I Think H&M, Arket and Mango Have the Best Summer Collections This Year

We have been listening to our readers more than ever over the past few months to ensure we are only delivering what you really want to read. There have been requests for how to cover your grown-out roots and loungewear outfit ideas of course, but I'd estimate that one in two messages we receive is asking us to keep with business as usual. We have never been asked to provide so many high-street shopping edits. 

It's unlikely we'll be heading into a changing room any time soon, and so curated edits and first-person reviews can really help you to see if the e-commerce pictures match what will arrive at your front door. If you are missing some key items from your summer wardrobe, there are three high-street brands that have delivered the strongest collections so far. H&M, Mango and Arket all have lots of easy-to-style, throw-on pieces that have enough personality to feel noteworthy but are also classic enough to stand the test of time.

Keep scrolling for the 10 best pieces for summer from H&M, Mango and Arket. 



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For summer, H&M has lots of breezy, lightweight separates with linen and crinkled fabrics in neutral colour palettes. Our favourite throw-on items include a pair of linen joggers and a lemon-print dress that has us dreaming of Amalfi.



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Arket has a reputation for being one of the most reserved labels on the high street and the place to shop for elevated basics. However, you would never guess this from its summer lineup. From acid-green T-shirts to bright-pink shorts suits, Arket might tempt even the quietest of dressers into dressing like a rainbow.



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All of our editors have been really impressed with Mango's summer collection this year and have been particularly taken by the yellow puff-sleeve dress and blue floral-printed dress. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2020.

Emma Spedding