If you're a regular Who What Wear reader, then you'll know that, every month, we invite a selection of our favourite influencers to share their current wish lists with us. You could absolutely accuse me of being biased, but this is always one of my favourite stories to edit, as it provides an exclusive insight into the pieces that social media tastemakers are excited about, informing my own wish list at the same time. That, I believe, is what they call a win-win, and for January, I decided to switch things up a bit.
You'll have noticed we're embarking on a great deal of trend analysis, as we do at the start of any new season, breaking down the key looks from the S/S 23 runways, all the way to pinpointing the shoes, jeans and dresses that feel most current for the year ahead. As such, I thought I'd take a different approach with this month's influencer wish-listing exercise, focusing less on what feels fresh right now and instead on pieces with everlasting appeal. And who better to inform us on said pieces than a handful of the chicest minimalist content creators around? From coats that you'll love and wear for a lifetime to separates that transition from winter to spring with ease, scroll on to discover what's on the wish lists of six minimalist dressers for 2023.
I've followed Ume for a while now, and her work is a testament to the minimalist aesthetic. Over the years, her style has remained unchanged—proof that pared-back pieces never go out of style.
If you want your clothes to look more expensive, Daneille's Instagram feed is practically an in-depth study on the subject.
Helen has a knack for finding the sleekest pieces on the high street, which she perfectly layers with investment items.
Monikh's wardrobe is one of the most impressive we've seen, and while she's unafraid to tap into colour and print trends, when you break down her wares, they share one common thread: timelessness.
With her flair for offbeat styling and an eye for clean lines, journalist and influencer Belle's wardrobe is a minimalist's dream.
Based in Paris, Aïda is adept at finding minimalist pieces with a classic finish; cue gold buttons, contrast piping, and more It bags than you could ever hope to own.
I know this coat is very popular on social media, but I’ve been eyeing it for several seasons now, so I might treat myself. It’s chic and it’s a good staple coat for winter and early spring. In my opinion, the matching scarf detail makes it so worth it and convenient for styling.
I already own the faux-croc grey version of this bag and I love it so much that I would love it in another colour. It's the perfect casual-chic bag for everyday use; it fits in all my essentials, and I’ve learned to carry a bit less thanks to this bag, which is a good thing. I would love to buy it in a neutral colour that goes with everything.
The classic vintage bucket bag from Louis Vuitton has also been on my wish list for a while. I’m planning to travel a lot this year, and I think it will be perfect as a travel bag. I have friends who own it, and they always tell me how practical it is.