There’s just something about being plunged into the depths of winter (snow and all) that really makes me fed up with cold-weather clothing. How about you? This week, while bundled up in blankets, shearling slippers and beanie hats for our Zoom calls, the team has been edging ever closer to investing in new-season pieces rather than additional layers to protect us against the inclement weather. We’ve even gone so far as to dream about summer sandals trends and the joyful printed dresses we’ll be aiming to wear ASAP. Spring is on our minds and in our online baskets, and fortunately, there are plenty of suitable new-in drops arriving to fulfil the virtual window shopping we’ve been doing a lot of.
But where’s looking the best? Well, I know you’ll always find some trusty pieces in Zara, H&M or & Other Stories, but there are a few other corners of the digital high street that are looking pretty strong too. I’ve noticed that Mango‘s offering (particularly when it comes to shoes and knits) feels very premium; Free People are nailing it for those of us who just want to jump headfirst into a bohemian summer adventure (even if it’s in our back gardens, in February); and ASOS Design has just introduced a host of really pared-back, interesting staples like mink-coloured cardigans and slinky olive-green satin dresses.
Some of the items below are on the more pricey side of affordable, but many are quite reasonable considering their versatility and how expensive they look. Keep scrolling to see the best new spring bits from Mango, Free People and ASOS.