With so many amazing brands and categories, it’s easy to start off looking for fashion buys and end up down interiors or food when you’re shopping Harvey Nichols online. Even when you’re laser-focused, it’s easy to flit between looking at accessories section for the likes of Valet Studio hair clips and Susan Caplan jewellery over to the bag section for the latest Cult Gaia It piece. And don’t get us started on the beauty buys that instantly create the urge to invest in a larger makeup bag. So with a constantly updated new-in section, how do you decide what you actually want (read: can still afford) ahead of payday? Our fashion and beauty squad have done the hard work for you. Today, they’re letting you delve into their virtual shopping baskets to see what they’ve actually been buying—for under £150.
WWW UK Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi looks amazing in one of Harvey Nichols’s brands with a Samsøe & Samsøe slip skirt. You can also get it in burgundy (below). We advise you to get it now, as it’s already editor-approved.
Hannah Almassi, Who What Wear Editor in Chief
“For some reason, now that I’ve had a haircut, I’m more into the hair-clip trend. These are kitsch enough to tick my retro style but still subtle enough to look chic—I hope!”
“It’s the slip skirt that changed my mind about slip skirts! Samsøe’s cut and fabric choice is particularly flattering and actually worth paying a bit more for than your average high-street bias-cut midi.”
Mica Ricketts, Who What Wear Beauty Editor
“If summer isn’t going to arrive, I’ll bring the sunshine to my bathroom with this body cream. The original Brazilian Bum Bum Cream smells like holidays, so I have high hopes for this new formula.”
“The Fenty Beauty lip paints are ultra-pigmented and long-lasting, so I can’t wait to get my hands on the newly released shades.”
“I’ve finally run dry of this enormous can of texturising spray, so I’m in need of a restock. Yes, it’s pricey, but it really is the best. Even better, it doubles as a dry shampoo.”
“My skin is oily one minute and dry the next, so to ease congestion, I’ll be reaching for this clay-based scrub to balance and purify.”
Joy Montgomery, Who What Wear Acting Assistant Editor
“For some reason, no sunglasses ever seem to suit me (I blame my small mouth), so this season, I’m just going to go for an unapologetically oversized ’70s-inspired pair and embrace their statement-making proportions.”
“I don’t own a great deal of jewellery, but I’ve been looking for a chunky gold necklace for ages to wear with white shirts and flowy dresses. This Susan Caplan look ticks all the boxes.”
Alyss Bowen, Who What Wear Social Media Editor
“I can’t get enough of the Fenty Beauty Flyliner. As an eyeliner addict, I can honestly say this is one of the best I’ve ever used. The nib of the pen is fine enough you can draw on cat-like flicks in an instant and it lasts all day long.”
“This creamy eye primer helps to lock any liner or shadow in place, so you don’t need to worry about top-ups.”
“I also love a fancy cleanser to take all the above makeup off. This La Prairie cream cleanser has been on my wish list for some time now, as it helps to purify and decongest tired skin (just what I need post–fashion week).”
“This Anni Lu bracelet is calling my name with its simple pearl detailing and gold beads. It’s love.”
Harriet Davey, Who What Wear Contributor
With many It bags under their belt, I predict this—like the brand’s tassel bag—will be Cult Gaia’s key style. I’ll be adding a printed scarf around the handle.
Basically, if it’s a hair clip, I want it. This is how my brain is functioning for 2019. You can see why with this tortoiseshell beauty.
Isabel Mundigo-Moore, Who What Wear Contributor
I love these CDG bags and use them for everything. From chic in-purse organisers to on-the-go clutch bags to makeup bags, they just work.
Speaking of makeup, I’ll also grab a new tube of my all-time favourite mascara.