There are hundreds of thousands of influencers in the social ether, but only a handful who we religiously stalk in order to virtually steal the clothes off their backs. Our primary target is Monikh—the London-based styling and shopping guru who seeks out the very coolest buys from every corner of the retail world. From her inspiring tips on rewearing her well-chosen investment items to hunting down the coolest high-street pieces, her Instagram feed @monikh and website are a veritable hotbed of things you’re going to want to purchase immediately (and will never regret). Each week, Monikh will share her new picks exclusively for you…
That feeling when someone asks you, “Oh, where’s that from?!” or “I don’t know that brand…” or “I didn’t know they were making that style this season.” It’s the feeling of being in the fashion know. You too can be one with the credentials and intel that would make Carrie Bradshaw green with satin slip skirt–and–mule combo envy. That’s why I’m here—to give you three must-see pieces. I’m choosing only the best of the best and selecting key items that contribute toward you building the wardrobe of dreams. I’ll be here the same time every week adding to a collection that will elevate you to “Oh, this? It’s old” in no time.
Last week I started with your first three items to create this summer’s essential wardrobe, now sink your teeth into the next three. Here are my favourite new-in pieces this week…
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I love a slip dress. It’s the easiest piece in my wardrobe to wear, and the most diverse. Worn on its own with a T-shirt, jumper, jacket and some beautiful shoes! You can really make this look be what you want for different occasions.
A few years ago, I bought a black one from AllSaints and I have worn it an insane amount of times, throughout all seasons. The quality is so great, so although it’s a little higher than other high street styles, it’s worth it! AllSaints have now bought it out in this chic oyster tone, with the optional detachable T-shirt, which is a great way to make it more casual.
You’ve seen through my Instagram that my newest everyday staple is that brown fringe jacket by Nili Lotan. Yes, fringe is back, and it’s the new summer jacket to be seen in. My beauty has a hefty price tag to go with the buttery suede (£2050!), so I’ve searched for other alternatives which are still staples but at slightly lighter prices. Enter this Ganni beauty. A leather wonder made by the coolest of cool people from Copenhagen. This is the one to wear with jeans and a tee, your slip dresses, milkmaid dresses…it goes with them all!
Those boho style tops are key for summer, and a simple one like this will be the one you wear over and over again. Teamed with your Re/Done jeans and By Far mules (see last week’s picks below), it’s the perfect weekend pub look.
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The only word needed to describe these jeans: cool. Laid-back L.A. vibes with a vintage finish and slouchy fit. Re/Done are the denim gods, and I know this, having lived in a couple of its styles for the last two years now. Team these with some By Far kitten heels and a super basic tee for ultimate cool-girl vibes.
Jewellery is going colourful this season and in a big way. Multicoloured microbeads wrapped around your neck, wrists and ankles is a way of keeping that chic jeans-and-a-white-tee combination a little more exciting.
I’m a huge fan of the brand, and you’ll often catch me running around in its ’90s inspired designs, which seem to be going with most of my S/S 19 looks so far. These linen kitten heels are the perfect pair for those day-to-night moments.
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