30 of the Very Best Spring Buys From & Other Stories, COS and Arket

Joy Montgomery
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As I write this, Boris Johnson is in the process of telling the nation about the next steps for easing lockdown, and if all goes to plan, the end of March may just see us being able to (shock, horror) head out and see friends—well, from one other household anyway. We'll take what we can get. Of course, being a team of fashion-lovers, this brought-about an in-depth chat about everything we're going to wear the moment we're allowed out. The three high street brands that got the most airtime in this conversation? & Other Stories, COS and Arket, naturally.

We've spent the last few weeks scrolling through the new-in sections the aforementioned brands, and mapping out our springtime outfits—a sartorial 're-entry into society' if you will (I think I've been watching too much Bridgerton). Yes this might sound grandiose, but honestly we're so desperate to have a break from our joggers that we wouldn't be surprised to see a fellow editor strolling through Victoria Park in a ballgown. But, I think we'll be more than content with some of the new season pieces our fave high street brands are delivering right now.

COS in particular is really knocking it out of the park, with sculptural tailoring, chic layering pieces, expensive-looking accessories and timeless staples (this Breton top will never go out of style, just saying). However, if you're looking for something a little more punchy, then allow me to guide you to & Other Stories, with its pastel-coloured outwear, ruffled knits and XXL denim. Perfect for the extroverted minimalist.

But of course, let us not forget the lovely Arket and its penchant for an oversized silhouette, which this season manifests in boxy leather jackets, billowing blouses and loose-fit shirt dresses (just add this season's fisherman sandals). Ready to go? Scroll down to see the & Other Stories, COS and Arket spring buys that caught my eye this season.

& Other Stories

& Other Stories Tiered Mini Lace Dress (£75)

& Other Stories Flared Press Crease Trousers (£75)

& Other Stories Statement Collar Knit Cardigan (£85)

& Other Stories Oversized Mismatched Button Shirt (£75)

& Other Stories Oversized Colour Block Cardigan (£120)

& Other Stories Statement Collar Denim Mini Dress (£75)

& Other Stories Dear Cut Jeans (£75)

& Other Stories Buttoned Patch Pocket Wool Jacket (£120)

& Other Stories Boxy Organic Cotton T-Shirt (£17)

& Other Stories Oversized Wool Knit Vest (£65)


Arket Cotton Wool Jumper (£79)

Arket Short Leather Coat (£350)

Arket Boat Neck Rib Top (£59)

Arket Printed Silk Scarf (£49)

Arket Straight Cropped Jeans (£59)

Arket Puff Sleeve Pop-Over Blouse (£79)

Arket Woven Leather Loafers (£150)

Arket Leather Shirt (£250)

Arket Oversized Shirt Dress (£69)

Arket Linen Blend Trench Coat (£175)


Cos Oversized Cashmere Vest (£135)

Cos Leather Mini Shoulder Bag (£99)

Cos Fitted Tie Blazer (£150)

Cos Boxy Breton-Striped Top ($35)

Cos Wrap Shirt Dress (£69)

Cos Double Chain Necklace ($55)

Cos Organic Cotton Tapered Leg Jeans (£69)

Cos Cashmere Ombre Vest (£115)

COS Long-Sleeved Merino Wool Top (£45)

Cos Asymmetric Knitted Wrap Dress (£99)

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