2011 has been an awesome year for new trends we’re obsessed with. We adopted maxi skirts with accordian pleats, everything Alexander Wang (but especially the jersey. Oh, the jersey!), tie neck blouses for that instant dress-up effect, every color nail polish and design under the sun, colored jeans, a healthy dose of street style outfit inspiration, and of course, Pinterest and Instagram, for following it all. But each of us has our own favorite product that actually changed our (fashion) lives.
“Great as a clutch or day to night shoulder bag, this turned out to be my underdog/unexpected statement piece for 2011 without an outstanding price tag ($155). Believe it or not, neon, regardless of the color, goes with absolutely everything, plus it’s been an excellent ice breaker at industry events.” – Julie, Marketing Director
“My gold Michael Kors watch ($250)—it’s the perfect jewelry staple that goes with everything. When I’m without it, I just feel lost and late.” – Charlotte Steinway, Editorial Assistant
“This collaboration rocked my world this year. Also, my daughter’s first taste of designer!” – Jeanine Edwards, MOMfinds Senior Editor
“THIS PILLOW IS MY JAM ($99)! It’s what I imagine it would be like to cuddle up to a unicorn, or some other amazing, soft fantasy creature. ” – Hilary Sloan, Sales & Project Manager
“I haven’t bought a new winter coat in about 7 years (shocking!) so I splurged this year and bought this leather and fur version by J.Crew Collection ($695). I wear it every day and get tons of compliments.” – Michelle Madhok, CEO & Founder
I found out that it was a bestseller in London, so I bought it at the New York launch. It’s totally rockstar! Proof? Fergie wore it a few weeks later on the red carpet.” – Justine Ingersoll, BRIDEfinds Associate Editor
“This gorgeous clutch ($227 from $325) forces me to leave all of my excess crap at home: keys, wallet, ID – I’m out the door!” – Eileen Conlan, SHEfinds Senior Editor
Check out more editors’ picks with our best find of the day feature, plus see all of this week’s best sales and deals, online sample sales, and (obvi) last minute gifts!