Well, would you look at that? We have officially entered the 2022 phase of our lives, and I am certainly excited to see where it takes us. Before getting started on those goals, we must come up with a plan to dress the part for all of the successes in our very near future. My fellow editors seem to certainly agree, as they've entered the year at the top of their game and scored the best of the new finds from our namesake label, Who What Wear Collection.
The team of editors and staff members who have so creatively brainstormed a lot of these designs knew what they were doing. I'm seeing newness that is cozy with a capital C. Knit pretty much everything is a must as we enter another chapter of working from home, but not in the way that you might typically expect it to show up. You'll find pleat-like seaming, matching sets that will be in style for a lifetime, and the jumpsuit of all jumpsuits. Prepare to be amazed by these new arrivals—our editors most certainly are.
"I love all things green, and this shade of forest green is perfect for when I want to wear something other than black but still keep the 'moody' look. This sweater is also thin but exceptionally warm, making it perfect to layer with the up and down weather we've been having lately. I paired it with leather pants and patterned boots, an easy but sleek ensemble." — Yusra Siddiqui, assistant market editor
"While my wardrobe is pretty pants focused, I've been collecting more skirts lately and especially love the longer silhouettes on the market this year. This piece is finished with cool seaming and matching socks (!), making it something easy to throw on when I want to be comfy but feel pulled-together. Paired with a white leather blazer, it's the updated take on a neutral look I'm ready to wear long into 2022." — Kristen Nichols, senior editor
"As Who What Wear Collection's creative director, I've seen these socks through many iterations. We stopped at nothing to make sure we nailed the perfect stretch, fit, and softness. I'm particularly obsessed with the idea of pairing them back to the matching skirt or dress. Literally, the perfect winter look!"— Kat Collings, creative director and editor in chief
"Remember when Meghan Markle was all about the bateau neckline (including her iconic wedding dress)? Well, I'm still not over it, as it's actually a perennial classic and looks good on everybody. This boatneck sweater, in particular, has a fantastic neckline, and I'm in love with the subtle corset-like detailing. Plus, it's super comfortable and stretchy too!" — Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor
"This dress feels like you're wearing a blanket but is much more flattering. I'm usually not one to love a sweaterdress, but this one completely changed my mind. I've already worn this dress casually, as shown here with chunky boots, and have dressed it up with sleek kitten-heel mules." — Lauren Eggertsen, editorial director
"I firmly believe that simple, long-length column dresses are going to be bigger than ever this year, and when that day comes, I'll be comfortably lounging in this dress. The first thing that got me was the sophisticated shade of brown. It's perfectly muted and really complements the simple gold metal detail on the back (aka the star factor of this dress). But for all its understated glamour, there's the stunning open back that really captures your attention." — Indya Brown, market editor
"I should probably make the disclaimer that I'm a beauty editor and not a fashion editor, so it's pretty much my dream scenario to wake up and just wear my pj's all day. This Demi Knit Jumpsuit is so much chicer than pajamas, but it actually might be even comfier. Needless to say, it's an answered prayer and allows me to bask in coziness while still looking completely put-together. It's all I want to wear!" — Erin Jahns, senior beauty editor
"I'm not usually a bodysuit type of girl, but I love the slightly retro feel of this polo version. It's also made of the softest material that's not too thick, which I always prefer for bodysuits. I'd style it with easy oversize jeans or dress it up with trousers like I did." — Collings
"Over the past couple of years of working from home, I've learned that wearing a dress while I work is basically an elevated way of just wearing pajamas all day. I'm still comfortable (there's nothing worse than a tight waistband while sitting at a desk), but I feel more put-together and much more productive. So there's no question as to why I'm obsessing over this midi dress at the moment. The knit fabric is ultra-cozy, the cut is chic, and it even has a matching pair of socks." — Anneliese Dominguez, fashion editor, branded content
"There's almost nothing I love more than a wardrobe staple with a great cost per wear, and I think I've just found the one to end them all. Enter the Bri Ribbed Dress. The four-in-one number features a button-off turtleneck and bottom-hem panels that can easily be added or taken off to create a silhouette that fits your mood, style, or climate. While it's fun to play around with them, I particularly love how wearing it all together creates the effect of micro cutouts between the buttons." — Anna LaPlaca, editor
"I basically live in dresses year-round, so I love collecting one-of-a-kind dresses I can throw on in a pinch. What I love about this WWWC piece is its unique ballerina-inspired hemline. It makes it look so luxe. Plus, its thick knit fabric is so cozy, so it's the perfect dress for wearing around the house or out in the world. There's no better addition to a dress lover's wardrobe than this one!" — Jasmine Fox-Suliaman, audience engagement editor
"I tend to gravitate toward chunky, boxy sweaters, so this slim-fitting, ribbed one was a welcome change of pace for me. It's warm, but it's thin enough to fit under a blazer or other fitted outerwear and thin enough to be tucked in. Plus, the color is so fun and trendy." — Allyson Payer, senior editor