This faux leather jacket under £50 is a Holly Willoughby favorite

This stylish faux leather jacket is Holly Willoughby approved – and we love it too. (Marks & Spencer)

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It’s the time of year when our thoughts should turn to essential trans-seasonal pieces to wear when the weather starts to get a little cooler.

Which always happens far too soon and never ceases to amaze us (we think it’s called denial).

Not this year, however, as we’ve been eyeing this really stylish yet practical faux leather jacket that will work perfectly over the top of so many summer dresses we wear now.

And, frankly, if Holly Willoughby endorsed this flattering, affordable £49.50 jacket, then that’s a major plus too. Because her fashion choices and influence never cease to inspire us or thousands of others.

Earlier this month, the presenter paired the classic black jacket with a flattering sage green midi skirt (£39.50) and super affordable £8.50 t-shirt, bringing her chic look to under £100 £ (£97.50, to be exact).

Holly recently paired the leather jacket with a green midi skirt and t-shirt.  (Marks & Spencer)

Holly recently paired the leather jacket with a green midi skirt and t-shirt. (Marks & Spencer)

Shop Holly’s T-Shirts | £8.50

Shop Holly’s Skirt | £39.50

Shop Holly’s Jacket | £49.50

A word of warning though: since most things the TV presenter wears are bought by super savvy shoppers within what feels like mere minutes after they hit the virtual (or IRL) shelves, we suggest not to delay.

Why we review it

It’s a timeless and classic wardrobe staple that you can step out and wear for many years to come.

The faux leather jacket features a snap and zip closure, and is cut to have a flattering fit that is comfortable and will look great over most – if not all – dresses and tops that you already have.

It also has some great features, like shoulder pads and waist snaps.

M&S faux leather jacket

It’s the ultimate trans-seasonal piece to invest in now. (Marks & Spencer)

M&S faux leather jacket

In a classic fit, comfortable and flattering, it’s fun to wear. (Marks & Spencer)

£49.50 at M&S

With three zipped pockets and a ticket pocket, it is ideal for storing items such as your phone, credit cards and any tissues or paper train/bus tickets you need at home or abroad.

As well as a classic black, the jacket also comes in a soft khaki color which is quite neutral and will also go well with many pieces in your wardrobe.

M&S, as always, has catered to a wide variety of sizes too, with this jacket available in 6-24.

It’s also washable on a gentle cycle at 40°C – a bonus we didn’t expect.

M&S faux leather jacket

With three zipped pockets and a ticket pocket, you’ll have room for essentials like phone and credit card. (Marks & Spencer)

What the critics say

With mostly five-star reviews, this is a go-with-everything winner, with buyers commenting that it looks more expensive than it is, that it’s hard to tell it’s It’s faux leather and is great value for money. We anticipate a sale.

  • “A perfect fall-ready buy wanted something stylish – perfect fit and great with jeans or a dress.”

  • “I love this jacket, it looks great with dresses and jeans, pretty much everything in my wardrobe. I originally went for the black one but thought the green one looked better Really delighted.

  • “Nice quality, very stylish and super soft. True to size. Highly recommend.”

  • “I chose it in green and it looks great with my green jeggings also M&S. It is versatile and comfortable to wear. After looking at other stores I thought it was good value- price and an asset to my wardrobe.”

  • “Nice quality, so supple. Hard to tell it’s not real leather. Wish you had it in more colors.”

Buy in black

Buy in Khaki

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