14 Amazing High Street Buys That Will See You Through The Coming Heatwave

Finally, summer weather is returning.

Zara dress

by Natalie Hammond |

It's taken its sweet time, but the weather is finally set to keep delivering some much-needed warmth this week. The only problem? Figuring out what to wear since you've spent most of this summer in sweaters and trousers after the one time you wore a thigh-high mini and got caught in a thunderstorm.

As well as arming yourself with a hand-held fan - either electronic or the wooden kind - there are plenty of heatwave-adjacent buys on the high street that have caught our eye. Here are fifteen juicy buys that will get your wardrobe in the heatwave spirit; just don't forget your SPF.


SHOP: High Street Buys For The Heatwave

Whistles, Myla Embroidered Crop Top, £99
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If your office dress code is of the 'smart-casual' variety, you might be able to get away with showing a little midriff. Whistles' square-necked crop top is chic and, crucially, allows a strip of skin access to a bit of breeze.

Arket, Crochet Halter Neck Top, £45
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Arket's new crochet collection is made for heatwave weather, especially this halter neck (hello '00s).

COS, Short Sarong, £35
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A sarong-style skirt is perfect for stylish sunbathing in the park.

& Other Stories, Buttoned Denim Mini Skirt, £45
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You can't go wrong with denim mini. Just add a ribbed tank top and you're done.

Bershka, Sunglasses, £15.99
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Heatwave weather calls for permanent shades. Why not take this zesty pair for a spin?

Zara, Cut-Out Dress, £32.99
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Zara's cut-out dress would definitely turn heads on this summer's wedding circuit.

Mango, Bucket Print Hat, £22.99
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Let this stripy bucket hat add personality to pared-back heatwave outfits.

Monki, Orange Check Cropped Seersucker Tie-Front Top, £25
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A summer co-ord is always a good idea if you're struggling to find something that matches in the morning.

Monki, Gingham Seersucker Shorts, £20
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Warehouse, Chunky Fisherman Sandal, £69.30
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The fisherman's sandal was big in 2021 - and is showing no signs of disappearing any time soon. Just remember to religiously apply your suncream when the heatwave finally strikes.

Weekday, Bay Swim Top, £12
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This hot pink bikini, featuring high-waisted bottoms, is made for back-garden BBQs.

Weekday, Ava High Waist Swim Bottoms, £10
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Pull & Bear, Short Floral Dress In Lightweight Fabric, £29.99
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Meet the little printed dress; summer's alternative to the LBD.

Lalo, Iona Orange + Green, £72
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This basket bag has room for your water bottle, fan and face mist.

House of Sunny, Desert Rose Tube, £69
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This knitted mini looks like a sunset - and is made for after-hours outings.

Toast, Tie-Dye Gathered Neck Tank Top, £195
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Toast's tie-dye tank top will look great with cargo pants and velcro sandals.

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