The 33 It Items We Actually Cared About This Year

This year, I think the words I used the most in my job as a fashion editor were "sold out," "waiting list" and "back in stock," as "It" is no longer just used to preface handbags. A number of dresses, shoes, slip skirts and even hair clips were awarded cult status this year, and thanks to the hype became almost impossible to get a hold of. Global fashion search engine Lyst tracked over 100 million searches this year to rank the most in-demand pieces.

Sustainable trainers by Veja were the most searched-for Instagram brand of the year (thanks to Meghan Markle), followed by the likes of Ganni, Staud and Stine Goya. Other standout pieces mentioned by Lyst are Loewe's raffia tote, the Shrimps Antonia beaded bag and Fila disruptors. Compiling a list of the cult items of 2018 seemed, at first, like a never-ending task, so we've strictly included the items that Who What Wear UK editors really cared about and believed in this year.