Trust Monikh: These 14 Pieces Are Making Me Excited for September

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Monikh wears a Sleeper dress

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There are hundreds of thousands of influencers in the social ether, but there are 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 month, Monikh will share her new picks exclusively for you…

So this summer hasn’t exactly been the one we thought it would be. The heatwaves have been followed by weeks of rain, creating that muggy feeling in the air which goes with no outfit whatsoever. However, forever the sunshine optimist, I have heard that we are getting one more heatwave, yes the rest of August is meant to be full of sunshine, and I really need it before we enter those long and dark winter months.

Then again, the realist in me also knows that those sunny few weeks will be short lived, and I’m sure I’m not the only one already looking forward to that leap into the Autumn/Winter wardrobe. So this month’s edit is all about pieces you can easily transition into the start of your cold-weather wardrobe, because we’re always thinking of the next fashion step.

See My August Picks:

How chic is this entire look! Wear the top with jeans, the jacket with dresses and the skirt with thin knits when the weather gets cooler. But I’ll be making a real statement by wearing them all at once.

Big dinner plans? Team this with a pair of strappy sandals and an oversized clutch.

This dress has been around, and it’s going nowhere anytime soon. Layer with that Zara waistcoat and shearling slides when the Autumn starts to arrive.

I'm pretty into both colours…. Ok I need both colours!

How classic is this butterscotch tone? Wear now slightly open with slip dresses and skirts and later tucked into trousers and jeans.

Uber classic. Wear now with pumps, a headband and a basket bag. Next month with big leather bag and suede boots.

I love tops like this that are detailed enough to work day to night and casual enough to make it look like you haven’t tried.

Yes, there’s still time to invest in sandals, and that’s because these shearling beauties are going to be big news come autumn.

Simple always becomes the most vital piece in your wardrobe.

Go one step further and invest in the matching skirt. Team with an uber basic worn-out tee for those effortless points.

See My Shopping Picks From Previous Months

Shop My July Picks

Monikh's shopping picks

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On Monikh: Nili Lotan dress

Monikh's shopping picks

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On Monikh: Nili Lotan dress

Okay, it may look simple, but teamed with thong sandals and a printed basket bag, this could be your ultimate go-to look—basic always works!

After the success of those Chanel dad sandals—I still wear mine with pride—Prada brought out its own version. Is it time for you to invest?

Jump straight into this look with minimal effort needed.

Is it time to bring back the leather mini? I think so! I wore mine most days in the summer of 2015, and I miss that look. Combined with chunky sandals and a silk top, it was summer day-to-night at its finest.

A new garden table centre piece for when the girls are over.

Etro vibes at a fraction of the price.

Because we love a full look. Team these with the embroidered Zara shirt and simple accessories.

Effortless and chic. Style this dress with a silk slip underneath and a leather jacket on your shoulders.

I can’t stop thinking about a red-orange lipstick to wear with those beige looks for the evening, so I’m bringing back the old cult, Lady Danger.

I love her bags! There’s a new colourway/fabric to obsess over each season, and this time, it’s all about the raffia.

A print that screams summer.

It’s all about matching your nail polish to your lipstick.

Well done to ACNE for making a pair of crochet trousers that aren’t just for the beach. Throw on an oversize shirt or tee and simple flip-flops. These trousers are loud but in the subtlest way.

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Keep scrolling to shop my hot-weather capsule.

This is so chic! Keep it super minimal. Basic hair and makeup, flat flip-flops and an oversized basket bag.

The other day I actually went out for dinner! Yes, I was out (kind of). I really struggled to find a fancy bag for a nighttime look but still casual enough to keep that laid-back vibe. I needed this.

Team with a crop top, T-shirt or oversized shirt. 

I love the minimal vibe, love the fabric and love that it’s made to order. Mine is being made right now, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Thinking about upgrading your mini fan? Say hello to Ferns Fans.

There’s nothing worse than piling more makeup on in this hot weather, especially when you took so long getting that natural look. So when your skin starts shinning in a bad way, grab one of these blot sheets to absorb that extra oil. Much better than adding more powder.

I love the neutral tones because they will go with everything.

We all need a white, puff-sleeved dress in our wardrobes.

No idea what to wear? Put this on. 

Okay, I can’t lie, my little sister got to this dress first. But there’s nothing wrong with a little twinning, plus that blue hue is just so cooling.

This open-collar shirt will double up as a light jacket when you're in the shade.

I constantly talk about this product, but it’s so useful. Dab on eyelids, cheeks and lips.

Our very own Joy has been rocking a waistcoat with oversized trousers, and I now need a waistcoat and oversized trousers.

I’ve been thinking more about accessories this season, and I think the statement bangle might be the one for me.

What a colour! Wear with a printed tee and white trainers.

Yes, I’m a little crochet obsessed this season.

 

Can you be a realist and an optimist? Well anyway, we live in the UK, so it’s best to take a jacket out with you just in case.

This colour—a slightly neon pastel peach—is one of the colours of the season.

Platform sandals are big news this summer.

Not ready for heels but need a little lift for all those outdoor plans you’ve made? Look no further than Castañer. These wedges are the most comfortable out there.

I have been looking all over the place for a chic pair of yellow sunglasses, and these from Taylor Morris do the job without being over the top.

After a year of squeezing all my belongings into the pockets of my puffer jacket, it’s time to get back to reality and grab something big enough for a full day and night of essentials.

I love a Rixo mask! Well if you have to wear one, why not make it a full-on accessory?

This dress is a completely seasonless staple. I bought it in black maybe three or four years ago, and I’ve been wearing it non-stop ever since!

Yellow is big this season, and I love how uplifting this sunshine tone is.

So effortless. Wear this with the Zara clogs and colourful jewels, the Loewe basket bag and last month’s khaki jacket.

Brighten up your room with sage covers, which are surprisingly uplifting.

I’m starting my micro-needling journey this week, and I can’t wait.

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