I Tried on 52 Items From the Reformation Sale—Here Are the 13 I Would Buy Now

It’s finally arrived, everyone. Reformation’s 2019 semi-annual sale is here, which means that the brand’s sale pieces are heavily marked down by up to 50% off right now. This is great news for anyone like myself who has been a fan of Reformation’s vintage-inspired pieces that are not only cool but also created with eco-friendly manufacturing and fabrics.

Who What Wear editor Allyson Payer already rounded up the on-sale Reformation finds celebs own, but I ducked into its L.A. store to test-drive the sale items for myself in person. As a digital fashion editor, I regularly shop online and post recent purchases on my Instagram @kristemarienichols, but nothing compares to trying on pieces IRL to check out the fit. Ahead, see 13 pieces from the Reformation sale that landed on my must-buy list—from the perfect trousers for wear this fall to the trend every fashion insider is wearing now to the most comfortable skinny jeans I’ve ever tried on. And fair warning: These pieces are selling out fast, so act quickly if you plan on adding them to your shopping cart.

The perfect trousers

Jeans are typically the lifeblood of my wardrobe, but trousers are taking over on the fashion scene—as well as my closet. Where I typically would throw on denim, now I've been finding myself swapping in tailored pants more and more. This pair from Reformation checks all of the boxes of what I'm looking for: They're high-waisted, tailored, comfortable, and neutral enough to wear with pretty much anything. As you'll notice ahead, I paired these pants with most of the tops that made my list so you can see just how versatile they are.

A stunning tapestry-print top

With voluminous sleeves, a button-down front, and a tapestry-inspired print, this pretty top looks like it could be from Brock Collection. If you're looking for the perfect top to pair with anything from tailored trousers to high-waisted denim, this is one you should 100% add to your shopping cart.

Your next LBD

A LBD is one of those staples that should live in anyone's closet since there are endless reasons to wear one—for a date night, dinner with friends, a vacation packing essential, I could go on… This one is the perfect basic that you can simply pair with heels. You could also go for a more maximal look by piling on accessories like a waist-cinching belt, a scarf, and statement earrings.

Chic pajamas

If there's one thing I can't live without, it's a stylish pair of pajamas. It's the first thing I pack in my suitcase when I head on a trip somewhere and what I change into the minute I get home. This striped pair is as cute as it is comfortable. Plus, it's chic enough to wear outside in the real world (more on that ahead).

The most comfortable skinny jeans

Like I mentioned, I would 100% wear the pajama top above outside of my house styled like this: buttoned just at the top and worn with jeans. This leads me to my next great find—the perfect black skinny jeans. These ones are not only an incredible fit but super comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. For fall, these will be essentials to wear with the slouchy boot trend that is about to take over.

An on-trend jumpsuit

If you take a look at the Instagram accounts of fashion insiders, you will see plenty of jumpsuits sprinkled in their outfit photos. The on-trend piece couldn't be cooler at the moment and this one from Reformation is impossibly chic. I would style it like this with slingbacks, but I feel like it would be even cooler to wear it with strappy heels tied over the pant hems (a rising trend you can read more about here).

A top for pretty much anything

I'm always looking to add pieces to my closet that I can wear again and again, and this top delivers. This pretty lace-trimmed black top is something I would wear to the office or a date night. It can be dressed down with denim, like I'm wearing it here, or you can wear it with a pair of satin trousers for something more elevated.

Your next "going-out" top

Remember back in the early aughts when everyone had their signature "going-out" tops they would wear on repeat with a pair of jeans? Well, going-out tops are officially back, and this one feels like a fresh take on the 2000s fashion staple. With a polka-dot print, V-neck silhouette, and slightly ruffled hem, this is exactly what you'll want to throw on once Friday night rolls around.

A "boring" staple tank

At Who What Wear, our editors are always on the hunt for "boring" basics that we can rely on for repeat wear, and this tank is the latest to land on my list. The scoop neck is the ultimate '90s silhouette to pair with denim or a leather midi skirt. I found that this runs a little big, so I would recommend sizing down unless you want a super-loose fit.

A sweetheart neckline top

While you'll notice that I often gravitate toward minimal pieces, I also love fashion items that exude romance, like this blue-and-white top with a sweetheart neckline and covered buttons. If you look closely at the toile print, you'll notice it has a couple picnicking at a park surrounded by galloping horses. 

A pretty strapless top

This playful strapless top is detailed with a peplum and dainty floral print that I can envision wearing with anything from jeans to a satin slip skirt. 

A pop of color

If you want to add a pop of color, might I suggest this bold red bodysuit with ties at the shoulders? It's the ultimate candy apple red, which means you can wear it now but also moving into fall. Consider this the layering piece you'll rely on again and again.

A versatile white top

A few details I love about this white linen top include its delicate ruffled edges and removable straps. Sure, you can wear it with jeans like I am here—but you can wear it as a strapless top with Bermuda shorts and a blazer for an of-the-moment look.