It's True: This Sophisticated Yet Easy Two-Piece Outfit Is All Fashion People Want to Wear This Summer

If at any point in these early weeks of summer you’ve found yourself standing in front of your wardrobe wondering what to wear, you’re not alone. I often catch myself surveying my closet in the mornings searching for an outfit that ticks all the boxes of being comfy, stylish, warm-weather appropriate and polished. It’s a tough ask, and I’m not a dress person, which immediately makes the search a lot harder. But recently, I came across an outfit formula that I think fits all these requirements, so of course, I had to share it with you.

Arket’s linen collection is known for being one of the best on the high street, and since I tend to avoid dresses, the relaxed separates provide a perfect alternative. This year, though, it’s the co-ords in particular that have impressed me, and I’m not alone. I’ve spotted so many influencers and fashion people on my social media feeds that have been wearing them non-stop like me. The 100% linen fabric means they’re great in the heat, and the two-piece is an easy all-in-one outfit to throw on in the mornings but also looks polished. All you need is a great pair of sandals, a vest top and a basket bag, and you’ve got a look that works for so many summer occasions—from weekends in the city to beach days on holiday.

Since Arket is so smart at knowing what really works, it's made its linen co-ords in not one but seven colour options. Some have long- and short-sleeve shirt options, and there are shorts or trousers to choose from too. I’ve already started building up my collection since I already know I’m going to love pulling these instant outfits out summer after summer. Keep scrolling to see how influencers have been wearing theirs, and then shop your favourites below.


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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.