Out of All the High-Street Spring Collections, These Are By Far the Best

Joy Montgomery

As much as we love a good bargain, we have to admit that we're a little relieved to see the back of the Christmas sales. Stores will soon be revived to their original, neatly stacked glory, and online edits no longer clogged up with items that are either unwanted or only available in a size 4. 

On Joy Montgomery: Belted Patch Pocket Tweed Jacket, £120.

Yes, we're ready for a style spring clean, and as a team, we've spent the last few weeks combing through our closets to ensure we're starting the new season with the best setup. In other words, a versatile capsule filled with items we actually want to wear and will continue to love for many seasons to come.

Often in the process of conducting a clearout, you can end up spotting the holes in your wardrobe. If you're looking for a hardworking buy to complete your collection, we've done the hard work for you and picked the best of the best on the high street right now. From & Other Stories' layerable jackets and Topshop's surprisingly expensive-looking staples to Zara's trend-led buys and COS's minimal winners, scroll down to see and shop our complete edit. 

& Other Stories

& Other Stories Belted Patch Pocket Tweed Jacket (£120)

Wear with flared jeans and a roll-neck.

& Other Stories Organic Cotton Denim Jumpsuit (£95)

An easy throw-on-and-go piece. 

& Other Stories Diamond Quilted Overshirt (£95)

Layer up with a white shirt and jeans.

& Other Stories Organic Cotton Lyocell Blend Sweater (£55)

Wear now with jeans and a miniskirt come summer.

& Other Stories Smocked Abstract Print Maxi Dress (£95)

This dress screams spring.

& Other Stories Tailored Gingham Blazer (£135)

Gingham is having a comeback.


Topshop Ecru Panelled Shacket (£42)

Love the panelling detailing.

Topshop Weave Camel Cross Body Bag (£25)

So expensive-looking. 

Topshop Black And White Puffer Taffeta Check Blouse (£35)

Puff sleeves are here to stay.

Topshop Boutique Blue Leather Shirt (£175)

A statement look for the weekend.

Topshop Khaki Belted Oversized Blazer (£75)

Such a flattering fit. 

Topshop Blue and Stone Check Mesh Midi Dress (£35)

Wear with knee-high boots. 


Zara Pleated Sleeve Blazer (£60)

Note the interesting pleated-sleeve detail.

Zara Stretchy Poplin Shirt (£26)

Obsessed with the statement shoulders.

Zara Soft Leather Maxi Clutch (£96)

So expensive-looking.

Zara Shimmer Tank Top (£26)

Tuck into high waisted trousers. 

Zara Check Tweed Trousers (£50)

Gingham for spring, groundbreaking. 

Zara Cable Knit Sweater (£50)

This looks better IRL.


Arket Fluid Long-Sleeved Dress (£125)

An Arket classic. 

Arket Embroidered Poplin Blouse (£59)

Layer under a crewneck knit.

Arket Regular Jeans (£59)

The perfect denim shape. 

Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£175)

So comfy and chic.

Arket Pleated Midi Skirt (£69)

Wear with everything from shirts to roll-necks.

Arket Sheer Merino Wool Roll-Neck (£45)

Use this to elevate your basics.


Mango Contrast Flaps Trench (£140)

You'll wear this all winter long. 

Mango Round Buckle Mini Skirt (£30)

The miniskirt is making a comeback.

Mango Wool-Blend Overshirt (£70)

The prettiest shade of blue.

Mango Oval Short Handle Bag (£30)

So expensive-looking.

Mango Puffed Sleeves Blouse (£36)

Style with jeans or leather trousers. 

Mango Leather Culotte Trouser (£140)

Leather isn't just for winter. 

Marks and Spencers

Marks and Spencer Collection Denim Belted Shirt Midi Dress (£55)

For a bit of Western styling. 

Marks and Spencer Collection Collared Neck Belted Long Sleeve Jumpsuit (£65)

You can't go wrong with a jumpsuit. 

Marks and Spencer Collection Sling Hobo Bag (£30)

You'd never know this was from M&S.

Marks and Spencer Collection Pure Cotton Check Print Car Coat (£119)

For a chic, rainy-day outfit. 

Marks and Spencer Collection Denim Twill Belted Boiler Jumpsuit (£55)

M&S's dream jumpsuit is back. 

Marks and Spencer Collection Cosy Turtle Neck Jumper (£25)

The colour of the season.


COS Cotton Skirt With Patch Pockets (£79)

A cargo skirt is your spring saviour. 

COS Light Packable Raincoat (£125)

For all those April showers. 

COS Sleeveless Wool Cashmere Blazer (£125)

This will look good for many years to come. 

COS Printed Slim-Fit Top (£45)

For an injection of arty style. 

COS Straight Turn-Up Jeans (£69)

Turn-ups were made for the weekend.

COS Leather Circle Cut Dress (£350)

Leather for summer is coming. 


Jigsaw Mead Silk Crepe Shirt (£120)

A pop of green never goes amiss.

Jigsaw Eltham Slim Flared Jeans (£90)

Flares are having a moment.

Jigsaw Fine Drill Belted Jacket (£160)

Style with colour match jeans.

Jigsaw Maray Western Knee High Boot (£250)

A seriously statement boot to wear with spring dresses.

Jigsaw Lighweight Liner Jacket (£150)

A solid wardrobe staple. 


Whistles Leather Gathered Sleeve Shirt (£249)

A large proportion of our wardrobe is going to be leather this spring.

Whistles Flower Berry Print Silk Dress (£329)

Shearing isn't going anywhere, FYI.

Whistles Mini Opal Hoop (£19)

These will go with everything you own.

Whistles Phoebe Leather Shirt Dress (£449)

Layer over jeans or add dad sandals.

Whistles Double Faced Wool Wrap Coat (£295)

This looks even chicer IRL.

Whistles Conna Snake Knee High Boot (£295)

For a statement hit of animal print. 

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