The fashion industry and its trends are always changing, and right now, they're at a point that I'm not terribly interested in, on a personal aesthetic level. The notable exception to that is bags, thankfully--I think a lot of what's out there right now is great, and most of the current accessory trends are grounded in both form and function, which is important. Everything else, though? I could take or leave a lot of it.
That made constructing a personal wish list for the season's new arrivals a little trickier than it usually is, but once I got going, I found some things I'd totally love to have. (And, if you look at many of this list's pieces together, I constructed a pretty good weekend travel outfit or two.) Take a look at my picks below--what are you looking forward to snapping up for your spring wardrobe?
Adidas Originals Santiago Duffel Bag
$40 via Nordstrom
I have three trips between now and the middle of June, and spring and summer travel makes right now an ideal time for a lot of people to pick up a new weekend bag. I had an Adidas duffel similar to this one when I played soccer as a teenager, and I've always had a great deal of affection for that bag's simple, sporty design. I'm not a fancy luggage girl, and the current athleisure-saturated fashion climate seems like the perfect opportunity to embrace an old favorite.
Altuzarra Ghianda Saddle Bag
$1,975 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
Joseph Altuzarra was smart to start his bag collection with only a few bags in a single line--he got the design just right and established a clear point of view for himself instead of buckling to the pressure to expand rapidly. I've wanted one of his bags since they debuted, and this Army green version is a perfect all-year neutral.
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
$135 via Urban Outfitters
I've always loved silver shoes, and the pair of silver Arizonas I inevitably buy this summer will be my third in three years. They go with everything, and Birkenstocks are much better for activity-heavy warm days than their flimsier sandal counterparts.
Cecilie Copenhagen Topanga Top
$133 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
One of my favorite things is when I can find spring clothing in fall colors, which is exactly what this fun little top is.
Chloé Striped Silk Crepon Mini Dress
$3,295 via Net-a-Porter
This dress is expensive, but if I bought it, I would happily work on decreasing the cost per wear by putting it on literally every day.
Frame Rigid Re-Release Denim Jacket
$345 via Net-a-Porter
Denim jackets go with literally everything, and because they don't have any insulation and cotton is naturally breathable, they make a perfect throw-on option for days when you're not sure if you'll actually end up needing a jacket. Spring has tons of those!
Gucci Ace Sneakers
$950 via Gucci
Usually I abhor designer sneakers in favor of their less expensive and more carefully designed counterparts (which would just be, like, regular sneakers), but Gucci has managed to be the brand to make a fancy tennis shoe I actually like. They're both crisp and fancy at the same time.
Loewe Foldable Heel Espadrille Loafers
$436 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
This is a mullet shoe: business up top, party down below. Espadrilles have always been too sloppy-looking for me, and loafers always feel a little too business-casual in my wardrobe. Somehow, I think the somewhat ill-advised combination of the two is exactly what I was waiting for.
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Monogram Infrarouge Bag
$1,830 via Louis Vuitton
This isn't a spring bag but I want it now and now is spring so...maybe it's a spring bag? The seasons are a social construct.
Loveshackfancy Jenna Dress
$295 via Net-a-Porter
I really hate the name of this brand, but the dress is cute enough that I can overcome it. Normally something like this would be outside my color palette, but I ordered a blue and white beach dress for an upcoming trip on a whim and quickly became obsessed with it. Now I want more.
Mansur Gavriel Saddle Bag
$695 via Bergdorf Goodman
I hate carrying bags that are heavy or bulky when it's hot outside, and Mansur Gavriel's are as light as they come. This brand new Spring 2017 design would fit into my wardrobe perfectly, I think.
Prada iPhone 6 Plus Case
$185 via Net-a-Porter
I've been using the same iPhone case since I got my 6 Plus over two years ago, but it finally broke last month. I tend to like bright, fun cases (might as well have something cute if I'm gonna see it all the time, right?), and this one is perfect.
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