3 Outfits I'm Stealing From My Chic Co-Worker

During a recent visit to NYC, I was chatting with my friend, co-worker, and fellow fashion editor Lauren Eggertsen about how thrilled I am that it's finally spring. After politely listening to me go on and on, she turns to roll her eyes at me—not exactly an unfair response, given that I currently live in almost-always-sunny L.A. "You don't even understand," she said. "I can finally walk around in a T-shirt and jeans without crying." Touché.

I got to thinking about what other essentials she's excited about for the season, as she's the person whose outfits I shamelessly copy the most, and she tells me she's been eyeing basically everything from Cuyana. I immediately become as big a fan of the brand's gorgeous and timeless leather handbags as I do its "fewer, better things" motto, but Lauren tells me I really need to check out the classic layering pieces too.

I'm no fool, so I do what she says and hit up the designer's SoHo store—which I discover does live monogramming, by the way—and then immediately plan to re-create Lauren's three super-chic spring outfits.

MORE FASHION KNOWLEDGE FROM LAUREN:

A really awesome everyday bag must be: The kind you can wear with anything, day or night, without giving it a second thought.

The spring trend I'm overly geeking out about is: Tie-dye.

The one It accessory everyone should own right now is: Floss heels. They're the new naked shoes, in my opinion.

Since moving to NYC, the piece that's been a lifesaver is: An anorak. It keeps me looking cute while braving the ever-changing weather.