Spring Checklist

From slashed denim to round shades, your hit list of what's hot for spring. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi

We're all in favor of over-hauling your spring wardrobe, but now more than ever, transforming your closet from winter to spring requires a smart strategy as much as style savvy. That's why we've assembled the ultimate hit list of what to buy now that spring is finally awakening (yes, finally!). Our list was initially longer, but given we're all stretching our spare change as far as it can go these days, we decided to streamline it even further, choosing only the pieces we felt were seductively of-the-moment but also classic enough to take you a few seasons on. Among our fail-safe spring essentials: The short suit, indispensable for casual Fridays or a late night out; big bangles to mix-and-match (the more, the merrier); and a floral one-piece bathing suit, so chic under a cropped cardi and baggy trousers, are just a few of our favorite things…read on for more springtime inspiration.
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1. JumpsuitsFrom left: Best Behavior Tan Oversize Jumpsuit $289, available at Pixie Market; Mayle Ziggy Romper $725, available at La Garçonne; Silence & Noise Buttoned-Up Jumpsuit $78, available at Urban Outfitters.
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2. Platform SandalsClockwise, from top left: Pierre Hardy for Gap 3-Strap Platform Sandals, $98, available at Gap; Opening Ceremony Lace-Up Wedge Sandals, $405, available at Opening Ceremony; A.P.C. Wooden Heel Sandals, $240, available at A.P.C; LD Tuttle Platform Sandals, $440, available at Creatures of Comfort.
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3. Slashed JeansFrom left: Maise Sloan Ripped Jeans, $220, available at Pixie Market; Oak Bleached Trashed Jean $196, available at Oak; Acne Her Slash Jeans, $325, available at Acne Studios.
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4. BackpacksFrom left: Alexandra Cassaniti 4-Pocket Backpack, $320, available at Alexandra Cassaniti; Opening Ceremony Master-Piece Backpack, $255, available at Opening Ceremony; Final Home Navy Backpack, $482, available at Creatures of Comfort.
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5. Denim JacketsFrom left: Urban Renewal Studded Denim Jacket, $148, available at Urban Outfitters; Alexander Wang Denim and Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $1,495, available at Oak; Current/Elliott Snap Jacket, $274, available at La Garçonne.
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6. Round SunglassesClockwise, from left: Urban Outfitters Round Frame Sunglasses, $20, available at Urban Outfitters; Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses, $170, available at Gargyle; Urban Outfitters Encircle Sunglasses, $24, available at Urban Outfitters; Topshop Preppy Plastic Sunglasses, about $20, available at Topshop UK.
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7. Floral SwimsuitsFrom left: A.P.C. Floral Swimsuit, $110, available at A.P.C.; Something Floral Lace-Up Swimsuit, $150, available at La Garçonne; Lover Liberty Print Swimsuit, $240, available soon at Gargyle.
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8. Big BanglesFrom left: Topshop Oversized Weave Bangle, about $20, available at Topshop UK; Fallon Clustered Jewel Cuff, $352, available at Charm & Chain; Topshop Studded Wooden Bangle, about $16, available at Topshop UK; Made Her Think Python Studded Cuff-Triple Cream $154, available at Topshop.
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9. Cropped TrousersFrom left: Silence & Noise Cropped Trousers, $58, available at Urban Outfitters; Mayle Rex Pant, $398, available at La Garçonne; Rodebjer Cora Pants, $224, available at Pixie Market.
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10. Wide-Brimmed HatsClockwise, from top left: Victor Osborne Cougar Panama Hat, $312, available at La Garçonne; Topshop Raffia Floppy Hat, about $28, available at Topshop UK; Karen Walker Pilgrim Hat, $95, available at Gargyle; American Apparel Felt Floppy Hat, $40, available American Apparel.
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11. Short SuitsFrom left: Boy by Band of Outsiders Double Breasted Blazer, $1,650, available at The Grocery Store; Boy by Band of Outsiders Shorts, $300, available at Barneys New York and La Garçonne; Karen Walker Pilgrim Jacket, $520, available at Suite Orchard; Karen Walker Mid-Thigh Cuffed Shorts, $342, available at Pas de Deux; Lover College Long Blazer, $410, available at Jumelle; Lover College Pleat Shorts, $245, available at Suite Orchard.
11 spring things you must buy now!
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