We all know we can reliably turn to M&S for our everyday essentials, from underwear to affordable jeans and perfect white T-shirts. But every so often the brand hits us with a more statement, more trend-led look that encompasses their famously good quality, stylish design and an affordable price—and fashion people (in fact, most people) go wild for it. Remember the suede skirt debacle of 2015, where Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung were spotted wearing the brand’s midi at fashion week, and fights broke out at checkouts as desperate fashionistas searched for stock? That’s just one of the more infamous examples.
This week, as spring officially sprung, we’ve been blessed with an outfit that I’m predicting will also go down in history as some of M&S’s very best pieces. An incredibly chic, beige linen three-piece suit—consisting of a waistcoat, blazer and pair of wide-leg trousers that are all equally good styled separately for more casual affairs as they are together for spring/summer events. So that’s versatility checked off.