Welcome to Weekday Wardrobe, a series in which Who What Wear editors and fashion influencers will show you the outfits they wear from Monday to Friday. We’ll break down where you can shop it all to inspire your own everyday style, no matter what’s on your weekly agenda.
Last year, I (almost) had all the time in the world to not only start really reconsidering the way I shop for future pieces, but also take a good look at what I already owned. I realized how important it is for me to buy pieces that stand the test of time, and can be worn with a multitude of outfits. It was time I bid adieu to hoarding fast-fashion pieces and start buying better (like a pair of Levi’s®), and wearing longer. This will help me experiment with my wardrobe, and have outfits I will wear on repeat through the year.
For some inspiration, I’m turning to Gen Z’s most stylish to see what the younger set is wearing. Lucky for me, I work with none other than Yusra Siddiqui, who some of you may already follow. Who What Wear’s assistant market editor has a knack for finding key pieces she can seamlessly integrate into her wardrobe, and this season, she’s been wearing her Levi’s® Straight Jeans on repeat. I also tapped Nya Green, one of my favorite models on TikTok, who churns out effortless outfits like no one else (and proved Loose Cargos are a spring staple). I asked them to style their favorite Levi’s® five different ways to show how much mileage you can get out of your wardrobe when you change your shopping strategy to buying better and wearing longer. Check out their spring-ready looks below.
Siddiqui, whose style is a dash of classic and a sprinkle of trendy, told me that when it comes to putting an outfit together, you need to look at pieces through the lens of how you enjoy dressing—not just the more obvious on-trend way of styling them. “I love trends as much as the next person, but I sometimes find myself blindly following the popular way to wear something instead of taking the time to look at a piece and think, ‘Okay, how do I want to wear this? How can I style it to make me feel good?'”
For her weekday wardrobe, she dressed up her high-waisted, wide-leg jeans with fancier pieces (hello, feather-trimmed top), but her favorite pick of the bunch was this look below, starring a micro-floral second-skin top she tells me she can’t stop wearing.
If you’re looking for some fresh style inspiration, here it is, care of Green. She’s truly a pro at creating a perfectly harmonious look from a reckless mix of vintage and thrifted pieces, so I wasn’t surprised when she made a point of telling me not to be afraid of experimentation. “Try wearing new combinations that you’d never think to wear,” Green says. “Textures should be your best friend. A silky oversize shirt paired with cargo pants is the perfect spring outfit.”