H&M, Mango and Zara are, without a doubt, the new-in sections I head straight for as soon as I feel the urge to shop. Often, pursuing them is enough to help that urge subside, but lately, when I’ve indulged in a scrolling break at work, I’ve found myself adding more pieces to my basket than ever. That’s not to say I buy everything that ends up in there, but it makes for a good place to make my comparisons and work out how much my desired pieces might cost me, but usually, only three or four items make the cut—five at a push.
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Zara Bustier Waistcoat With Lapel Collar (£46)
However, at Zara, H&M, and Mango my virtual baskets have been bursting over with pieces so chic even I (a fashion editor who has spent a decade scrutinising whether or not pieces are worth buying) have found it hard to whittle my wish list down to a respectable size. It took time and a lot of willpower, but after analysing every item, I truly believe that I’ve outlined the nine best pieces you’ll find at each brand right now. I’ve deliberately stuck to a classic colour palette, ensuring these finds are versatile and classic in the process, with the goal of maximising their wearability. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with something fresh pieces for summer from the high street, do so mindfully via my hand-picked edit.