Finally, February is here! Did you ever think January would end? A new month brings a whole host of fresh sartorial delights that are sure to lift you out of your winter style rut. With a new season on the horizon (spring officially starts March 19, friends), it's the perfect time to add a touch of newness to your wardrobe that's you can wear right now. (Don't worry—we'll leave the hot-pants trend until it's at least over 70 outside.)
As a market editor and shopping specialist, it's my job to search the internet high and low for the absolute best pieces worth adding to your closet, and this month's stylish treasures do not disappoint. From trending shackets to "Peter Pan" collars to relaxed tailoring, scroll below as I share the must-have items I'm buying to look wholly on-trend right now.
If you don't already own a shacket, now is the time to add the cool-girl piece to your wardrobe. The oversize shirt-jacket hybrid is currently blowing up our Insta feeds and dominating at all our favorite stores right now. They're the perfect layering piece through winter (throw it on over your turtleneck and under your overcoat) and will transition you seamlessly into spring (just wear it as a spring jacket over your white tee).
One of the biggest shoe trends we saw on the spring runways were the return of loafers. This year's iterations come mostly heeled, featuring modern and intriguing sartorial twists such as slingback styles, buckles, textured fabrics, mules, and fun patterns.
This vintage-inspired microtrend is suddenly dominating our Insta feeds, and we're here for it. Opt for a crisp cotton blouse with an oversize "Peter Pan"–esque lace collar that you can layer over a sweater. It's the perfect trending transitional piece.
If you're tired of all your jeans, I highly suggest investing in a pair of chic wide-leg trousers. We saw them all over the spring runways and fashion girls have been quick to take on the trend. Wear them with heels and sneakers alike.
Move over, skinny jeans—'70s-inspired bootcut and flared jeans are back for 2020, and we can't get enough. Already spotted on some of our favorite celebs and fashion girls this season, it's time to jump on this flattering trend.
While there are plenty of bright and bold color trends to get your teeth into this spring, such as lively orange and fiery red, I'm particularly drawn to the more wearable and calming blue hues that are having a big moment right now. From classic blue—Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year—to navy to faded pale blue (my personal favorite), it's sure to be your go-to color due to its versatility.
One of the biggest trends already blowing up on the 'gram is long shorts. This season, they come in relaxed tailored silhouettes in all fabrics from leather to tweed. Wear them with knee-high boots while it's still frigid out.