I'm a Gen Z Editor, and It's My Birthday—Here's Everything I Hope to Be Gifted


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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 30 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list.

Every year on my birthday, I get the same question from my girlfriends: "How do you feel about turning [insert age]?" And with my 24th birthday finally here, I'm feeling pretty good. Every new age feels like a fresh start and a time to reinvent myself. So this year, I want to find ways to experiment with my style and beauty routine.

For starters, I'm leaning toward some of my favorite Gen Z fashion trends: low-rise midi skirts, square-toed shoes, and oversize sweaters. But I'm also attracted to more tailored, polished pieces that I know I'll wear for years to come. And while I've never really been much of a makeup gal, I'm discovering products that have the natural feel I'm going for.

Here are my 30 fashion and beauty picks that I'd happily receive as gifts this year. (Wink, wink.)

Raina Mendonça
Associate Fashion Editor, Branded Content

Raina Mendonça is an associate fashion editor on the branded content team at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire. Previously, Raina was an editorial assistant at goop.com. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her crafting new playlists, exploring Los Angeles, or making a cup of English breakfast tea.