The World's Best Shoppers Share What We Should Buy for Spring

Welcome to our World’s Best Shoppers series, a monthly feature in which we tap into the shopping leaders of the fashion world—the best fashion directors, buyers, and stylists—for sartorial insight on what to buy each season.

With spring just around the corner (seven days to be exact!), it's officially time to get our new-season wardrobes into gear with a few key items that will have us looking wholly on-trend. So what should we be buying, Instagramming, and lusting after this spring? To get us inspired for our new-season purchases, we tapped into the world’s best shoppers to see exactly what they’re adding to their carts this March. From trending long shorts to fresh denim silhouettes, scroll below to see what these women—with an eye for fashion—are getting their hands on before everyone else.

Tiffany Hsu, Buying Director, Mytheresa

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Tiffany Hsu

“I am so ready for spring and cannot wait to wear a pair of cool Bermuda shorts with oversize jackets as a suit combination. Maison Margiela, Valentino, and the new Korean brand Low Classic have some amazing offerings.”

“I am literally obsessed with anything leather on leather from the likes of Bottega Veneta and Gucci. It just looks so sleek and will never go out of fashion.”

“Another trend I am really into it for S/S 20 is paper-bag high-waisted pants, especially in denim. Isabel Marant and Ganni have great styles you can mix from day to night.”

Shannon Schafer, Senior Fashion Director, Nordstrom

"This spring clean denim is updated with the influence of the ’70s. Flared jeans are the must-have that will refresh your look and work hard in your wardrobe.”

“The jumpsuit is updated with utility details for a comfortable yet chic look. Pair it with heels for a cool day-to-night ensemble.”

“Dresses are revitalized with longer lengths and romantic volume. Soft movement, ruffles, and fuller sleeves create af breezy, relaxed look. Pair a voluminous dress with sandals for a daytime look or with heels for night.”

Caroline Maguire, Fashion Director, Shopbop

“The animal craze continues through spring, and I love how versatile these zebra flip flops are. You can dress them down with cutoff denim shorts or opt for a full volume dress for a more formal look.”

“We are so thrilled to be carrying Gelareh Mizrahi’s collection on Shopbop! These micro bags spice up all outfits. I am especially obsessed with the Kelly green one.”

Libby Page, Senior Fashion Market Editor, Net-a-Porter

“The epitome of one-step dressing, and playing into this idea of versatility and practicality, I’m choosing a grey suit. The suit is timeless, but grey is the must-wear seasonal color. We saw this trend emerge during the shows for spring/summer 2020, but for fall, grey was the most dominating color. For anyone who is an early fashion adopter looking to tap into the trend early, this is the piece for them.”

“Everyday basics should never be underestimated. Three years ago, wearing a T-Shirt with a suit felt fashion-forward, and now it’s all about the racerback tank top. I love the ribbed fit on this Totême take on the trend.”

“Practicality and comfort is now top of the fashion agenda—chic, comfortable and versatile is the ever cool Birkenstock x Proenza Schouler collaboration, as seen on the runway.”

Lisa Ruffle, Buying Manager, Moda Operandi 

“A sharply constructed blazer is the perfect answer to transitional spring dressing. I am investing in Peter Do’s detachable blazer that can be worn in so many ways. A great investment.”

“I’m all in on the spring leather short trend. This white Nanushka pair is seriously sophisticated.”

“I’m utterly in love with these sleek pumps from Bottega Veneta, featured in an incredibly versatile animal print. These will go with everything.”

Katie Murphy, VP of Client Services, 11 Honoré

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“It’s all about the ’90s silhouette with these pants. Mara Hoffman got the weight of this fabric right for spring, and the high waist makes it easy to pair with a great basic (like the Good American black crew-neck bodysuit below). It’s a great spring uniform!”

“Dolce & Gabbana is one of our best-selling brands, this stunning fuchsia silk cocktail dress is the perfect piece for spring weddings and events. I will pair it with black patent strappy heels for a city party and a metallic sandal for a more relaxed event.”

“You cannot get a more timeless piece. I love the graphic print of the DVF Julian wrap dress. Perfect everyday dress for work. Everyone looks great in this!”

Natalie Kingham, Fashion and Buying Director, Matchesfashion.com

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“Tailoring is my go-to every season, and, in particular, a beautifully tailored suit. This season Wales Bonner adapted her menswear designs with a softer feminine edge, and this suit—impeccably crafted in the United Kingdom—is a real investment piece that I will wear for years to come, either as a full suit or separates.”

“Chopova Lowena is a brand I’m very excited about. It has such a unique point of view and really has fun with its designs, which is something I love. This season, I am loving their mix of tartan and organza creating the perfect spring dress. It looks great styled with chunky boots.”

“Handmade in Sweden from upcycled vintage blankets, this Rave Review jacket is perfect for the cooler spring days. The eco-conscious label is part of our recently launched Responsible Edit due to its use of sustainable materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.”

Sherri McMullen, Boutique Owner and Buyer, McMullen

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“This menswear-inspired jacket in bright pink brings together a masculine and feminine take on a suit. This pink, structured blazer can be worn with matching shorts or paired back with a knit, slim pants, and heels.”

“Shorts are on trend this season. These Jacquemus pink shorts can be worn with flat sandals for day or worn at night with heels.”

“Lizzie Fortunato designs earrings that are both whimsical and add personality to any outfit. These mosaic earrings are a classic shape yet offer dimension with the design and unique color.”

Noelle Sciacca, Women's Editorial Lead, The RealReal

“A Bottega Veneta hobo bag is number one on my spring wish list. My coworkers and I have been eyeing the slouchy, oversize style for a while, but when its creative director, Daniel Lee, featured the shape in his resort 2020 collection, that sealed the deal for me. This particular hobo features the brand’s signature intrecciato in a bold chartreuse color that is similar to what Lee showed in his most recent runway show.”

“Walking is my main mode of transportation in New York, so I invest in at least one new pair of shoes every season. These platform Marni sandals give a subtle nod to the ’60s and will go with almost every dress I plan to wear this spring.”

“A Burberry trench coat is a forever spring classic that commands a high resale value. When I was younger, my dad wore one that was oversize and double-breasted. I am just waiting for the perfect one to pop up on The RealReal. I currently have about 20 different versions of that trench saved in my Obsessions Page.”

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