If you know it already, it's possible you might think that Monki is a shopping destination for teenagers. However, dig a little deeper (like we do with every store every day), as it does so much more than slogan crop tops and Kylie Jenner–esque sportswear. Monki is the most experimental brand within the H&M group—unlike COS and Arket, here you'll find vinyl trousers and the season's It coats–however, it also does amazing Scandi basics and wear-everyday classics, such as Chelsea boots and the perfect culottes. To help you shop Monki like a fashion editor, we have put together the seven key things that everyone should consider adding to their wardrobe from Monki.
1. Fashion Editors Stock Up on Jumpers at Monki
Our editors particularly love Monki's knitwear, as it always has fun, playful knits, such as this tiger jumper and its now sold-out rainbow striped jumper. But it also has chunky jumpers in every colour you could imagine, from zesty orange to an Instagram-approved pink. And the best news is that most are under £40.
2. These Boots Have Become a Cult Buy
The perfect Chelsea boots for £40? Sounds like an urban shoe myth right? Monki's ankle boots, available in patent leather and croc-effect, never stay in stock for long.
3. It's the Best Place for Sportswear You Won't Play Sports In
If you're still after a pair of red, black or navy tracksuit trousers with sporty stripes down each leg, you don't need to spend £100 or so on a pair, as Monki's are an influencer favourite for only £30.
4. It Is Surprisingly Good for Affordable Workwear
You might think that Monki is the place to shop for your trend-led, weekend outfits, but we know many teachers and editors who lean on the high-street brand for their workwear wardrobe too. The Scandi brand masters minimal shirts, culottes and knitwear that are perfect for a smart workwear look.
5. The Trousers Are Perfect If Your Weight Fluctuates
If you are pregnant or your weight tends to fluctuate, Monki is your secret shopping weapon, as most of the trousers here are actually elasticated, meaning you don't need to pay attention to the size.
6. You'll Never Want to Take Off the Faux Shearling
7. The Vinyl Is Influencer-Approved
The thing from Monki that we spot most on our Instagram feeds is the vinyl pieces, whether that's the over-the-knee boots or the £50 vinyl trench coat.
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