I'm a Fashion Editor, and These Summer-to-Autumn Buys Are in My Basket

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When the weather is this glorious, all I want to do is shop. Don't get me wrong—I like to bask in the sun as much as the next Brit, but if you see me sweating on my sun-lounger scrolling my phone, odds are I'm not reloading Instagram for the 14th time that morning (honestly!) but am in fact scanning the new-in section at MATCHESFASHION.

There's something about this time of year that really makes me thirsty for newness. We're in the middle of summer, so whilst sensible summer purchases are still in the cards, a new season is just around the corner.

In light of this, the secret to guilt-free sun-lounger shopping is a simple one: transitional pieces that work in every season. That means a knit vest and some mule-style shoes with closed toes but open backs, like Khaite's clogs or the Gucci logo slingbacks that are no doubt lingering in your saved folder, too.


(Image credit: Photography by Leonardo Veloce, Styling by Natasha Wray)

But along with the cool cult heroes, there's an array of elevated staples that keep ending up in my cart. There's always a slip dress or two (just because they're so easily layered below a blazer or cardigan), and I've recently really gotten into knit dresses (I'm particularly loving the jersey and crochet kind), which I'd argue have a different purpose than a slip—they're thicker and are therefore ideal for breezy beach days or cooler autumnal morning walks to the office.

A brand that's always a go-to for all of the above is Gabriela Hearst. Based in New York but born in Uruguay, the brand draws inspiration from the Hearst family's Latin American ranch, where all the pieces are carefully crafted. Think folky, full-length shawls with tassels, saddle-hook belts and a red, orange and blue palette to reflect the region's coastlines and landscapes. Gabriella Hearst's recent capsule with MATCHESFASHION includes a series of exclusive pieces, and its dedication to being environmentally friendly makes it even more exciting. The brand's carbon footprint is kept to a minimum, and up to 80% of the natural materials used are upcycled and developed from existing stock.

So with that, I share with you my not-so-secret current MATCHESFASHION wish list. Happy scrolling!

Hungry for more? See the full Gabriela Hearst capsule here.

Rebecca Rhys-Evans is a London-based fashion and beauty editor with a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She started working at Who What Wear UK in the summer of 2022, where she was hired to lead all branded content for the UK site. Be it appearing on-camera to showcase how to style the latest designer collections, or reviewing the most recent beauty skincare products, Rebecca is the voice (and often face) for Who What Wear UK’s commercial partnerships. A self-confessed internet obsessive, she loves all facets of content creation—be it writing, filming, art directing or styling—and revels in collaborating with brands to help harness their product and tell their story. After graduating from University of Liverpool in American Studies, she travelled around North and South America before moving to London to pursue her career as a fashion journalist. Before she landed her position at Who What Wear, she was a freelance writer and content consultant, writing for Polyester, Screenshot, Marie Claire, Refinery29 and Culture Trip, reporting on everything from internet culture, vintage shopping across the world, sustainability and sex work. Adding to this, she has also held editor positions at FLANNELS.com, BURO., Koibird and SHOP Magazine.