3 High-Street Brands We're Buying Our Summer Basics From

You need only look out your window for confirmation that summer is on its way. The days are getting brighter and temperatures aren't as bone-chilling as they were a month ago; a welcome treat considering all of the outdoor socialising we're currently doing.

Another signifier that summer is on route is the new-in sections of our favourite shopping haunts. Heavier fabrics like leather and wool have swiftly been replaced with linen and chiffon, sleeves have been dashed from dresses and tops alike, and sandals are taking precedence over boots. It's glorious. 

While we could go through the summer collections of each and every brand, there are three stores whose new-season wares have impressed every single Who What Wear editor; we're talking about Arket, H&M, and COS. 

All undeniably chic, each of these high-street hotspots have created unique summer 2021 aesthetics. At COS, oversized silhouettes reign supreme in a palette of neutral hues. Over at Arket, there's an unexpected use of pastel tones on classic tailoring, as well as statement prints. Then at H&M there are pieces that pay homage to the '90s. Think slip dresses, denim shorts, simple jersey, waistcoats—the works.

So, if you're looking to update your existing wardrobe or simply feel the need to be in the know, scroll below to see out favourite summer pieces from Arket, H&M, and COS


Karina wears a suit from Arket. 


Brittany wears an outfit from COS. 


COS, Arket, H&M Summer Edit: Eni wears a dress from H&M



Eni wears a dress from H&M. 

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