I haven't bought much since the beginning of the year, but one of the things I did decide to invest in was a beautiful navy top from COS. Coming with a boat neckline, textured plissé fabric, and subtle drop-shoulder silhouette, I couldn't get over how premium it looked. I also figured it would be one of those multitasking heroes that could be thrown on with jeans while working from home but just as easily elevated with tailored trousers and heeled boots for socially distanced drinks. All this for only £55? Not too shabby.
But really, I shouldn't be surprised because COS has long been a champion of cutting-edge, affordable design. You only need to scroll through the brand's new-in section to see that it is full of purse-friendly buys that will look amazing season after season and year after year. To show you that you don't need to spend three figures to find beautiful, hard-working wardrobe heroes, I've created an edit of my favourite COS buys, which all cost less than £100.
On my wishlist is everything from minimalist summer dresses (this linen number will look just as good on a holiday as it will in a city park) and classic Breton tees to versatile jeans and elevating accessories. I'm most excited by the open-collar belted playsuit which, in my opinion, could so easily be mistaken for a designer buy—just add '70s sunnies and a rattan tote when the warm weather finally arrives. Scroll down to see and shop my new top plus plenty of other winning COS buys for under £100.