I'm a Personal Stylist—16 Cool Finds I'm Recommending for Spring


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On a recent scroll through TikTok, Ilana Torbiner's videos made me pause to watch. On her TikTok account, @ilanatorbiner, she chats through outfits she is wearing as well as her latest shopping recommendations, which span from new-in Khaite boots to vintage finds she has uncovered on The RealReal. And there are more shopping recommendations on her Instagram account, @ilanatorbiner, where she similarly shares shopping finds and answers questions about everything from cool rehearsal-dinner dresses to where to track down sold-out-everywhere bags from The Row.

Since my shopping list has grown exponentially longer since tuning in, I was curious to chat with Torbiner to find out more about her career in fashion. Previously working in influencer marketing at CAA and The New York Times, Torbiner has transitioned to personal styling, which came about organically after she got married. "I have always shared a bit of my style on social, and after my wedding, other brides began reaching out to me about bridal styling. I started sharing more consistently on TikTok and began receiving positive feedback," she tells Who What Wear. "While I still love working with bridal and event clients, I have expanded to day-to-day wardrobe styling."

Torbiner now works with clients who either don't have time to shop or are interested in developing and defining their personal style. "I spend much of my time sourcing pre-loved and vintage pieces and walking through clients' closets (virtually) to see where I can be of the most help. My intention is to provide my clients and followers with the tools and pieces to make getting dressed easy," she says.

Whether or not you book a styling session, keep scrolling to see the top finds from Torbiner's closet and the cool pieces she's recommending for spring.

Shop Ilana's top spring shopping finds from her closet:


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"Sophie Buhai makes the most beautiful, timeless pieces. I love everything she creates, and this Mermaid Choker is no exception. The agate beads and freshwater pearl feel appropriate heading into spring and summer."


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"Flore Flore makes the best cotton basics—simple and modern. I live in their pieces."


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"I love a good tube top, and the curved neckline on the Khaite Jericho Top makes it feel current while remaining minimalistic."


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"If you're looking to invest in a boot, I can't recommend the Khaite Arizona boot enough. The kitten heels give a touch of height while still remaining comfortable, and the shape makes them wearable all year round."


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"A perfect black maxi skirt is hard to find, and I love the relaxed shape (and price) of this UNIF skirt. It can be dressed up or down and feels like you're in pajamas."


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"We all know silver is having a moment, and what better way to incorporate it into your wardrobe than with the iconic Elsa Peretti Bean? Wear it with any strapless or square neckline to easily take your look to the next level."

Shop Ilana's top spring shopping recommendations:


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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.com, 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.