What’s Cool in Fashion is a series where our managing editor, Kristen Nichols, highlights the trends and designers on her radar—and how she’s wearing them IRL.
As a fashion editor for Who What Wear, my eye is constantly focused on the trends unfolding everywhere from runway shows to the street style scene to product hitting retailers. When it comes to the outfits I’m wearing, I’m regularly interpreting the trends for myself and working them into my personal style. Yep, you’ll often see me posting outfits on my Instagram account, @kristenmarienichols, with photos of the items I’m wearing and an inside glimpse at my life as a Who What Wear editor.
So what are the pieces I’ve been wearing recently? With summer just around the corner, I’ve been getting a jump start on items for the season ahead. That means everything from dresses in micro-mini silhouettes to wide-leg cuts of denim to statement earrings paired with sculptural blazers. Each piece taps into my ever-evolving personal style, which, at the moment, is a blend of ‘90s minimalism (with details like barely there skinny straps) and old-world romance (including multiple voluminous puffed sleeves).
What you’ll find here is a mix of designer pieces and affordable finds, including a great pair of faux-crocodile slingbacks that are just $49. Ahead, see 11 pieces I’m wearing now and shop the edit for yourself.