Dover Street Market's new location in Haymarket, London.



5 Insatiably Cool Transitional Garments From The New Dover Street Market

Whether you’re into street style or what’s on the runway, everybody knows Dover Street Market as a mecca for the coolest clothes. And now, there’s even more DSM to bask in; the new and improved London location just opened its doors and it’s effectively tripled in size. The one downside is that now, it’ll be even harder to decide what to cop—and especially while we’re in this weird seasonal purgatory state, enjoying 70 degree weather one week and lamenting a near blizzard the next. Well fret not; we’ve cherry-picked some standout DSM pieces to make your shopping trip a little bit easier. Warning: the online store isn’t super comprehensive, so you’ll have to hit up the actual location. But that’s not exactly a chore! Read on for some of the shop’s best options.

The Essential Rick Owens Bomber Jacket

You simply can’t go wrong with Rick Owens, the monochrome OG and supreme ruler of all things comfy. This bomber is ideal for this in-between seasons period we’re currently experiencing; great to throw on under another jacket if it’s chilly out, but also equally as great to wear on its own on warmer days. Despite the spike in popularity that bombers have been seeing recently, they’re undeniably classic and timeless—and particularly this one hanging in front, which possesses a certain je ne sais quoi. 

First jacket on the left. Dreams.

Classic CDG Play Striped Shirt

Another timeless piece, this sailor-inspired Comme Des Garçons striped shirt is practically a prerequisite to living in Manhattan. Yet the fact that everyone keeps wearing it only speaks to the shirt’s appeal. It’s comfy and great for layering, and stamped with the adorable CDG heart logo in the corner. Warm yet somehow still airy and not too heavy, it has a flattering cut and makes for an impeccable birthday gift. 

Ellen has it, Drake has it, and you can have it too
Ellen has it, Drake has it, and you can have it too.

Dior Silk Candy Cane-Style Parka

Raf Simons never disappoints when it comes to making the most amazing collections at Dior. Personally, I’m still a little distraught over his departure, but there’s a chance I’d feel less despondent if I could get my hands on this luxurious silk parka. On the runway, model Mica Arganaraz made a pretty good case for pairing it with a white, cotton crop top and shorts set. Yet it would work just as well layered over a heavier outfit for those inevitable April days when it rains, and maybe even snows. Thanks, global warming.

The ideal layering garment.

J.W. Anderson Delicious Striped Sweater

This bold, striped sweater from J.W. Anderson is an exemplary choice for spring—easy to both layer and wear on its own. And the quirky cut-outs at the elbows don’t hurt either. Bonus points if you wear this and pretend to be a human rainbow cookie.

Channeling those edible vibes.

Heavenly Giambattista Valli Patterned Silk Pants

These  pants are so versatile. The straight leg silhouette makes them businesswoman bait, yet the light, playful pattern gives them the versatility to wear on more casual occasions as well. And they’re made of silk, which means you could feasibly wear them as pajama pants if you so choose. The conclusion? Pants you’ll never need to take off. And who doesn’t love that? 

For the boardroom and the bedroom. Literally.

Photos via Dover Street Market and Vogue.

Stay tuned to Milk for more pleasures of living in purgatory. 

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