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.