Most Wantedis a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 25 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list.
It was about a year ago—on my 25th birthday—when I realized two things: First, I'm not in my early twenties anymore, and second, I better start dressing like it. I immediately Marie Kondo'd my closet, tossing my old formal dresses from college and too-cropped crop tops. Just like that, I felt like a "real adult." Since then, I've been transforming my wardrobe each season with elevated basics, tailored essentials (I do have a "big girl" office job), and a sprinkle of statement pieces for good measure.
This season, in particular, was all about overhauling my SoCal wardrobe with coats, turtlenecks, and Heattech items in order to become more NYC-appropriate after moving across coasts. As it's still very much winter in New York City, I'm thinking it's time I finally take the plunge on my most wanted cold-weather items as well as some newer transitional pieces I can wear now and when the temps rise. I have to keep my hopes up for spring somehow, right? So without further ado, I offer you the top 25 items on my wish list right now—all "adult"-wardrobe approved.
I love that the patchwork-print of this sweatshirt really works for winter and spring (and that it's much more appropriate than wearing ones with my university on it). And yes, I also need the matching scrunchie.
I'm not saying string bikinis are juvenile, but I do think it's about time I invest in a more elevated style. This one-shoulder glitter top with matching bikini bottoms feels modern and chic at the same time.
A casual little black dress is just as much a wardrobe staple as a fancy one. I'll wear this short-sleeved one with a turtleneck and tights underneath for now, while I dream of warmer days ahead where I'll get to pair it with strappy sandals.