I like to plan out every aspect of my life, particularly what I'm going to be wearing for it, but lately, I've found myself struggling with my fashion identity. Postponed weddings, cancelled holidays and, let's face it, the lack of a social life means I've been shopping considerably less than I ordinarily would have been.
It's my job as an editor to show you a considered and concise edit of the best pieces in fashion at any given time, and I love that challenge. However, right now, I'm increasingly indecisive about what to buy for myself. So much so I've barely added anything new to my wardrobe this year. I need an intervention—something to help me reignite my passion for getting dressed (in something other than leggings and a sweatshirt, at the very least). Or should I say needed, for, somewhat serendipitously, I've just happened upon a newly landed high-street collection that's so impressive I think it just might be the thing to break me out of my style rut.
While scrolling through Mango's new-in section today, I had a huge smile on my face. Its summer collection has only just trickled onto the website, and there are enough prints, cool detailing and breathtaking colours to do the trick. It's a bona fide feast for the eyes, completely refreshing and—rejoice!—packed full of things I actually want to wear this season.
Mango absolutely got the joyful-dressing memo we've been talking about here at Who What Wear. I think I speak for us all when I say we want to be excited about fashion again, and that's precisely how I felt scrolling through its brand-new clothing and accessories, with psychedelic prints in ultra-bright hues splashed upon everything from dresses and trousers to bags and hats. I suggest making "more is more" your mantra for the rest of 2021 at least. Then there are dresses—dresses so great I honestly can't choose between them. Nor do I intend to. And shoes, glorious shoes! With everything from thin, wraparound strap sandals to nostalgia-inducing clogs, Mango has ticked off every notable footwear trend going.
Indeed, it's something of a contrast from its previous palette of neutral tones. That said, if you're a minimalist at heart, rest assured Mango hasn't forgotten about you. At the top of my wish list, you'll find a black, full-skirted midi with a covetable tie-waist detail as well as a top to match, the perfect pair of wide-leg jeans, and beige drawstring shorts made to be worn with oversized linen shirting. Together with the more directional pieces, Mango's latest collection effortlessly navigates between wardrobe timelessness and being at the forefront of the trends—and that's no small feat.
However you choose to interpret Mango's new aesthetic, it's guaranteed to make getting dressed way more fun. Scroll below for a healthy dose of outfit inspiration from Mango's summer 2021 campaign, and then continue on to shop my edit of the very best pieces.
Crochet is back on the summertime style agenda, and Mango is serving up some irresistible options.
Another could-be-designer dress from Mango's summer collection that's worked its way onto my wish list. I'll be wearing it with metallic sandals and an oversized clutch for all those backdated weddings I have in the pipeline.