I've Been a Stylist for 20 Years—These Are My Key Summer Wardrobe Staples


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You've probably heard of celebrity stylist Angie Smith from her work in the past with household names like Holly Willoughby (yes, she was responsible for creating the buzz around Willoughby's sell-out looks) as well as other best-dressed women, including Davina McCall and Rochelle Humes. Smith has a gift for making her clients look effortlessly chic, usually on an affordable budget. She's an advocate for shopping the high street—often mixing high and low pieces in her styling and her own wardrobe—and her talent for uncovering the most expensive-looking finds is unrivalled. Smith can often be found sporting buys from Arket and Marks and Spencer interspersed with timeless accessories from Khaite and The Row to elevate them.

If you already follow Smith on Instagram, you'll be familiar with her feed documenting her life down under. (She moved from London to Sydney a few years ago and started a family.) The regular beach walks may induce envy, but be sure to stick around for snapshots of her laid-back, accessible style.


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Her polished but practical wardrobe choices mean that you can bet we want to wear whatever she's wearing. In fact, the whole Who What Wear UK team often find ourselves shopping directly from Angie's Edit—a regular wish list she shares with all her latest and greatest finds. What we love most about Smith's style and content, though, is her "buy less, wear more" mentality. Unlike your average influencer approach, Smith uses her expertise to advise on timeless classics and versatile pieces she'll actively encourage you to wear again and again.

Being based in Australia means she's become particularly adept at curating a wardrobe full of warm-weather staples, so we reached out to her to get the inside scoop for Who What Wear readers on the pieces she's currently recommending to all her clients (and adding to her own basket) for summer. 

Keep scrolling to see Smith's edit of summer wardrobe staples…


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Shop Smith's Summer Staples

The Perfect White T-Shirt

The Raffia Bag

The Swimsuit

The Denim Shorts

The Oversized Shirt


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The Slip Dress

The Slip-On Clogs


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The Printed Shirt

The Leather Sandals


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The Nice Top

The White Jeans


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The Gold Ring


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The Waistcoat

The Co-Ord

The Sarong

The Cycling Shorts


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The Evening Dress

The Blue Jeans

The Racer Tank

The Linen Blazer

The Shacket

The Track Pants


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The Summer Knit

The Linen Trousers

The Pearl Necklace

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.