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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 30 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list. Yesterday was raining and freezing where I live, but today is sunny and beautiful (albeit still freezing), and it's put me in a big spring shopping mood. I find that the best way to approach shopping for a new season is to see what basics are missing in my wardrobe and start filling those holes with items that will make getting dressed easier when the new season arrives, so that's what I'm here to do.
I'm the first one to admit that I love to get dressed up. A party, an event, a happy hour, a girl's trip, a first date… You name it—I'm dressing up for it. I believe that life is way too short to wear boring clothes and that your clothing is like personal armor and a tool for self-confidence. If there's a chance that I get to pull one of the many, many dresses in my collection, I always jump at it. When shopping for dresses, I like to focus on pieces that are versatile. I love a dress that I can wear from the office to a work event or a dinner—a dress that can transform from the perfect date-night look to a great night-out moment.
It goes without saying that Chanel's influence over the fashion industry has proven to be neverending. There are brands that come in and out of style, but Chanel has always been cool and coveted since its inception. The "Chanel girl" look has evolved a bit over the years and has certainly become a bit more casual and lived-in if you will, but it's maintained that classic, pretty, polished aesthetic. Now, it's just paired with distressed jeans sometimes. The point is, ask any fashion girl what the Chanel look is and they'd be able to describe it precisely. And it's a look a lot of people want.
Right now, Zara is stocked with so many great finds under $100. With thousands of products and new pieces arriving all the time, there can be a lot to sift through, so I did the digging for you and found the best items to add to your cart right now. I noticed that Zara is currently heavily stocked with great basics and seasonless neutrals, and I'm diving into the standouts to snap up for winter and the spring months ahead.
Handbags are definitely one of my main vices. Nothing gives me quite a serotonin boost like unboxing a shiny new bag—especially when I've had my eye on it for a little while. Currently, I've been keeping a close watch on Revolve's bag selection for a mix of playful, contemporary handbags at a reasonable price point.
Nordstrom is a favorite store for many, including myself and the other fashion editors at WWW. On that note, I recently shared an edit of some of my favorite finds. I thought I’d expand even further with another curation of trending products here. Specifically, I wanted to call out pieces I’m loving and that also happen to be front-runners for other Nordstrom shoppers.
I consider basics to be the backbone of a solid wardrobe—the true workhorses in a closet, if you will. While I personally consider a range of items to be fantastic staples (yes, white T-shirts and black trousers included), I wanted to highlight the trendier basics that I think are particularly noteworthy in 2023.
Jennifer Sattler worked as a stylist at Nordstrom for two decades and is currently styling on her own and producing content for her blog, Closet Choreography. One of the key fashion categories she's helped her clients with over the years is finding that perfect pair of jeans. “I spent more than 20 years in the dressing room with clients at Nordstrom, and now I swear it's easier to buy jeans that fit online more than anywhere else. It's a numbers game and my blog's jean quiz will show you which ones you need to know and how to take them," she told us.
Call me a hopeless romantic, but there's something about a good ol' fashioned wedding that starts the water works. This spring, I'm attending seven celebrations of my closest family and friends—a major undertaking in wedding guest style as someone who's daily uniform consists of sweatpants and hoodies. Luckily for me, shopping for wedding guest attire is one of my favorite things to do, and there's nothing more special than finding the perfect accessory to pair with an outfit of choice.
I really can't say it enough—the Nordstrom shoe department is a dream. I have distinct memories of sitting among the fanciful footwear options while shopping at Nordstrom with my mom as a kid, and it's now a go-to destination of mine when I'm near a Nordy store. I also scroll through the shoe offerings on Nordstrom.com on a regular basis for both my personal needs and to find cool silhouettes to recommend to you, dear readers. And that's what you're going to find below.
Even though it's the first days of February, I'm not going to lie, my mind is already on the first days of spring. As the year begins to approach March and April, organizing my closet is the first thing on my mind as I rotate my wardrobe from the fall and winter to spring and summer. I'm type A by nature, and nothing is more relaxing to me than spring-cleaning.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dying to explore more than ever before. I just recently moved to the West Coast, and the allure of grabbing drinks after work, going out on dates, and eating my way through LA’s culinary scene has more allure than ever before. If you’re like me, and you’re wanting to take the night (while looking amazing of course)—I know the perfect retail destination. Enter Mango. I love Mango’s selection of sophisticated yet cool clothing. I dug through the sites varying styles and curated some fashions perfect for a rendezvous under the stars.
If Kendall Jenner's recent street style looks prove anything, it's that, like me, she hasn't stopped thinking about Bottega Veneta's S/S 23 collection since it debuted in September. For the second time in recent history, the model has been spotted donning head-to-toe looks from Creative Director Matthieu Blazy's second collection for the Italian brand, both of which feature one of the year's most talked-about (and cheapest) accessories—sheer tights. In the case of her latest Bottega Veneta outfit, they were red tights.
Let’s be real, I’m a TikTok addict. Now, that might sound like a bad thing but it’s had its benefits. The endless scrolling has changed my life. My hair has never looked healthier, my makeup has never been better, and I’m the first to know about nail color trends that are taking over the internet. I’ve never seen a color take the nail world by storm like red in recent months. It’s all thanks to something that TikTok creators are calling the “Red Nail Theory.” Without much explanation, creators were going viral for simply showing their nails and commenting on the theory. After a deep dive in the search engine, I found the most concise explanation possible. Basically, the theory is that by wearing red nails, you’ll be more confident and also attract some romantic attention. It’s been a while since the theory has launched so now that the dust has settled, let’s investigate it.
As unfortunate as it is, most clothes weren't designed with petite people in mind. Count the 5'10" and above models on the runway for proof. Yet many celebrities that err on the shorter side still manage to pull off incredible high-fashion looks on a regular basis. The "how" attached to that has one simple answer: stylists.
There's nothing more fascinating to me than picking up on cultural differences. When I meet someone from a different country, I love taking note of the minuscule details of what sets us apart. May it be a word they use for a certain article of clothing or the way that they dress that makes them stand out among the party. There's nothing people at Who What Wear love more than French fashion people, so finding out what they're doing that New Yorkers are not is of extreme interest. A fashion-editor friend of mine, Ty Gaskins, recently bid New York adieu for some well-deserved time spent in Paris, and watching his experience unfold through Instagram Stories was giving an elevated take on Emily in Paris. I was living for it.
Growing up, I always felt jealous of anyone with freckles. (I thought of freckles like constellations, each person's unique and beautiful in their own way.) Two such people are Larsen Thompson and Joyjah Estrada, talented models who wear their freckles proudly and with a whole lot of style. However, it wasn't always the case for these two, and in their respective journeys to embracing their freckles, they've figured out what makeup works for them, particularly when it comes to foundation. Depending on the amount of coverage your foundation offers, it can play up your natural features, camouflage them, or completely hide them. Below, Thompson and Estrada share their past challenges, advice, and holy-grail products that show off their fabulous freckled skin.
When it comes to lip products, the Who What Wear beauty team is incredibly picky. We ask products to do the most: plump, moisturize, and smooth, all while making our lips look like we just got rom-com kissed and whatever we had on our lips smudged just so. It’s a pretty high bar, we’re aware.
As you may well know we love a great Nordstrom find over here at Who What Wear, but what’s even more thrilling is finding said Nordstrom find considerably marked down—which is exactly what you’ll get at their off-price sister store—Nordstrom Rack. While scouring through Nordstrom Rack may feel overwhelming (and not nearly as glamorous as shopping at Nordstrom), the wonderful part about it is you can find many designer brands, cool labels, and quality pieces at more accessible prices.
I might be showing my quirkiness a little bit here, but believe me when I say that I'm always prepared (with notes) to argue with anyone who tells me they didn't like Ariana Grande's iconic video for her hit single "Thank U, Next." I know I'm being a tad dramatic, but when a piece of *art* captures and re-creates the iconic movies of your teen years perfectly, you tend to go a little overboard on the love and affection.