Spring hasn't officially sprung, but check the contents of any industry insider's shopping cart, and you'll feel quite the opposite. When you work in the fashion industry—whether you're a stylist, influencer, or editor—a seasonal shift doesn't just mean you can shed those layers and actually enjoy the outdoors. Instead, it equates to an entire wardrobe transformation, and if you ask the ladies ahead, it's one they look forward to for months on end. In order to get a solid pulse on what these sartorial professionals will be buying and wearing come spring, we asked them what their ideal spring clothing capsule wardrobe is and why.
Ahead, discover the spring pieces your wardrobe is missing, according to the wish lists of some of the industry's coolest influencers, editors, and stylists. From white cowboy boots to gingham dresses, we have a feeling you'll be walking away with full carts and you won't even feel guilty about it. Not to stress you out, but each of their commentaries really does encourage quite a lot of shopping, so we hope you're ready.
"Springtime means I'm usually out and about no matter what time. This crossbody wallet is the perfect functional bag for me that doesn't get in the way of any of my endeavors!"
"It wouldn't be an Our Second Skin list if sneakers weren't involved."
"Pair this with all the above selects, and you've got a whole look. Only kidding, but really love the ease of a body suit for spring. Easy to layer over as well!"
"These are quite literally the perfect spring shoes. Black because I'm still a New Yorker, and the update with the small heel is great for day-night transition."
"Nothing screams spring has sprung more than a good ol' Bermuda short."
"Still on the cowboy-boot wave, especially the all-white Ganni ones. That heart cutout, hello."
"Dickies white painter pants—love me a loose straight leg, and in white? I mean, let's goooo!"
"This bad-boy clip trend is one we are bringing year-round. Urban has beautiful ones I've been wearing nonstop."
"I have always been a fan of a cropped moment because I'm a shortie. Paige Denim has the most lovely burnt orange number that I will be repping a lot."
"Dad sneakers always have and always will be on my list, especially my Hokas. I am still deciding how I want to style them for night, but it's coming."
Kerry Pieri, Digital Fashion/Features Director at Harpers Bazaar
"I'm always here for a cool trench. This one is by one of my favorite new designers."
"I am a platform girl through and through. These have my name all over them."
"This brand was love at first sight. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for America, it's architectural and beautiful."
"I live by the edict that a great white top is all you need in the spring and summer."
"I should add an addendum that wide-leg jeans go perfectly with little white tops."
"Lavender and gingham in a dress? SOLD. I love this HVN dress. If it's a chillier spring day, I would layer a white Wolford turtleneck bodysuit under this and throw on that white leather jacket."
"The twist on the classic black belt. I keep a belt in my styling kit at all times. I am obsessed with this NYC-based brand, Mardu. Throw this around your favorite trench coat or high-waisted denim, and instantly you're the coolest chick in the room."
"A fresh take on the gold hoop with a beautiful freshwater rice pearl. Pearls are going to be everywhere this spring in just the right amount of way. I love everything about these earrings, and they are SO reasonably priced."
"A white leather cropped moto jacket is literally an instant way to polish your look. Never mess with a gal in a bad-ass leather jacket."
"If you follow me on Instagram, you probably see my Josefinas sneakers make an appearance multiple times a week on my story. I have spent 15-hour days on set in these shoes. They give so much support, and the houndstooth will be a major trend this spring."
"I'm a die-hard cardigan wearer, so I'm grateful designers have embraced my favorite keep-cozy staple for spring/summer."
"The beachy, tie-dye trend is a huge one for spring, but I'm not one to rock crochet or a tie-dye dress IRL. I am one for a colorful accessory, and this little Prada does the trick by tying in the trend but also staying really wearable for seasons to come."
"There is a huge divide on jumpsuits that comes down to women who will wear them and women who won't. I've always been on the won't side of things—until I saw this Sézane boilersuit in de rigueur nude. I love the idea of wearing it with the sleeves rolled up (and even the cuffs) and some high-heel mules. Easy (lazy even) but chic."
"After years of dainty day jewelry, I'm really excited to see day-to-day pieces become a bit more substantial. My Meira T pinky signet ring has a charming starburst and little diamond for sparkle and is the perfect addition to my spring/summer rotation. It already fits in perfectly with my smaller pieces."
"I've been lusting after these mules since I first saw them. They are easy to wear, sturdy, straight out of the '90s, and dare I say comfortable? The unusual but beautiful cornflower blue and orange print is just a bonus!"
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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox.
She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.