I've just had a relatively internet-free week in an attempt to take some time out from scrolling during a few days away from work, and I seem to have come back to some fashion items that were definitely worth waiting for. Have you seen just how good Zara, & Other Stories and Arket are right now? They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I'm just about fit to burst over what's filtering into these sophisticated-but-affordable stores at the moment.
Our favourite go-tos have been gearing up for autumn for some time now, and although we did experience a freakish second heatwave (which now appears to have wrapped up for good), our shopping baskets have remained pretty loyal to the new season. Coats don't seem like such an insane purchase, knitwear is high up on the list and if Zara has anything to do with it (it always does), it's not so wild to consider snapping up a party dress for later in the year. Zara has a current penchant for sequins (rather surprisingly in August), and we're here for it.
So keep scrolling to see our edit of the best new-in autumn-ready pieces at Arket, Stories and Zara.
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