I just found my dream leopard print jeans at Mint Velvet - plus 17 more new-in summer pieces I’m lusting after

PSA: this brand is not *just* for chic occasion wear!

women wearing pieces from the mint velvet new in page
(Image credit: Mint Velvet)

When it comes to fashion brands, I like to think I’m pretty well informed on where’s best to shop for which style of clothing. You see, as Marie Claire UK’s Junior Shopping Editor, it’s literally my job to browse through the online shops day in, day out. So when I’m after affordable trend-led buys, it’s an online trip to Zara, for elevated basics, I’ll hop onto the COS and ARKET sites, and if I’m after a little luxury it’s Net-a-Porter and Mytheresa all the way.

But the Mint Velvet new in section has truly taken me by surprise lately. I’d had the brand down as an elevated occasion wear supplier - with luxe tailoring and elegant dresses galore. But when our Fashion Director Lily pointed out their denim, chic workwear and holiday pieces, I was floored.

Mint Velvet has a surprisingly affordable and diverse offering - my dream leopard jeans mentioned above are way under £89, come in short, regular and long lengths and (even more surprisingly) still have pretty good stock levels. As someone who has been on the hunt for a great pair of leopard print jeans since about April, I clicked ‘add to basket’ so fast that I almost broke a nail in the process.

And that’s not the last of it - the Mint Velvet new in page is full of swoon worthy purchases for summer, so I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the best picks for you to shop below…

Shop our top Mint Velvet new in picks

Valeza Bakolli
Junior Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is Marie Claire’s Junior Shopping Editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed, where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to being first on the scene to feature the latest fashion and beauty drops. She’s made it her mission to encourage people to shop mindfully and with purpose. That’s why she dedicates hours of her time every day to finding the best products online so you don’t have to - from small and sustainable businesses wherever possible, of course.