What We're Loving Right Now
ASOS FULLER BUST
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: While incredibly appropriate for a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue shoot, tiny tops without support (à la Kate Upton's first SI cover) are simply not practical for those of us whose number one concern while wearing a bikini is spilling out. ASOS has a line of suits for ladies with bigger busts (up to a 36G cup) comprised of all those tough-to-pull-off silhouettes—like bandeaus and stringy tops —and sturdy halters, like this hidden underwire top. It's very sexy but still wearable.
Buy It! ASOS Fuller Bust Exclusive Red Palm Print Hidden Underwire Bikini and High-Waist Bottom, $29.12 each; asos.com
J.Jill Compassion Fund Tote Bag
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Confession: I've been obsessed with the J.Jill catalog for years. I think it has something to do with how all of the models give off that wholesome-yet-fun “lets start a book club so we can drink Pinot Grigio and gossip about the neighbors” vibe. No, that’s just me? Well, here's an even better reason to love the brand: Over the the last 14 years, they've donated more than $6 million dollars to disadvantaged women through their Compassion Fund. To support all the amazing work they do, pick up this cute tote bag. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will go to those who need it.
Buy It! J.Jill Compassion Fund Tote Bag, $29; jjill.com
TRACKSMITH RUNNING SHORT
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: After being off my feet treating an ankle injury for what now feels like an eternity, I couldn't be more excited to start running again. So to celebrate my first outdoor workout in months, I'm treating myself to some fresh gear, specifically these no-fuss classic mesh short shorts.
Buy It: Tracksmith Van Cortlandt short, $60; tracksmith.com
ARCHIPELAGO BLACK FOREST SOY CANDLE
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: It's no secret I'm extremely picky about the scents I surround myself with. I've already made my perfume preferences loud and clear, so it should come as no surprise that my hyper-specific olfactory palette also extends to my choice in candles. And the spicy, lingering scent of Archipelago's Black Forest Soy Candle is my personal match made in heaven. Now if I could just always be surrounded by about 20 of them at all times, my life would undoubtedly be a dream.
Buy It! Archipelago Black Forest Soy Candle, $31.50, shoparchipelago.com
CLARK'S PASTINA MALORY SANDALS
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: I am a complete wimp when it comes to high heels— I only wear them on carpeted floors and only for approximately an hour at a time. But when I discovered these sporty sandals from Clark's, I fell in love. They have a tread that grips the ground and the heel is thick enough to support my whole foot (no falling forward the way I do in other shoes). When I wore them out a few nights ago, I kept waiting for them to get uncomfortable. After eight long blocks and a couple of hours standing up at an outdoor bar, that never happened!
Buy It! Clark's “Pastina Malory” Sandals, $120; clarksusa.com
KARDASHIAN KIDS DENIM JUMPSUIT
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Whatever you think about the Kardashian sisters own personal style, you can’t deny that those ladies know how to make some seriously cute children’s clothes. Case in point: this ombre chambray one-piece, modeled here by my one-year-old niece Gemma. She styled the jumpsuit with the braided belt that came with it (it’s hard to see because Gemma doesn’t stand up yet), her favorite Freshly Picked gold moccasins and some exotic animal friends.
Buy It! Kardashian Kids Girls Blue Ombre Chambray Denim Jumpsuit, $32.99; toysrus.com
GRACE BY GRACE CODDINGTON FRAGRANCE
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: When I first heard Vogue editor Grace Coddington was creating a fragrance with Comme des Garcons, I was ecstatic. But when I saw the bottle — a sleek design topped with a cat-shaped cap (a not-so-subtle nod to her love of felines) – I was in love. And as for the actual fragrance, a warm blend of bergamot oil, Moroccan rose and musk, it's the purrfect scent for spring, summer and beyond!
Buy It! Grace by Grace Coddington, $110 for 50mL, doverstreetmarket.com
COMPEED BLISTER BANDAGES
Lindy Segal, style social editor: This may not be the chicest recommendation I ever make, but I promise it's a good one. A while back I wore a brand-new pair of seemingly comfortable leopard loafers from one of my favorite brands, and by the time I got to the office I had three very large, very painful new blisters. My coworker Catherine came to the rescue with these life-saving bandages – not only did they seal up the broken skin (gross, I know), but they also stayed put all day. No wonder these babies were in every pharmacie on my recent trip to Paris – they really, really work.
Buy it! Compeed blister cushions, $8; walgreens.com
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: I've always loved a good bronzey-red eyeshadow, but finding the perfect shade is tough. This one is not only the most amazing mix of red and brown, but it glides on smooth, stays on all day and has an ideal hint of sheen that looks glossy, not glittery.
Buy It! Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color in Starfish, $34, chantecaille.com
KENNETH COLE KICKS
Sharon Clott Kanter, Deputy Style Director: Now that it's slightly nicer weather outside, I've turned my attention to stocking up on summer essentials, and a pair of crisp white sneakers topped my list. Many of the most photographed street style stars—i.e. Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Miranda Kerr—rock these lovely leather “Kam” sneakers by Kenneth Cole. My hope is to get just a smidge of their combined epic street style mojo this summer, so I'm scooping these up ASAP. Now if I could only have the rest of their wardrobes, too!
Buy It! Kenneth Cole “Kam” leather sneakers, $120; kennethcole.com
Julie Farin, People Public Relations: I recently discovered Artis Brush on Instagram. I was intrigued by the mini video tutorials, so I thought I’d give these unusual-looking numbered professional makeup brushes a try. They are pricey ($40-$75 each). But they are worth it – especially the No. 8 oval brush for foundation from the Elite Mirror Collection. It is absolutely life-changing! The smoothest, fastest, most pore-erasing foundation application I have ever experienced. The smaller brush for eyeshadow (No. 3) blends like velvet. I now own a set of six that I use daily.
Buy It! Elite Smoke Five-Brush Set, $165; net-a-porter.com
Zoë Ruderman, Executive Director, Content Strategy: My boyfriend is an amateur carpenter and our apartment is filled with beautiful pieces including an oak dining room table, wooden bookshelves and a refurbished card catalogue. So, when I saw this wood-finish speaker from LSTN, I decided we had to have it to match our aesthetic (way better than a clunky, tech-ish-looking speaker in black or white). But it still delivers powerful sound. Loud enough for me to play Lemonade and hear it even over the sound of my boyfriend using the circular saw to make a bench.
Buy It! LSTN “Apollo” speaker, $199.99; lstnsound.com
DOLCE & GABBANA MATTE LIPSTICK
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: I love the matte lipstick trend, but not necessarily the drying sensation of current popular formulas on the market. Dolce & Gabbana's new matte line, however, is everything you could want in a matte lipstick: It goes on smoothly, deposits the perfect amount of color, lasts all day and doesn't give me that 5:00 flake-off that other mattes do. Bonus: I'm convinced the “Rosa” shade isn't just my perfect pink, but the perfect pink for pretty much everyone.
Buy It! Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Matte “Rosa” lipstick, $37; saks.com
NEST FRAGRANCES DIFFUSER
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Candle burning is one of those beauty rituals that I only do in winter (perhaps because that's the closest I get to being curled up next to a cozy fire). But as Memorial Day draws near, I'm beginning to miss the scent of one filling my bedroom. In its place, I just picked up this lovely diffuser. The fragrance is inspired by the French island of Corsica. I have never been, but if it smells of the ocean with a hint of lemon zest and coconut, consider me transported.
Buy It! NEST Fragrances Corsica Reed Diffuser, $75; nestfragrances.com
DERM INSTITUTE CELLULAR BRIGHTENING SPOT TREATMENT
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: As a beauty editor (and a human living in the world), I am well aware that picking at a zit is THE WORST THING YOU CAN POSSIBLY DO, but I just can't help play at-home dermatologist anytime I get one. And I have the annoying dark spots to show for it. I've tried several brightening products over the years and was about to make an appointment for a professional laser treatment, when I discovered this four-week treatment. By week two my hyperpigmentation had faded dramatically, which is especially amazing considering the formula doesn't contain hydroquinone.
BLOOM + GRACE
Fashion Market Editor, Sarah Ball: “Beautifully made. Ethically sourced. Globally minded.” Three major reasons why Bloom + Grace is one of my favorite companies. For each item sold on their site, a number of children will receive vaccines (which is indicated on the tag of the item) and in the spirt of Earth Day (or Earth Month rather) and “doing good”, I’m purchasing these cool tassel earrings. Not only am I providing 4 children with vaccines, I am supporting and empowering entrepreneurship and artisans in developing countries who create these beautiful pieces!
Buy It! Bloom + Grace Silk tassel earrings, $55; bloomandgrace.com
LEVI'S KICK FLARE JEANS
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: I was a huge proponent of skinny jeans when they first came back into style around 2005, and I've never looked back since. Even with magazines and celebs trying to convince me that wide-legged pants are definitely a thing, I just can't get down with all that swishy extra fabric billowing around my ankles. But then I saw these slightly frayed, slightly belled, and cropped jeans from Levi's and I suddenly, inexplicably fell in love. But regardless, don't expect to see me in a pair of JNCOs anytime soon.
Buy It! Levi's Kick Flare Jeans in Ocean Spray Indigo, $88; levi.com
CJW PRODUCE SCARF
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: Artist Christina J. Wang creates incredible prints that manage to be both whimsical and realistic at the same time (like the delightful pigeon on her N.Y.C.-themed scarf), and this produce-patterned scarf is one of my favorites she's designed recently. I love the idea of wearing botanicals, like fruits and veggies, rather than classic florals to get the vibe of spring. Yes, this pattern is bold, but it's versatile: Depending on how you drape and tie it, it can go with almost any color.
Buy It! CJW S/S Produce Giant scarf, $250; shopcjw.com
RAG & BONE ESPADRILLES
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I usually don't spend this much money on flats, but these comfy, go-with-everything leather slip-ons are the kind of shoes you never take off. The cost-per-wear value is totally worth it.
Buy It! Rag & Bone “Noa” Espadrille, $250; thedreslyn.com
LA LIGNE BLOUSE
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: If your personal style goals include the words “classic,” “modern” and “effortless,” congrats! There's now a brand for that. La Ligne is inspired by, well, the line, which takes on various forms throughout the collection: nautical stripes, pinstripes and more. In addition to styling inspiration from cool-girls like Allison Williams, Lily Alridge and Joan Smalls, who are photographed putting their own spin on the collection, each individual piece is shown worn three different ways, so you can actually see how they would look with the basics you already own. For those of us who can't seem to streamline our wardrobe, the struggle is over. Save up; You'll want it all.
Buy It! Boudoir Shirt, $245; lalignenyc.com
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: I love how minimalist and easy this slide is (and not to mention extremely comfortable!). The white is super chic and will pair with everything from a black shift or slip dress to culottes with a white tee for a completely different look. Wearable, yet edgy and refined— this new brand has quickly become a personal favorite.
Buy It! Claetyn Wood “Grant” sandals, $198; claetynwood.com
OCC LIP TAR
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: I cycle through lip color infatuations, and at the moment I'm back in love with this just-berry-enough, doesn't-budge-an-inch formula from N.Y.C. brand Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. The color is “strangers will stop you to talk about it” vibrant and the consistency is lasting without being tacky. Even better? It's cruelty free and made from good stuff. I guess you could say I'm obsessed.
Buy It! OCC Lip Tar, $16; occmakeup.com
Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: Turns out my mother is right and sunscreen is important. Who would've thought. So I've recently been on the hunt for the perfect SPF and I think I've finally found it with Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen. It's light enough to layer under my foundation without feeling greasy or clogging my pores, and the subtle glowy affect it gives my skin doesn't hurt either. Buy It! Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Illuminating Sunscreen, $34; sephora.com
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I've been nursing a sprained ankle, which means it's been all tennis shoes, all the time. So until I can revisit my heel collection, I thought I'd spruce up my flats with these high-shine lace-ups. It's a trendy spin on a regular ballet flat, plus they're so cute they may even make my brace go unnoticed!
Buy It: Asos Lordship lace-up pointed ballet flats, $42.36; asos.com
DONNI CHARM SCARF
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: This blanket-scarf is the perfect size for getting all bundled at the office without any “that's not appropriate office wear” glares. (Plus, I have a couple of long flights coming up – now all I need is a good sleep mask and I'll be set.) The best part? 40 percent of the proceeds go toward the Art Therapy Outreach Center, which helps fund free art therapy services for people who have experienced trauma.
Buy it! Donni Charm ATOC diagonal scarf, $139; donnicharm.com
JOANNA VARGAS SERUM
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: I'm a total face oil addict – to the point where there's no room for anything else on my vanity. Up until last month, had you asked me to name a favorite, it would be impossible for me to find an answer. But a friend recommended that my dry skin needed celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas's Rejuvenating Serum (er, magic potion), and let's just say I don't know how I ever lived without it. And the bonus: there's a lot more room on my vanity these days.
Buy It! Joanna Vargas Skincare Rejuvenating Serum, $100; joannavargas.com
Sharon Clott Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I always plan a tropical getaway in April—an Adult Spring Break, if you will—and I'm gearing up for my 2016 vacation right now by searching for the perfect one-piece to add to my swimwear arsenal. Enter this bold, graphic one-piece from Express. The print is perfect for my Caribbean getaway, and the strappy back details pack just as much sexiness as any bikini while still covering up everything I want to cover up. Now just hand me a frozen margarita, and I'll be all set!
Buy It! Express Geo Jungle Strappy Bandeau Monokini, $69.90; express.com
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA X THE OUTNET
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Being that I’m a total cat lady, I was especially excited to hear about Charlotte Olympia teaming up with The Outnet. The celebrity loved designer has created six of her most classic styles exclusively for The Outnet and bonus — at a much lower price!
Buy It! Charlotte Olympia x The Outnet “Kitty” velvet slippers, $265; theoutnet.com
MADEWELL DENIM MONOGRAMMING
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: I am so, so over all the basic black I wore all winter, so the only things I'm buying for spring are playful pieces like this customizable jean jacket. For $10, you can get up to nine letters stitched on either the jacket (above the front pocket, seen here) or on the back waistband of their pants and shorts. Pro-tip: Pick a cheeky nickname instead of standard initials, à la Kiernan Shipka and Emma Roberts.
Buy It! Madewell “The Jean Jacket” in Pinter Wash, $118 (plus $10 for embroidery); madewell.com
KIEHL'S NIGHTLY TREATMENT
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: After waking up with a strange rough texture all over my cheeks, I added this night-time treatment to my skincare routine in a major panic. Two days later, the roughness had significantly diminished – and within four days, my skin felt like nothing had ever happened, only that it was even softer than before. Miracle product? I think yes.
Buy It! Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Nightly-Peel Concentrate, $54; kiehls.com
NIKE AIR HUARACHES
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: I’ve only recently come to grips with the fact that despite my best efforts, I am truly a hypebeast. Case in point, I write this while wearing a Kanye West TLOP t-shirt. So as much as I may fight it, every now and then a new sneaker comes along that I (and every other shoe-obsessed person on the Internet) have to have right away, which is how I came across these new triple white Nike Air Huaraches. And after roughly three days of endless Google searches all leading to sold out dead ends, they’re finally all mine.
Buy It! Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra BR (in Total Crimson because you can’t have my triple whites); ubiqlife.com
KATE SPADE NEW YORK FOR MINNIE MOUSE CLUTCH
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: Considering that Minnie Mouse and Kate Spade seem to share the same über-girlie aesthetic (and polka dot obsession), I'm a little surprised it took them this long to collaborate! The six-piece collection includes an iPhone case, sweater and bags, but I'm partial to this sweet glitter clutch, with just the tiniest wink to its inspiration. Adorable and versatile? That's worth two gloved thumbs up.
Buy It! Kate Spade New York for Minnie Mouse clutch, $328; katespade.com
DAVINES BLOWDRY PRIMER
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: When it comes to styling my hair, I'm the laziest. My general tress philosophy is “wash, air dry and go,” except when it's cold out. Which is why I've been using this heat-protecting tonic to help shave my blowdry time in half (it also enhances my hair's natural shine!). And since the primer also works as an anti-humidity spray, it'll be my strands' savior this spring when temps (and my hair!) start to rise.
Buy It! Davines Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer, $34, davines.com
HUSH PUPPIES SANDAL
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I always buy a new neutral shoe for spring and summer because it always becomes my wear-everywhere piece. (You can count on a tan sandal to look great with any outfit.) But this year I'm being more proactive with my purchase and choosing not only the most stylish, but the most comfortable pair out there. These Hush Puppies have special padding along the sole that will make living in these for the next four months a breeze.
But It: Hush Puppies Molly Malia sandal, $99; hushpuppies.com