I Just Found 31 Perfect Spring Staples From Jigsaw, ME + EM and Whistles

It can be all too easy to fall into a high-street shopping rut, always returning to the same names and never branching out of your comfort zone. Personally, over the last few years, this has meant rarely venturing further than Arket, and while I will always return to the brand's time-tested staples, spring 2022 has also ushered in a craving for something different. So I decided to cast my shopping net a little wider this season, exploring stores that I haven't always given the attention they deserved. Jigsaw, ME + EM and Whistles, you're up. 

Spring shopping edit ME + EM, Jigsaw, Whistles

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Jigsaw

I already own pieces from Jigsaw and Whistles and very much rate their quality, time-tested designs, but ME + EM is a newer entity, and while I knew fellow fashion editors have always raved about the brand's trousers, I wanted to check them out for myself. Unsurprisingly, this sartorial Holy Trinity did not disappoint. First up is Jigsaw, one of the high-street brands that have been given a fashion revamp in recent years (which, let me tell you, hasn't gone unnoticed). From perfect Breton knits and neon-green shirt dresses to premium zebra-print leather loafers, the pieces have me waxing lyrical about the brand to anyone who will listen. Of course, Jigsaw's OG offering of tailored coats and simple separates remains intact. 

Whistles, meanwhile, has been a gold mine for jackets this season, with both WWW's Emma Spedding and me giving our seal of approval on two separate leather styles that could easily be mistaken for designer buys. It's also worth checking out Whistles' denim offering. The barrel-leg jeans are fast becoming a cult favourite of the fashion crowd.

And last but by no means least, ME + EM. As a bit of a newbie to the brand, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was instantly won over by its colourful tailoring (I'm obsessed with this suit) and stylish separates, including a generous offering of well-cut trousers and flattering denim. Honestly, there's so much more goodness where they came from. So if you're looking to shake up your spring high-street oeuvre, scroll down to shop my favourite pieces from Jigsaw, ME + EM and Whistles.

1. Jigsaw

This would be perfect for spring showers.

Layer this under a beige trench coat for a fun pop of colour.

This is one of the best Bretons on the high street right now IMO.

A pair of white jeans is a year-round staple. 

I love the mix of leather and shearling on this trench.

I've been thinking about these loafers ever since I first saw them last year.

The leather biker jacket is officially making a comeback.

Liven up your denim offering with this zebra-print pair.

I like how they've styled this blazer with an oversized shirt and roll-neck base layer.

There's something very '90s about this clean-lined leather midi skirt.

2. ME + EM

The waistline on these barrel-leg jeans is adjustable. Smart.

I've never been a neon lover, but it feels so elevated when rendered in cashmere. 

Wear these with a white tee and leather sandals for spring. 

Platform heels with jeans? Yes, please.

Pale yellow is an easy way to do colour for spring. 

Fashion editors swear by ME + EM's trousers for a perfect fit.

3. Whistles

This has shot right to the top of my wish list. 

Wear with boots now. Then, swap in sandals come spring.

The hunt for the perfect pair of cage sandals continues. 

Emma Spedding has this, and I can confirm it looks even better IRL.

Buy this one size up for a more dramatic, oversized fit.

Such a cool way to layer a colour-pop knitted vest.

I tried this set on in-store and fell in love.

You'll see patchwork everywhere this year.

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