The team at Who What Wear UK prides itself on uncovering cult items before they've even made it off the production line. We're keen, to say the least, and a great portion of our time is spent documenting and analysing the Instagram posts of the thousands of cool women we follow on Instagram for high-street sightings. In fact, we have WhatsApp groups and Slack channels dedicated to these affordably priced power pieces, and we want to update you on them as soon as possible (aka after we've bought our faves).
Our skills are so attuned that more often than not, we'll have an inkling about a certain piece before it has hit the big time. Sometimes, you'll find a flurry of brand-specific action due to a paid activation or natural desire to wear a particular thing or label. But other times, it'll be a slow and steady accumulation of saved posts that start to make a trend clear to me—especially when a vast array of influencers start favouring the very same items over a longer period of time. Either way, please trust that we're on it.
Right now, there are some beautiful items making a strong bid for inclusion in this gallery. From timeless & Other Stories jackets to Arket trousers that look way beyond their high-street price tag, keep reading to see my picks of influencers wearing the latest high-street items.
Style Notes: We're seeing this green hue everywhere right now, and it never fails to put a smile on our faces.
Arket Straight Twill Trousers (£89)
Style Notes: Is this gingham New Look midi the perfect summer dress? We think so.
New Look Petite Shirred Textured Midi Dress in Blue Gingham (£28)
Style Notes: This dramatic off-the-shoulder number would be perfect for a summer wedding.
Asos Edition Puff Off Shoulder Midi Dress in Blush (£120)
Style Notes: White jeans are a great way to add summer appeal to your denim capsule, as seen on Brittany Bathgate.
Weekday Rowe Extra High Straight Jeans (£40)
Style Notes: Add some '90s appeal to your weekend outfit with & Other Stories' cut-out lilac top.
& Other Stories Fitted Floral Motif Cut Out Top (£55)
Cos Leather Padded Mini Shopper Bag (£135)
Style Notes: This Monsoon midi dress has us dreaming of balmy summer holidays. Sigh.
Monsoon Artisan Studio Animal Print Maxi Dress Natural (£99)
Style Notes: I have a similar version of this top in black, and it's so good for WFH polish.
& Other Stories Fitted Smocked Shirt (£75)
Style Notes: You can't not feel happy when you look at this rainbow dress by Never Fully Dressed.
Never Fully Dressed Rainbow Swirl Knit Midi Dress (£129)
Style Notes: We'll be waiting this ASOS puffer while we (not so) patiently wait for spring.
Asos Design Puffer Maxi Coat With Belt in Hazelnut (£65)
Style Notes: Adapt these coller-than-thou flares for the summer with a white tee and chunky sliders.
H&M Flared Trousers (£20)
Style Notes: There's nothing that quite says classic than a Breton knit, especially when worn with black trousers a la Jessica Skye.
Zara Striped Knit Sweater (£30)
Style notes: Hannah Lewis keeps the loungewear train going with this chic tonal look from Arket. Love the addition of a smarter tote, too.
Arket French Terry Sweatpants (£55)
Style Notes: Adapt your puffer for the spring with a lightweight quilted iteration. Tanice's is now sold out, but you can still get the style in blue and black.
Arket Quilted Jacket (£89)
Style Notes: I've been eyeing this Stories knit for a while, and Enis might just convince me to take the plunge.
& Other Stories Wide Collar Wool Knit Sweater (£65)
Style Notes: A classic pair of tailored trousers will be a wardrobe staple for many years to come.
Mango Pleat Detail Trousers (£20)
Style Notes: Ellie from Slip into Style makes a good case for tonal winter dressing with this shearling jacket-and-joggers combo.
Zara Faux Shearling Coat (£40)
Style Notes: House of Sunny is so good for colourful, throwback pieces such as this butter yellow shirt dress.
House of Sunny Perennial Shirt Dress (£72)
Style Notes: Alexis Foreman makes this Jigsaw kimono jacket look so premium with colour-match trousers and a roll neck.
Jigsaw Boiled Wool Kimono Jacket (£138)
Style Notes: This H&M V-neck is perfect for wintery layering, as seen on Rachael Clifton.
H&M Knitted Wool Jumper (£40)
Dune London Saffia Knee High Block Heel Boots (£152)
Zara Faux Leather Overshirt (£30)
Arket Merino Roll-Neck Jumper (£59)
Arket Asymmetric Neck Top (£69)
& Other Stories Favourite Cut Cropped (£65)
H&M Imitation Leather Trousers (£40)
Free People Quartz Cable Vest (£88)
Cos Belted WOOL-CASHMERE Coat (£190)
Mango Relaxed Fit Faux-Leather Trousers (£50)
Arket Knitted Square-Neck Dress (£89)
Arket Cinched-Waist Wool Blend Blazer (£135)
Uniqlo U Sheer Band Collar Long Sleeved Shirt (£25)
Arket Embroidered Poplin Blouse (£59)
Ghost Daisy Top, White (£95)
Dune London Lockstockk Double Strap Flat Sandals in Black (£110)
Arket Oversized Linen Shirt (£69)
Cos Flared Cotton Dress (£79)
Arket Relaxed Poplin Shirt (£55)
This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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