19 Spring Must Haves to Add to Your Shopping List STAT

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Forgive us if it's not quite Spring yet, but our closets are more than ready to switch gears. We're inching toward sunny days with a fresh lineup of editor must haves. There are a few common themes — new shoes for starters. Apparently nothing says Spring is coming like tossing our boots aside. On that note, we're also ready to ditch our tights, lighten up our carry-alls, and start showing a little more skin (even if it's just an exposed shoulder or bare ankles). Read on for 19 things to add to your shopping list right now.

It's a fact: Winter weather isn't exactly over, but I'm optimistically shedding layers and opting for this Isabel Marant trench ($415) to make the transition to Spring.

— Hannah Weil McKinley, senior editor

There's no better way to show off cool shoes than with a good pair of cropped and flared jeans. I love the side zip and flat front details on these Mother jeans ($258).

— Meg Cuna, style director

I'm not a huge jewerly girl, but I'm sold on the subtle statement quality of Jennifer Fisher's gold-plated earrings ($215) — all the qualities of a piece you'll keep and wear for years.


We've been spotting the new Nike Cortez, a sort of modern spin on the classic cleat, just about everywhere. This style ($115) will add a sporty touch to dresses and denim.

— Sarah Wasilak, assistant editor

I promise you'll regret going all Spring without a sporty silk bomber. While there are plenty of embroidered options or styles with varsity stripes, I'm all about the statement slogan. Reformation's Baby Jacket ($228) is exactly what I'm in the mood for.

— SW

This Coach sweater ($495) reminds me of something straight out of a paint-by-numbers project and I kind of love it.

— MC

Uniqlo keeps the hits coming with their design collaborations. Their latest, with modest fashion designer Hana Tajima, has yielded a number of really strong pieces. My favorite is their Women Drape Long Sleeve Long Dress ($60), which is colorful, light, and has the full-length sleeves I so adore. I'm debating buying it in a second color.

— Allie Merriam, content director

While Chanel's two-tone slingback shoe is more of a wear-everyday style in its neutral tones, the bright pop of print on M. Gemi's Penna style ($298) — which comes straight from Italy — will lend my outfits color and personality.

— SW

After spotting all the graphic bags from NYFW, I've decided I need one for myself! Patricia Chang sells a few options that have stolen my heart — like this adroable Patricia Chang Pretzel crossbody bag ($325) — and will no doubt break the ice at any social event.

— Samantha Sutton, assistant editor

I'm in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, but I'm tired of basic black frames. The lighter color on this Westward Leaning pair ($225) works as a neutral, but stands out from the pack — aka the best of both worlds.

— SS

March means your toes are practically itching for a pedicure and a chance to be seen. These easy Toshop slides ($80) are like taking a first real step toward Spring.


I've got a major obsession with the throw-on-and-go concept of Burberry's oblong buckle bag ($1,295). I tend to travel lightly, so I'll empty out my wallet and throw a few credit cards into this chainstrap design before heading out the door.

— SW

These Alexander Wang cropped pants ($575) are the perfect transition piece: they'll work with a boot while it's still cold out, but I can wear with loafers, sneakers — even sandals! — when things warm up.

— SS

When it comes to weddings, loud, colorful dresses can distract from the bride — but statement shoes are still an option. I'll be pair these Violet Snake Skin sandals from Frances Valentine ($595) with my best LBD to give it some spice while staying out of the spotlight.

— SS

I'm constantly on the hunt to upgrade my basic aviator. Fortunately, the British design team behind Taylor Morris have come to my rescue with their Black Mirror Rollright Sunglasses ($265), which are a chic twist on a classic style.

— AM

March marks the time of year I start stocking up on great Spring dresses again. Up first, this Sea gingham printed number ($425) that's practical enough for the office with heels and a leather jacket, and even better with sandals and a sun hat on weekends.


With a March beach vacation right around the corner, my New York City mind is thinking one thing: toe liberation. The buzzy shoe brand Malone Souliers has me covered with their Savannah Suede Lace-Up Flat Sandal ($725), which are a chic update on the gladiator sandal.

— AM