I’m a Shopping Editor, and This Is My Fantasy Wish List for 2022

I don’t want to sound too reductive about my job, but a reasonable chunk of it could be summarised as “professional window shopper.” And I’m totally okay with it. Every day I have my beady eye on the new-in sections of various online fashion platforms, sifting out the golden nuggets that deserve a moment in the Who What Wear spotlight. Perhaps unsurprisingly, NET-A-PORTER is the website that I most enjoy browsing because of its encyclopedic offering of luxury labels, both established and up-and-coming. I am very much the proverbial kid in a candy store.

At any given time, I probably have a running list of about 20 or so items that I can’t stop thinking about (regardless of whether or not they’re in my budget). My NET-A-PORTER wish list essentially acts as a digitised fantasy wardrobe filled with all my dream purchases—it really is shopping escapism at its best. So what is currently residing on said wish list? Mostly elevated basics or, in other words, easy-to-wear separates that feature an interesting print or dramatic colourway. For example, Loewe’s trench coat is instantly transformed into a showpiece with some simple gathering, while the colourful buttons on Chloé’s silk blouse make it stand out from other more traditional iterations. All of the items on my wish list can also be dressed up or dressed down. Case in point: Gucci’s geometric-print midi skirt will look just as good with platform heels and a silken cami as it would with chunky boots and a cable-knit jumper. So if you want some insight into the pieces on my NET-A-PORTER wish list, just keep on scrolling.

The colours on this blouse are perfection. 

Wear these with the matching top from the same brand.

Totême’s party edit is a dream come true, and the silk blazer is a particular highlight.

I never used to be much of a skirt person, but this season’s retro-inspired styles have piqued my interest. 

Comfy and glamorous. Add these to everything from midi dresses to jeans.

The colourful buttons on this Chloé silk blouse are too damn cute.

Yes, I’m still invested in the knitted-vest trend.

I saw a PR wearing a patent midi skirt with a chunky knit, and now I want a patent midi skirt to wear with a chunky knit.

I love a flash of animal print with a minimalist winter outfit.

I’m into the lingerie-inspired trend cropping up in partwear this season.

These would look so good with a belted oversized blazer and platform boots.

You can’t get much more classic than a Manolo Blahnik mule.

Introducing my dream trench coat, courtesy of Loewe, obviously. 

Another winner from Loewe’s latest collection. I love the contrast of the colours against the white background.

Loewe’s puzzle has well and truly earned its place in the fashion-bag hall of fame.

I’m really drawn towards bright jumpers this season, as they instantly add interest to any outfit.

A good pair of tailored black trousers is a fashion item I couldn’t live without.

Rave Review is a seriously cool brand with upcycling at its heart.

Oh-so extra, but oh-so cool. 

Clements Ribeiro has rebranded, and I’m obsessed with every single style.

The perfect straight-leg jeans courtesy of Wandler. Yes, really.