Forget fall–spring is truly the “January of fashion.” It’s a chance to overhaul your current wardrobe and in many ways, to reinvent yourself. (I’m not exaggerating–have you seen this article about how wearing certain colors can help you find love, get a promotion, alter your mood, etc.?) If you’ve been in a fashion rut lately (and “lately” can mean for several years), then it’s time to dig yourself out of the hole, sell those ugly clothes on eBay and buy a whole new set (on sale, of course!). The easiest way to build a new wardrobe is to just blatantly steal the shopping list of someone who is incredibly stylish. Perhaps from someone who studies clothing & accessory trends for a living? This is not a mythological person – this is a fashion editor. Fashion editors spend ALL their time researching celebrity style, the best clothes for different body tops, seasonal trends, buying trends. They also work in an incredibly stylish environment (yes, The Devil Wears Prada was shockingly accurate) where you cannot miss a beat, or you’ll be fashion roadkill. They know what trends are on the rise, and which are about to go kaput, so they don’t waste their time on the latter.
We analyzed all the spring magazines as well as sites like Fashionista, Refinery29 and of course, SHEfinds, to bring you the 10 most-wanted items for spring, based off editor approval. These are the items that the fashion editors are buying and wearing themselves, so you know they’re good. They’re also items that appeared in almost every March, April or May magazine issue, have already sold out and come back in stock, or are just generally awesome. In sum, you can’t swing a purse at Fashion Week without hitting at least 1 of them.