I'm a Veteran Fashion Director—These Spring Items Will Help Make a Great Closet

While style is extremely personal and ever evolving, it's often intriguing to learn how others define their sartorial choices. One industry insider who is often a go-to resource for fresh inspiration is Taylor Tomasi Hill. As a veteran fashion director, she's consistently had a pulse on what matters in fashion. Currently, she's at the helm of The Yes—the AI shopping platform that features a range of high-low brands to shop all in one place. Oh, and The Yes recently launched an exciting new loyalty program—Yes Funds. Basically, you're automatically enrolled in the program when you create an account with The Yes, and you earn 10% back on every purchase. You can either apply the funds to a future purchase or donate to a rotating charity. 

Given Tomasi Hill's vast knowledge and unique style, we thought there could be interest in learning about the specific spring pieces she's currently wearing. The items in question are actually front runners for her because they can help make a great closet—one that's well-balanced with versatile, forward items. 

Keep scrolling to check out spring pieces to consider, including visual references from Tomasi Hill. There's also a smattering of shopping recommendations from The Yes.

1. Shirtdress/Maxi Dress

On Tomasi Hill: Lee Mathews dress; Khaite bag

"I'm always saying, 'I'm not really a dress person,' but pieces like this keep proving me wrong. Lee Mathews is so thoughtful in his designs for all body types. This tent dress gives great volume but also a little shape thanks to the nipped waist. Most importantly…pockets! I'm pairing it back to my fall Khaite tote that I've had in constant rotation. Consider this your seasonal reminder to never skip the suede protection!"

2. Boxy Tee

On Tomasi Hill: The Great tee; Lee Mathews pants; Shrimps bag

"If you're looking for a super-soft, slightly oversize, gets-better-with-age tee (and who isn't!?), look no further than the Boxy Crew from The Great. It comes in every color you can imagine; my go-to is heather gray. I re-up every spring with a new stack. To offset a casual tee, it's nice to add perfectly tailored high-waist black pants into the mix. The Lee Mathews Preston Pant is lightweight and has the perfect built-in cuff. I'll give them an extra roll for a sportier look with sneakers. And when your look is classic, you gotta accessorize with a little bit of whimsy! This checker bag from Shrimps is my newest obsession. I actually purchased it using my Yes Funds, which I banked for a rainy day."

3. Miniskirt

On Tomasi Hill: Monse skirt; The Great tee; Chloé sneakers

"Say hello to the most comfortable run-around-all-day skirt on the market. And get ready to see it constantly, now until October! I love pairing it back to my uniform The Great tee, but while the current weather is all over the place, I'm layering on my Donald Robertson x 123 Ciao hoodie. The Chloé Nama sneakers are the sneakers for me this spring. I love the hand-stitched details. And of course, I'm not going out and about without a pair of Machete sunnies. The price is so right. You can have one for your house, your car, your bag, your other bag…"

4. Pieces in Saturated Hues

On Tomasi Hill: Ulla Johnson dress

"You can never, ever go wrong with black. And though I was extremely tempted to get this dress in fashion's favorite color, this orchid hue is just too good to resist. The silhouette brings a lot of charm, movement, and joy—it's the life of the party. The casual poplin fabric is perfect for warm weather and gives you styling options for both casual days and dressier nights."

5 & 6.  Printed Swimsuit & Loose Jeans

On Tomasi Hill: Cover suit; Frame jeans; Two New York hat; Mango bag; Balenciaga shoes

"Pool ready? Too soon? Well, it's almost time to be, because spring break and all that jazz are right around the corner. My friend Lisa Moore of Cover joined forces with my other friend, artist Donald Robertson, on this amazing collab. The printed suits celebrate International Women's Day while also providing UPF 50+ sun protection. I'm paring it back to my go-to biodegradable denim that I'm constantly championing, the hat I didn't take off last summer, my new pool Crocs, and a swishy-swashy mop bag. Yes, I am indeed ready for summer."