There’s no doubt that we editors have a penchant for shopping. (It’s our job to know the coolest, most desirable bound-to-sell-out items, after all.) But among our handful (or two) of purchases from season to season, there is often one piece that stands out among the rest. These are the types of pieces that we get giddy about wearing and never regret buying. Because, quite simply, they hold a type of sartorial power that makes us feel utterly chic and confident. I decided to tap into my fellow editors to discover their most recent life-changing purchases. Fromstriking bags that take an outfit to next-level chic to the most-Instagrammed designer shoes of the season, scroll below to get a glimpse of our editors’ number one fashion purchase this summer.
“I honestly don’t know what I did with my sunglasses before owning this. It’s sort of grandma-chic (which is a cool thing to be this season) and pairs so well with all of my jewelry and sunglasses. I have the Tiger’s Eye one, but it also comes in a pearl iteration, which I’m having trouble resisting.”
“I’ve only had this Paco Rabanne bag in my possession for a week so far, but I can already tell it is going to change my outfits, which is pretty much the same thing as changing my life, right? In all seriousness, the bag adds a dose of ‘cool’ to any look, and it weirdly goes with everything. The only downside is it’s a bit heavy, but I’m willing to suffer for life-changing outfits. Also if you’re looking for something similar, this one from Cult Gaia is a fraction of the price.”
“I always have my eye out for up-and-coming fashion labels, and right now jewelry brand Daphine is topping my list. Its Lea necklace is a recent addition to my wardrobe that I’ve been wearing everywhere from Australian Fashion Week to NYC since it arrived.”
“I bought these Chanel sandals kind of on a whim (just because I simply couldn’t resist), and I am so glad I did. I’ve been getting so much use out of them, and they give every outfit (no matter how plain) a tinge of trendiness, which makes me feel better about being lazy with my style some days. Plus, they’re black, so they go with everything.”
If there’s one piece of jewelry I wear all the time, it’s gold hoop earrings. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair that are small yet make a statement—(after all, I have a baby now and am all too familiar with my ears getting tugged). I scored these expensive-looking gold textured earrings from the Net-a-Porter sale and have not taken them off since they’ve come into my possession. They’re great for day or night and are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
“Although this mini zebra bag does not hold my phone, it has quickly become of my most prized possessions. I find that no matter what I pair it with—jeans and a tank, contrasting prints, or even a silky slip—having this little guy by my side not only makes me feel extremely forward, but it also brings in tons of compliments and starts some fun conversations about newer brands I’m loving.”
“I take my sleep very seriously, and Slip’s silk eye mask and pillowcases are a godsend. They’re a simple luxury that I use every single day. Improve your sleep, improve your life!”
“I just added this dress to my wardrobe and it encompasses everything I want to wear this summer: The smocked bodice and square neckline are incredibly flattering, the puffy sleeves are perfectly whimsical, and the print feels particularly fresh. Plus, I love that it pairs so well with sneakers since that’s become my warm-weather uniform these days.”
Up next, every time I wear these 11 dresses I’m inundated with compliments.