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4 Simple Outfit Pairings That Make an Immediate Impact

Coco Chanel famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” While I don’t think this dictum is applicable in every situation (sometimes more is undoubtedly more), I do think that, on the whole, simplicity is the key to creating outfits that exude assurance in one’s sense of style. It’s this “new minimalism” that, I believe, has allowed designer brands to boast their timeless credentials and offered high-street brands a chance to realise the power of a well-made basic.  There are certain simple pairings that I turn to on a regular basis, but let me tell you just because they’re composed of basics does not mean they lack in impact. The secret is sticking to one concept: ...

As a Black Woman I Always Avoided Tan Drops, Until I Tried These Ones

I’ve never been one to shy away from a viral beauty trend. From buzzy throwbacks like cracking nail varnish (2012, you called?) and burgundy lipsticks to more recent trends like contouring and glass skin, I’m always up for experimenting. However, there’s one beauty trend that up until recently, I just couldn’t get on board with—self-tan. My reason for this? Well, firstly, as a Black woman I’ve always been pretty dubious about what the end result would actually look like, whether it would be totally unnoticeable on my skin tone or would leave me looking patchy. Secondly, even if I was curious, the tanning industry is notorious about being pretty much non-existent for darker skin tones. So, imagine my surprise when I started to notice Black women professing t...

6 Hairstyles That Make Thin Hair Look Instantly Thicker

It’s a good job that hair salons are open again because thin hair really benefits from regular trims to avoid those straggly ends that can make fine hair look even finer. “Always maintain a six weekly trim, even if it’s just that millimetre to keep things sharp,” advises Darren Fowler, Kérastase Expert and Owner of Fowler35 Salon. “At Fowler35 we use a technique that gives invisible structure and support to fine hair in the right areas—it works wonders!” With this in mind, Fowler is a big fan of sharp, blunt haircuts for thin hair. “Stay with a haircut that has a lot of good, strong, blunt lines,” he suggests.”  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a da...

We Can’t Get Enough of J.Lo and Ben Affleck Matching Their Accessories

Unless you’ve been living in a cave with no internet for the past week, you’re probably aware that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are in Italy to celebrate her 52nd birthday. They’re really making the rounds in the country (as one does when they have a yacht), and one of their latest stops was Capri. While out sightseeing, accompanied by paparazzi and a very large crowd of eager fans, Bennifer put their 2.0 couple style on display. They both dressed casually—Affleck in a T-shirt and khaki pants and Lopez in a white shorts set and glamorous straw hat—with one matching item we couldn’t help but notice: aviator sunglasses. Both Lopez and Affleck have been wearing aviator sunglasses for years, so it’s probably just...

Richard Hammond of ‘Top Gear’ Is Auctioning Off Eight of His Cherished Vehicles

Top Gear‘s former host Richard Hammond is selling some of his prized vehicles in a private auction hosted by Silverstone. Putting up eight of his cherished collectibles, in order to fund his new vehicle restoration business venture “The Smallest Cog,” Hammond’s vehicles include a much-loved family heirloom 1959 Bentley S2, a stunning 1969 Porsche 911, a 1927 Sunbeam Model 2 motorcycle, a 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350 (5 of 48), a 1932 Velocette KSS Mk1, a 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1, and a Norton and Kawasaki motorcycle that he bought for his 40th and 50th birthday. “The irony of me supporting my new classic car restoration business by selling some of my own classic car collection is not wasted on me” stated Hammond. He went on to add “It is with a v...

9 Perfect Outfits to Wear in 15-Degree Weather

Given the glorious weather most of the country has been enjoying lately, it’s hard to imagine it being any other way—at least for the next month or so. But we all know how quickly temperatures can drop here in the UK, so it never fails to have a few outfits and key pieces on standby for when it inevitably does so. The big question is, what to wear in 15-degree weather? Fifteen degrees might seem chilly, especially when you compare it to the highs of 25+ we’ve been experiencing. Still, it’s actually a pretty comfortable temperature—not too hot, but not too cold. Still, this indeterminate forecast makes it difficult to dress for. Wear too thick a knit, and chances are you’ll feel flushed, whereas breezy, lightweight textures like linen might feel too cool on thei...

Katie Holmes Just Swapped Her Favourite Baggy Jeans for This Trend Instead

Katie Holmes, queen of low-key trends, just wore a high-key trend in a very low-key way. And this is why everyone is obsessed with what she wears. She doesn’t try too hard, yet she can pull off almost anything. The trend in question is cut-outs, and they’re wildly popular this summer. I basically shop for a living, and I come across cut-out pieces on practically every shopping site I peruse (of which there are many). While walking around NYC recently, as she often does, Holmes wore a crop top with a long white skirt with cut-outs at the waist (!) and her signature black leather Birkenstocks. Based on my Instagram, which includes many a fashion person wearing cut-out items these days, this outfit is sure to have plenty of fans. If you count yourself as one of them, scr...

9 Trends Zara Has Gotten So, So Right This Season

We’re in the midst of summer (what a summer it’s turning out to be at that), and Zara has just made seeing out the next few months feel like a fun sartorial challenge rather than a slow descent into chillier climes. It’s making the most of summer so we can make the most of summer. And for that, we’re thankful. As with many other high-street brands, Zara is making sure the ’90s reign supreme right now across just about every product category. Instead of trudging up long-buried, cringe-worthy outfit flashbacks from our youth, Zara’s taken the best of the decade and turned it into a very chic 2021 capsule, with pieces including oversized blazers (which look the throwback part paired with cycling shorts) and Carrie-esque square-toe sandal...

10 Autumn Buys That Are Making Me Look Forward to September

As several warehouses and stores shuttered over the past 12 months, the fashion industry faces huge challenges and strains that pose an inevitable threat to businesses. Many of us won’t be shopping in the same way right now, but even a like on Instagram or a message of support can provide a boost for these brands. I certainly don’t want anyone to feel like they have to buy more right now, but at the same time, after working in the fashion industry for nine years, I want to support the brands and pieces that I love and treasure. As an editor at Who What Wear, I typically spend a lot of time looking at new-in products, and so every week, I update this story with the pieces that have caught my eye and that really stand out. The weather this week has seen us all return to our knitw...

Coca-Cola Auctions First NFT Collectibles Inspired by Video-Game Loot Boxes

Coca-Cola is auctioning its first lot of digital collectibles on the Ethereum metaverse in celebration of International Friendship Day on July 30. “The Friendship Box NFT” is inspired by video-game loot boxes and contains a range of one-of-one animated items including a Coca-Cola Bubble Jacket Wearable, Coca-Cola Friendship Card, Coca-Cola Sound Visualizer, Coca-Cola Vintage Cooler, and more unique “hidden surprises” that will be unveiled when the Loot Boxes are opened. In conjunction with the auction, Coca-Cola is throwing a virtual rooftop party constructed by Decentraland featuring surprise music artists. During the event, guests will get a first look at the Friendship Box items and be given a chance to win wearable Coca-Cola T-shirts. The auction hosted by OpenSea will begin on July 29...

MoMA PS1 Returns to Announce the 2021 Greater New York Artist List

After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, MoMA PS1 has released the list of artists that will exhibit at the crowd-favorite, “Greater New York” exhibition. The fifth edition of the event will now commence on October 7 and highlight 47 artists (see below) that are specific to the New York artistic community. Although this particular showing was already forming before the pandemic started, the pool of work undeniably took shape as the pandemic ensued. Speaking on the matter, PS1 director Kate Fowle, stated in an interview, “This is an exhibition that’s not necessarily such a direct response to what’s happened, but has grown out of it.” The cast of artists is a promising one, a mixture of old and new, that will surely uphold PS1’s reputation as one of New York’s premier art events. Artists ...

Angelina Jolie Wore the Trouser Trend That’s Fresher Than Cropped Skinny Pants

Angelina Jolie’s outfits always catch our attention, but especially when she’s in Paris (because who doesn’t love to see what people wear in Paris?). Jolie was recently in the City of Lights with her kids wearing a characteristically chic outfit. She wore her signature neutral color palette, opting for a white T-shirt, tan accessories and the subject of this story: full-length wide-leg khaki pants.  If trouser muses were a thing (and perhaps they are), Angelina Jolie would be at the top of the list. You may recall that Jolie recently wore wide-leg jeans to the airport, and the look basically went viral. Wide-leg, full-length pants are a staple of hers, and they’ve pretty much taken the place of cropped skinny trousers for the time being...