The 13 High-Street Pieces Everyone’s Buying, According to Instagram

The team at Who What Wear UK pride themselves on uncovering cult items before they’ve barely even made it to the production line. We’re keen, to say the least, and a great portion of our time is spent documenting and analysing the Instagram posts of the thousands of cool women we follow on Instagram for high-street sightings.

In fact, we have WhatsApp groups and Slack channels dedicated to these affordably priced power pieces, and we want to update you on them as soon as is humanly possible (aka after we’ve bought our faves) each and every week.

Our skills are so attuned that more often than not, we’ll have an inkling over a certain piece before it has hit the big time on social media. Sometimes, you’ll find a flurry of brand-specific action due to a paid activation or natural desire to wear a particular thing or label. But other times, it’ll be a slow and steady accumulation of saved posts that start to make a trend clear to me. Especially when a vast array of influencers start favouring the very same items over a longer period of time. Either way, please trust that we’re on it.

Right now, there are some beautiful new-in spring items making a strong bid for inclusion in this gallery. From the Topshop strappy sandals we warned you about weeks ago (they’re back—don’t miss them) to an Arket skirt we think is going to become an editor staple to an impressive H&M jumpsuit that we can’t quite believe is only £18 (yes, really), keep reading to see my picks of influencers wearing the latest high street items.

Style Notes: The black colourway has already sold out. Don’t make the same mistake where these red Topshop sandals are concerned.
Style Notes: If there’s one thing we now know, it’s that pleated skirts are making a comeback, and this Arket version is the best affordable one out there. Thanks for the tip-off, Brittany.
Style Notes: Monikh is an excellent source when it comes to H&M goodies. This expensive-looking tailored jumpsuit is still available—success!
Style Notes: ASOS insider Lesley has picked up on one of the lesser-known brands on site, choosing a double minty silky combo from Stradivarius.
Style Notes: These cute pastel-coloured mules have been trending all over fashion month. Even if it’s snowing, girls simply have to pop these Charles & Keith beauties on.
Style Notes: As well as a polka-dot version, this organza pussy-bow blouse from Zara has also been rather popular in pea-green.
Style Notes: Dresses of this calibre usually come with a four-figure price tag. Such is the beauty of & Other Stories. 
Style Notes: There are many #MangoGirl faves out there right now, but this cow-print jacket just looks so expensive IMHO.
Style Notes: Okay, we know we’ve already got another H&M buy further up in the gallery, but this chic dress was too good to not tell you about.
Style Notes: Hannah joins a very cool list of girls who have managed to snap up Grenson’s super-popular Nanette boots (as made famous by Holly Willoughby). Luckily, they are available again—for now.
Style Notes: Looking like an ice cream dream, Karina has definitely talked us into this smart & Other Stories blazer.
Style Notes: Reem and many other girls we know currently swear by ASOS’s crinkle bikinis for their fit and comfort—not to mention price point.
Style Notes: This one outfit features so many good high-street items. From the Gap chinos and Mango satin bag to the strappy Topshop sandals and cute knit from Next.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.