You’re guaranteed to find me wearing linen this summer. It might sound old hat, but there really is nothing better for heatwaves, holidays and every summer situation in between than loose layers of light linen, and it just so happens that high-street hero Marks and Spencer has some of the very best linen on the market. Ask any Who What Wear UK editor and we’ll all happily point you in the direction of our favourite M&S pieces. We love the linen shirts and statement dresses in particular—the perfect easy foundations for exemplary accessorising—and since everyone is now dressing for a yacht girl summer, you’re also going to want to invest in a pair of linen shorts to wear on repeat. After all, M&S’s wardrobe staples are the kind of quality basics you know you can rely on for years to come, and the affordable price tags just happen to be an added bonus.
Determined to help simplify your summer wardrobe, I set about finding the very best linen pieces at Marks and Spencer right now. My picks will help you build the perfect summer capsule, with shirts, shorts and dresses, plus plenty of trousers thrown in for good measure. These are the pieces I’d happily save space for in my wardrobe (and my suitcase), and I’m confident you’re going to love them too. Expect a chic palette and versatile separates for the kind of practical building blocks that can be mixed and matched to make dozens of different outfits. Summer has never looked so stylish.