As editors who work in the fashion realm, we spend a lot of time shopping. (Tough life, we know!) Whether we're shopping for our beloved readers (that's you!), for ourselves, or for our friends, it seems like much of our professional and personal time is eaten up by the activity.
As such, we tend to have heavily curated wardrobes—we know what's good, and we know how to get it. But there are a few pieces that consistently stand out above all others and get us the most compliments by people we run into outside our jobs. Whether we're at work events or unrelated social gatherings, these are the items that people always fawn over and ask us about.
Keep scrolling to see the fashion items Who What Wear editors always get the most compliments on!
"With the woven texture and fringe edging, this top has a slight Chanel vibe, which I think helps it catch compliments. I can picture myself wearing it for many years to come."
"I snagged a pair of mint-green Jenni Kayne mules from a few seasons ago and get a compliment every time I wear them! To me, they'll never go out of style."
"I just recently bought these sneakers from new Swedish-based line Axel Arigato. No joke, every single time I wear them, somebody stops and asks me about them. They're classic enough in style, but the marble sole is so unexpected and unique. I'm going to order them in every color—what can I say? I like compliments. Keep 'em coming!"
"I have only one rule when it comes to sunglasses: that they must be affordable. I'm far too prone to losing, breaking, or otherwise completely destroying shades to spend more than $50 on a pair. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered these guys—and I get complimented on them literally every time I wear them! I guess the chic bug-eyed alien look is officially in."
"I've won a lot of compliments this summer thanks to these guys from 7 for All Mankind. The trend-driven jeans are easier to pull off than one would think!"
"This has become my go-to evening top. The eyelet detail on the sides gives it a subtly sexy look, which I love—and apparently my friends and fiancé do too!"
"It's hard not to notice these flashy shades. Since buying them a few years ago, it's become clear to me that everyone appreciates a little whimsy and sparkle."
Miu Miu Glittered Acetate and Metal Sunglasses ($415)
"My no-fail piece right now seems to be this red, off-the-shoulder top that I've had forever and still never gets old. I think anything off-the-shoulder is a guaranteed win, but there's something about the bright color that gets a lot of compliments whenever I wear it. My boyfriend even made a request that I buy more 'señorita-style' pieces."