Something I’m often asked is, who do editors look to for fashion advice? Naturally, I rely on my friends just like anyone else—they’re more honest than a mirror and have saved me from buying things in a moment of pure sartorial lust that, in hindsight, I know I would have regretted. Then, of course, there are other editors; my colleagues whose tastes I trust implicitly. In fact, at the start of any new season, I'm always keen to learn which pieces have caught their eye—it is, after all, an editor's job to tell you which buys are the best.
So, I decided to do just that—ask Who What Wear’s editors from both sides of the Atlantic which items are on their new season wish lists. As a treat, I’ve shared their suggestions with you below. Essentially a master document featuring every noteworthy garment or accessory on the market right now, you’ll have to move quickly, as I can guarantee these pieces are going to fly.
HANNAH ALMASSI, UK EDITOR IN CHIEF
I was already partial to a knitted co-ord many moons before this year’s cozy combos came in. I think the trend will continue well into next summer, and I’ll be making the most of what’s available because I know I’ll wear the look for many more seasons to come.
I wanted these shoes A LOT when they first launched in the summer of 2018. I missed out and have sorely regretted it ever since, only being able to track down secondhand options about 3 sizes too big. So I think I need to seize the day and buy these ahead of life going back to normal and holidays, weddings, and events requiring such lovely sandals.
INDYA BROWN, US MARKET EDITOR
Who knew hats looked so good with sweatpants? Bucket hats were huge about a year ago but for today it's all about making it fresh with a little added detail. I’m pretty sure my Brooklyn friends are responsible for the red hat selling out like hotcakes, so I’m trying to snatch this one in the black and white color-way before it's gone, too.
I recently wrote a fashion story asking my coworkers for their favorite jeans of all time, and a style from Agolde popped up more than once. I spotted them in leather on Shopbop’s new arrivals page, and I’m so excited to try them—right in time for winter!
EMMA SPEDDING, UK EDITOR
Next spring there is a real move towards joyful, feel-good dressing—and the color that really stood out to me across all collections is this vibrant, bright pink. I'd wear this slip dress to rescheduled summer weddings or ideally on a beach at some point in 2021.
KRISTEN NICHOLS, US SENIOR EDITOR
NELL BLOCK, UK ASSISTANT EDITOR
YUSRA SIDDIQUI, US ASSISTANT MARKET EDITOR
I wrote a story this week on different bag trends I'm seeing on Instagram, and I'm heavily into the chained straps trend. I usually think gold hardware or accents on a bag can look tacky, but something about a gold or silver chunky strap on a bag looks so luxe and different. I'm eyeing this Staud one right now.
Coach's return into the trending scene was something I was not expecting, but I just can't get over their newest handbags. I've already pre-ordered my furry Ugg x Telfar bag, but is there such thing as too much faux-fur? I'm so ready to rock a Coach bag, and I don't care who knows it.
I've always been obsessed with Princess Diana, so when Rowing Blazers announced that they'd be reviving her favorite sweaters, I definitely jumped in my seat a little bit. What better way to move into 2021 than dress like the people's princess?
JOY MONTGOMERY, UK SHOPPING EDITOR
ZOE ANASTASIOU, UK FASHION AND SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
I love the idea of investing in elevated-looking loungewear, especially considering our team will be working from home over the next few months. This hoodie looks super cosy, but still feels fashionable thanks to its unique pastel yellow colour way.
MAXINE EGGENBERGER, UK CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Should something akin to normality resume, I'll have a total of six (yes, six) weddings next year. As luck would have it, they have zero crossovers in guests, so I'm planning on wearing this gorgeous midi to the lot of them.
I collect knitwear, and this cool style is next on my wish list. The built-in arm warmers are a chic interpretation of the '90s shrugs I've seen creeping back into fashion. Apparently, it can also be worn as a scarf; I think I just have to buy it to find out how.