I Just Found 19 Perfect Summer Staples, and They're All Under £50

If you've ventured into London (or any city for that matter) over the last two weeks, you'll know that everyone is jumping at the opportunity to get dressed up. Whether it's for lounging in the park or sipping cocktails with friends, it seems as though nothing less than a party dress and heels will do. And while we're enjoying the novelty, if we're honest, when the mercury skyrockets, all we really want to be wearing are easy-breezy summer separates, and thankfully, high-street hero Monki has them in abundance. 

Monki summer staples shopping edit


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Whether you're in the market for a throw-on-and-go dress, versatile denim or sunny shirting, you're sure to find something you love in the brand's summer drop, which, we might add, also happens to be super affordable. Scrolling through the trending category, I instantly zeroed in on Monki's dress edit, which is packed full of expensive-looking, versatile pieces. At the top of my wish list is the cut-out maxi, which will look just as good with casual sandals and sunnies as it will with heels and gold jewellery. The green shirt dress, which comes in my favourite hue of the season, is also a highlight and boasts the perfect comfy-yet-cool oversized silhouette. 

If low-key denim is more your thing, then allow me to point you in the direction of these cool-girl denim shorts, which should be worn with a white tee and Birkenstocks for easy weekend dressing. A two-tone denim jacket will also be a godsend on cooler summer evenings—just add a roll-neck and boots come autumn. So without further ado, I present you with the 19 Monki summer staples that get the Who What Wear seal of approval. 

The Throw-On Dresses

The Summer Shirting

The Easy-to-Style Denim

The Versatile Accessories

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