Trust Me—I'm an Editor: 10 Summer-Ready Buys That I Love This Week

Emma Spedding
·9-min read

As several warehouses and stores shuttered over the past 12 months, the fashion industry faces huge challenges and strains that pose an inevitable threat to businesses. Many of us won't be shopping in the same way right now, but even a like on Instagram or a message of support can provide a boost for these brands. I certainly don't want anyone to feel like they have to buy more right now in a time of such heightened worry, but at the same time, after working in the fashion industry for nine years, I want to support the brands and pieces that I love and treasure.

As an editor at Who What Wear, I typically spend a lot of time looking at new-in products and so every week, I update this story with the pieces that have caught my eye and that really stand out. I usually introduce this shopping gallery by stating that I have quite a classic style and tend to lean towards more simple pieces, however this week I'm gravitating towards out-there prints, bright colours and quirky pieces. Maybe it's the change in seasons or the end of lockdown in sight, but I want to have fun with my wardrobe again.

So whether you're looking to buy, browse, or discover something new, keep scrolling for pieces I love and think are worth investing in, from the high street to designer labels.

H&M Wide Cotton Dress (£50)

Trust me—this H&M dress won't be around for long.

Gucci GG-Logo Quilted Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses (£255)

This powder blue is beautiful.

Totême Rib-Knitted Jersey Midi Dress (£250)

Who What Wear's Editor-in-Chief in the US Kat Collings has sold me on this dress.

Arket Loose Barrel Leg Jeans (£69)

These jeans will be popular with the Instagram crowd.

Alighieri Virgo 24kt Gold-Plated Zodiac Ring (£280)

I love this ring that comes in every star sign.

Arket Cotton Voile Slip Dress (£79)

This was popular last year, so I'm happy to see this back on Arket for another summer.

Colville Zigzag-Hem Striped Cotton-Blend Longline Sweater (£1120)

I'd wear this with wide-leg linen trousers.

& Other Stories Wide Pleated High Waist Trousers (£75)

I'm looking for a pair of comfortable summer trousers, and I think these might be the perfect pair.

The Vampire's Wife The Mini Frill Killer Floral-Print Cotton Dress (£695)

The dream summer dress.

Uterque Multicoloured Checked Dress (£100)

The colours in this checked mini dress are just amazing.

Alix Hester Mint Asymmetric Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit (£175)

I love the off-the-shoulder detail on this bodysuit.

Loewe + Paula's Ibiza Small Leather-Trimmed Woven Raffia Tote (£425)

Loewe basket bags are constantly yo-yo-ing in and out of stock.

This Week's Shopping Picks:

Asceno Prague Short-Sleeved Organic-Linen Shirt (£185)

One day of sunshine, and I'm searching for shorts.

Asceno Zurich Pleated Organic-Linen Shorts (£155)

Loewe Large Anagram-Jacquard Canvas Tote Bag (£1550)

The perfect summer bag.

& Other Stories Open Back Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£95)

The back on this dress is so beautiful.

Gimaguas Corse Checked Seersucker Bikini (£110)

This would look amazing with the orange shorts.

LVIR Pleated Grain De Poudre Midi Dress (£310)

LVIR creates beautiful, simple basics.

Missoni Zigzag-Print Silk Shirt (£770)

The jolliest print I've seen in ages.

Arket Large Hair Claw (£18)

Claw clips are a summer essential.

Weekday Lilah Trousers (£45)

I'm looking for comfortable spring trousers I can wear instead of leggings and jogging bottoms.

Missoma Gold Malachite Graduated Sphere Bracelet (£179)

I love the mix of gold and malachite.

Previous Shopping Picks:

COS Oversized T-Shirt Dress (£55)

This comes in pink, white and black, and I want all three.

Mango Multicoloured Knitted Gilet (£30)

Kendall Jenner wore this over a shirt this week, and I'm now obsessed.

Staud Tommy Geometric-Print Beaded Shoulder Bag (£215)

I love how colourful and playful this bag is.

Gucci GG-Logo Quilted Rectangular Acetate Sunglasses (£255)

These are pretty much the dream sunglasses.

Christopher Esber Tie-Detailed Silk-Satin Shirt (£375)

What a colour.

Christopher Esber Tie-Detailed Silk-Satin Maxi Skirt (£456)

Ninety Percent Oversized Tie-Dyed Organic Cotton-Jersey Top (£60)

Can you tell I'm in the mood for summer?

Arket High Waist Linen Trousers (£99)

I'd wear these with fisherman sandals and the jumper above.

& Other Stories Belted Dolman Sleeve Mini Dress (£65)

This would look perfect with chunky black sandals.

Savette Symmetry Pochette Leather Tote (£925)

According to Net-a-Porter buyers, Savette is the next cult handbag brand.

H&M Long Lyocell-Blend Dress (£35)

This is what I would describe as a knock out dress.

Kai Collective Gaia Top Purple (£80)

This top is quite simply epic.

Loulou Studio Andrott Button-Detailed Ribbed Wool-Cashmere Maxi Dress (£495)

You need to see the back of this dress.

La Montaña Siesta Scented Candle (£39)

Ok, not a fashion item I know, but I've been lusting after these candles for quite some time.

Gimaguas Isabel Cotton Gauze Maxi Dress (£105)

Hot weather is coming people, and I think this is the perfect sun dress.

Sea Linden Patchworked Quilted Cotton Jacket (£530)

This also comes in a longer coat version too.

Zara Knit Sweater With Buttons (£26)

I am obsessed with this button detailing.

& Other Stories Tie-Dye Ankle Socks (£8)

I never thought I'd get excited by socks, until I saw these.

Maison Balzac Volute Candles Set of Two (£18)

Can you tell I'm running low on candles at home?

Sea Reese Applique Crochet Fruit Sweater ($425)

I wouldn't usually feature one brand twice in a week, but I had to make an exception for Sea—this strawberry jumper sparks serious joy.

Gucci Oversized Square Acetate Sunglasses (£320)

I just adore this shade of green.

Church's Fisherman Nevada Leather Sandal White (£480)

It's only March, but I've decided on my sandals for this summer—a pair of fishermans.

Ganni Ribbed Polo Sweater (£175)

I love the navy trim detail on the collar and cuffs.

Elzinga Balloon-Sleeve Wool-Crepe Mini Blazer Dress ($622)

So wonderfully '80s.

& Other Stories Floral Embroidery Knit Cardigan (£95)

This cardigan is just so pretty, and would look amazing with jeans.

Kika Vargas Puff-Sleeve Cotton-Blend Poplin Dress (£585)

The perfect summer dress.

Arket Oversized Denim Shirt (£69)

This is a classic spring buy you'll wear every year.

COS X Yuma Labs Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses (£89)

I'm after a pair of statement sunglasses.

Sea Linden Belted Quilted Patchwork Cotton Coat (£695)

What a coat.

Free People Arzel Mini Dress (£118)

I'd love to wear this dress for summer picnics.

Burberry Technical Cotton Car Coat in Soft Fawn (£1350)

One day I'd love to own a classic Burberry trench.

Monki Mozik Block Jeans (£40)

All of a sudden I'm after a pair of patchwork jeans.

H&M Wide High Ankle Jeans (£20)

I predict these baggy jeans will sell out quickly.

& Other Stories Heeled Leather Penny Loafers (£95)

The perfect loafers.

Chloé Woody Logo-Print Canvas and Leather Tote Bag (£750)

This is going to be the sell-out bag of the summer.

Bode Appenzeller-Appliqué Upcycled-Wool Coat (£2660)

This is basically my dream coat. One day perhaps...

Arket Short-Sleeved Linen Shirt (£45)

I'm already starting to think about summer, and would love to wear this with light wash jeans.

Rixo Kelly Printed Midi Skirt (£195)

I love this mermaid print.

Gucci Ken Scott print Jackie 1961 small shoulder bag (£1750)

I'm seriously into this Gucci collaboration.

Mango Slim Button Vest (£36)

I'm tempted to try the waistcoat and jeans look I keep seeing on Instagram this month.

Ganni Dark Blue Stretch-Denim Midi Skirt (£125)

I'd wear this with a white T-shirt and fisherman sandals.

COS Leather Trousers (£290)


Arket Cotton Wool Jumper (£79)

The perfect spring jumper.

& Other Stories Shirt (£65)

I'd wear this with the shorts below.

Rejina Pyo Riley Linen Shorts (£325)

Just beautiful.

Ganni Christian Dior Pre-Owned Quartz (£899)

Such a beautiful vintage watch.

Sezane Suede Jacket (£225)

The perfect spring jacket to wear with jeans.

Ganni X Levi’s Slit-Cuff Straight-Leg Jeans (£255)

I love this collaboration.

COS Shirt (£79)

I love the oversized relaxed fit of this shirt.

COS Panel Trousers (£89)

The matching trousers are also perfect.

Cecilie Bahnsen Carrie Ruffled Faille Top (£560)

This icy blue was all over London Fashion Week this year.

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

I love the collar on this dress.

Shrimps Johann Cotton-Blend Gingham Mini Dress (£350)

The most adorable dress I've seen this year.

Allude Ribbed Cotton and Silk-Blend Cardigan (£150)

The perfect spring cardigan.

Allude Ribbed Cotton and Silk-Blend Tank (£115)

With a tank top to match.

Sleeper Cream Shearling Slippers (£240)

To complete the outfit.

COS Dress (£99)

I love every single thing about this dress.

Arket Short Leather Coat (£350)

Can you tell I'm gravitating to all things beige this week?

& Other Stories Heeled Leather Penny Loafers (£95)

I'm after a pair of chunky loafers and these might be the ones.

Prada Cleo Spazzolato-Leather Shoulder Bag (£1440)

Our whole office is in love with the Prada Cleo—and this mint version has me dreaming of spring.

Zara Midi Dress With Gathered Detail (£50)

Ready for when parties can resume.

Barbour + Alexachung Maud Corduroy-Trimmed Cotton-Gabardine Jacket (£300)

This week Alexa Chung launched her latest collection with Barbour—and I'm in love with them all.

H&M Rib-Knit Wool Jumper (£50)

The perfect striped jumper.

Zara Premium Marine Straight Jeans (£30)

Can spring hurry up already so I can wear these?!

The Row Caged Grained-Leather Sandals (£925)

Whoever wears these this summer will be a lucky thing indeed.

Arket Straight Cropped Jeans (£79)

These jeans are just perfect.

COS V-Neck Jumper (£69)

This heather colour would look perfect with blue jeans.

Missoma Gold Deconstructed Axiom Malachite Chain Necklace (£285)

Malachite is one of my favourite jewellery trends recently.

Loewe Small Ivy Candle 170g (£70)

A Loewe candle is a serious luxury, but look how pretty it is?

Christopher Esber Cutout Ribbed Stretch-Knit Maxi Dress (£490)

You need to click to see the back of this dress.

& Other Stories Long Fitted Rib Knit Cardigan (£65)

I have a thing for fitted cardigans.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021

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