It's been frigid the last few days in NYC, and I wish I could say I thought this was the last of it, but March always tends to surprise us so I better not speak too soon! Even still, the days are getting less and less grey, and with daylight savings time coming up, they're also getting longer and lighter. I'm officially ready for spring, and even though my wardrobe could probably manage as is too, I'm fantasizing about sprucing it up a bit with some new additions.
I'll most definitely indulge in one or two of my wants, and I did just complete a decent sized closet purge. I gave most of my old goods away but have a few designer pieces that I'm thinking about selling, so I'll definitely feel less guilty about snatching up something new with my profits. Below, I've rounded up the 12 things I'm coveting this spring. Are you looking to add anything new to your closet as the weather warms up?
Loafers have been trending big time over the last few seasons, and while I am completely obsessed with getting a chunky designer pair, I've talked myself off of that ledge and have pivoted towards a more practical purchase. While the super chunky loafer is incredibly in now, if I'm going to go the designer route for a pair of loafers I'd stick to a cleaner, more classic silhouette that's more likely to remain relevant. For the chunky trend I'd do a more contemporary pair like these from Sam Edelman.
Purple has been my favorite color since I was a child, and though it is a hue I loved then (and still do now), it wasn't a color I ever really wore until recently. Lately I've been obsessed with adding pops of purple and when I discovered that there was an entire collection of discontinued Louis Vuitton lilac Epi leather bags I knew I needed to add one to my wishlist. The brand has produced various shades of purple Epi over the years but I think this muted lilac is my favorite one.
Speaking of purple, I haven't been able to get this silk slip dress off of my mind since posting about it last month. It doesn't help that our phones just know, THEY KNOW, and I keep seeing it pop up on my social feeds.
Did you hear that skinny jeans are out? That's according to Gen Z anyway, and while I'm a big proponent of wearing whatever you want whenever you want, I am very into the loose fitting jeans look. I have a few pairs already but I'm looking to add a distressed pair to my rotation and these are really calling my name!
Not your mother's cardigan, this cropped cutie is perfect to pair with high waisted loose fit jeans and sneakers for day or a strappy low heeled sandal for night. The ultimate foolproof outfit if I do say so myself.
SENSO Jetta Strap Heels ($129)
When I said strappy sandals this pair is precisely what I had in mind. My runners feet have been through 3 surgeries and multiple injuries so sky high heels just aren't my thing anymore (actually they never really were). These are the ideal mix of cute and comfy...enough!
Swap out the sandals for this updated version of a cool classic during the day.
STAUD Tommy Bag ($250)
I love the idea of adding a fun novelty bag to my collection, and this floral, beaded beauty is perfect for spring and summer. Personally, I wouldn't spend any more than $300 on a novelty style and this STAUD bag fits the bill. I'd wear this bag with a ton, but especially with the loose jeans and cardigan look above.
If I had to nickname these pants I would call them easy pants. They're incredibly stylish, but comfortable too and can be worn with sneakers, sandals or even a heel...just easy! I bought these in a blue cropped version already, and though I've yet to wear them I know I'm going to want them in another color. I'd throw an oversized button down on over these and a silk scarf on my head for an effortless spring look.
Gucci x Ken Scott Silk Scarf ($495)
Speaking of scarves, this is one I likely will not be investing in but I'm really, really into because of the GG/KS initial combo. Unclear how I'd feel if my initials weren't KS, but it would be really cool to own a piece of this collection for that reason alone.
Bottega Veneta Mini Bag ($1,250)
While I, admittedly, am still head over heels for the Bottega Veneta Jodi Bag, I also did just purchase another bag, which means that it is far above my budget if I were to add another bag to my collection for spring. The price point of this smooth leather mini is much more doable for me, especially if I were to sell something I'm no longer using.
Frankie Shop Patent Trench ($445)
It wouldn't be a wishlist of mine if there wasn't some sort of coat on it. Anyone who knows me know that along with an obsession of handbags and sneakers comes my affinity for coats. The last time I counted I was well above the 25 mark. This one is a true statement piece and I love it.