35 Outfit Ideas That Are for Real Life (Not Just Fashion Week)

This is basically a love letter to you, our gorgeous, stylish readers. As usual, our phones are ringing off the hook with new images you've tagged us in on Instagram (using the hashtag #wentoutlikethis), and we thought it was about time to give a little attention back to our superfans. So from now on, each month, we'll add our favorite snaps you've tagged with @whowhatwear to this gallery. Side note: Should you not be following us already, what are you waiting for? Here are our favorite looks from recent weeks—so scroll through to see if you've made the cut, and check out some savvy style tips and shopping ideas along the way.


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Style Notes: Grece's take on double denim is another reason we love her style. Her strong accessories game brings this look to the top. 


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Style Notes: Karina knows how to wear a blazer. Not only has she layered it over a midi, but she also perfectly mixes checks and florals. 


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Style Notes: Taking on the '80s this season doesn't just mean leggings and tight neon. Swap the heels for chunky sneakers and this look is full Working Girl. 


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Style Notes: Stine is hitting every 2018 trend. Belt bag? Check. Floral dress? Check. Chunky sneakers? Check. 


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Style Notes: These Mango sandals are everywhere right now, and Elsy's nod to Carrie Bradshaw (loose shorts + strappy heels) shows us why.


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Style Notes: Polka dots and gingham? Tuva shows us we don't have to pick a favorite print for summer. 


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Style Notes: Printed dresses are kind of all we need right now. Nicole's H&M dress could work perfectly at the office or a wedding, so it gets full marks from us. 


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Style Notes: When green topped 2018's list of It colors, we weren't sure if it would take off. Pairing it with jeans and a white tee keeps it low-key, but the addition of Fendi socks and blue pumps makes the look.


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Style Notes: Polka dots. Jeans. Basket bag. Repeat.


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Style Notes: Style up your jeans and tee with matching accessories. The camel touches make this look so expensive.


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Style Notes: Looking to the '70s is always a good idea. Luckily both Madeline's trousers and retro sweater are available this decade—at Zara, of course.


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Style Notes: You know how much we love a rainbow sweater + print skirt combo for spring. Ellie gives it the 2018 update with a pair of mules.


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Style Notes: Black-and-white doesn't have to be dull. Adding texture and shape can make a lack of color so much more exciting. 


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Style Notes: Layering a dress over jeans is the perfect style trick for the early days of spring. Adding these Mango cowboy boots keeps the look fresh.


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Style Notes: Pelin gets full points for this look. Her classic belted jacket balances out the boldness of her very on-trend tiny sunglasses.


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Style Notes: Spring is here, which means it's time to trade your thick coats for a perfectly draped trench


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Style Notes: It's a double Ganni whammy, and we like it. Buy Maiken's Ganni Beacon Dress (£235) before it sells out like all of the brand's others…


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Style Notes: This Mother of Pearl coat (which is £795 and available in red on Net-a-Porter right now) proved to be a popular choice on the streets of London last week.


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Style Notes: Bethany mixes one part Audrey Hepburn (the gingham trousers and plain pumps) with one part Scandi coolness (the fluffy coat and minimal bag) to great effect.


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Style Notes: Red shoes and red lips together are always a great idea.


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Style Notes: Looking for a way to mix up your work wardrobe? Clash checks and pair with high-heeled loafers (preferably Gucci, like these) and a printed tee à la Eni.


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Style Notes: Any girl able to mix a New Look coat with a Dior bag gets our vote—excellent high/low mix, Alexa.


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Style Notes: Marta is the queen of print clashing—and you'll be pleased to know her patterned pieces come from Zara.


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Style Notes: Denim culottes are still going strong, especially when styled in this casually '70s way like Andrea—invest in a big belt to update yours now.


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Style Notes: The Staud Moreau Bag (£310) we adore, a pretty blouse to welcome in spring, and skinny sunnies? This outfit has it all going on.


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Style Notes: Checked coats have overtaken all others for pole position in this cold snap's fashion race—shop more of the checked coat trend with our edit.


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Style Notes: Ama Godson's super-flattering denim dress from H&M just shot up to the top of our workwear shopping list.


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Style Notes: Andrea's chic combo of checked blazer, white tee, pink velvet pants, and white shoes brings together so many of the pieces we bought last year.


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Style Notes: Yousra Zein's unexpected color combination of chartreuse with a green-and-navy tartan skirt has inspired us to step out of the normal palette we lean on at this time of year.


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Style Notes: Nnenna Echem (left) is in Stockholm for fashion week and blending in rather well with her cosy sweater choices.


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Style Notes: Maren Schia is a Norwegian sales assistant at Isabel Marant—man, the label is lucky to have such a cool girl on the shop floor. This combo of double denim and red socks with sneakers is impressive.


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Style Notes: Dina Hansen's Scandi-cool casual take on the pink trouser suit ticks all of the boxes for S/S 18.


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Style Notes: Hsin-Wei has the whole baggy-trouser proportions nailed. Plus, she's also got the street style pout down pat. Props.

Come back next month for more gorgeous Instagram posts from YOU, and don't forget to follow us @whowhatwear if you aren't already.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.