how an editors spends 2,000 dollars at net-a-porter

How an Editor Spends a Paycheck at Net-A-Porter

An expert guide to throwing caution to the wind.

By: Leah Faye Cooper

My desire to own heaps and heaps of clothes has waned substantially over the years. Yes, I walk into some closets and think, “Must be nice!” when I spot two dozen CHANEL bags, but if I have to choose between one impeccably made designer piece and a handful of things that are just OK, I’m always going with the former. This is one of the reasons I love Net-A-Porter. The site’s selection of luxury fashion is seemingly endless, yet very well curated—only the best of the best. Ordinarily I save up to buy something that’s a few hundred dollars (and often hope that it’ll still be available in my size come sale season). But in an imaginary world where my paychecks go toward dresses and platforms instead of rent and bills, here’s how I’d spend $2,000 at Net-A-Porter.


LoveShackFancy Bea Ruffled Floral-Print Silk-Georgette Mini Dress, $445

I wear a lot of dresses, and this one checks off several things I love—a short hemline, florals, and mixed prints.

Michael Lo Sordo Scalloped Silk-Lace Midi Skirt, $590 $236

Scalloped lace in hot pink at 60 percent off? Sign me up! This is a steal for such a statement piece.

Fleur du Mal Cropped Embroidered Striped Cotton-Blend Poplin Top, $245

I consider this the perfect summer top—cropped with great seam and stripe details, and it pairs well with skirts, jeans, or shorts.

Simon Miller W009 Quinby High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $280 $112

I’ve been on the hunt for a high-rise pair of jeans that aren’t super stretchy, and these fit the bill perfectly. And at 60 percent off, they’re a great price for designer denim.

Prada 95 Patent-Leather Platform Sandals, $650

Nobody makes a platform like Prada. They’re worth every penny, and you’ll have them forever.

Solid & Striped The Nina Belted Polka-Dot Swimsuit, $170 $85

Another great sale find. I’ve fully leaned into the one-piece trend, and this belted style is coming with me on vacation.

Loren Stewart Infinity Gold Hoop Earrings, $95

I have a small collection of minimal jewelry and wear those pieces most days. These gold hoops are the perfect addition.

Illesteva Wooster Aviator-Style Tortoiseshell Acetate and Gold-Tone Sunglasses, $220 $132

I love aviators in general, but especially this tortoiseshell style. Catch me in these all summer long.

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