Ladies, I have a new excuse for you to go across the harbour… There is an amazing high-street shop that is filled with so many fun things that you will be tempted to flag that Kowloon taxi down before you even finish this article! Let’s a take a look at what is new for Fall/Winter 2012 at H&M’s sister store, Monki!
Reason one why you need to go: there are loads of loose blouses that are wildly in style right now (and they are blouses after all, so when do they ever go out of style really?!). The offerings range from sheers, to solids, to florals, to dots, to ombres, to creepy little eyes watching you (a personal fave) so you really can’t say that there is nothing that suits you! This season, blouses can easily take you from day to night, and weekday to weekend with little more than a shoe change, so stock up on these reasonably priced beauties!
Reason number two to swipe that Octopus card stat is for this leather shirt alone; this baby, priced at a mere $600, is worth every cent! You can layer this with a sheer blouse underneath to dress it up, pair it with denim cut-offs and thick black tights for a fall weekend, or even with a long loose maxi skirt and a chunky flat ankle boot for a laidback lunch in Soho. Black too boring for you? Then check out the red suede option complete with matching skirt!
Reason numero tres are the fun fall skirts! I am head over heels for the full red number and want to pair this with some knee high boots, a fitted turtleneck, and a floppy hat to channel my inner 70s siren. If you want something to draw a little more attention, try the zip-up the back version and get people looking at your best asset!
The fourth reason to board that ferry and make the trek is to stock up on your basic black and white… but know that when I say “basic”, the only thing I am referring to are the colours! These go-to shades have been given a new life in busily printed pants, splotchy stripes, and geometric knits. Personally, I am in love with this dress and would love to see a mum-to-be sporting it while out and about so I can snap a street style photo of her! How cute would it be with a baby bump?!
Seriously, I hope by now you are at least reading this on your iPhone and are in the tunnel over! But if you happen to still be sitting at your desk then here is my last reason to head over… They have ACCESSORIES too, people! Everything from tribal clutches, to oversize fedoras, to amazing leather pointy toe flats will keep you looking awesome this autumn. Be sure to snatch up the rhinestone cuffs and collar so you can dress up a plain blouse in a snap! Do I hear desk to date night in an instant? Plus, you can get all of these for a song!
Monki’s affordable prices and ever-changing collections keep shoppers coming back again and again… So until that mooted Central store opens (incidentally, still no word on when and where that might happen), it’s time to refill that Octopus card for the multiple journeys ahead. I have a feeling you will soon find your own reasons for loving Monki!
Monki, L1 29-31, Langham Place, 8 Argyle street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 3585 8026
Photos by Sabrina Sikora Photography