My 58-Year-Old Aunt Is My Style Icon—Here’s Her Impressive New Shopbop Wish List


For as long as I can remember, my aunt has had the most interesting style. Whether she was marching to the beat of her own drum or jumping on the latest trends, there was never a doubt in anyone's mind that she was going to be the best dressed in any room she walked into. Naturally, her love of personal style and all things fashion trickled on down to me, and here I am, years later, writing about all of the above for a living.

Since my aunt's friends are constantly asking her where she bought certain items, I figured some of you might have similar inquiries, which is why I decided to ask her for her most up-to-date Shopbop wish list. Shopbop is one of her go-to retailers for everything from designer finds to affordable basics. We often text each other links to new items we're eyeing, and today, you get a sneak peek into what our conversations look like—but in Who What Wear story format instead of our frantic texts.

Below, you will find her comprehensive list of must-have Shopbop items along with her quotes on why she loves each item. If you weren't in the mood to shop before, you certainly will be by the time you're done scrolling.

"Love this printed, colorful dress for spring. The neckline reveals enough skin to make it fun without feeling too youthful!"

"A neutral blazer is a very versatile piece. For an elevated sporty weekend look, I would style it with a bright-colored pullover sweater, white jeans, sneakers, and a baseball cap."

"I, for one, am grateful that skinny jeans have lost their prominence. For my build and age, I prefer classic straight jeans with minimal or no distressing in a medium wash (similar to the Levi 501s I grew up with, circa the 1970s). These Paige jeans check all the boxes for me. Plus, the length is perfect for literally any type of shoes."

"I'm always looking for a good basic layer with interest. This sweatheart-neck, long-sleeve top just went in my cart."

"Chunky loafers pair well with anything and keep a classic outfit updated."

"This dress is so elevated and stylish and admittedly pricey. The high neckline and ruffled sleeves set this dress apart. If you have a special occasion this spring or summer, consider splurging!"

"This colorful cardigan is so versatile. It can be worn alone for a dressier look or worn open over a tee and jeans."

"Although this top has a lot going on, it still has a cool, subtle vibe. The sleeves and color palette make it so pretty."

"I love everything Birkenstock! This version with the bold gold buckles is just so cool."

"I am a sucker for a fun sleeve detail."

"I love the shape of the sleeves and the lapels in this blazer. Tibi always does the oversize fit so well."

"This oversize white button-down shirt (I'd wear it as a shirt, not a dress) is a cool take on the traditional version. I would style it with ankle-length jeans and flat colorful or patterned shoes."

"I recently purchased this beautiful red top, and I'm in love. It is lightweight and easy to layer under a blazer. It also looks great with jeans and sneakers or a pencil skirt and heels. It adds a modern touch to any look."

"My sweet nephew bought these for me for Christmas. (I did send him the link.) Veja sneakers are one of my favorites because they are not overly busy or complicated."

"A pair of statement earrings I'm loving."

A classic stripe sweater you can pair with everything.

A classic.

So cozy.

Long skirts are trending.

Lean into the '90s aesthetic.


Not your average LBD.

Elevate any outfit in this stunner.

A fashion-forward denim jacket.

Chic and elegant.

You'll wear this with everything.

The perfect weekend top.

This silhouette feels so on-trend.

Chunky boots for the ultimate cool-girl look.

This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated.

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