Fred Perry x Raf Simons Denim Cuff Piqué Shirt
Raf Simons’ ongoing Fred Perry partnership is the easiest way to get your hands on some designer goods without the designer price tag. The latest collection is full of wearable essentials with a premium twist. The addition of the denim detailing and dual laurel wreath branding takes this classic polo shirt to new heights.
Available at Fred Perry, priced £85.
H&M Studio Jacquard-Weave Jacket
Taking its lead from designer collections, H&M recently launched a see-now, buy-now Studio collection with a huge party in Paris. Not to be overshadowed by The Weeknd’s performance, this jacquard-weave jacket has the level of detail expected from a piece triple its price.
Available at H&M, priced £79.99.
ASOS Knitted Slogan Scarf
Spring is the perfect time for scarves to take on a new role as statement pieces. Take to the terraces (or at least mimic the style) with this bargain ASOS option, which nods to designer versions without breaking the bank.
Available at ASOS, priced £16.
Harrys Of London Mr Jones 2 Perforated Nappa
Classic British footwear usually stops at the brogue and Oxford; so hoorah for Harry’s, which has applied traditional skill and craftsmanship to a more modern style. The footwear and accessories brand’s first sneaker, known as Mr Jones, is a contemporary classic that’s handmade in Italy using perforated Nappa leather and a Vibram Wave sole for added traction.
Available at Style.com, priced £345.
New Look Olive Green Cropped Trousers
Green’s reign as the colour of the season has got the high street awash with various shades, one of the most wearable being olive. These flattering slim trousers from New Look pack a leg-lengthening pleat and are cut slightly cropped, making them perfect for showing off crisp white sneakers.
Available at New Look, priced £25.
Anonymous Ism Embroidered Cotton-Blend Socks
Cult Japanese sock brand Anonymous Ism is known for its bright designs and beautifully crafted patterns. However, if its usual vibrancy isn’t your cup of green tea, go for this more muted pair. The hula girl stitching and red accents add some hidden humour, while the luxurious cotton-blend means your toes will be cosy while still being able to breathe.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £30.
Jeepers Peepers Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
The cost of some sunglasses is enough to justify staying inside all summer. Luckily, the high street is awash with premium peeper protectors that won’t make your eyes water. This pair cost the same as a round in the beer garden, but thanks to a tortoiseshell finish and gold detailing, look like you spent a pretty penny.
Available at Topman, priced £18.
Adidas 83-C Track Jacket
After a 15-year hiatus, the Adidas 83-C collection is back. Legend has it, the line was developed when designers looking for inspiration in a thrift shop found a track jacket with 83-C embroidered on the chest and J.Mano on the sleeve. It was discovered that Mr Mano was a Mexican mechanic, but the embroidery stuck and this jacket is a retro-sportswear triumph that bears his name.
Available at END, priced £65.
Cos Tote Backpack Bag
Inspired by the shape of a tote and finished with backpack toolings, this bag from minimalist kings Cos will transition from office to gym to pub seamlessly. Cut from crisp, durable Polyamide, the sleek carrier is finished with a chunky metal zip and padded shoulder straps that can be hidden in the outside pocket. Totes amaze.
Available at Cos, priced £69.
Timex x Carhartt WIP Watch
A functional update of the classic field watch, this collaboration between Carhartt WIP and Timex is an affordable take on the rugged timepiece. Based on Timex’s all-terrain Acadia model and featuring two Nato-style straps referencing Carhartt’s bulletproof military programme, it’s an all-grown-up Action Man gadget.
Available at Carhartt, priced £65.
CMMN SWDN Brody Cropped Denim Jacket
Founded by former members of Kanye West’s design team, Anglo-Swedish brand Cmmn Swdn specialises in reworking classic shapes into something that feels fresh and modern. This boxy, dusky-pink update to its signature denim jacket, exclusive to Mr Porter, is a very stylish case in point.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £330.
Uniqlo U Oversized Denim Jeans
Since former Hermès designer Christophe Lemaire took the helm at Uniqlo, the chain’s U range has been reinventing basics to be anything but. Based around loose, oversized styles; the collection is packed with pieces like these relaxed jeans, which are inspired by old painter pants and feature traditional-style double stitching to add strength and durability.
Available at Uniqlo, priced £29.90.
New Look Navy Stripe Western Jacket
Relaxed tailoring is set to be a big trend once again this season. If you’re tired of stiff suit jackets, this western-style coach jacket could be the ticket. In addition to being rendered in a subtle pinstripe fabric, the collared neck and single-breasted cut will be flattering on all sizes.
Available at New Look, priced £44.99.
Matalan Desert Boot
It’s not very often you’ll get suede shoes for less than the price of a trip to the cinema, but these bargain desert boots are the real deal. The uncomplicated design means you can look beyond the name and price tag, and they come in four on-trend shades including this brown pair with a gum-look sole.
Available at Matalan, priced £28.
Zara Striped Shirt
This season’s favourite shade can be overbearing in huge swathes. So if you want to nod to Kermit green without actually looking like him, this striped shirt will do the trick. While it’s cooler outside, it’ll layer under denim jackets when buttoned up, and when the heat rises, it’ll make a great overshirt on top of a crisp white T-shirt.
Available at Zara, priced £29.99.