The 25 Things I Wear the Most as a Fashion Editor Living in the South

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.

For a little context, I moved from Los Angeles to Raleigh, North Carolina, nearly six years ago and have been a remote editor ever since. It feels a little odd to be writing about fashion in a non-fashion city, but that's what we have the internet and social media for, right? Living in the South has influenced my wardrobe in some ways but not in others. I can't say that I'm afraid to try certain trends, but it is pretty low-key down here, and I spend more of my shopping budget on casual pieces as a result. I also work from home full-time, so I shop a lot less for office clothes and a lot more for loungewear and accessories.

The weather in North Carolina is kind of all over the map—you certainly get all four seasons here. So I really had to expand my wardrobe upon moving here from sunny California. When shopping for clothes and accessories, I look for versatile pieces that can be worn a majority of the year and that can be dressed up or down. I also travel a good bit during normal times, so that's a factor in what I shop for as well. All in all, these pieces are the ones I reach for the most because they're stylish and easy to wear. Scroll to shop them for your own wardrobe, no matter where you reside.


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Lightweight Sweater

Leather Blazer



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Breezy Dress

It Sneakers

Everyday Gold Ring

White T-Shirt


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Casual Denim

Oversize Blazer

Easy Button-Down


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Roomy Bag

House Shoes

Gold Earrings


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Denim Shorts

Non-Denim Shorts




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Gucci Socks

Comfortable Pullover


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Baseball Cap

Camel Scarf


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.