The Most Wanted Pieces on My Holiday Wish List


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In just a few short weeks, the season of holiday gift-giving will arrive, so I’m taking it upon myself to drop some hints about exactly which items are on the top of my list right now. In short, it’s brimming with everything from luxe investment items to everyday basics that I need to replenish in my wardrobe and everything in between.

The list starts out with Chanel’s cool sneakers that I know would quickly become an off-duty essential. Can you imagine anything cooler to wear on the weekend? I certainly can’t. It also includes elevated staples like cashmere sweatpants that are destined for an airport outfit, basic tops to pair with denim, and a winter coat so perfect it has been sitting in my shopping cart for weeks. Ahead, see my editor-approved holiday gift picks and perhaps shop them for yourself.

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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.