14 of the best minimalist sale buys from Arket and COS

Summer sales have hit, but we're keeping our sights on these perfect basics from COS and Arket

If you're trying to refine your wardrobe and summer style, look no further than the high street heroes of minimalism, Arket and COS.

Clean lines, even cleaner colour palettes and plenty of comfort (though not at the expense of style) are these brands' raison d'etre, providing us with a much needed oasis from the often overwhelming maximalism elsewhere on the high street.

Going back to basics is just what your wardrobe needs every once in a while to regroup and focus on what you really enjoy wearing. And yes, that may be an OTT top with loud colourful print - but wouldn't it look so much better paired with a perfectly tailored pair of jeans?


Basics are the backbone of a wardrobe, and these elevated options from our two favourite luxury (without the pricetag) stores are some of the best we've seen.

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Sling-back leather shoes, was €135, now €67.50 from COS


Linen Blend Belted Trousers, was €89, now €45 from Arket



Checked cotton seersucker dress, was €89, now €44.50 from COS


Halter Dress, was €69, now €35 from COS



Slim-fit cotton-linen dress, was €125, now €62.50 from COS


Cupro-Cotton Jumpsuit, was €125, now €63 from Arket



Wool-blend long shorts, was €89, now €44.50 from COS


Knitted Short-Sleeved Top, was €59, now €41 from Arket


Cable knit top with split neck, was €135, now €40.50 from COS



Drop-Waist Satin Dress, was €99, now €30 from Arket


Dress with puff sleeves, was €89, now €44.50 from COS 



Sporty Camera Bag, was €49, now €29 from Arket


Grandad shirt with colour-blocking, was €69, now €34.50 from COS


Brass Barrette Hair Clip, was €25, now €18 from Arket

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