Dec 172018

Our lives have been disappointingly Victoria Beckham–free over the last few weeks, and we’ve been craving a bit of Posh fashion action—especially with the Spice Girls announcing their comeback tour (it won’t be the same without you, VB). Thankfully, she heard our cry and today was papped in the ultimate low-effort yet high-impact winter outfit.

Proving that boilersuits aren’t going anywhere, VB rocked a utilitarian khaki number that cinches in at the waist and accessorized it with a pair of heeled sock boots and a crossbody bag from her own brand. Flattering, on-trend, polished and oh-so-easy to re-create. Victoria Beckham, we salute you.

While we might not have the funds to copy her look exactly, this dreamy outfit has inspired us to invest in a khaki boilersuit for the colder months, and luckily, Topshop has just the one. With a similar waist button detailing and collar, no one needs know that you haven’t bought the real deal. We’ll layer over a white roll-neck knit when the mercury drops and swap heels for hiking boots for a weekend-ready look. Scroll down to see the look and shop similar pieces.

Style Notes: A boilersuit is the easiest way to feel polished and stay warm this winter. Dress-up with sock boots à la VB or dress it down with hiking boots for the weekend.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

Victoria Beckham Is Making Us Want to Buy This Topshop Boilersuit
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Dec 162018

After a year spent reviewing everything from runway shows and celebrity outfits to Instagram style and new arrivals at our favorite retailers, Who What Wear’s editors have collectively covered every corner of the fashion world in 2018. When it comes to our own personal wardrobes, though, we all have different takes on style, ranging from trend-forward to edgy to classic, so the pieces that land in each of our closets range across the board. There’s no doubting that we all share at least one common fashion interest, though—shoes.

Curious to find out which shoes were the staff favorites from the past year, I asked each of our editors to weigh in with their best buys. Which ones would they have been mad if they had passed on, and which are the most-worn styles in their closets? Ahead, see the best shoe buys Who What Wear’s editors made in 2018 and then shop them for yourself. Scroll on to see why each of them made the cut, and find my picks at the end (including a $70 Zara find I’ve been wearing on repeat).

“I wear these at least a few times a week, as they’re wildly comfortable for a high heel. The forward shape and bold color are just a bonus.”
“I snagged the below sandals right before the By Far craze took over on Instagram and was able to score the covetable red leather pair. I literally lived in them this summer.”
“I updated my classic black heel collection this year with the below beauties from Neil J. Rogers. They make for the perfect evening shoes.”
“When it comes to boots, I swapped my go-to black ankle boots for Stuart Weitzman’s Veruka booties in the Rose Clay leather. The boots are way more comfortable than they look, and I always get compliments on the unique color.”
“These were a Black Friday sale purchase, so I’ve only had them for a minute, but I’ve been having so much fun wearing them since they arrived that they’ve become a fast favorite. I tend to forget to buy black shoes (in favor of fun colors and printed pairs), but when I do invest in a new pair, I end up wearing them a ton. That’s already happening with these square-toe beauties.”
“To be honest, I bought these solely based on how they look, but now I love them more than I thought I would because they are not only super comfortable but also go with literally anything and everything.”
“This is my most recent but also most exciting shoe buy of the year. I live in boots in the fall and winter, so any time I can find a pair that feels fun, I’m in.”
“I’m 5’10”, so I tend to gravitate toward practical flats (but with some kind of upgraded detailing). I found navy Aquazzura flats on sale, and I can’t stop wearing them. Sadly the white versions are full-price, but I think they’re a smart investment for work outfits.”
“I wear these Ganni boots way too much, but that’s because they weirdly go with everything, even though they are so loud.”
“These barely there sandals turned into the shoes I always throw on when I need something polished but not too fussy. They look great with everything from jeans to a silk slip dress.”
“I bought these satin mules in silver when they were on crazy sale, and they’re my most fun party shoes to date. I think I’ve worn them to nearly every event since owning them.”
“These are my most recent shoe acquisition, and I have to admit that I was influenced to buy them thanks to seeing literally everyone wearing them on Instagram. No regrets whatsoever, though. My feet feel like they’re walking on a cloud, and I feel like a more badass version of myself when I wear them.”
“I stalked a limited edition of Nike’s Air Force 1’s that features a platform sole and mint green color before finally finding them in my size on Depop of all places. My efforts clearly paid off since I wear them constantly.”
I ordered these shoes just a few months ago, but they’re already the most worn shoes in my closet from 2018. They pair perfectly with my everyday cropped denim and have been an outfit staple everywhere from NYC to L.A.
With a square toe and delicate straps, these are the perfect go-with-anything black heels that I’ll be wearing long into 2019. Bonus: They’re only $70.

Next: nine ways to boost your Instagram selfie likes.

The 15 Best Shoe Buys From 2018, According to Our Editors
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Dec 152018

With 12 months in a year, 15 Zara orders seems reasonable, right? (I will continue to tell myself that it is.) The truth is, I didn’t actually keep everything I purchased from these orders. I find Zara sizing and quality to be a bit inconsistent, yet I live in a state that doesn’t even have a Zara (if you’re listening, Zara powers that be, please grace North Carolina with your presence), so I have to just order online and hope for the best. Since I write quite a few Zara stories, I often find myself searching through the depths of the site to share with you lovely readers, and I obviously can’t help but choose a few things for myself along the way. 

Upon scrolling through my 2018 Zara order history this week, I noticed a few patterns: There were very few pants, skirts, and shorts, and quite a few tops, sweaters, and accessories. There were certainly exceptions, but I guess I just like what I like. So in case you’re interested, keep reading to find out (and shop) my top 8 Zara purchases of 2018, all of which I cherish and wear frequently, as well as a few I wish I’d bought.

Words can’t describe how soft this cardigan is, and the buttons are even prettier in person. No wonder it keeps selling out in every color.
Again with the softness… and what’s cooler than snake print right now?
Dare I say that this perfect little cardigan looks vintage? I’m saying it.
I think what I initially loved about this scarf is the black and brown combination. It’s been keeping me very cozy and chic thus far this winter.
I carried this bag around all summer, day and night. That’s what I call a low cost per wear.
Some of my favorite Zara purchases are often the most “boring” ones, like this simple, versatile turtleneck.
I purchased this jacket for a fall trip to New York, and it proved to be the perfect layering piece.
I ordered these even before they became Zara’s It shoes of summer 2018. I packed them for every warm-weather trip I took.
I can’t stop thinking about this cozy little number.
Seriously, how is this still in stock?
I’m predicting these will be 2019’s It shoes.
I’d gladly put $30 toward sparkly bike shorts.
I want to wear this on New Year’s Eve.
The chicest way to do ’90s style.

Next up: What Southern girls wouldn’t buy from Zara.

I Placed 15 Zara Orders This Year and These 8 Pieces Were the Best
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