Long before Arket and & Other Stories started serving up elevated, design-savvy staples to their adoring fans, Whistles was there, peddling away its wares in a mid-market space that, for a long time, remained relatively unoccupied. It's a brand that acknowledged there was a demand for higher-quality pieces that were more accessible than designer buys but also a step above the super-low-priced high-street brands. Forty-five years after it first opened its doors, Whistles remains a mainstay on the great British high street.
This season is no exception, and if I'm honest, it's my favourite to date. It was the patchwork denim pieces from Whistles' Limited Edition line that particularly caught my eye, with their clean-lined silhouettes and expensive-looking tonal fabrics. Inevitably, I then scrolled through the rest of the collection, and I lost count of the number of items I added to my mental wish list, from a tie-dye silken co-ord and a perfect white denim jumpsuit to a neck-tie blouse with the most amazing balloon sleeves.
Toeing the line between trend and timeless, Whistles has really ticked all the boxes with its spring/summer edit. Together, all of my favourite pieces from the drop essentially form a ready-made capsule that can be layered up, dressed down and mixed and matched. I'll be wearing my patchwork jeans with the matching jacket when I want to pack some personality, styled with a white tee and chunky sandals for low-effort weekend attire and elevated for Friday night drinks with heeled boots and a button-up blouse. So many options, so little time. Scroll down to see and shop my favourite pieces from the Whistles S/S 21 edit.
Shop my Whistles spring/summer edit:
Whistles Silk Tie Dye Shirt (£159)
Such a dreamy summer co-ord situation.
Whistles Silk Tie Dye Trouser (£179)
Finish the look with the matching trousers.
Whistles Aiden Padded Slide (£99)
You won't want to take these off all summer long.
Whistles Ultimate Utility Jumpsuit (£159)
Introducing the perfect white jumpsuit.
Whistles Huggie Hoop (£19)
A jewellery staple I couldn't live without.
Whistles Patchwork Denim Jacket (£129)
I love the boxy fit of this patchwork jacket.
Whistles Elsie Broderie Shirt Dress (£229)
Pale yellow is the new beige.
Whistles Patchwork Jean (£119)
The perfect co-ord for denim lovers.
Whistles Mini Leopard Print Bucket Hat (£39)
I'll bring this out when the mercury rises.
Whistles Tie Waist Denim Jumpsuit (£139)
I'll accentuate the retro tones in this jumpsuit with big sunnies and a neckerchief.
Whistles Knitted Tank Top (£79)
Style this with a colour-match knit skirt or just with jeans.
Whistles Authentic Barrel Leg Jean (£95)
Whistles does the best jeans—trust me.
Whistles Patchwork Denim Dress (£139)
This patchwork dress just might persuade me to go mini this season.
Whistles Elba Utility Jumpsuit (£149)
Another timeless and versatile one-piece from the brand.
Whistles Collar Detail Midi Knit Dress (£109)
You can still wear your knit dresses in spring—just add sliders and a basked bag.
Whistles Silk Tie Dye Bias Dress (£299)
Dress this down with chunky Birkenstocks and dress it up with strappy sandals.
Whistles Aliza Waisted Leather Blazer (£329)
I'll throw this over a T-shirt and jeans for cooler evenings socialising outside.
Whistles Harlow Denim Midi Skirt (£89)
The '70s staple is making a comeback, and I'm not sad about it.
Whistles Martha Mini Beaded Bucket Bag (£79)
Bring a bit of summer holiday beach vibes to your city capsule.
Whistles Tie Neck Detail Blouse (£89)
Obsessed with these balloon sleeves.
Whistles Zip Front Denim Cargo Jacket (£99)
I like the unexpected zip fastening on this denim jacket.
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