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In today’s post, I’m sharing my first impressions of some A/W pieces I recently picked up from Arket. It should come as no surprise that Arket is one of my favourite brands to shop considering how constantly they feature on my blog. No one does it better when it comes to wardrobe basics with a minimal aesthetic. I love their items for layering, their cuts are flattering and their pieces are reasonably priced considering the premium fabrics they use.
The items I’m featuring in this try-on are all priced between $30USD to $99USD and are made from either organic cotton or wool (certified by the Responsible Wool Standard). If you prioritise that extra consideration from brands, the third party fabric certification provides that additional reassurance that it’s a better choice than others available on the market.
Let’s talk through the 4 items I picked up:
High-neck wool jumper
Arket high-neck jumper (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine belt, Gucci loafers
We’re off to a flying start here. This high-neck jumper is designed with a relaxed silhouette with fold up cuffs and a ribbed hem. It’s made from 100% RWS certified wool and it feels luxuriously soft. I really love this yellow tone – it’s more muted than saffron or neon and is a much wearable shade into the world of non-neutrals if you’re looking to try your hand at a bit of colour. I bought the XS and it fits me perfectly.
Long-sleeved merino top
Arket long sleeved merino top (sz S), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine belt, Gucci loafers
This is a tried and true style in my wardrobe and I have this top in 5 other colours. This new season shade is the perfect mix of cream and yellow (can you tell I’m on a yellow kick at the moment?!) and I have no doubt it’ll be put to good use when the weather cools down. I wear a size S in these tops as they’re quite fitted. I field a few questions about these tops as to whether they’re sheer given the fine weave of the wool. They are sheer, particularly in the lighter shades, but they’re not too sheer to wear to the office which is where I’ve typically been wearing them.
Long-sleeved crew neck tee
Long-sleeved crew neck top (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine belt, Gucci loafers
This is another tried and true Arket staple of mine. I have this style in both grey and beige and have been meaning to add the off-white version to my wardrobe for some time. I’ve harped on about Arket tees – they’re the best in my opinion (I’ve got 8 different colours of the short sleeve crew-necks and this will increase the long-sleeve crew tally to 3!). Their t-shirts are custom-knit from a smooth, compact long staple cotton, which is part of the Jersey Yarn Project, collected from one single-fibre source.
Rib-knit merino top
L: Rib-knit merino top (sz S), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine belt, Gucci loafers; R: Rib-knit merino top (sz S), Scanlan Theodore skirt (sz S – sold out), Celine belt, Gucci loafers;
To cap it off, I tried this knew rib-knit merino style which features on their curated page of best selling items. The beige melange shade works perfectly with denim and this old taupe skirt from Scanlan Theodore that I had in mind when I bought the top. This is probably my least favourite item from my shop as the rib-knit is quite thick in comparison to the long-sleeve merino wool top I featured earlier. But the biggest issue I have is with the length of the top – it’s so long!
I do love the colour though, but I am going to have more of a think about this one to see whether there’s a need for it in my wardrobe. Size-wise I bought a size S but I think a size XS would have probably been the better choice.
What do you think of the things I picked up?
As always, thanks for stopping by!
P.S. My review of Arket’s crew neck tee and the ultimate 10 piece summer capsule wardrobe.