What’s Cool in Fashion is a series where our managing editor, Kristen Nichols, highlights the trends and designers on her radar—and how she’s wearing them IRL.
Welcome back to another installment of my shopping series, What’s Cool in Fashion, where I take you through all of the pieces I’m personally wearing and loving. Just like my last version of the story, I’ll be sharing the fashion finds I post to my Instagram account, @kristenmarienichols. These are the outfits I’m wearing to the Who What Wear office, events I’m attending, and packing for trips I’m headed on.
What’s in store for you this time around? With summer on the mind, my fashion choices have followed suit. All of my layers have been replaced by summer staples and designer pieces I spotted on the runways months ago that I’ve been waiting to wear (I’m looking at you, Jacquemus). From minidresses and ’90s-inspired strappy sandals to matching sets and the cool jewelry brand I just discovered, these are the pieces I can’t get enough of at the moment. Ahead, see how I’m wearing them, find out why they’re essentials in my wardrobe, and shop each of my selects.
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.
The compliments came flooding in when I wore this jacket.
I'm breathing new life into one of my favorite bikini tops by wearing it as a top instead of a swimsuit.
This outfit instantly put me in vacation mode.
I'm planning to pair this with anything from a T-shirt to a puffy sleeve top next.
Here, you can spot my typical uniform for the office with the addition of new boots from Italian brand Paris Texas.
I practically live in this blazer. The oversize fit is exactly what I want to wear right now and unlike men's versions I've tried, the shoulders are tailored to perfection.
These are the latest It shoes to own, and I'm so excited I added a pair to my closet.
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.
The waist-cinching belt and oversize fit make this one of the best new pieces in my closet.
I always love a good mini.
Daphine is a jewelry brand that recently came onto my radar, and I instantly fell in love with its beautiful pieces.
This necklace sits longer than a choker and is the perfect length to wear with anything from a blazer to a dress.
I love the idea of stacking rings, so I have been wearing two of these together on one finger.
Speaking of minis, this minidress from Majorelle is the ultimate '90s throwback piece that I can't get enough of.
Green isn't a color I normally gravitate toward, but this shade is spot on.
Yep, more color. This time with a puff-sleeve top that ties up the front.
Honestly, this is the perfect summer top.
I'm clearly taking a maximal approach to swimwear this season by layering a crystal belt over a black one-piece.
I love anything that looks like it could have been worn in the '90s, including this swimsuit.
Whether layered over a swimsuit or a dress, or worn with denim, there are endless ways to style this crystal belt.
The sunglasses I'm wearing on repeat right now.
Strappy sandals are the shoe trend I can't get enough of. I found these at Zara earlier this year. While this pair is already sold out, the store still stocks them in this snakeskin version.