Trust Monikh: I Just Made the Ultimate Summer Capsule

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There are hundreds of thousands of influencers in the social ether, but there is 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 coolest buys from every corner of the retail world. From her inspiring tips on rewearing her well-chosen investment items to hunting down the best 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.

June is here, and it’s hot. Golden mornings met by clammy afternoons, and of course there's the sweaty regret that comes from the wrong choice of clothing. This is only the beginning—so your wardrobe for the next three months needs to work hard. Summer doesn’t mean just less clothing—there’s an art to keeping modestly covered, cool and of course chic. Keep scrolling for my hot weather capsule. 

See My Picks of the Month

I wasn’t sure about this, but tried it and fell in love. Now I'm even thinking about painting my bedroom in that same buttery shade.

The investment belt, a very grown up purchase.

My love for all things this colour is just getting stronger.

 

That babydoll shape for grown ups.

 

Get ready to see this brand absolutely everywhere. When doing colour, really do it (but team it with jeans to keep it chic). 

I have been waiting for this style for a very long time. Their fabrics are so delicately thin and even with the sleeves, they’re a dream to wear in hot weather.

It’s so hard to find the right cut in a striped jean, but I think I’ve just done it.

 

My sister bought this the other day, and I had equal parts of sisterly happiness for her, and jealousy. 

 

Just like The Row, without the £££.

 

Incredibly simple, incredibly beautiful.

 

See My Shopping Picks From Previous Months

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I once saw a very similar coat by The Row and have been kicking myself for not buying it. Obviously, it was ££££. Thank you, Raey, for making my dreams come true!

No matter how swollen your feet are, these will fit. 

Wear this with the black linen jacket above. Long on long surprisingly works. 

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I feel like purple/lilac is key this season.

 

Monikh shopping picks:

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Monikh Dale for Who What Wear

Monikh wears a Doen midi dress.

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Monikh Dale for Who What Wear

Just enough sass to dress up a basic look.

This would look so cool tucked into tailored trousers. 

The sort of dress you'd struggle to pinpoint where it's from—the brand or the era.

I'm obsessed with clogs. These are the heels you can actually walk in.

Such a show stopping colour. I'd wear this with a patterned top.

Monikh shopping picks:

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Monikh Dale for Who What Wear

Already found my wow dress for the year. Can’t wait to dress it down with Birkenstocks/Supergas/Havaianas—anything! Right now, I'll be wearing with my brown suede boots and an ankle-grazing cardigan.

I tried one like this on years and years ago in Topshop, and I have been kicking myself ever since for not buying it.

Something easy to swap out jeans for now and then.

A good Ghost dress can be worn through all the seasons. 

I think rectangular sunglasses will be the shape for 2022.

Last year's quilted-jacket trend is still going very strong for 2022.

I need these ASAP! They will be my "transition shoes" to move from winter to spring.

To get me back into dresses, even on those cosy wintry days.

Cosy enough to justify wearing this fabulous jumper at home.

For those moments of running out for supplies in the rain.

Sequins work for after Christmas too. 

This is cosy enough to leave the legs bare at home. Combine with opaque tights and chunky wellington-style boots when outside.

A weekend bag ready for any last-minute trips in 2022. 

I'm obsessed with this dusty-rose colour.

I love the fit of Reformation jeans. These are perfect combined with a simple knit.

I have been looking for a classic khaki shirt for years! I wore my last one until it came apart on the seams.

Bringing a little print to those block colours. I’ve gone one size bigger and will wear it underneath that khaki shirt.

I really love that steel-blue tone, and this is a dress that will work all-year round.

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Monikh Dale for Who What Wear

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Monikh Dale for Who What Wear

I’ve got a thing for paisley in the winter months.

Looking for a new way to dress up jeans and a tee?

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