4 Spring Trends That Have Anna Wintour's Coveted Stamp of Approval


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It's no secret that the inimitable editor in chief of American Vogue is highly discerning. After all, rumours abound about Wintour being the inspiration for the infamous and highly quoted Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. In all seriousness though, Wintour's stamp of approval is one of the most highly regarded in all of the fashion industry.

Fun fact: Her opinion carries such weight that Vogue staffers breathe a sigh of relief when they see the acronym AWOK (which stands for "Anna Wintour OK"). It goes without saying, then, that Anna Wintour's spring style choices—aka the pieces she actually lets into her own highly edited wardrobe—are the best of the best. When it comes to spring trends, there are four main ones that have earned the coveted AWOK label. Her style is consistent, including a uniform of black sunglasses and long, printed dresses, but this season, Wintour is also mixing in more trend pieces like '90s-style leather trench coats and snakeskin boots—in her very classic way, of course.

Keep reading to see which trends Wintour is wearing, and then shop our picks of each.

1. Leather Trench Coats


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The '90s-style coat trend took over on the celebrity front this winter and spring as a fresh alternative to the leather moto jacket. The longer coat lends an enormous amount of polish to any look, as evidenced by Wintour's love affair with the piece. We've spotted her in leather trench coats from burgundy to blue and black.

2. Pastel Tweed Ensembles


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Tweed is, on the whole, as timeless as they come, but this season, designers have been iterating on the sophisticated texture in spring-ready pastel colours. Case in point: the lovely lavender set Wintour wore to Chanel's F/W 19 show during Paris Fashion Week with another of her favorite current trends: snakeskin boots.

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3. Snakeskin Boots


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All throughout fashion week, Wintour continuously opted for her new favorite shoe trend: snakeskin printed boots. She styled them as if they were a plain neutral alongside her signature printed frocks and the aforementioned leather trench coats.

4. Watercolour Prints


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The softer cousin of tie-dye, watercolour prints are Wintour's way of participating in spring's number one trend while also remaining true to her timeless style. We're taking notes on her elevated approach to the trend.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.