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The 50 Pieces Our Editors Are Buying for Spring

If our online checkout could talk.

By: Meagan Wilson

The feeling of filling up an imaginary shopping cart full of toe-bearing sandals (hey, remember pedicures?), bathing suits (one-pieces! two-pieces! three-pieces?), and sleeveless dresses after a few very cold months is impossible to describe. You can basically taste the chilled alcoholic beverage of your choice on a balmy night, or that moment where you walk into a room with the AC on high after schlepping down the block. It’s definitely enough to make you forget all about those summer days where you show up to work sweating like you just stepped out of a sauna. Or being stuffed into an overheated subway car. Or…well, you get the point.

Given that all of the above has been a leading topic of conversation around Cov HQ since, oh, February, we figured we’d share some of that excitement (and everything we have to stop ourselves from snapping up in a weather-spurred tizzy) with you here.

 


 Jodi Taylor

Assistant Editor

Honestly, my style changes just as much as the weather, if not more. Somedays I feel like being super trendy (think off-the-shoulder tops, midi skirts, and fishnets), while other days Im cool with jeans, Air Force 1s, a hoodie, and hoop earrings. While my style is always changing, one thing never waivers, and that is my love for streetwear. But this spring, I have made a promise to myself to buy into the feminine side of fashion and focus my attention on some of the newer trends, such as dainty jewelry, itty-bitty bags, feminine bodysuits, and ruffled dresses (dont worry, Im still squeezing in the new Adidas x Wang jacket). Wish me luck!

These look like the most comfy pants ever. All I need is a white tee to pair them with, and I am good to go.

Unravel Project Tapered Trousers, $1,160Read More

Never in my life have I been drawn to something marigold, but this clutch? So beautiful I have no choice but to add it to my collection.

No. 21 Knot Satin Clutch, $415Read More

Is this not the cutest thing you ever did see?

Lauren Klassen Tiny Key Chain Earring, $285Read More

I’m a boot (and sneaker) girl all year 'round, and if you ask me, these LV boots are dying to be worn with some cutoff denim shorts and and an oversized sweater.

Louis Vuitton Laureate Desert Boot, $1,510Read More

See previous slide—these are the exact type of denim shorts I was picturing. Thank you, Virgil!

Off-White Distressed Denim Shorts, $333Read More

Do I really need to explain myself with this one?

Adidas x Wang Jacket, $230Read More

I’m not typically one for small bags or clutches, but how adorable is this little guy? Perfect for a spring/summer brunch.

Simon Miller Bonsai Bucket Bag, $390Read More

I think it’s safe to say at this point that I love Unravel Project.

Unravel Project Double Neck Bodie, $269Read More

This is so not something that I would typically be drawn to, which makes me love it that much more. I’d make it a little more casual by throwing it on with some sneakers.

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Dress, $1,490Read More

I’m obsessed with rings, and I almost can’t handle how good this piece is.

Eshvi Double Finger Ring, $193Read More


 Tara Gonzalez

Assistant Editor

I love wearing pieces that no one else has. Usually this means spending hours at thrift stores or wearing things backwards, inside out, or in ways they were never intended. My creative layering gets a little harder in spring, when less clothing is required for the weather. As a result, my wardrobe gets more feminine, with flowy lace pieces, but since I don’t like anything too romantic, I often pair them with leather or studded accents. As a native New Yorker from Queens, I love the grit of the city and the style of the 1970s and ’80s. I try to channel Mick Jagger or Bowie on a daily basis, even when the flowers and sun are out. So kinda like if the cast of the Virgin Suicides went to a New York Dolls concert? At least that’s how I like to see it.

I get excited just thinking about all the ways I can wear this: with jeans, over a lace slip, or with a bustier on top. Also, the pattern isn’t called Condom Floral for nothing—those pink little boxes are actually condom wrappers that say “Make Love.” Love is in the air, after all (and also needs to get in my closet).

Sandy Liang Truffle Top in Condom Floral, $494Read More

I love piercings, and I love boots, so what could be better than a pierced boot? Plus, every shoe Dora Teymur makes is magic, and this white leather is especially perfect for spring.

Dorateymur Nizip Boots in White Nappa Leather, $512Read More

Even though I’m Spanish, I have never really been a fan of espadrilles (don’t kill me, Mami!), but this pair from Miu Miu have officially converted me.

Miu Miu Double Buckle Platform Espadrilles, $670Read More

If you ever wondered what beautiful little silver sculptures would look like hanging from your ears, here is your answer. I need them.

Closer by Wwake Suspended Earrings, $374Read More

One of my favorite things to layer is bustiers or harnesses over otherwise very girly dresses and tops. This Zana Bayne piece feels super editorial, but I really believe that if you like something, you can wear it whenever. And I would wear this often.

Zana Bayne Belt Harness, $250Read More

I remember sitting next to designer Jameel in fashion photography class at college, and now he is making the most beautiful jewelry. I wear hoops every other day, but I’ve never seen any with this silhouette.

Khiry Khartoum Hoops, $365Read More

Where do I even start with describing all the things I love about this dress? I love the lace and the plaid. I love the length and the sheer. I love the layers and the belt. I’ve already decided I’m going to wear it forever, so I’ll just forget about the only part I don’t love: the price tag.

Zimmerman Cavalier Plaid Dress, $1,950Read More

This top!!!! Eeek. Who says you can’t wear black in Spring? This off-the-shoulder scrunch shirt is what dreams are made of.

Ellery Third Degree Top, $670Read More

Flare! Tweed! Pants! All things I am really into, especially all at once.

Kim Shui Tweed Flared Pants, $350Read More

Never not trying to be Joan Jett. I’d like to imagine that every time I’d wear these, “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways would play in my ears, and that is way more than okay with me.

Daddy Bones Cherry Bomb Earrings, $45Read More


 Noah Lehava

Senior Editor: Health and Wellness

My entire sartorial modus operandi has shifted over the last six months. Sure, I still love my white tees and vintage jeans, but I’ve completely abandoned the here-for-a-second trends and instead invest in beautifully crafted pieces that I’ll love to wear for longer than a season. And great transitional ones too. Spring to me signals this reprise of silks, linens, and color.

I’ll admit, I’m not really a bag girl—I freak out more over shoes than a bucket bag. Buuuut, that all changed the moment I found Boyy. My heart dropped at first sight.

Boyy Colorblock Suede Devon Bag, $1,100Read More

Like I said, I’m a shoe person. I love the color....nay, everything about these.

The Palatines Caelum Slide Sandal, $260Read More

To me, linen is synonymous with warm weather. The tortoiseshell buttons and wrap waist are just extra.

Wilfred Vachel Blouse, $75Read More

This definitely falls in line with my “luxe,” “beautifully crafted” criteria.

Etro Printed Silk-Satin Wrap Jacket, $2,020Read More

I wore something like this on my grade eight grad trip boat cruise! With hoop earrings and ombre-lensed (with gemstone heart) sunglasses! It all feels so relevant again.

Off-WhiteOne-Shoulder Printed Cotton-Terry Top, $370Read More

Magda Butrym just proved you can wear sequins in warm weather. Boom.

Magda Butrym Sequin Embellished One Shoulder Top, $3,299 Read More

White sneakers are just as essential as a black heel. But I don’t have to tell you that.

Nike Classic Cortez Leather Sneakers, $70Read More

These...these, I would live in all spring/summer long.

Atp Atelier Cyla Cutout Sandals, $388Read More

Has a one-piece ever been so hot? Need it.

Sian Swimwear Jada One-Piece, $235Read More

I can’t wait for the day when I only have to wear one item of clothing. And when it comes, I want to wear this romper.

Rosetta Getty Open Shoulder Striped Romper, $920Read More


 Meagan Wilson

Editorial Manager

For me, spring and summer dressing is marked by all and any of the following: denim, airy fabrics, the perfect pair of very fancy sunglasses, kicky mule sandals and sneakers, lots of white, and lots of color. Pretty simple order, right?

The idea of living without this enormous straw Balenciaga bag this spring offends me on every imaginable level.

Balenciaga Large Panier Tote Bag, $1,366Read More

Just me, or the ideal denim skirt to pair with everything from vintage tees to fancy blouses?

Madewell High Slit Jean Skirt, $120Read More

These with a really Carolyn-Bessette-goes-to-the-Cape shirtdress, flared jeans, or trousers. Good, right?

Ash Lucky Star Sneakers, $198Read More

Hear me out: I swear this is different from my thousand other blue-and-white-striped shirts. For starters, it’s silk. It has a tie waist, slinky pajama feel, *and* slightly flared sleeves. In other words, I need it, too.

By Malene Birger Striped Shirt, $451Read More

I’m the proud owner of fresh second lobe piercings (aka a 15-year-old girl!) and, because of them, on a big earring kick.

Loewe gold and silver tone hoop earrings, $360Read More

The better question here is so obviously: why haven’t I been wearing dresses with a sequined parrot embellished on one side my entire life?

Attico Raquel Parrot Embellished Dress, $2,593Read More

The heel height, the nautical stripes, the fabric knot for a little flourish: I literally dare you to tell me these aren’t the ideal shoes to pair with denim and easy-breezy shirtdresses all spring (and summer!) long.

Topshop Rome Fabric Knot Mules, $90Read More

There's something so film-star-on-the-French-Riviera about a pair of white cat-eye sunglasses, which is the only summer vibe I ever want to approximate in my life...

Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses, $303 Read More

...although I am similarly partial to culling inspiration from a gangly, dirty teenage boy at a skatepark, apparently. Enter this!

Boys of Summer 2015 DVD T-Shirt, $34Read More


Emily Ramshaw

Senior Editor: Features

For me, spring and summer dressing used to mean jean cut-offs, crop tops, and bikinis. And while these things are still very much among my staples (minus the crop tops, tbh), this year I’m feeling a little more reserved and am finding myself drawn to silhouettes that are a little longer and leaner.

Cropped pants (beyond my usual denim) are my summertime MO. All the better if they’re in a super bright color.

Topshop Crop Wide Leg Trousers, $55Read More

I juuuust discovered this Colombian designer and have decided that it should be my mission to add something by Pepa Pombo to my wardrobe ASAP—like, for example, this dress. Everything they make is in a super high-quality knit (think Alaïa) and are wildly luxurious and sexy. WANT.

Pepa Pombo Papoula Dress, $1,500Read More

I’m already of the group that believes that Ancient Greek makes the best sandals out there (when it’s all you do, you better be good at it), and their new slides are all I want to wear once it’s hot out.

Ancient Greek Taygete Bow-Embellished Velvet Sandals, $245Read More

Usually I’d never wear a white bathing suit—in fact, they straight-up scare the shit out of me with all their raft of potential wardrobe malfunctions. But this one is so darn chic that I’ll risk any dignity damage in exchange for a few moments in the sun in this baby.

Karla Colletto White Josephine Off The Shoulder Swimsuit, $310Read More

I don’t know how to explain this besides my inherent laziness, but when it’s warm, airy one-pieces are so key. Let this jumpsuit be exhibit A.

Nikki Chasin Rocco Jumpsuit, $460Read More

Horses Atelier is one of my most favorite labels to wear in the summertime—their light fabrics are that good. Plus, they live and work in my hometown (Toronto!). Support, people!

Horses Atelier Button Front Tie Dress, $505Read More

It’s my opinion that Trademark is winning the accessories game right now. This bag, though.

Trademark Mini Aubock Shopper, $848Read More

High-waisted denim shorts that aren’t skin-tight! A revelation!

DL1961 Apollo High-Rise Short, $138Read More

Historically, my sunglasses are pretty traditional (read: basic). I.e., the majority of them are of the all-black or tortoiseshell varieties. I want to be the person who can pull off pink acetate frames, so let’s give it a go.

Warby Parker Silvan Sunglasses, $95Read More

Honestly, I’d like to wear only Dôen all summer long, but I especially love everything they do that’s white and long and slightly sheer.

Dôen Faye Dress, $378Read More

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