High-end high street brands that will luxe up your wardrobe

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  • Here's the lowdown on our favourite high-end high street brands, whether you're after hero pieces for your forever wardrobe or something a little bit trendy and special, these luxe brands will be sure to have the answer.

    As much as we love a good bargain, sometimes it’s nice to splash out on a proper investment piece and for this, we turn to the high-end high street brands to get our designer-for-less fix. We’ve rounded up all the best luxe brands and our favourite new-in pieces from each one.

    The Fashion Team’s Edit of High-End High Street

    #1. Baukjen

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    Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand with a focus on environmentally, ethically and socially conscious style for a sustainable future. Their timeless designs are well fitting, made to last, and are sure to be firm favourites in your wardrobe for years to come.

    Zebra Print Midi Dress

    A timeless design that will work across the seasons. This flattering dress has a fitted waist to enhance your shape.

    SHOP NOW: Midi Dress, £129, sizes 6-18, Baukjen

    Printed Cap-Sleeve Blouse

    Made from a lightweight cotton fabric this fun printed blouse is a warm weather essential.

    SHOP NOW: Blouse, £79, sizes 6-18, Baukjen

    Side Stripe Trousers

    These comfy trousers are ideal for lounging at home but also stylish enough to wear out and about!

    SHOP NOW: Trousers, £89, sizes 6-18, Baukjen

    #2. Kitri

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    Kitri is our go to place to add something a little bit special to our wardrobes. The London based brand was born out of a frustration of not being able to find well-made, distinctive designs that don’t cost a fortune. Their bold and colourful designs will be sure to add a touch of luxury to your wardrobe.

    Green Button Top

    Inject a pop of colour into your wardrobe with this gorgeous jade green top. It would look great paired with blue denim jeans.

    Kitri, blouse, shirt

    SHOP NOW: Green Top, £85, sizes 6-16, Kitri

    Polka Dot Tea Dress

    This sell-out style is back and availble to pre-order, but you’ve got to be quick!

    SHOP NOW: Polka Dot Tea Dress, £145, sizes 6-16, Kitri

    Midi Shirt Dress

    A versatile dress that’s ideal for both work and weekend wear.

    Kitri, shirt dress, puff sleeves

    SHOP NOW: Midi Shirt Dress, £145, sizes 6-16, Kitri

    #3. Hush

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    Hush is about relaxed dressing at its best and has been slowly amassing a loyal following for a couple of years now. Their laidback designs are the perfect solution to our current isolation fashion dilemma. The brand was founded in 2003 by Mandy Watkins, an Aussie who after moving to the UK decided to start her own label when she couldn’t find clothes she wanted to buy. Hush’s signature style is cosy stay-at-home pieces to escape from the British weather. Having begun it’s journey with loungewear, what better brand to help dress us thourgh coronavirus than Hush?

    Straight Leg Joggers

    Relax in style with these cotton blend straight-leg joggers.

    SHOP NOW: Washed Joggers, £49, sizes 6-16, Hush

    Knitted Co-ord

    Add something a bit fancy to your loungewear collection with a metallic knitted co-ord. We’ll definitely be wearing this stylish combo out and about when we can.

    High end high street, Hush, knitted, loungewear

    SHOP NOW: Metallic Knit Vest, £55, sizes xs-xl and Metallic Knit Skirt, £69, sizes xs-xl, both Hush

    Printed Midi Skirt

    This printed skirt is both cheery and comfortable.

    Hush, midi skirt

    SHOP NOW: Printed Midi Skirt, £65, sizes 6-16, Hush

    #4 Whistles

    One of the most premium brands on the high street, Whistles’ collections always feature right at the top of our wish-lists. Although you can pay up to £700 for a dress from their bridal collection, some of their pieces are much more reasonably priced and will last you for years.

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    Linen Jumpsuit

    We love this khaki linen jumpsuit. Lightweight and easy-to-wear, it is comfy enough for around the house and will be perfect to wear this summer.

    High end high street, Whistles, linen, jumpsuit

    SHOP NOW: Nora Linen Jumpsuit, £149, sizes 4-18, Whistles

    Floral Silk Dress

    Just because we aren’t dressing up or going out at the moment, doesn’t mean we can’t dream of floral print midi dresses. Whistles do the most gorgeous occassionwear. We love this flattering wrap style number, that would also look great day-to-day paired with trainers.

    High end high street, Whistles, midi dress, floral, silk

    SHOP NOW: Spring Flower Silk Dress, £289, sizes 4-18, Whistles

    Button Front Cardigan

    Feel comfortable but look put together with a fancy cardigan. Perfect for keeping cosy at home, but smart enough for a video call, win win! This classic ivory cardigan from Whistles is partially crafted from recycled polyester, and the blend of materials used ensure it will last for seasons to come.

    High end high street, Whistles, cardigan, loungewear

    SHOP NOW: Button Front Cardigan, sizes xs-l, £89, Whistles

    #5. Anthropologie

    Anthropologie is the number one creative destination for unique wardrobe finds. The brand’s mantra is to inspire everyone to live and dress beautifully. Right now, we could all do with a bit of colour and inspiration injected into our lives!

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    Embroidered Linen Jumpsuit

    Comfort and style rolled into one. We love this delicately embroidered one-piece. Pair with a t-shirt underneath or layer with a chunky knit cardigan to keep cosy. This one of a kind jumpsuit will be a much-loved summer staple for years to come.

    High end high street, Anthropologie, jumpsuit, linen

    SHOP NOW: Embroidered Linen Jumpsuit, £120, sizes xs-xl, Anthropologie

    Mixed-Print Cover-Up

    We might not be able to jet off on a beach holiday right now, but this abstract print cover-up makes for a beautiful kimono. Throw on for at-home-wear to bring a little colour and glam to your everyday.

    High end high street, Anthropologie, kimono

    SHOP NOW: Mixed-Print Cover Up, £120, sizes s-l, Anthropologie

    Maxi Dress

    Purple is one of this season’s must-have colour trends. This beautiful feminine maxi dress features a floral motif and puff sleeves. An effortless and timeless piece that you can wear time and time again.

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    SHOP NOW: Maxi Dress, £140, sizes 6-16, Anthropologie

    #6. Finery

    London based brand, Finery, create contemporary designs for the modern and sophisticated woman without compromising on quality.

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    Printed Long Sleeve Dress

    This dress provides coverage, style and comfort in equal measure.

    Finery, smock dress, floral

    SHOP NOW: Printed Long Sleeve Dress, £129, sizes 6-18, Finery

    Mohair-Blend Jumper

    A simple jumper in a neutral colour like this one can be worn with almost anything. PJ bottoms during lockdown obviously, but in the future slinky skirts and fancy shoes, tailored trousers and trainers or your go-to jeans.

    Finery, jumper, loungewear

    SHOP NOW: Mohair-Blend Jumper, £79, sizes 6-18, Finery

    Puff Sleeve Printed Top

    Puff sleeves, balloon sleeves, big sleeves… whatever you want to call them, large sleeves are fashionable at the moment. Puff sleeves are a great trend for 40+ women too. This top is a nice, easy way to try the trend.

    Finery, puff sleeve, top

    SHOP NOW: Puff Sleeve Printed Top, £59, sizes 6-18, Finery

    #7. & Other Stories

    & Other Stories is as an elegant and modern one-stop styling destination. The Swedish brand draws its inspiration from Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles to produce stylish staples that feel timeless and cool.

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    Linen Jumpsuit

    Spruce up your working-from-home wardrobe with this chic jumpsuit. Made from 100% linen, look and feel your best without sacrifcing comfort.

    SHOP NOW: Puff Sleeve Linen Jumpsuit, £95, sizes 32-44, & Other Stories

    Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

    This summer, puff sleeve dresses are a must-have hero piece. Until then, float around your home in style and brighten your day with this beautiful wrap midi dress.

    SHOP NOW: Puff Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress, £120, sizes 32-44, & Other Stories

    Short-Sleeved Cardigan with Frilled Cuffs

    Cardigans are all the rage this season. Their verstaile style makes them a fab wardrobe investment.

    SHOP NOW: Eyelet Knit Cardigan, £55, sizes xs-l, & Other Stories

    If you’re looking for bargains, then check out the w&h’s edit of & other stories best sales reductions here.

    Have fun adding a bit of high-end high street luxe to your wardrobe!

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