Fashion

8 Outfits You Can Re-Create Without Spending Any Money

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been calling upon you, our lovely readers, to tell us exactly what it is you’re looking for from Who What Wear during these strange times. Alongside plenty of calls for fashion-based escapism, wardrobe basics and at-home beauty, we also got inundated with requests for how to mix up your style without spending a penny. Well, you ask and it shall be given. It’s all too easy to become apathetic to those old faithfuls that have been hanging in your wardrobes for years. Once they’ve lost the shiny appeal of newness, they can fade into the background and become part of the sartorial wallpaper. However, in our experience, all these items need is a little re-contextualising, something to take them out of their stagnancy and help them to b...

How to Wear Denim Shorts and Still Look Like a Grown-Up

For some reason, denim shorts have, to my mind, always been synonymous with a certain youthful brand of dressing. I imagine face-painted, festival-going teens in barely there cut-offs and crop tops or high-waisted styles thrown over itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bikinis. They were not, however, something I associated with polish or grown-up glamour. Until now.  While the key selling point of denim has always been its hard-wearing credentials and casual appeal (and no, Britney and Justin, it’s not red carpet–appropriate), there’s been a cohort of fashion lovers embracing an altogether more polished finish this season. The main point of difference seems to be the length, and many have been championing a longer st...

12 Bikini Sets You’ll Want to Wear All Summer, Even If You’re Not at the Beach

While the idea of jetting off to a far-flung location and spending days on end by a sandy beach with crystal blue water or at a hotel pool with Aperol Spritz in hand might seem like an impossibility right now, there’s no denying that summer is on its way. And despite the fact that this year, summer is set to look entirely different. With travel out of the question and social distancing rules enforced, there’s no reason we shouldn’t make the best of our current situation.  Yes, trips might be on hold, but planing your summer wardrobe for this year and the years ahead doesn’t have to be. That is why I’ve scoured the internet to find the best bikinis to wear on your balcony or in your backyard this summer.  If you’re looking for a little summ...

8 Influencers Whose Homes Are (Almost) Chicer Than Their Wardrobes

We’re used to seeing outfit pictures all over our feeds, but now influencers are inviting us into their homes, and we can’t RSVP quickly enough. Not only are they tagging their latest outfits, but many of fashion’s finest are also granting access to their chic abodes and tagging their interior buys as well. Now you can snap up their wardrobes and get their same homewares (sofa, cushions, and mirrors included). So we decided to round up the must-haves of Instagram’s chicest residencies. From large-scale furniture items to the small accessories that make a huge difference to the overall mood of a room, be prepared to want to shop not just their outfits but their home décor from here on out. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a da...

I Just Tried on Uniqlo’s Summer Collection, and It Feels So Premium

Linen and I go way back. Ever since my early 20s, I’ve been a fan of white linen trousers—the main reason being I felt like they made me appear more sophisticated. And actually, I think they did. The thing about linen is that it immediately makes everyone think you’re a grown-up and you’ve got yourself together, even when it looks a little wrinkled. It has a slouchy nonchalance that gives the impression you’re a rich lady on holiday. Right now, linen is having a revival thanks to the resurgence of the minimalist trend over the past few seasons, and it’s a material I find myself returning to every summer. It’s especially ideal for keeping you cool in heatwaves but means you can still stay smart.  Handily, Uniqlo has just launched its l...

This Is How I’ll Clear Out My Wardrobe on the Weekend

Now is a very powerful (and practical) time to action that long overdue closet clear-out you meant to do in, like, 2013, and then got distracted by watching Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance. So to help you harness this efficacious time to your sartorial advantage, we have called upon London-based style consultant and wardrobe organiser extraordinaire Oriona Robb. With more 16 years’ experience in the fashion industry and a roll call of seriously busy, powerful women on her books, she has discovered the kind of top tips that will not only surprise you but easily help you out, too. “I truly believe smaller wardrobes are more successful wardrobes. We often only wear 30% of our entire closets. So if you can see everything you have, and everything you have is focused and suited to yo...

If You’re Determined to Get Dressed, These 10 Items Are Always So Easy to Style

After a few months of wearing a fleece and old pyjama bottoms, the novelty has quickly worn off. Now I’m trying to get dressed properly every day and leave the leggings to one side. But wearing a nice dress can feel a little bit much when you’re dressing to go to the next room. Comfortable outfits don’t all have to revolve around Lycra, however. The below 10 items are really easy to style and won’t make you feel ridiculous wearing them inside the house. The key here is to look for loose and relaxed silhouettes and pay close attention to the fabrics, favouring linens, knitwear and cottons.  These throw-on outfits are suitable for work, watching Normal People for the third time or a Houseparty quiz. Personally, I plan on wearing oversize linen shir...

The Lesser-Known Sandal Brand Every Fashion Girl Loves

Sometimes, the unexpected trends turn out to be the best, and that’s certainly true of Velcro-strap sandals. Our obsession began last summer when a host of influencers started sporting them with everything from midi dresses to cropped jeans. Initially, Teva was the brand that proved victorious, as its black, minimalistic sandals proceeded to sell out within a couple of weeks. Then it was Suicoke sandals, which took the baton. Founded in 2006, the cult Japanese label had incongruous beginnings crafting small wooden ornaments before transitioning into footwear. Boasting foam soles and cushioned velcro straps, Suicoke swiftly gained momentum in its country of origin as a key name in the shoe world. Today, its international profile is continually growing, though it st...

Discounted Fashion Boxes From Topshop and Gap Help Garment Workers Fight COVID-19

Edinburgh-based shopping app Mallzee is tackling fast fashion’s transparency problem with the launch of Lost Stock clothing boxes. Mallzee fills the boxes with cancelled clothing orders from brands like Topshop, Gap, and Sports Direct, and the proceeds from sales supports garment workers fighting the coronavirus (Covid-19), while reducing new season clothing from ending up in landfill. “If coronavirus doesn’t kill my workers, then starvation will,” says a Bangladeshi factory owner in a statement from Mallzee. It’s no secret that fast fashion’s negligence of ethical and sustainable supply chains has been further exposed by the coronavirus. Major retailers like Arcadia Group, and Debenhams are only a couple brands that have cancelled over £1.6 million in c...

The Summer Outfits That Are Perfect for Your Afternoon Walk

Now that the weather is really starting to brighten up and we’re allowed to head out for walks more than once a day (who knew a second stroll could make us so excited?), we’re starting to ever so slightly broaden our outfit horizons. Naturally, if you’re still feeling your best in your trackies and tanks, then you go, Glen Coco, but if, like me, you’re craving a little sartorial diversity, you’ve come to the right place.  Let’s be realistic: We’re hardly going to sashay out the front door in satin gowns and towering heels, but let’s start by making the most of the rising mercury and play around with some feel-good outfit combos. For me, this means printed dresses, retro shorts-and-tee pairings, utility ...

I’m Australian, and These Are the 7 Aussie Fashion Brands I Love for Summer

As a country known for picturesque beaches and relatively sunny weather all year round, there’s little wonder Australian designers excel when it comes to creating summer collections. After all, if there’s one thing Australians inherently know, it’s how to dress for a warmer climate. Between swimwear-focused brands and minimalist resortwear labels, Australian designers have a reputation globally for creating coveted warm-weather essentials that fashion girls love.  Though, don’t just take my (relatively biased, Australian-born) word for it. Industry insiders agree, as recently there has been an increase in influencers dressed in dreamy Aussie brands. From Brittany Bathgate sporting the ultimate LBD (long black dress) by SIR the Label to Bettina Lo...

If There’s Ever a Time to Try One of These At-Home Foot Masks, It’s Now

Be warned, though. This is a treatment you have to set some time aside for (some would say the perfect thing for a period of self-isolation). The masks themselves vary in how long they should be left on. Some are as short as an hour but no longer than overnight. And a quick piece of advice from us: Always soak your feet in warm water for a short time before applying any of these masks to help the process along. The exfoliation part, however, involves the mask’s ingredients working slowly over a period of time, sometimes up to a week or 10 days, before any results are seen. Honestly, there’s no other way to describe what happens next other than the top layer of your skin sheds, much like a snake, leaving behind baby-soft soles underneath.  So if you’re ever pl...