25 Items I'm Buying to Complete My "Adult" Wardrobe


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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 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.

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Associate Fashion Director, Branded Content

Michaela Bushkin is the associate fashion director on the branded content team. She is based in Los Angeles and is going on her sixth year at Who What Wear. Michaela has always worked in the content world, previously at Whalerock and The Zoe Report. Her current role involves executing content, photo shoots, and events for fashion brands from retailers to luxury designers and everything in between. She spends her free time online shopping (or "researching" as she likes to call it), reading at the beach, and trying as many new restaurants in L.A. as possible.