3 High-Street Brands We're Snapping Up Our Summer Staples From

Maxine Eggenberger
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You need only look out your window for confirmation that summer is on its way. The days are getting brighter and temperatures aren't as bone-chilling as they were a month ago; a welcome treat considering all of the outdoor socialising we're currently doing.

Another signifier that summer is on route is the new-in sections of our favourite shopping haunts. Heavier fabrics like leather and wool have swiftly been replaced with linen and chiffon, sleeves have been dashed from dresses and tops alike, and sandals are taking precedence over boots. It's glorious.

While we could go through the summer collections of each and every brand, there are three stores whose new-season wares have impressed every single Who What Wear editor; we're talking about Arket, H&M, and COS.

All undeniably chic, each of these high-street hotspots have created unique summer 2021 aesthetics. At COS, oversized silhouettes reign supreme in a palette of neutral hues. Over at Arket, there's an unexpected use of pastel tones on classic tailoring, as well as statement prints. Then at H&M there are pieces that pay homage to the '90s. Think slip dresses, denim shorts, simple jersey, waistcoats—the works.

So, if you're looking to update your existing wardrobe or simply feel the need to be in the know, scroll below to see out favourite summer pieces from Arket, H&M, and COS.


Karina wears a suit from Arket.

Arket Oversized Cotton-Hemp Blazer (£135)

Arket Elastic-Waist Linen Trousers (£55)

Arket Printed Tunic Dress (£69)

Arket Puff Sleeve Poplin Blouse (£59)

Arket Leather Trimmed Straw Clutch (£79)

Arket Bikini Top (£19)

Arket Low Waist Bikini Briefs (£17)

Arket Tiered Cotton Dress (£89)

Arket Satin Midi Skirt (£59)


Brittany wears an outfit from COS.

COS Smocked Puff Sleeve Dress (£59)

COS Leather Flip-Flops (£79)

COS Bandeau Bikini Top (£29)

COS High-Waist Bikini Bottoms (£25)

COS Flared Midi Skirt (£59)

COS Low-Cut Back Linen Dress (£69)

COS Patch Pocket Shirt Jacket (£79)

COS Sun Hat (£39)

COS High-Waisted Trousers (£69)


Eni wears a dress from H&M.

H&M Denim High-Waist Shorts (£18)

H&M Sleeveless Dress (£18)

H&M Oversized Linen Blazer (£35)

H&M Ribbed Vest Top (£6)

H&M Leather Slides (£35)

H&M Crêpe Dress (£25)

H&M Sleeveless Linen-Blend Jacket (£25)

H&M Wide Trousers 1 (£15)

H&M Slip Dress (£18)

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