6 Minimalists Just Shared Their Trend-Proof Wish Lists With Me

If you're a regular Who What Wear reader, then you'll know that, every month, we invite a selection of our favourite influencers to share their current wish lists with us. You could absolutely accuse me of being biased, but this is always one of my favourite stories to edit, as it provides an exclusive insight into the pieces that social media tastemakers are excited about, informing my own wish list at the same time. That, I believe, is what they call a win-win, and for January, I decided to switch things up a bit.

You'll have noticed we're embarking on a great deal of trend analysis, as we do at the start of any new season, breaking down the key looks from the S/S 23 runways, all the way to pinpointing the shoes, jeans and dresses that feel most current for the year ahead. As such, I thought I'd take a different approach with this month's influencer wish-listing exercise, focusing less on what feels fresh right now and instead on pieces with everlasting appeal. And who better to inform us on said pieces than a handful of the chicest minimalist content creators around? From coats that you'll love and wear for a lifetime to separates that transition from winter to spring with ease, scroll on to discover what's on the wish lists of six minimalist dressers for 2023. 



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I've followed Ume for a while now, and her work is a testament to the minimalist aesthetic. Over the years, her style has remained unchanged—proof that pared-back pieces never go out of style. 

Ume's Wish List



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If you want your clothes to look more expensive, Daneille's Instagram feed is practically an in-depth study on the subject. 

Danielle's Wish List



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Helen has a knack for finding the sleekest pieces on the high street, which she perfectly layers with investment items. 

Helen''s Wish List



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Monikh's wardrobe is one of the most impressive we've seen, and while she's unafraid to tap into colour and print trends, when you break down her wares, they share one common thread: timelessness. 

Monikh's Wish List



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With her flair for offbeat styling and an eye for clean lines, journalist and influencer Belle's wardrobe is a minimalist's dream. 

Belle's Wish List



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Based in Paris, Aïda is adept at finding minimalist pieces with a classic finish; cue gold buttons, contrast piping, and more It bags than you could ever hope to own. 

Aïda's Wish List

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.