26 Things We're Buying for Spring
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: My favorite patent flats for winter got me hooked on this brand, so I'm returning to M. Gemi to help me step into spring. This bright floral print is exactly what I need to refresh my shoe wardrobe, and they'll look adorable at the office with chambray and pencil skirts as well as at outdoor weddings with a navy party dress.
Buy It! M. Gemi “Cammeo” in “Day Blossom,” $248; mgemi.com
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: Carrying a standout accessory like this clutch by Sarah's Bag means you can be totally low maintenance when it comes to the rest of your look. I can't wait to wear this with black lace-up sandals, cropped jeans and a white button-down or even just a tee-shirt dress. Also, Amal Clooney is a huge fan of the brand, which employs Lebanese female artisans—many of whom are in prison.
Buy It! Sarah's Bag “Arabesque Ocean” Mini Straight clutch, $220; sarahsbag.com
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Oxford update! I’m ditching my basic button-ups this spring for this menswear-meets-feminine off-the-shoulder top. I’m obsessed. I know I’ll wear this top over and over again – it’s so versatile! It’s the perfect way to upgrade any casual look — pair it with denim and a stacked heel or try a pump for a little dressier look (or even a high-waisted pencil skirt, an A-line skirt, culottes or overalls — the possibilities are endless!).
Buy It! Zara Cotton-polyester blend top, $49.90; zara.com
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: My footwear BFF? Flats. But thanks to this sparkler, no one will ever know that I’ve chosen function over fashion. Plus this metallic tone won’t compete with my closet full of bright blazers, so for this price, I’m thinking of picking up a second pair just in case I run the first ones into the ground.
Buy It! Nine West “Werein” flats, $69; ninewest.com
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: With spring comes the official start of wedding season, which means the outside of my fridge is covered with invitations to bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and of course, weddings. I’m using all of these events as an excuse to buy this super-girlie floral-emboridered ruffled dress. It’s so cute, it almost makes me excited to spend all my foreseeable Sundays watching kitchen appliances be unwrapped. Almost.
Buy It! Rebecca Taylor Ella Dress, $795; neimanmarcus.com
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: I'm not really a music festival person (unless you count Spotify and rosé), but these reflective purple lenses had me at “Coachella.”
Buy It! Madewell “Indio” acetate sunglasses, $55; madewell.com
Ribbed Knit Crop Top
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: There's not a whole lot of color variety (read: none) in my wardrobe, which is why I'm vowing to step outside of my style comfort zone with this muted mint ribbed crop top. It'll pair with just about any bottoms — denim, suede and more!
Mirrored Rose Sunnies
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: Round sunglasses aren't going anywhere, and the ones I'm buying this season are a combo of retro (round frames) and futuristic (majorly mirrored).
Buy It! Ray-Ban Round Flash Lenses in Copper Flash, $175; ray-ban.com
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Gaucho jeans sound intimidating, but the flare on this light-washed Joe's Jeans pair is subtle if you're sick of your skinnies and looking for something a little fresher. You'll want to immediately post an #OOTD shot.
Buy It! Joe's Jeans “The Gaucho” mid-rise jeans, $189; joesjeans.com
A Single Statement Earring
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: This is my lust-piece this spring. I cannot wait until this is in my jewelry box (if it ever makes it there – I don’t plan to ever take it off). Pair it with a white t-shirt and jeans, a flowy summer dress, or something more tailored and sophisticated for work or even an LBD for evening — no matter what you're wearing, as long as you're wearing this silver stunner, you’ll look cool. It’s so worth the investment! If the idea of only wearing one earring may seem a little odd, so if you’re not sure about just rocking it solo, pair it with a silver stud on the opposite ear and you’re good to go!
Buy It! Jennifer Fisher “Single Large Chaos Drop” silver plated brass earring, $245; jenniferfisherjewelry.com
Classic Denim Jacket
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: My absolute favorite spring/summer staple is a good denim jacket, and no one makes a better one than American Eagle. They're classic cuts that hit at just the right place on the waist, have enough stretch to make them wear-all-day comfortable and are practically indestructible; the only reason I buy a new one is because I want to get a new wash for the new season.
Buy It! American Eagle denim jacket, $69.95; americaneagle.com
Lace-Up Block Heels
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: I tend to ditch my heels for flats as the warm weather rolls around, which, at barely five feet tall, leaves me much shorter than my coworkers. So instead going for the lace-up flats that I've been coveting, I'm buying this block-heeled version of the trend – it's the perfect happy medium.
Buy It! Zara Lace-Up Pointed High Heel Shoes, $59.50; zara.com
Floral 'Throw-On' Dress
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: There's something very “spring break” about this laid-back dress. It's a no-brainer for weekends, but I think I'll wear it with a suede jacket at the office too.
Buy It! Ulla Johnson cotton dress, $242; ullajohnson.com
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: This season, I'm taking a style cue from the supermodels. I'm hopping aboard the choker train, but with a slightly toned-down version: a chunky, gold-tinted chain. I imagine this knotted necklace will team with just about every ensemble, which is great, because I don't plan on taking it off anytime soon!
Buy It! Forever 21 Knotted Chain Choker, $7.90; forever21.com
Sharon Clott Kanter, Deputy Style Director: Spring is my SEASON. It’s my favorite time of year to get dressed because I wear the same thing every day—a little dress. So, I’m stocking up, like with this LND (Little Navy Dress, is that a thing yet?!) from Ann Taylor. I love the eyelet fabric and the alternating panels give it an extra punch. Plus, they make it in petite, so I won’t need to spend extra on tailoring!
Buy It! Ann Taylor, $158; anntaylor.com
Suede Stacked-Heel Sandal
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: One of my personal style rules is to only buy heels that are three inches or lower. Anything higher and I end up limping before it’s even lunchtime. Luckily, block-heel sandals in that mid-height range are in this season, so there are lots of great, comfortable options on shelves right now. But I haven’t seen anything as chic as this tan suede style. And since they have padding under the insole, I don’t have to change into my lame commuter flats by the time happy hour rolls around.
Buy It! Stuart Weitzman The NearlyNude Sandal, $398; stuartweitzman.com
Funky Stud Earrings
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: I am always inspired by the way that our market editor Sarah Ball mixes and matches her earrings, but I've been too timid to try the look myself. This spring, I'm going to get a couple new ear piercings and treat myself to a fun mix of studs to give it a go. An affordable trio from Call It Spring is the perfect way to dip a toe into very trendy waters.
Buy It! Call It Spring “Astarewet” earrings, $10; callitspring.com
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: One look at this mini was all the inspiration I needed to jumpstart my self-tanning regimen in anticipation of going barelegged in a pretty, patterned skirt. While vertical stripes never let me down, my favorite part of this piece is the subtle fringe hem.
Buy It! H&M short skirt, $29.99; hm.com
Delicate Diamond Ear Skimmer
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: I love a statement earring, but ever since I started wearing glasses 24/7, my usual favorites make me feel like my face is getting overshadowed by accessories. Which is why when I saw this delicate ear crawler from EF Collection, I knew I'd finally found my perfect match. Paired alone or with some well-chosen studs, you can’t go wrong with diamonds (no matter how tiny they may be).
Buy It! EF Collection Gold and diamond floating curved bar earring, $300; shopbop.com
A Nautical Dress
A Ladylike Tote
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: This one may remain on my “lust list” rather than my shopping list, but I don't mind just occasionally checking it out on my Pinterest board and sighing appreciatively. This is a relatively new style for the celeb cult-fave brand, but it became an instant classic, thanks to the thoughtful design (just roomy enough without being huge) and the gorgeously luxe materials. Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid have the black version, but this irresistible shell pink would be the perfect all-purpose shade.
Buy It! Mansur Gavriel “Lady” bag in “Rosa,” $1,195; mansurgavriel.com
Timeless Neck Tie
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I'm not quite ready to join the '90s choker resurgence, so this timeless neck tie is more my speed. It instantly adds a chic sophistication to a simple outfit (I'll be pairing mine with a button-up shirt and jeans) plus it also moonlights as a fun headscarf or wristlet.
Buy It! Donni Charm “Gigi” scarf, $58 donnicharm.com
A 'New Neutral' Flat
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: Celebrities are obsessed with this new designer (just ask Blake Lively!) and with sweet, simple-with-a-twist designs like this one, it's easy to see why. I can't resist this pretty rose pair to look at, but since the price is pretty hefty, I'm more likely to nab the black pair that will last for years and carry me through every season.
Buy It! Sarah Flint “Hannah” flats, $645; sarahflint.com
White Boyfriend Jeans
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I always like to restock my spring wardrobe with a fresh pair of white jeans. But this year, I'm skipping the skinnies in favor of this comfy boyfriend style. It's definitely safe to say I'll be living in these until fall thanks to how easily they transition from weekend brunch (worn with relaxed sweaters) to Saturday night drinks (with a sexy pump).
Buy It! DSTLD womens mid rise skinny boyfriend jeans in white, $95; dstldjeans.com
A Tote with Personality
Sharon Clott Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I carry my life with me—I’ve admitted this before —so I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my tote game. Kate Spade’s super striped tote is my answer for spring. I love the bands of bold pastels and the fact that it zips, so none of my valuables will tumble out when I for sure handle it aggressively walking through the streets of New York.
Buy It! Cedar Street Multi Stripe Small Harmony Bag, $248; katespade.com
The Perfect White Tee
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Okay, a white tee is a 365, 24/7 wardrobe staple, but it's hard to find the perfect one. Enter this Wilt style, which looks great layered under a slip dress (that's how my style blogger alter ego would wear it) or with cutoffs and lace-up sandals (how I'll wear it IRL).
Buy It! Wilt “Trapeze” top, $121; wiltclothing.com