Of All the Items From Ref I've Bought This Year, These 7 Reign Supreme


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: Reformation St. Louis Dress ($248))

I don't like to play favorites with the brands I keep in my closet. I mean, how could a mother pick a favorite among her babies? That said, this year I've been wearing one brand more than any other: Reformation. There are many reasons to love Reformation: its mission of sustainability, of-the-moment designs, and flattering fits. I always feel my best in my Reformation clothing. When I look back on this past year, I have had several Reformation shopping trips, but of all the Ref clothing I've collected, there are seven items that I not only wear all the time but also have sent to so many friends. After all, great Reformation picks are meant to be shared.

Keep scrolling to see my most-worn Reformation buys of 2023 along with some new ones I can't get wait to get my hands on. 

1. The Cynthia High Rise Straight Leg Jeans

When I say I live in these jeans, I'm not exaggerating. I'm actually wearing them as we speak. They come in several washes. My pair is in the wash Colorado, which is a classic medium wash. These fit so well and are a true straight-leg, making them pair well with ankle boots, flats, and pumps. These are one of Reformation's most popular style of denim for a reason. I have my eyes on the Lanier wash for my next Ref order. 

2. The St. Louis Velvet Dress Es dress

I styled this dress just like the model did—with sheer tights and a pair of pumps—for a night at the ballet. It's the perfect dressy take on the LBD. With the velvet bustier and bubble hem, the St. Louis velvet Dress Es is just begging to be worn to a special night out. Not to mention it's super comfortable, and the added velvet makes this a great option for a holiday soirée. 

3. The Ezlynn Knit Top

The Ezlynn Knit Top is the gift that keeps on giving. Pair it with literally any bottoms in your closet. A pair of jeans, trousers, a miniskirt, a midi skirt, literally any of the above. The slightly off-the-shoulder neckline adds the perfect flirty touch, and the fabric is so soft and clings to your body in the most flattering way possible. It also comes in several colors. I have the black already, but the cream is high up on my wish list. 

4. Cello Knit Top

Meet your new favorite top to pair with jeans. The Cello top is always what I reach for when I'm getting ready to head to a happy hour or a first date. It's the perfect subtly sultry top that does all the effort for you. Add denim and a leather belt for maximum effect. It comes in black as well, but I personally love the off-white cream color. 

5. The Arco Cashmere Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

My go-to office-day cashmere sweater. It's such an easy, no-brainer type of sweater that you can just throw on and look polished. Plus, it's cashmere, so not only does it feel great, but also it looks so luxe. Pair with Ref's hit trousers, the Mason Pants, for maximum effect. Plus it comes in five colors. 

6. The Farrah Cashmere Turtleneck Tank

I can't stop telling everyone I know about the Farrah Cashmere Turtleneck Tank. When you think of a cashmere turtleneck, you don't necessarily think of a sexy vibe, but the Farrah just changed that. It's the perfect top to wear for a night out during the colder months. I styled mine with a pair of leather pants and heeled boots, and I have to say the outfit was fire. I'd get my hands on this one before it sells out. 

7. The Alden Knit Dress

Reformation has tons of really high-quality little black dresses, but this one has a very special place in my heart. The neckline is what really takes this dress to the next level, and the fitted silhouette with the knit fabric is just perfection. I would even call the Alden a revenge dress. If you're stocked up on black dresses, not to worry. The Alden comes in 11 other colors. Yep, 11, and I'd take them all. 

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.