Twelve fashion editors, directors, and buyers share their favorite shoes, bags, and sunglasses of the season. The TL;DR is you need gladiators.
By Casey Lewis
Micro is big this season, and many of the most iconic bags have been transformed into mini-replicas. Fendi, Michael Kors, and Burberry Prorsum are a few of my favorite brands that adopted this fun and chic fixation. Fendi’s Micro Monster bag charms with mini-monster attributes.
Rae Ann Herman, Saks Fifth Avenue VP and Accessories Fashion Director
Chloé’s gladiator sandals in rust suede are the best option for the shoe of the season, and this is the perfect color for the ‘70s trend.
Kyle Anderson, Marie Claire Accessories Director
Round sunglasses are the new cat eye, and The Row truly makes the perfect pair.
Eva Chen, Lucky Magazine Editor-in-Chief
I've had a dream about this bag. Is that weird? Honestly I'd take any of the bags Nicolas Ghesquière has designed since landing at Louis Vuitton two years ago. Each one's more special than the last, but this feels particularly carefree for spring/summer—and I never knew I could love a logo so much.
Britt Aboutaleb, Yahoo Style Managing Editor
The best bags from the spring runways were classic saddle and messenger bag shapes, reimagined through a modern luxury filter. Some of the season's standouts came from Chloé, Jason Wu, Valentino, and Proenza Schouler.
Kate Davidson Hudson, Editorialist Co-Founder
I loved the Saint Laurent Candy platforms, as they were one of the most unique statements any designer made on the runway. They’ll make a strong statement off the runway with anything you wear this spring.
Jeffrey Kalinsky, Nordstrom VP and Fashion Director
Each season, there are one or two or three things you just can't stop thinking about. This Simone Rocha floral-print wristlet is it for me. It's tiny, but insanely chic.
Josh Shaub, Moda Operandi Buyer
It seems like every spring someone tries to make lace-up-the-leg gladiator sandals a spring staple. It hasn't really stuck—until now. They were on multiple runways, including Chloé, Alberta Ferretti, and Valentino. If you've ever been tempted to try it like I have, this is definitely the season. I have the Stuart Weitzman Backview sandals waiting for warmer weather to try.
Melissa Lum, Lucky Accessories Editor