The Instagram It Brand You Can Buy on a Zara Budget

For professional and personal gratification, I spend countless hours a week scrolling through Instagram. More of a hobby than a time filler, I love nothing more than finding new stylish people to follow and fresh brands to buy into. And this week, after spotting a beautiful knit, featuring block shapes in powder blue, turquoise, cream, chocolate and tan, the trail I followed led me to a brand I'd long since forgotten about. A brand that, for autumn/winter 2018, appears to have significantly upped its game.


(Image credit: @houseofsunny)

London-born House of Sunny was founded in 2011, but it really began to gain momentum once it was picked up by ASOS, Topshop and Urban Outfitters. Having won a legion of celebrity fans in its lifetime—think the likes of Maya Jama and Kendall Jenner—it's been on my radar for a while. And after stumbling across its latest collection, I think it's poised to make its biggest splash yet.

Its expertise is streetwear with a glossy spin, with knitwear proving to be its biggest hit amongst influencers right now. Directional but affordable, it's the easiest way to stand out from the crowd and still keep your bank balance in the positive. Wondering where to begin? We've whittled down the House of Sunny pieces we think you should prioritise, along with inspiration on how to wear them.


(Image credit: @gang_of_earlybirds)

Because every wardrobe needs a classic white blouse that can be thrown on with jeans at the last second.


(Image credit: @vbiancav)

All black is alright with us if it looks as sleek as Bianca Valle's ensemble.


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Fenn O'Meally makes a case for this season's standout hue: lilac. 


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Try wearing this one-shoulder knit with a thin roll-neck underneath for a cool layered look.


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Now that you're suitably obsessed with House of Sunny, meet the other brands making waves on Instagram this week.

Opening Image: House of Sunny

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.