This week’s list covers a variety of wardrobe items across a range of fits. I’ve added some Swedish COS items for those who enjoy an architectural and voluminous touch to their look, although these items are more gently architectural than typical COS designs. I’m 5 foot 6 and slight in frame, and can wear voluminous COS items if there is just enough structure in the right places. So please don’t be put off by the volume if you fancy the idea, but feel that silhouettes will overwhelm you. You have to take it item by item, select wisely, and give it a chance. Both hubs Greg and I love COS and have several items in our wardrobes. Their items are great quality, and always a little different to everything else. Browse the colours, size options, and read the rave reviews for an alternative opinion to mine

  • P448 Star Embossed High Top Sneaker: This brand makes really comfy sneakers with easy side zipper access. They might run narrow if you have wider feet, but loosening the laces helps. The lilac and turquoise snakeskin is deliciously unique.
  • KIYONNA Promenade Top: A boho-lite top that's super flattering and easy to wear if you sport an empire waist under the bust well. It's forgiving on the midsection and very comfy. Lots of a patterns and colours to choose from.
  • Nic + Zoe NIC + ZOE Mixed-Up Blooms Midi Dress: Fun Patchwork Shirt Dress Fabness. The placement of the contrasting patterns down the centre front creates ample vertical integrity.
  • Gap High Rise Cigarette Jeans with Secret Smoothing Pockets With Washwell: These work really well on BOTH straighter and curvier hips, seat and thighs. Click the links to see different models wear the same silhouette. Straighter figures might need to size down.
  • Swedish Hasbeens Mirja Platform Sandal: These clogged sandals are a winner with Team Clog every season. The smaller peep-toe area makes them work better for a narrower foot or pointy foot for a change. Delicious in lime, and comes in tan.
  • Adidas Originals Track Pants: Modern Retro Joggers for Team Sporty. The earthy colour is unique, and fab with a black and white support act. They are NYLON so make sure you like the fabric.
  • MARINA RINALDI Occhiali Directional Stripe Jersey Shift Dress: A beautifully fluid frock with structure in all the right places. Forgiving on the midsection, trendy yet classic, and elegantly relaxed.
  • Madewell The Jean Jacket: If you're looking for an authentic crisp denim jacket WITHOUT stretch - try this one.
  • Sanctuary Ives Long Sleeve Top: This tee is well suited to a larger bust, shorter neck, and is reasonably forgiving on the midsection. It's fluid but not overly so. Good length too.
  • ADYSON PARKER Slouchy Fleece Hoodie: A slouchy hoodie with a shark-bite hem in this shade of mint is a rare find. The tailored sleeves provide a nice bit of structure. Available in more colours.
  • Vince Night Garden Floral Square Neck Satin Dress: I don't know how this fits in person, but the drape of the bias cut looks gorgeous. It's the first time I've seen a more size-inclusive option from the brand. Good for Team Moody Floral.
  • Sanctuary Terrain Camo Cargo Pants: These work well on a straighter and curvier bottom half. Clean, relaxed yet polished fit. Straighter figures may need to size down.
  • SLINK Jeans Easy Fit Distressed Drawstring Denim Bermuda Shorts: Great fitting longer denim shorts with a mid-rise.
  • Boden Heather Split Neck Blouse: An easy breezy and fluid cotton Summer blouse for Team Tropical Bird. Comes in rainbow leopard too.
  • COS Wrap Shirt Dress: Click the link to see this fun architectural wrap dress in action. By all means wear it as a tunic too. It can also be worn as a boxy and straight shirt dress. Comes in beige.
  • COS Leather Bowling Bag: A '90s inspired bowling bag with a 2021 twist for Team Black Crossbody.
  • COS Oversized Sweatshirt: Apparently this is one of COS's best selling items. Ombré Tie-Dye Oversized Sweatshirt Fabness. It looks more polished than you expect despite the slouch. I love it combined with a dressy support act. Model looks smashing.
  • COS Wrap Shirt: The asymmetrical and optional wrap-front detailing of this shirt gives it structure and architectural flair. It can be worn big and boxy too. It's the type of style that is beyond body type. You have to let it hang, do its thing, which you either like the effect of or you don't. It can be worn with sleeker and wider bottoms, or silhouettes like cropped flares and bootcuts that are sleek on the thighs and flared at the hems. Shirts are my thing, and I've ordered it.
  • COS Ribbed Cardigan: This is an unusually classic cardigan for COS. The shade of mustardy chartreuse is rare, so it's well worth a look. The stitch detailing creates vertical integrity and adds interest. Comes in some neutrals.
  • COS Boxy Sweatshirt: I love the architectural shape of the sleeves, which you can see in detail when you click the link. It's fab paired with a pencil skirt, wider pants, or sleek pants. This takes me back to the glorious '80s and comes in more colours. I'd be trying it if it layered well under toppers.
  • Jeffrey Campbell Student Platform Loafer: '90s Platform Loafer Fabness. Not for fussy feet, so you've been warned. Super dandy and fun. Check out the other colour combinations.
  • COS High Waisted Pleated Pants: COS makes really nice pleated pants if you like the silhouette. I had a similar pair to these in navy that were passed on due to a dry cleaning mishap, but I really liked them. Plenty of room in the seat and thighs. Comes in black.
  • COS Ribbed Knitted Top: If you're after a tight top to wear with skirts that does not cling - try this one. Comes in a coppery gold mustard. Soft and comfy. Easy to layer under toppers with fluid sleeves.
  • Madewell Bayview Balloon Sleeve Jacket: If you like earthy trapeze toppers, try this one that comes in cinnamon. Click the link to see the playful pleated back. Can work well on apple-shaped body types.
  • Børn Cove Modern Leather Sandals: Very comfortable slip-on sandals with covered ankles that work well for lower volume feet.

You can see the items alongside my descriptions on the collection page.

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Wrap Shirt Dress
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Leather Bowling Bag
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Oversized Sweatshirt
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Wrap Shirt
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Ribbed Cardigan
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Boxy Sweatshirt
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Ribbed Knitted Top
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