Like so many, my shopping habits have changed vastly over the past 18 months. My second-hand intake has gone up by about 100%, and I find that I have more willpower than I previously did when scouting out the various new-in sections I browse daily—which I only do as part of my job, of course…
Ordinarily, I'd have a wish list as long as my arm filled with shoes and dresses to wear to weddings, pieces I want to pack for holidays and a handful of chic items to wear to work. Now, aside from the four weddings I have on the horizon, for which I'll be wearing outfits I already have in my wardrobe, I haven't felt the insatiable need to buy anything new. Still, on the cusp of a new season, I thought I'd perhaps take a look at the latest collections from some of my favourite high-street stores (I chose Zara, H&M and Mango) to see if anything would catch my eye. You probably know where this is going.
Janelle Marie Lloyd wears a pair of wide-leg jeans from H&M.
Remember that nonexistent wish list I was telling you about? Now, it's packed full of pieces from—yep, you guessed it—Zara, H&M and Mango. Although they've taken slightly varied approaches, each brand is getting autumn style so bang on that creating an edit of the best pieces was no small feat. Still, being an editor means that, sometimes, I have to make very tough choices, and when it comes to showing you the pieces you absolutely need to see, I've managed to whittle it down to the top 11 from each brand.
With everything from knitted dresses and midi skirts that were made to be worn with knee-high boots (of which I've found a couple of excellent pairs) to updated knitwear and sleek tailoring you'd never guess came from the high street, scroll on to see 33 autumn style hits from Zara, H&M and Mango.