Editors Obsess! R29’s Ultimate Spring Must-Haves

With so many lookbooks and press releases to wade through daily, you might think the shine of fashion's newest goodies has kind of worn off for us. Never. In fact, the three of us each keeps a running tally of all the latest and most irresistible must-haves for spring we either want, have, or will be satisfied to simply fantasize about (at least for a while). So, this spring, we've edited our lists down to only the pieces that matter most, from year-round classics to spring and summer's most coveted. Time to say bye-bye to that tax return...
christene-barberich-editor-pic-aprilChristene Barberich, Editorial Director
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Stella McCartney Floral Dress, $4,095, available at Net-a-Porter, image via "I always gravitate to this type of flowing floral dress...but this one's the pinnacle."
Petite Bateau Bralette, $35, available at Petit Bateau; Petit Bateau Boy Shorts, $28, available at Petit Bateau. "Every spring I like to ditch all of last season's unmentionables and start fresh. And this sweet little top and bottom is precisely the reason why."
Nars Lipstick in Funny Face, $24, available at Sephora. "Come spring, I love switching my red lip in for the most intense shade of hot pink (it always reminds me of big beautiful camelia flowers!). Julie Hewett makes a great one called Scarlett, and Nars' shade of Funny Face is equally divine."
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Rachel Comey Bobcat Top, $255, available at Bird; Rachel Comey Shore Pants, $345, available at P.45. This silhouette pairing is kind of my uniform all year round, but it seems particularly perfect now in Rachel's signature offbeat color combo.
Kenzo Metallic Jacket, image via "Being from Long Island, I will always have a weakness for some flash, and this gorgeous metallic blazer could easily become my summertime staple."
Acqua Di Parma Colonia, $98, available at Neiman Marcus. "This classic citrusy scent just smells like spring and summer. Plus the splash bottle really lets me overdo it, which I am sadly known for."
Cartier Entrelaces Ring in Yellow Gold, $850, by Cartier. "Absolutely perfect in every way...a great piece on its own or layered with some of my other crazy rings."
Keds Champion white canvas sneaker, $35, available at Keds. "These are probably the only kind of shoes both my mom and I swear by. The classic plimsole kick only gets chicer with age."
Piera Gelardi, Style Director
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Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony Skirt, $225, available at Opening Ceremony. "The photo is a perfect embodiment of summer...a trip to the Rockaways, a Schwinn, and the perfect '50s skirt to do it all in."
Shu Uemura Egerie Satin Radiant Stick, $40, available at Shu Uemura. "Shu Uemura sent us a sample of this last month and Christene and I have been hooked ever since. It adds the perfect amount of blush with a luminous shine and there's no chance of ever over doing it."
Cheap Monday Round Sunglasses, $35, available at Alter. "Gertrude Stein once said 'we are always the same age inside.' For me, that age is 5. These sunglasses make the 5-year-old in my heart squeal with delight."
A.P.C. Denim Duffle Bag, $235, available at Creatures of Comfort. "Just what I need for all my weekend trips home to Maine. It will only look better with age."
Jamison Lucas Cotton Tank Top, $172, available at Dear Fieldbinder. "I'm all about mesh tops this season to wear over bathing suits, tiny tanks, and little dresses."
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Vena Cava Beamer Shorts, $276, available at Ssense. "These are the comfiest shorts ever. They have an elastic waistband (cleverly hidden with the bow belt) so you can pig out at all the summer BBQs in style."
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Arrow, $95, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh. "I've had my eye on these decorative arrows for a while. Maybe if I buy one it will guide me to my future dream apartment."
Butter London Jaffa Nail Polish, $14, available at Miomia. "Fresh papaya colored nail polish...a summer classic."
Rag & Bone Sahara Oxford Wedges, $390, available at Shopbop. "A pale shoe is so impractical for winter, so when the mercury rises, I like to pull out all the stops with an nude open-toe wedge."
Thistlepearl Embroidered Dress, $78, available at Urban Outfitters. "The perfect little white vintage dress should—in theory—be so easy to find thrift, but isn't. This embroidered dress is an awesome alternative, with just the right amount of lived-in-ess to look convincing."
Connie Wang, Associate Editor

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Opening Ceremony Tassel Dress, $520, available at Opening Ceremony. "How freakin' adorable is this dress? It's got a sexy halter back, super-fun tassels, and would look great accessorized with clunky shoes and a leather belt."

Covergirl Lipstain, $7.89, available at Target. "When it comes to makeup, my philosophy is "If it comes off when I boogie, than what's the point?" This Covergirl—yes, Covergirl—lipstain stays put until the next morning (and you really can't beat the price!)."
Chie Mihara Wedges, $390, available at Coclico. "I've been dreaming of owning Big-Bird yellow shoes for summertime. This wedge from Chie Mihara are like instant mood (and height) boosters."
Mawi Tubes And Chain Neckalce, $519, available at Farfetch. "Wimpy necklaces are not my thing. The bigger, flashier, and more able to cause physical damage, the better. Mawi makes killer options, and this hollow-tube chain gives me the tingles."
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Uniqlo Gauze Sweatshorts, $15.50, available at Uniqlo. "I plan on buying these in a size too large and rolling the hems up. And for $15.50, I'm going to go to town and get one in each color."
Micro Gem Headphones, $32, available at AplusStore. "When I'm not in the mood to rock big headphones (as per last season's holiday picks), this tiny bead-like pair would do nicely. Plus, they freak out passer-bys, which is always nice."
Margiela Candy Clutch, $850, available at La Garconne. "Margiela always makes completely insane must-have items each season. For spring, this clutch shaped like a candy wrapper is my pick."
UO Illuminated Remonte Control Moon, $38, available at Urban Outfitters. "I have a gigantic Hubble poster already spread over my wall, so this illuminated moon is the perfect addition. Best of all, it comes with 12 different phase settings, and an audio CD filled with exciting moon facts! Yeah!"

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