Most Wantedis a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 25 finds on their current wish list.
I'm a huge fan of summer. Massive. I'm also a big fan of things that only look expensive, and since 2020 is definitely a year of going easy on the spending, I'm honoring the fact that summer has finally arrived with this roundup of surprisingly affordable accessories.
TBH, my summer wardrobe is pretty well set at this point––a few years of more considerable shopping from fave spots like The Undone means I've got a really good base of timeless pieces that will last me many seasons to come. So, at the moment, accessories are where I go to play.
All of these look way more luxe than their price tags. All of these are modern takes on chic, timeless classics. All are on trend this season, but much more importantly, will be in style for many, many summers to come. Woven bags? Flat leather slides? Gold jewelry? You bet. All coming in under $46. Have at it!
If you're looking for Black-owned jewelry brands to support, you need to know about Yam. They're pleasantly affordable (lots of pieces under $100), made in Queens, NY, and selling out, so be sure to follow them on Instagram before they restock some of my other fave pieces (like this sun choker).
Not only does this vegan leather belt look super elevated, but since it's woven you can secure it anywhere (instead of being stuck with where the holes were punched). It works as well with regular-rise denim shorts as it does with high-waisted trousers or to cinch in a dress. One day—when we travel again—this is the only belt you'll need to pack.
Love minimal gold jewelry in more organic shapes. Handmade by a Black-owned small business in Georgia, these bracelets are shoppable via Amazon and surprisingly affordable enough to stack as aggressively as it pleases you.