Spring's 10 Best
The styles we're craving this season
If there were ever a season that had us itching for some retail therapy, spring would be it. (Sorry, goose-down jacket, but you’re going into the incinerator.) In preparation for those glorious warmer days, we’ve surveyed the market and rounded up our top ten pieces. Get to it before they sell out.
The Ankle-Wrap Flats
The oft-Instagrammed Aquazzura version has been flying off the shelves like hotcakes. Lucky for you, there are plenty of new styles that won’t set you back $700. When searching for this type of shoe, look for a pointed or peep toe. And save the bows for your kindergartner--grown women should be tied in knots.
Get the look: Anthropologie ($178)
The Suede Skirt
Everyday suede is making a big play this season, and not without reason. The plush fabric transforms a simple A-line or pencil skirt into a high-fashion commodity. The great news here is that many brands are creating affordable iterations, so it’s OK if you’re not prepared to splurge and commit to a dry-cleaning bill.
Get the look: Miss Selfridge ($114)
The Matching Denim Set
Last year's spring set was the full midi skirt and the boxy top. This year, it?s the denim duo. The bottom piece can vary (wide-leg pants, pencil midi skirt, culottes)-- the key is topping it off with something fresh-- like a boxy chambray top or tank. Think of it as the everywoman?s denim jumpsuit.
The Canteen Bag
We told you about this guy back in December. (Remember, the “it” bag of 2015?) We’re sticking to our guns. You’re bound to spot this circular style amidst the sea of last year's bucket bags very soon. There are plenty of styles to mull over, so scoop one up in your fabric of choice.
Get the look: Karen Walker ($350)
The Cinched Kimono Jacket
Happen to catch our ode to Lucy Lui’s all-white kimono in Kill Bill: Vol 1? Turns out, the Japanese assassin might have been the inspiration for spring/summer ’15 runways, because Karate Kid belts were cinching waists everywhere. We like this look most when wrapped around a short kimono-style jacket.
Get the look: Madewell ($110)
The Gingham Dress
Toto, this isn?t Kansas. But Dorothy?s dress sure is trending. Get yourself a glamorous fit-and-flare version or full skirt and wear it anywhere and everywhere this season.
Get the look: Marissa Webb ($598)
The Platform Heels
God bless a stacked heel. Both on trend and instantly slimming, platforms are ideal for spring skirts and the resurgence of flared jeans. (Although we won’t blame you if you’re not entirely ready for those yet.)
Get the look: Stella McCartney ($810)
The Rounded Sunglasses
Your classic aviators and all-black frames are staples. But it’s OK to step outside the box. This season, look for slightly rounder frames in an airy color like butterscotch or sunset pink.
Get the look: Garrett Leight ($375)
The Oversized Earrings
Minimalist jewelry will always be in fashion. But if you’re pining for more of a statement, reach for a pair of bold dangling earrings. They elevate even your simplest white T-shirt.
Get the look: J.Crew ($98)
The Fringe Top
Just a touch of flair. After all, this isn’t actually the '70s.
Get the look: Wren ($242)