What Our Local Editors Want Most For Spring

Spring is about what's fresh, and our local editors are ready for their closets to bloom. We can't wait to pack up those sweaters, ditch the down, and inject some sunlight into our everyday looks. And don't you know, we've got our hearts set on the season's hottest trends, colorful finds, lots of accessories, and every other must-have to banish the winter blues. Whether you're an L.A. gal, a Chicago chicster, a NYC native, or hail from someplace else, we know readers from every area code are ready for May flowers. We've gathered our lust-lists, now it's your turn to crush.
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Kate Mulling, LA Editor

“I’m obsessed with this PS 11 bag, especially this maroon-ish red color.”
PS 11, $1850, available at Barney's New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.

“This Rachel Comey dress is pleated perfection. I’ll wear it to cocktail parties and showers with a cardigan or linen jacket this spring!”
Rachel Comey Ether Dress, $564, available at Les Nouvelles, or in-store at TenOverSix, 8425 Melrose Avenue (at Croft Avenue); 323-330-9355.

“Nothing has changed my skin as much as my new Clarisonic. It’s worth every penny!”
Clarisonic Classic, $195, available at Clarisonic.com.

“I have a new addiction: Pressed Juicery. Their Greens I and Detox II are delicious and give you lasting energy, and the Chlorophyll water is super-hydrating. For spring, they’re coming back with my favorite mint and watermelon juice, and I’m definitely planning on doing another 3-day cleanse soon—the results are unreal.”
Pressed Juicery juices available at PressedJuicery.com and 13050 San Vicente Boulevard (at 26th Street); 310-451-1010.

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“I’ve had my eye on these Jenni Kayne pants for a while—they remind me of a pair of pants Tilda Swinton’s character wore in I Am Love.”
Straight Leg Pants, $295, available at Shopbop.com and Jenni Kayne, 616 North Almont Drive (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-860-0123.

“I wear red lipstick like it’s my job, but this season I’m alternating between Dior’s new Red Carpet and this pretty orange shade from Illamasqua…I saw TenOverSix’s Brady Cunningham wearing it a little while ago, and had to have it!”
Illamasqua Lipstick in Blaze, $22, available at Sephora, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310-843-0123.

“Missoni makes incredible swimwear and this two-piece definitely makes me want to take a dip!”
Missoni Banares Bandeau Bikini, $475, available at Barney's New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.

“My former colleagues Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr just came out with their second book, and it’s adorable, affordable, and filled with tons of cute styling tips.
What To Wear, Where by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, available at Amazon.com.

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Spring is all about updating and reinventing great garments that work well, from old favorites to wardrobe classics. Enter Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design, who's helping us get ahead on the season's trends. “For women, it’s either short or long,” says Johansson. “Maxi-dresses and skirts in fluid materials are feminine and easy to wear both for day and evening. Shorter looks are 60s-inspired with sharp cuts and colors.” And of course, accessories are going to play a huge role! Johansson can't wait to pair her top styles with “with stacks of bangles in graphic red, black and white, and with a pair of red ballerinas.” Lucky for you everything that's in are closet classics, and pieces that play with fabric and form will quickly become part of your everyday look.
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Kristian Laliberte, New York Editor

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Ray-Ban Oversized Polarized Wayfarer—"I know I am not reinventing the wheel here, but I just discovered the oversized version of the original wayfarer, and this pair just fits my face perfectly. And tortoise goes with everything, especially a pool. Summer, please."
Ray-Ban Oversized Polarized Wayfarer, $194.45, available at Sunglass Hut.

Jack Wills Kingwater Crew Neck—"Just call me stripey. My closet is a nautical stripes explosion, and this Breton sweater is doperstein for spring. Anyone fancy a sail?"
Jack Wills Kingwater Crew Neck, $98, available at Jack Wills.

Tom Ford Lavender Palm Limited Edition Silver Bottle—"You smell like paradise and I need a vacation tonight..." Okay, so I'm lamely quoting a Britney lyric, but seriously, one whiff of Ford's newest scent is like an instant escape. Katherine Holmes over at Tom Ford told me lavender is the second most attractive fragrance for men, so here's hoping for a vacation."
Tom Ford Lavender Palm Limited Edition Silver Bottle, $250, available exclusively at Tom Ford Store, Rodeo Drive.

Thomas Pink Sedgewick Knitted Stripe Tie—"I want to plan an English getaway around this tie. I'm into the color combo, the width, the fabric. Eveyln Waugh circa now would hopefully approve." Thomas Pink Sedgewick Knitted Stripe Tie, $105, available at Thomas Pink.

Benefit The POREfessional—"I was sick a bunch of times this winter, and my skin is kinda gnarly. I tried this and it's like a fast-acting look hotter balm. Who doesn't want that?"
Benefit The POREfessional, $28, available at Sephora .
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The Blake Wright Pen + Ink Drawings—"I almost didn't want to pick these because I'm scared Blake's prices will skyrocket, but his drawings are too good not to share. He's probably a little scared of me, because I've tried to make him my pen-pal but he's hilarious, and his work is genius. Like."
The Blake Wright Pen + Ink Pillows and Rings , price upon request, contact theblakewright@gmail.com.

Blackberry PlayBook—"I am so effin' tired of my Tour. I tried this crack(berry) out and I think I may need to go to rehab. It will be available for Sprint users, which is a bonus, because we never get new products."
Blackberry PlayBook, available next month, price TBD.

Vineyard Vines Braided D-Ring Belt—"I'm from Mass, so I kind of have a problem with New England Americana-ish belts, ties, etc...I wanna put it with a striped sweater (duh) and super white khakis."
Vineyard Vines Braided D-Ring Belt, $49.50, available at Vineyard Vines.

Tocca Bianca Candle—"Tocca candles literally make small NYC apartments smell like heaven. The new fragrance is no exception, and I'm obsessed with the patina the jars get when they're burning down."
Tocca Bianca Candle, $38, available at Tocca.
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Shani Silver, Chicago Editor

Mink Pink Black Maxi Dress—My friends and I have been eyeing this. Eskell just got this in and it's something I'm going to wear forever. $110, available at Eskell.

TNA Taj Bag—I own too many tote bags as it is, but this one is so cute I'm lifting the totebag moratorium of 2011. $45, available at Aritzia.

John Freida Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher—Ok, I wash my hair, but this stuff is insane. It's the best dry shampoo I've ever used and it's not expensive. I'll even use it on clean hair for extra volume. $5.99, available at Ulta.

Wide Turban Knot Headband—It's time to test drive a turband, and this one is the perfect color for spring. $9.99 (originally $16.00), available at Urban Outfitters.

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Gold Ripple Earrings—I love Laura Lombardi. I think that in a city full of incredible jewelry designers, she really makes herself stand out. If I have to pick just one piece that I want for spring, it's these babies. I'd wear them with....um...everything. $54, available at Laura Lombardi.

DV by Dolce Vita Evie Romper—I'm a onesie junkie. My friends will yell at me for buying another. $118, available at Penelope.

Pendleton with Opening Ceremony Fringe Blanket Top—I'm obsessed with Pendleton's new prints, and the tag-team with Opening Ceremony is just a no-brainer. I'd live in this. $480.52, available at ASOS.

Return of The Century by The 1900s, on vinyl—The 1900s are one of my favorite local bands, their music is addicting, and they remind me a lot of Fleetwood Mac, my favorite band ever. They just released their new album on vinyl, I need it. $11.00, available at Parasol Records.

Bonneville Wedges—I walk everywhere, so I'm not really a heels girl. I really need a new wedge for spring. Great cutouts! $118, available at Anthropologie.

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