30 Epic Summer Shopping Picks From & Other Stories, John Lewis and Arket

I like shopping in the autumn and the spring, but most of all, I like shopping in the summer. There's just something so pleasing about being able to put on whatever takes your fancy, as opposed to meticulously tracking the Weather app and working out just how many woollen layers you can fit underneath your coat. Instead, I'm very much here for the days of open-toed shoes, linen shirting, raffia accessories and wafty dresses. Which is handy, as it seems the shops are, too.


(Image credit: @nicoleocran)

Nicole Ocran wears a green suit and yellow bag from John Lewis & Partners. 

Look at any new-in section and you'll that summer has indeed arrived, though there are three stores that are leading the warm-weather charge—& Other Stories, Arket and John Lewis & Partners. Different they may be, they share a few similarities; excellent use of colour for one, an emphasis on cut another. Throw in breathable fabrics and you've got yourself a near-perfect summer wardrobe. To save you precious time, we've whittled down the 10 best pieces you need to see from each store. From silky slips and elegant skirts, to statement swimwear and fine jewels, keep scrolling to see and shop our wish lists from & Other Stories, Arket and John Lewis and Partners.


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Now, check out my H&M wish list, where every item is £30 or under

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.