The new-in pieces at & Other Stories are all very tempting and gorgeous (any Parisian-style fan will be fawning over their latest drop full of luxurious, softly minimalist and expensive-looking clothing), but what are the items that will slot seamlessly into your wardrobe? The pieces that’ll elevate what you already own, but also work together effortlessly to make endless useful outfits?
& Other Stories is the high street brand to head to first if you’re looking for stylish summer workwear, summery wedding guest outfits and pretty floral dresses. You’ll also find a selection of expensive-looking sunglasses, as featured in our best designer sunglasses dupes, chic straw bags – perfect for taking on a summer holiday – and stylish swimsuits to rival Hunza G.
However, for this edit it’s all about capsule dressing and finding those forever pieces you’ll turn to year round: an area where & Other Stories excels.
I’ve picked 15 items from the new collection for my top capsule wardrobe contenders, putting together multiple simple outfit combinations you can turn to again and again, for work, weekends and everything in-between.
What to buy in & Other Stories now
I love the relaxed fit and smart finish of this classic trench coat – it’s perfect for layering over smart workwear looks (just read Jazz’s advice on dressing for your commute next) and for putting together low-key Parisian-inspired weekend outfits.
Step up your tailoring with a sculptural shirt. The high-low hem on this classic striped style gives it an unusual silhouette, bringing more interest to a classic work outfit.
These trousers are an investment purchase, but they’re also a great foundation for bringing together lots of outfits so are well worth the splurge for cost-per-wear, all thanks to the neatly fitted waist, defined pleats and premium fabric.
The smart tee
& Other Stories has launched this jersey tee in various colours (black, light blue, striped are all available at the moment). The soft linen and cotton blend fabric and simple silhouette make it look extra luxurious for a tee, so it would be a useful piece for wearing on its own or under a blazer with tailored trousers.
The relaxed knit
We’ve always got an eye on & Other Stories knitwear and for this season, this is the forever jumper that stands out the most for me for layering over outfits. It’s the perfect piece for packing on a weekend away to the seaside. It’s neutral enough that it will go with everything and the ribbed hemline and cuffs make the knit look even more premium.
These are the ‘favourite cut’ jeans for a reason. You can’t go wrong with the flattering straight fit, charcoal wash and added stretch for comfort.
This straw crossbody bag is the perfect size and shape for carrying all your everyday essentials over summer months and would be the ideal day to night holiday handbag.
The going out top
Barely-there slip dresses are everywhere this season and this linen black strappy and open-back style couldn’t be chicer.
These sleek heeled leather sandals will go with everything and are a smart (and comfier) alternative to wearing heels for elevating outfits at the office and out after.
If you’re forever wearing flats invest in a smart pair of loafers for those days where trainers feel too casual.
& Other Stories drop new season Adidas and New Balance throughout the year so it’s a good place to look for those styles that are constantly selling out.
These strappy block heels might just be the perfect wedding guest heels, as the neutral shade will go with everything.