This well-priced brand is owned by H&M, and to be frank, I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to it until recently—I think because I was underwhelmed by a visit to their store when they first arrived in New York. The pieces seemed clunky, maybe a little pilgrim-ish, too-oversized and in general just like they were trying too hard. And honestly, sometimes clothes from Cos are still this way. But increasingly I’m finding a lot to like about their minimal-with-a-twist aesthetic: it doesn’t feel too trendy or fast fashion to me, but instead like it exists outside of the trend cycle, sort of like Margiela or Maria Cornejo. I also appreciate that instead of black, they offer a lot of key pieces in navy, because (even though I still wear a lot of black) I’m finding that navy is much kinder to my face. Among the desirable pieces that I found: this cute coverall, which reminds me of the one from No. 6 I just posted about a little while ago.
I dig the way the waistline slightly dips on this spiff wrap skirt.
Just a really good, roomy-enough-but-not-bulky everyday bag.
The overlapping pleats on this navy skirt are the type of detail Cos is good at lately: interesting, but not too interesting.
This reminds me so much of a particular Zero+Maria Cornejo dress, and looks like the portrait of easy elegance.
The shape of this A-line skirt is just stellar, and I like that the color is kind of unexpected.
These sandals are rather perfect in their simplicity.
Here is another piece that reminds me of Maria Cornejo: it’s slouchy and oversized but not overly so, and drapes really well. The kind of piece that works with a lot, and goes into high rotation quickly.
And finally, I just love that this shirt is seersucker: so (literally and figuratively) cool.