I'm an Editor—These 9 Summer Items From The Row Are Truly Worth the Investment

If you’re a regular reader of Who What Wear UK, you’ll know we’re big believers in curating a more sustainable capsule wardrobe, full of pieces you truly love. Buying less better items means you’ll more confidently be able to pull items out of your closet season after season, and some classics even remain wearable all year round. That’s not to say everything needs to be a luxury investment, you’ll also know we love to hunt down expensive-looking items on the high street that do the same job. But when it comes to those hero pieces you wear to death—the perfect white shirt or pair of black tailored trousers, for example—prioritising quality over quantity will ensure the longevity you’re looking for. 

When you are choosing to invest in those items, it’s understandable that you might want a little extra guidance as to which brands and pieces we editors believe are truly worth your money. We’ve worked in this industry a long time, after all, and had the opportunity to get up close and personal with fabrics and designs from so many different brands. Hands down the one we all stand behind for the best wardrobe staples, though, is The Row

The Row Summer Investment Buys: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Rosie looks incredibly polished in the Dalel oversized washed-silk top

Yes, the Olsen twins’ label is known for high price tags and an array of celebrity fans, but their designs unequivocally stand the test of time. Proven by the fact that the same pieces stay at the top of fashion’s most wanted lists for years—Kendall Jenner’s favourite beige wide-leg trousers and the classic leather fisherman sandals are just two examples. Not only are the pieces timeless, but introducing just one or two buys into your wardrobe will elevate everything else in it. Of course, a top-to-toe The Row outfit is the dream, but pairing the trousers with an Arket shirt is high-low dressing at its finest and will still look incredibly chic. 

So if you’ve been considering upgrading your staples this summer for an all-around more elevated look that lasts, keep scrolling and you’ll find the nine investment buys from The Row we believe you’ll never regret.

1. LOOSE TROUSERS

The Row Summer Investment Buys: Tylynn Guyen

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TyLynn give us all a lesson in chic summer dressing while wearing The Row trousers. 

A pair of trousers you'll love forever, and one of The Row's best sellers this year. Dress these up with a cami and strappy sandals on summer evenings, or with a simple tank top and Birkenstocks for more casual affairs. 

The crêpe fabric of these means they hang beautifully, and they're more durable than silk. 

A cropped pair of black tailored trousers are a year round wardrobe hero, but in summer they go particularly well with sandals and a T-shirt or loose shirt for the office. 

2. SHIRTING

The Row Summer Investment Buys: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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@rosiehw

Rose Huntington-Whiteley always looks elegant, but especially so here wearing a The Row rust brown silk shirt and trouser set. 

There's no more important or versatile wardrobe piece than a white shirt, so it makes sense to invest in the perfect one. 

This fluid silk shirt is a workwear hero but also looks beautiful dressed up with jeans in the evening. 

A crisp blue poplin shirt comes second only to a white one in a capsule wardrobe. 

3. TIMELESS SANDALS

Brittany wears her The Row sandals all the time, providing us with endless inspiration for how to style them. 

Fashion's most-wanted sandals for three years and counting. 

These have gone past cult status and are now a modern classic. 

Anti-trend sandals like this will look chic forever. 

4. ESSENTIAL BASICS

Not only does this make the perfect light layer tied round the shoulder of any summer outfit, it's also a great trans-seasonal piece in autumn and winter as well. 

If this summer has proven anything, it's that the ribbed vest top is possibly the most useful item in any summer wardrobe. 

The quality of this fabric means this T-shirt is so much more than a simple basic. 

A black camisole will see you through summer holidays and Christmas parties alike. 

5. LEATHER ACCESSORIES

The Row does sp many beautifully understated leather bags, but the Park tote has to be our favourite for throwing everything in— for work, weekends or travel. 

Add this to any pair of tailored trousers or shorts to instantly make your whole outfit look incredibly expensive. 

The dream carry-on bag. If you travel a lot and need a chic style that can take you from flight to business meetings, we can't recommend this enough. 

6. FLOATY DRESSES

Pictures could never do this ethereal dress justice. 

Design details like draping and a dainty straps set this black dress apart from the rest. 

A dress that will take you from work events to black-tie weddings and elegant holiday evenings effortlessly. 

7. LIGHT JACKETS

The dark midnight blue alongside the collarless lapel make this blazer feel extremely premium. 

8. SUMMER DENIM

If you prefer a more elevated feel to your denim, opt for this wide-leg, full length which look amazing with a simple white shirt. 

A classic pair of white jeans will never age. 

9. MIDI SKIRTS

This looks just as good with a pair of black lace-up sandals as it does with knee high boots in autumn. 

Such a versatile piece you'll get so much wear out of. 

Look out for design details like pleating that could never be replicated in the same way on the high street. 

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