The 9 Pieces Bringing Me Joy This Week

August 03, 2020 at 05:00AM

We created What to Buy Now to bring you a concise edit every Monday of the items we really love—from the high street, designer labels, vintage gems you can buy online and even charity-shop treasures. We’re constantly scanning the most stylish online stores so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you won’t miss a thing.

We know that your fashion requirements can vary massively from season to season, whether you’re looking for an immaculately tailored staple, an affordable sundress or the perfect pair of shoes. So not only will we cover all the bases, but as ardent believers in mindful consumption, we’ll make sure everything we include will look just as fresh in a year’s time as it does now.

Of course, we’ll also bring you those pieces that simply set your heart racing in a way that only fashion can. This week’s highlights include plenty of winning wardrobe gems, including the perfect pair of Arket sandals, a dreamy vintage floral dress and a versatile pair of jeans. Scroll down to shop the buys on my wish list this week. You know what to do.

The perfect vintage summer dress.

Just throw these on with everything from dresses to jeans.

I’d wear this with jeans and a chunky chain necklace on a sunny day. 

This H&M design is so expensive-looking.

A swimsuit that can double-up as a layering staple. 

Such a flattering jeans silhouette. 

I’ll be throwing this on the moment autumn hits. 

COS’s sheer dress is date night-ready.

The prettiest shade of blue.

Staud offering up yet another perfect summer dress.

Throw on with your white summer frocks now then add to jeans come autumn.

PSA: Shrimps has created the perfect trans-seasonal cardigan.

Three words: Absolutely perfect collar.

I love the rustic feel of these Topshop sandals. 

Retro florals rule in this curve midi dress.

A beaded bag was made to be worn with a crisp summer cotton.


I’m adding this to my autumn wishlist, stat.

A pretty shade of blue that will look good on everyone.

There’s something about lime green that is looking so appealing right now. 

The cutest ’60s dress for summer picnicking. 

Another day, another dream pair of chunky sandals. 

The perfect denim shape. 

Just add to denim and floaty dresses.

So into the oversize buttons on this shirtdress.

Tuck into your fave pair of high-waisted trousers. 

Dreaming of days when I can wear tailoring again.

Can never resist an oversize chain.

The dress now comes in rainbow colourways.

Another winning pair of sandals from Dune.

Perfect for when the weather’s being temperamental.

Throw this baby on with leather sliders when the mercury rises.

Use this to elevate everything from dresses to white tees.

A ribbed tank always looks so premium.

This summer’s most-wanted sandal style.

The longer length of these denim cut-offs will be so flattering.

A shacket is fast becoming our favourite wardrobe staple.

A throw-on-and-go dress if we ever saw one.

The coolest shorts suit we’ve seen on the high street.

The sandal brand of the year.

We’re saying yes to summer leather. 

By FAR has the best selection of baguette bags.

For a hint of Upper East Side chic.

Wear these pre-loved beauties with the above cardi.

Perfect for sun-soaked heatwave days.

A comfy pair of sliders to accompany everything from denim to dresses.

This plissé fabric looks so premium IMO.

Another day, another pair of WFH-ready slider sandals.  

This will keep you cool in the heatwave. 

The dress everyone’s been talking about is finally here. 

Whether it’s for beach or bed, these silken shorts are sure to turn heads. 

You gotta love a statement back.

Give your summer outfits added cool factor with these Joseph sunnies. 

Just the right length and stripe for a super-flattering finish. 

Yes, I do need another vintage blouse. Thanks, Etsy.

The ultimate ’80-inspired summer blazer. 

Get Prada’s cult Velcro sandals for less on Vestiaire Collective. 

A little bit of smocking never goes amiss in a summer dress.

The bag brand to know for 2020.

Wear with everything from jeans to dresses and skirts. 

A pleated midi is the wardrobe workhorse you won’t regret investing in. 

The linen shirt is a firm fixture in our warm weather capsule. 

Throw over your bikini in the garden and dream of holidays to come. 

Playsuits don’t come much cuter than this pinstripe piece. 

For when you’re craving some retro-inspired florals. 

Just wait till you see the back.

Another winning smocked top from & Other Stories.

You’d never know these are from Mango.

The cutest vintage playsuit I’ve ever seen.

Next: Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends: What We’ll Be Wearing in This New Decade

Opening Image: @dronme; @emmanuellek_; @asos_lotte; @monikh

Author Joy Montgomery | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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