Right now, we have every reason to hope that spring will be filled with picnics in the park, al fresco lunches, and perhaps even a few glasses of wine in the local beer garden. As such, we're already dreaming up the ensembles we'll wear for the (re-)inauguration of our social lives. If you, too, are starting to outfit-plan, please allow us to turn your attention to the three brands leading the spring shopping charge.
Arket, COS and H&M consistently catch our attention with their on-trend wares, but this spring, they seem to have outdone even themselves with their impressive array of style-defining pieces. Each retailer has created springtime edits that tick off the season's biggest trends. Think pastel shades, slouchy tailoring, ribbed knitwear, and beautiful dresses—all at prices that won't bring a tear to your eye. But don't just take our word for it—let us show you them. Scroll below to see the nine items you absolutely can't miss from the respective stores.