On our recent weekly (okay, daily) pilgrimages to our favourite retail sites, team Who What Wear UK has been repeatedly stopped in our tracks by three brands. Out of every retailer on the high street, it’s always Mango, COS and Zara that pique our collective interest as soon as we open their new-in sections. With fresh winter buys coming in thick and fast, now is the best time to snap up items that work not only for 2023, but also for many years to come. And, if you’ve got a wardrobe refresh on your mind, where better to start shopping?
To break it down for you, Mango is the destination right now for sleek coats winter-ready staples like knits and denim. When it comes to COS, there are plenty of transitional separates and expensive-looking boots that are bound to reach cult status on Instagram and a colour palette to help ease you into winter. And as for Zara, well there’s a stripped-back, minimalist approach happening in the new-in section (including one classic piece I just know is going to sell out), so in short, there’s something for everyone.
Liv Madeline wearing the COS bag.
As we’ve already done the scrolling, we’ve just made it easier for you to shop the best of the best from these high-street heavy hitters. Ahead, enjoy our roundup the 21 best bits from Mango, COS and Zara right now. Happy shopping.
This would look great with wide-leg jeans or tailored trousers.
A good knit is the basis of so many looks.
This could work for so many situations.
A blanket as a coat—a winter dream.
You can’t go wrong with a sleek black bag.
The perfect going-out shirt.
You’ll find me in this for the forseeable.
A strong contender for “best designer-looking coat on the high street”.
Biker boots are the style of the season, and these have such a great vintage look.
Such a versatile jumper.
Everyone is talking about silver trousers right now.
This would make such a chic occasion dress.
Just add a knee-high boot.
You can never go wrong with a cute cardi you can dress up or down.
COS has created some amazing coats this season, but this is my standout favourite.
This whole outfit—what a look!
The colour, the texture, the cut—all perfection.
The bag of the year in the colour of the season? Yes please!
The red knit revival continues.
These would instantly elevate a simple look.
ZIp-up jackets are a winter essential, and this cable knit version is so sophisticated.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.