36 Epic Summer Shopping Picks From COS, M&S and Mango

Mentally, I've been in summer mode for the last two months. The weather, on the other hand, seemed reluctant to usher in the new season. Now, though, having been treated to several spells of sunshine over the last few weeks, I'm ready to kick my trusty jeans and chunky-knit cardigan to the curb, throw open my wardrobe doors and proceed to fill my rails with pieces made with higher temperatures in mind. Luckily, the shops are here to support me through my summer switchover with some truly excellent buys.

Look at any new-in section and it's evident that summer has arrived, though there are three high-street hotspots in particular that I keep going back to: COS, Mango and Marks & Spencer. Indeed, they couldn't be more different in style, but together, these brands have every summer piece I could wish for. To save you precious time, I've whittled down the 12 best pieces you need to see from each store. From wedding guest–worthy dresses and silk separates to gorgeous beachwear and sandals, keep scrolling to see and shop my wish lists from these three high-street stores.


We adore the print on this COS dress. 

This hat will work just as well for summer weddings as it will for days spent on the beach. 

The clutch gets a cool overhaul with an architectural silhouette. 

You'll find the best simple swimmer at COS—this sage style being one of our favourites. 

Comfortable and cool in equal measure. 

Countless influencers and fashion editors own this tie-dye top. Will you be next? 

This is ideal for sweeping up your salt-sprayed locks. 

The bow detailing on this camisole top is beyond beautiful. 

Pair this miniskirt with an oversized linen shirt for the perfect play of proportions. 

Day or night, you'll find every excuse to wear this A-line dress. 

Because we live in Britain, you'll be glad to have this lightweight mac to hand when the weather turns. 

Make these short pop with a punchy racer-back vest. 


The inverted chevron stripes will look gorgeous on every figure. 

Flip-flops get a sleek overhaul in white leather.

This roomy bag will double as the ideal carry-on.

We predict this green skirt will be everywhere in a matter of weeks. Invest early to avoid disappointment. 

A sophisticated take on kitschy heart-shaped sunglasses. 

Embroidered blouses are a summertime staple, and this one is up there with the best of them. 

Pair this zingy hue with white accessories. 

Up the ante of your plain white tee with a colourful necklace. 

Wear these lemon sandals with a coral pedicure for a gorgeous clash. 

Wear this tangerine top with the matching skirt for full-on impact. 

You’ll want to wear these trousers every evening of your holiday (and every weekend when you return). 

Shell earrings will make any outfit look cooler this season. 


This slogan tee looks significantly more expensive than it actually is. 

We’re snapping up these trousers in the blush-pink hue, too. 

Just when we thought our summer shoe collection was complete…

Tuck this blouse into a pair of jean cutoffs for the ultimate double-denim ensemble. 

The front-pleats make these roomy shorts all the more comfortable. 

An affordable way to channel this season’s pearl jewellery trend. 

Just think how pretty this’ll look with a floral blouse tucked in. 

The black iteration of these sandals is also in our shopping basket. 

This top will dress up everything from jeans to printed trousers. 

M&S’s sellout jumpsuit from 2018 is back. 

This dress is already proving a hit with Instagram’s finest.