I'm an Expert on Trendy Basics—These Are the 13 Stunning Pieces I'm Eyeing RN


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We just dropped some pieces to get you ready for fall, and they are good. Yep, the latest items from Who What Wear Collection have officially launched, and I’m obsessed. They’ve all been dreamed up by our team of fashion editors, so you know they hit on exactly what we actually want to be wearing. For fall, that means pieces that are understated, on-trend, and infused with beautiful details like sophisticated ruching and herringbone ribbing.

As an editor, I’m always on the hunt for trendy basics that tap into how fashion insiders are getting dressed but feel timeless enough to wear for seasons ahead—and all of these new arrivals hit on exactly that. They’re the ultimate wardrobe staples that you’ll want to have in your closet for the season ahead.

Here, see how editors and fashion insiders are styling all of the stunning newness from Who What Wear Collection—from the cutout dress that’s already NYC editor–approved to the matching skirt set I guarantee will sell out to the two-tone polo I’m getting major compliments on. Go on to shop them for yourself.


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Knit polos have become a staple in my wardrobe, and this two-tone top is one of my favorite pieces from the new collection. The soft knit material is comfortable and easy to wear, and the contrasting color makes it stand out from other pieces on the market. Here, I'm wearing it with a pair of trouser-style jeans and slingback heels—an outfit I plan to wear on repeat.



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Cutouts are the detail we can't stop talking about at Who What Wear, and this dress puts the most sophisticated spin on the trend. Just add a pair of boots for the perfect fall 'fit.



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Oh, and the perfect Stella cutout dress also comes in a beautiful cream colorway. The midi length makes it perfect to wear with boots during the day and heels to dress it up at night.



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I actually can't stop staring at this stunning matching set. Both the strapless bustier top and skirt are finished with a herringbone knit pattern that reads as luxe. Comfort dressing has honestly never looked so chic.



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Here, peep the knit skirt set in a beautiful dove-gray color. Styled with a chain belt and strappy heels, the pieces can easily transition from elevated loungewear to a going-out look.



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Speaking of going-out looks, the Willa top is something that belongs in everyone's date-night arsenal. From the plunging neckline to the ruching, it's the perfect blend of cool and sophisticated. Style it with leather trousers and heels.



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Yep, another matching set I need to talk about. This time around, a crop top and belted midi skirt are landing at the top of my shopping list. 



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Colored button-down tops are another key piece our editors can't stop talking about, so naturally, we wanted to make sure there was one in this beautiful shade of blue. I'd buy it in my regular size for a more polished look or go a few sizes up to tap into the oversize trend that's everywhere on Instagram right now.



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Grown-up knits are about to have a big moment for fall, and this pretty Anneliese top is the perfect way to tap into the trend.



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We're seeing cool dark florals emerging for fall and this is the cool dress to own to tap into the trend. Style the dress with pointed heels or toughen it up with lug-sole ankle boots.


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Next, read about the four trends that could become closet staples.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.