8 Items Our Editors Are Wearing That Look Luxurious But Don't Exceed $70

Not to sound biased or anything, but dang do my fellow editors know how to dress. Welcome to the latest episode of our editor try-on series in which we showcase our expert styling capabilities and highlight the newest pieces from our namesake clothing line. If you're familiar with these posts, then just keep scrolling to get your download of the latest affordable shopping picks and how to style them. But if you happen to be new here, then let me fill you in. 

As a refresher, we drop new pieces for our Who What Wear line each month, and today's roundup highlights the pretty dresses, chic jackets, and comfy loungewear from the November collection. Even though nothing rings up for more than $70 (with most pieces in the $40 range), the cool looks our editors put together are making these affordable buys look like they're straight-up luxury items, no lie. Ahead, see how we each wear our picks, and then shop our favorites if you're so inspired.


Anna LaPlaca, associate editor
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Okay, I'll admit that I'm not much of a dress person but wow is this is a stunner. There's a lot to love here from the pretty puff sleeves to the easy-to-wear print and sultry leg slit but all of those details aside, it's the fabric for me. It's got a bit of stretch to it so it's weirdly way more comfortable than you'd expect for a dressier piece like this—a very 2020 holiday party dress, if you ask me. I'm already planning to repeat this styling with leather knee boots and a gold necklace for Thanksgiving dinner.

Wearing: Who What Wear Floral Print Puff Sleeve Dress ($37); Vagabond Hedda Knee Boots ($240); Jenny Bird Stevie Necklace ($125)


(Image credit: @anna__laplaca)

This isn't a regular puffer, it's a cool puffer. With a shiny, patent finish that just looks so elevated, I can already imagine myself wearing this jacket on repeat to make all my winter outfits pop. In fact, I already test-drove it on a particularly frigid early winter day in Ohio and it kept me nice and toasty. Plus, it comes with a removable tie waist if you're into a more nipped-in look.

Wearing: Who What Wear Tie Waist Puffer Jacket ($70); AFRM Zadie Semi Sheer Turtleneck ($38); J Brand Jules Jeans; Tamara Mellon Clash Boots ($695)


Jasmine Fox-Suliaman, audience engagement editor
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"I'm a sucker for cozy sweaters, and this white crew neck one had me the moment I saw it. It's not only incredibly soft, but the bell sleeves are so intricate that it looks way more expensive than it actually is. And it's super easy to style. Since receiving it, I've styled it with everything from leather pants to skirts and jeans. If you're only looking to buy one sweater for the winter, this should defiantly be a contender."

Wearing: Who What Wear Mock Turtleneck Pullover Sweater ($35); Uncommon James earrings; Zara pants


Courtney Higgs, associate beauty editor
(Image credit: @court_higgs)

"Nothing says cozy season to me like a cable knit sweater. I'm not too hard to please on this particular item, but I do prefer a more relaxed material over a super-stiff one. This sweater hits the perfect balance. The knit is pretty loose so it feels comfortable while still providing all the structure you want from a winter sweater."


Yusra Siddiqui, assistant market editor
(Image credit: @thatgirlyusra)

"I've always been a sucker for a printed pant, as it's an easy way to elevate the basics in your closet. This one mixes in fall hues perfectly, while also keeping me warm and comfortable."

Wearing: Who What Wear Plaid High-Rise Wide-Leg Trousers ($37); Zara Faux Leather Oversize Blazer ($70); Lett top; Aperçu sunglasses


Kat Collings, editor in chief
(Image credit: @katcollings)

"This faux-fur coat is soft. So soft that I really want a blanket made from the same material. I love that it makes a statement, and doesn't require too much else besides basic jeans and a tee to make an eye-catching outfit."

Wearing: Who What Wear Zebra Print Faux Fur Jacket ($70)


Allyson Payer, senior editor
(Image credit: @allypayer)

"Some of my baggy, basic sweatpants make me feel a bit sloppy, and even when I'm just hanging out at home, that's not really a look I'm going for. Besides having a cute paper bag waist, these sweatpants look considerably more polished than sloppy, especially since you're kind of forced to tuck whatever top you're wearing with them in. I paired them with this cute sweatshirt (also Who What Wear) that's basically the softest thing you'll ever put on. And who doesn't love a comfy matching set?"

Wearing: Who What Wear Balloon Sleeve Sweatshirt ($30) and Joggers ($30); Clegerie Gillief Loafers ($695)


Kristen Nichols, senior editor
(Image credit: @kristenmarienichols)

"I love basics with a twist, and this top is exactly that. A T-shirt finished with faux-leather puff sleeves, it's the ultimate upgrade to your standard tee. Paired with ripped jeans and slingbacks, it's an easy outfit formula to wear on repeat."

Wearing: Who What Wear Faux Leather Puff Sleeve T-Shirt ($28); Agolde Blue 90s Mid Rise Jeans ($200); Chanel Slingback Heels ($875); Daphine Oli Ring ($85)

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Senior Editor

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.