March 2024
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As we all know, the fashion world seems to be playing on fast-forward at the moment -  new trends are coined almost weekly and designer brands are dropping exclusive collections left, right and centre. To be honest, it’s hard to keep up, but the hardest part is trying to keep up without putting yourself into financial ruin. 

Luckily for us who don’t have the luxury of shopping designer every month, the high street is full of gems that look expensive but actually sit in the more affordable sphere. 

Each week we round up 10 things from the high street that look like the real deal, this week's spotlight is Marks & Spencer.

How we chose the pieces:

Aesthetic: Each week, we choose one particular high street retailer and comb through their website to find pieces that look categorically luxe. This could range from trending colourways, classically tailored silhouettes or something that gives off an unexplainable je ne sais quoi.

Brand: Everything on this list is from one particular retailer and is available to shop now.

Why you should trust me:

I am Hello! Fashion’s Fashion Assistant, with seven years of experience within the fashion journalism industry. I have a love for fashion and spotting upcoming trends, coveted pieces and scouring online for irresistible new-in finds.

Here are 10 things from Marks & Spencer that look expensive, according to a fashion editor

  • Leather Metal Trim Flat Open Toe Mules

    Leather Metal Trim Flat Open Toe Mules

    Marks & Spencer

    The gold hardware instantly elevates an otherwise plain sandal. Pair it with jeans for a casual feel or bring them out in the summer and wear with floaty dresses and denim shorts. 

  • Linen Rich Relaxed Single Breasted Blazer

    Linen Rich Relaxed Single Breasted Blazer

    Marks & Spencer

    Marks & Spencer is known for their sleek tailoring, and this pastel pink linen style is no exception. The linen is breathable for the spring months yet is still structured and smart.

  • Cotton Rich Ribbed Bandeau Midi Dress

    Cotton Rich Ribbed Bandeau Midi Dress

    Marks & Spencer

    For an understated, elegant feel this cream number ticks all the right boxes. For summer days, pair with a chunky tan sandal, and to transition to the evening, add some statement earrings and a strappy heel.

  • Oval Cat Eye Sunglasses

    Oval Cat Eye Sunglasses

    Marks & Spencer

    Sunglasses are an essential accessory and can instantly elevate any look. This pair have a luxe, designer feel. 

  • Pure Cotton Printed Bardot Midaxi Beach Dress

    Pure Cotton Printed Bardot Midaxi Beach Dress

    Marks & Spencer

    A bold printed dress is an easy way for an instantly put-together look. With this one, have shoulders up for a square neckline, or pull them down for an off-the-shoulder style. Keep it tonal with your accessories, or go all out and incorporate bright colours.

  • Pure Cotton Pleated Midi Skirt

    Pure Cotton Pleated Midi Skirt

    Marks & Spencer

    We anticipate a floaty midi skirt to be big this summer. It will be such a versatile piece in your wardrobe - pair with a basic tee, a strappy cami or throw on over a bikini.

  • Faux Leather Cross Body Bag

    Faux Leather Cross Body Bag

    Marks & Spencer

    With it's padded look and gold hardware finish, this pistachio cross-body bag screams luxe appeal and will add an elegant feel whether it's dressed up or down. 

  • Linen Blend Longline Trench Coat

    Linen Blend Longline Trench Coat

    Marks & Spencer

    A trench coat is perfect for a transitional wardrobe. It's linen-blend fabric makes it breathable to transition from spring in to summer as well, and ideal for those chillier evening events. 

  • Cotton Blend Checked Top

    Cotton Blend Checked Top

    Marks & Spencer

    With it's checked pattern and crossover open-back style, this cute tunic top is a great addition to your wardrobe. Pair with it's matching skirt, or with a straight leg jean and some fisherman sandals.

  • Linen Blend Waistcoat

    Linen Blend Waistcoat

    Marks & Spencer

    Inject some coloured tailoring into your spring wardrobe. Pair it with the matching trousers for a matching co-ord, or opt for white jeans and sandals for a more casual feel. 

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