3 Outdated Trends I Just Removed From My Closet (and What Replaced Them)


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I, like many of you, have taken it upon myself to do use this extra time spent at home to audit my wardrobe and decide once and for all what stays and what goes. Okay, maybe not once and for all—it's a practice I inevitably have to repeat every few months—but since I'm officially transitioning into fall mode, I figured it was time to do another closet cleanout and put my lighter pieces in the back of my closet, dust off my sweaters and jeans, and purge some items that now feel irrelevant to me, given my current WFH lifestyle and the current season.

With that, I've pinpointed three pieces, in particular, that no longer feel like they're the most stylish or practical option. From tops to skirts to pants, there's a specific style I'm purging from each category and I won't lie, it's because I'm looking to fill that new space with some pretty (and pretty affordable) pieces from our very own Who What Wear line. Yep, our line is stocking many of the easy and summery silhouettes my wardrobe is craving right now.

Since sharing is what I do best, I figured I'd go ahead and highlight the exact three things I'm getting rid of and the new pieces I'm eyeing to add to my closet, so with that, keep reading to read about my latest wardrobe refresh to hopefully inspire your own.

Purging: Boring Basic Tops

Adding: Chic Zoom-Ready Tops


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There was a point earlier this year where the only tops I shopped for the most basic tanks and tees. While I don't regret stocking up on those quality basics since they'll always be useful, I'm craving anything that makes more of a chic statement right now. As I continue to WFH, I'm looking to add some Zoom-ready tops to my arsenal that can easily transition from at home to going out and the leather and puff-sleeve picks below are quickly winning me over.

Purging: Skinny Jeans and Pants

Adding: Wide-Leg Pants


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No matter how you feel about the classic denim, there's no denying that looser trouser shapes are the reigning silhouette as far as jeans and pants go. I plan on wearing billowy wide-leg pants per the above outfit with a basic tee and flats for a comfortable but sophisticated vibe this fall.



Purging: Utility Pieces

Adding: Leather Separates


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Utility pieces like cargo pants, boilersuits, and cargo-style jackets have started to feel irrelevant to me for several years now, so I knew that several from my closet had to go and I've been eyeing more luxurious-looking leather options to take their place. 


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Next up, my favorite dresses this fall are all under $40 (but you'd never know it).

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.