My 58-Year-Old Aunt Is My Style Icon—Here's Her Impressive New Shopbop Wish List


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For as long as I can remember, my aunt has had the most interesting style. Whether she was marching to the beat of her own drum or jumping on the latest trends, there was never a doubt in anyone's mind that she was going to be the best dressed in any room she walked into. Naturally, her love of personal style and all things fashion trickled on down to me, and here I am, years later, writing about all of the above for a living.

Since my aunt's friends are constantly asking her where she bought certain items, I figured some of you might have similar inquiries, which is why I decided to ask her for her most up-to-date Shopbop wish list. Shopbop is one of her go-to retailers for everything from designer finds to affordable basics. We often text each other links to new items we're eyeing, and today, you get a sneak peek into what our conversations look like—but in Who What Wear story format instead of our frantic texts.

Below, you will find her comprehensive list of must-have Shopbop items along with her quotes on why she loves each item. If you weren't in the mood to shop before, you certainly will be by the time you're done scrolling.

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This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, I'm Emotionally Attached to the Quiet-Luxury Look—37 Finds I'll Regret Skipping

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.