As an editor at Who What Wear, I typically spend a lot of time looking at new-in products, so I thought it would be handy to have this space where I'm able share with you the very best pieces I come across and the shopping picks I'm personally adding to my wish list.
This month, like a lot of us, I'm finding myself fully embracing that autumn chill in the air and leaning into my cosy girl era. It's only a week until the clocks go back and from then on I only ever want to layer up in gorgeous knits and wrap up in my favourite outerwear. I've been working on my classic autumn/winter capsule for a good few years now, so I don't need to stock up on much. But there are a few timeless pieces I'm still missing—a great wool coat (I'm looking to Massimo Dutti for designer-looking styles) and a really nice spacious leather bag like this Aspinal number, for example.
Then there's a few seasonal additions I'd love to make my existing wardrobe feel really fresh. Like a red knit to tie over my shoulders like a scarf (I blame Kendall) and some silver trousers that I can throw on with a black blazer and go from work to a dinner or drinks effortlessly during the upcoming party season. Finding a pair in stock right now seems to be a challenge, but I think I just hit the jackpot with an incredible new-in leather pair at Hush (a brand that's recently relaunched and is well worth your attention).
So, whether you're looking to invest in some key new-in buys for the season ahead, get inspired to "shop" your existing wardrobe, or you're simply looking to discover what a fashion editor is actually adding to basket right no, keep scrolling to see the 9 new-in items on my current wish list that I believe are really worthy of your time and money.
My October Shopping Picks:
They may seem "out there" but silver leather trousers come back every year. I find they're a really easy way for a minimalist like me to add some fun into my wardrobe as they pair so well with all my existing neutrals. I always wear mine with a white T-shirt and black blazer—it's a perfect low-key party outfit that can take you from day to night.
See My Previous Shopping Picks:
Bouclé and tweed jackets have been considered a chic wardrobe piece since Coco Chanel first created them back in the 1950s, but for 2023 they feel really fresh again. Especially worn with loose jeans and a ballet flat or loafer. I know I'll wear this polished style on repeat as an alternative to my threadbare oversized blazers.
I've become obsessed with finding the perfect Mary Jane ballet flats since seeing so many chic celebs wearing the style. These are certainly an investment, but I've only heard amazing things about the fit and comfort. Zara, Massimo Dutti and & Other Stories all have high street options too, though.
I know Agolde jeans require a bit of an investment, but after years and years of making it my mission to find the best quality and best-fitting jeans, they always come out on top. This new design feels modern and cool, but also grown-up and elevated styled like this.
The older I get the more room I like to have in my handbags for all the crap I inevitably end up carrying around. I've long been a fan of Loewe's timeless puzzle crossbody, but this. This is the dream.
Strapless tube tops have my full attention, and this sculptural style is the main reason. I can see myself wearing it with loose jeans (namely, Arket's Shore style in the list below), and some pointed-toe sling backs or strappy sandals for when I want to feel a little more dressed up than usual.
I popped into Arket for our Great Try On, and these were the one item I haven't been able to stop thinking about ever since. I never thought I'd be into low rise jeans again but I loved the cool slouch to this pair. At 5'2" they didn't overwhelm me like other baggy jeans can do, either. They are roomy around the waist so I'd probably recommend sizing down one size to get the perfect fit.