The apple of our eye. Eyes on the prize. Prize pony. All phrases that could accurately describe the top of our shopping lists for 2019. There will only be one first fashion purchase of the year for each of us, and as a group of shopping enthusiasts, we take our firstborn (or first purchased, whatever) very seriously. We’re setting the tone for a year of shopping, and in case you need some inspiration for your own first “add to cart,” we’re sharing what our editors have their hearts set on come January 1. From well-priced investment jewelry to denim trends that will make an impact, scroll on to shop the picks we see as important (at least to our closets) in 2019.
“I just found out that my favorite jeans of 2018 now come in black. Needless to say, I’ll be buying them—the question is whether I can wait until the New Year.”
“I spent the last half of 2018 loving my Ganni cowboy ankle boots. Not that I’m sick of them, but come 2019, I know I’ll want another pair of statement shoes to make me smile when I get dressed in the morning. These (yes, also Ganni) boots will do just the trick.”
“I never stop collecting cool jackets, because they let me get away with wearing jeans and a T-shirt to the office. Right now I’m eyeing this one from & Other Stories that looks way more expensive than it is.”
“It’s been a while since I’ve bought any fine jewelry, so I’d love to kick off the year by treating myself to a new piece that I’ll never want to take off. These fun double hoops definitely fit the bill.”
“I’ll be treating myself to a chic new handbag that will easily take me from day to night next year. This trending croc bag is chic, modern, and sculpturally beautiful, and I love the luxurious chocolate brown hue.”