Fashion

I Think Sophie Turner Is Easily 2019’s Most-Exciting Dresser

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve never seen Game of Thrones. Not a single episode. This is mainly because I’m not one for violence, nor do I have the patience required to wait close to a year for a new season to begin. There was a time when people went about saying “Winter is coming,” and, unbeknownst to me, I’d respond saying, “Yes, it is.” That’s how out of the Game of Thrones loop I was. However, one thing I do know about the show is that Sophie Turner got her breakout role, and for that I’ll be forever thankful. I’ve long been obsessed with the 23-year-old actress’ look: Her once fiery red hair—which has since turned ice blonde—and porcelain skin are matched in their beauty only by her eclectic fashion sense. With a penchant for pieces reminiscent of the ’80s, Sophie, who also starr...

You Can Get a Checked Blazer on Every Budget and Still Look Expensive

If we had to call one piece the item of 2018, it would be a checked blazer. It played a heavy part in throughout last year, into our spring/summer outfits and now it’s continuing through to autumn/winter 2019, too. We’ve spotted them on all our favourite street style stars from houndstooth to heritage and herringbone, any style goes as long as they’re checked. And luckily there is no shortage of alternatives we want to buy. Burberry, Gucci and Chloé have created traditional jackets that are beyond beautiful, but if you can’t quite justify spending £1000 plus on one item, there are offerings from the likes of Ganni and Mango that are just as good. Sold? See how to style up a checked blazer below, then shop the best ones for all budgets, starting with Gucci and ending...

This Year’s Beauty Advent Calendars Are Selling Fast—Here Are All the Best Ones

The calendar might have only just changed to October but summer has officially ended and that means one thing—it’s time to start thinking about the festive season. I’m a Christmas junkie so, for me, it’s never too early to start thinking about eggnog lattes and tinsel. For those of you that a less inclined to start the celebrations early, however, I can only apologise for the fact that the beauty industry is merrily ploughing its way into Christmas festivities with an onslaught of beauty advent calendars for 2019. It might seem bonkers to already be thinking about the myriad ways in which you can count down to Christmas 2019 but let’s be real—the early bird catches the worm. Or, in this case, the best beauty advent calendar.  Trust me—the very best ones (hello Birch...

5 Bag Trends That Feel Really New This Year

Who What Wear’s editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, noted in her trend report that she has never seen so many trends as she has witnessed for autumn/winter 2019. The trends are varied and vast, with something for every possible type of style persuasion, and this certainly applies to accessories. There are five handbag trends, in particular, that are going to be significant come autumn, and this really is a varied bunch of bags. Those of us who always seem to have three canvas tote bags on the go will be pleased to hear that practicality is a key consideration for autumn, with lots of designers like Fendi and Loewe creating laptop-friendly options. However, there are also new handbag styles arriving that are a little less practical—none more so than Jacquemus’s new micro bag that w...

My Favourite Autumn Outfit Takes 30 Seconds to Style

In my book, any outfit that takes less than 30 seconds to style is a total miracle—and there aren’t many that can claim this accolade. Last winter it was the boilersuit, and this summer it was the throw-on-and-go dress (aka Zara’s polka-dot midi), but for autumn, we only have eyes for the slip skirt and jumper.  Offering just the right amount of polish (via the satin fabric of the slip) alongside a good dose of cosy, autumn-ready comfort (thanks to the chunky knit), this outfit formula can do no wrong. It’s also versatile enough to be dressed up with knee-high boots or heels, as well as adapted for the weekend with chunky lace-up boots or trainers. It’s a win-win situation.  This is such a simple look to put together, and it’s more about personal taste rather ...

From Sienna Miller to Rosie HW, These Are the Best Lob Hairstyles to Copy

When it comes to classic hairstyles, they don’t come more timeless than the lob. With less drama (and less upkeep) than an Anna Wintour–inspired bob but a little more edge than long locks, the lob is the perfect in-between hairstyle that never goes out of style. Bonus: It suits every face shape, too, so there’s no risk of remorse after your visit to the hairdresser’s. But what exactly is a lob? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a long bob. It’s a one-length cut that generally sits at a mid-length, shoulder height—although you can get away with your strands falling just a smidge above or below that, too. Experiment with centre and side partings to switch up how your lob looks daily, but a lob hairstyle also pairs well with a fringe—whether that’s a ...

The M&S Autumnal Drop Is Just So Good—Here Are the 9 Pieces I’ll Buy

I’m not just saying it but M&S has really done it this time. The autumn drop of new pieces in its Per Una collection is one of the best yet. Why? Perhaps is the mix of gorgeous materials available—from satins to velvets, as well as gorgeous thick wool. Or maybe it’s because there are so many perfect autumn staples available, such as corduroy trousers and knitted dresses. There are also two cable knit jumpers and a pair of leather biker boots I know I’d wear for years to come. Ready to see the whole collection? Keep scrolling for the nine pieces I’m putting in my virtual basket.   Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2019 trends you need to know.

The 20 Topshop Buys That Will Be All Over London This October

For fashion lovers, apps have revolutionised the way we interact with our favourite brands. Websites that previously weren’t smart phone–friendly are now packaged into neat programs, allowing us to browse categories with ease and order at a touch of a button. My favourite function? The Saved Items folder. Acting as your very own virtual clothes rail, this simple solution allows me to bookmark the pieces that have caught my eye. It’s also the perfect way to step back and mull on a potential purchase, rather than ending up in a panic-buy situation. There’s nothing more satisfying than coming back to my wish list after a few days and being able to cherrypick the pieces that still set my heart racing and deleting those that don’t. Playing dress-up on Topshop’s app...

6 Fashion Influencers Share Their Autumn Wardrobe Staples

There’s a lot of shopping available at our fingertips, and honestly, even I sometimes struggle to really find those perfect wardrobe staples. (And I essentially shop for a living.) The thing is that there’s a lot of good stuff out there, and with many of us in the fashion industry keen to make sustainability a priority by shopping smarter (aka more expensive but lasts longer), there’s a desire to ensure we get it just right. You don’t want to spend your money on something that you don’t love and that won’t last. While I could give you a list of everything I’m after, I instead decided to turn to some of my favourite Instagrammers and asked them for their picks of autumn staples that will keep going—not just in terms of trends but also in terms of durability. I asked six different influencer...

Victoria Beckham Swears By This Shampoo and Conditioner Combo

When it comes to skin, Victoria Beckham is one of my go-to resources for spot-on product recommendations and skincare tips thanks to her constantly updated beauty highlight reel on Instagram. In fact, I’m so obsessed that I even spent a whole week doing VB’s skincare routine and can testify that this is a lady whose seal of approval is definitely to be trusted. I’ll be honest, though: I’ve never given Beckham’s hair much thought. Despite dabbling with highlights, pixie crops and extensions over the years, Victoria has settled firmly on a simple mid-length cut for the best part of the last decade, and while it’s definitely a classic hairstyle, it isn’t one that I’ve made much attention to. However, there’s one thing that I will say about...

11 Steps to Finding Your Personal Style and Sticking to It

The term “signature style” is fashion jargon that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean? The idea of discovering your own personal style is often too heavily weighted on celebrity style icons. While clicking through hundreds of pictures of the Olsen twins, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo has its merits, cultivating a look that will work for years instead of wanting to dress exactly like somebody else will always be the best option. Whether you’re looking for a total style overhaul or to try something a little new, there are some simple steps that can make you like what you see when you open your wardrobe each morning. First, you need to understand your body shape and what flaunts it best; then you can start to identify what makes you feel confident. Scroll for th...

9 Items Every London Girl Has in Her Autumn Wardrobe

We Brits are well accustomed to cooler climes, so we don’t consider it bragging when we say we’re experts at dressing for autumn. If you’re anything like the entirety of the Who What Wear UK office, chances are you’ve already started to dig out your favourite jumpers and coats and are even considering dusting off those black opaques. However, before you get ahead of yourself, we suggest making the most of this in-between period… We consulted with some of our favourite influencers to bring you an edit of the nine pieces every woman really needs to kick-start her autumn wardrobe. From the new take on co-ords to It shoes that will look the chic part on trans-seasonal nights out, keep scrolling to shop the ultimate capital-inspired capsule. Leopard-print coats were big news in 2018, but now it...