It's My Job to Know What's Cool in Fashion—Shop 16 Pieces I'm Wearing Now

I find that whenever I talk about my job people are always interested by what me and my fellow fashion editors wear to the office. So I have started documenting what I wear to the Who What Wear head office in Los Angeles and the events I attend as part of my job. With summer on the mind, my fashion choices have followed suit this month— I even wore a bikini top as an actual top on one day. I do live in LA. 

All of my layers have been replaced by summer staples— from ’90s-inspired strappy sandals to bold mini dresses. The bikini top might not quite work in London— however the boots and blazer combo, snakeskin skirt suit and yellow top and jeans will work outside of the California sunshine. Ahead, see how I’m wearing these cool pieces, find out why they’re essentials in my wardrobe, and shop each of the pieces. 


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I've never met a blazer outfit I didn't like. The recent way I've been styling them? With high-waisted denim and cropped tops underneath. Here, I opted for a bikini top from Matteau (one of my favorite swimsuit brands) paired with the Agolde jeans all of our editors own and a puffy-sleeve jacket from Mara Hoffman.


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I regularly sing my praises of French brand Jacquemus. This fringe set from the designer's spring collection immediately went to the top of my must-buy list.


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Here, you can spot my typical uniform for the office with the addition of some new boots from Italian brand Paris Texas.


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Nanushka designs vegan leather pieces that look just as amazing as the real thing—including this matching snakeskin set that's an exclusive with MyTheresa.


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Daphine is a jewellery brand that recently came onto my radar, and I instantly fell in love with its beautiful pieces.


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Speaking of minis, this minidress from Majorelle is the ultimate '90s throwback piece that I can't get enough of.


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Yep, more colour. This time with a puff-sleeve top that ties up the front.


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I'm clearly taking a maximal approach to swimwear this season by layering a crystal belt over a black one-piece.


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Strappy sandals are the shoe trend I can't get enough of this year. I found these at Zara earlier this year. While this pair is already sold out, the store still stocks them in this snakeskin version.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.

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 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.