21 Versatile Pieces That Will Instantly Elevate Your Autumn Wardrobe

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Recently, I've found myself in fashion purgatory. As someone old enough to remember the original Y2K era, I look at girls too young to remember tamagotchis, the Nokia 3210 or the Friends finale with envy. While I may dare to embrace low-rise jeans this winter, butterfly tops and exposed G-strings are firmly behind me. That said, I'm not quite mature enough to have a uniform that never falls short of cashmere polo-necks and designer tailoring. In the words of Y2K icon Britney Spears, when it comes to my style, "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman."

Because of this, I always find myself browsing for pieces that have both classic and trend-forward elements. I look out for brands that provide elevated staples in cooler cuts and trend-led prints at an affordable price point. Thankfully, I have Monki to thank for exactly this type of clothing. Outerwear, denim (in endless washes and styles) and tailoring are just some of my main areas of interest in its pre-fall collection. And as usual, it's fun, feminine and creative.


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I'm always drawn to neutral tones, and this season, Monki is offering an array of clotted creams, rich nutty browns, and the usual monochrome palette. But there are also pops of bold colour. Cobalt-blue tops, hot-pink trousers and grass-green knitwear are welcome and timeless additions to any transitional wardrobe. There's also a sea of prints, especially gingham and checks, that sit across suiting, dresses and this rather amazing denim co-ord set.

If you're looking to update your autumn wardrobe with some fun staples, go forth and scroll.

If you'd like to see more of Monki's collection, go 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.